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Elk Mountain Expeditions

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100 Smuggler Mountain Rd, Aspen, CO 81611-2422
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Upper Roaring Fork

Great trip. Stuart was a knowledgeable guide -- adroitly helped to navigate the river and shared... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Patrick K
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Vienna, Virginia
Rafting - upper roaring fork

We had the BEST experience with Elk Mountain Expeditions! I would highly recommend using this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
maddieissy
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Chicago, Illinois
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Elk Mountain Expeditions (EME) opened its doors in 2012 with the intent to bring a more personalized experience to the rafting industry. After 10 years working with many large rafting companies around the country we decided to start a company that is free of all the problems that accompany big business rafting. Smaller trips with highly trained guides, no hidden fees, and attention to detail set us apart from other companies in the Roaring Fork Valley. At EME, we are dedicated to providing excellent customer experiences on and off the water. Come out and see the difference a passionate and dedicated team of employees can make on your next river adventure. We are excited to share Aspen's beautiful rivers with you and your family.
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100 Smuggler Mountain Rd, Aspen, CO 81611-2422
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great trip. Stuart was a knowledgeable guide -- adroitly helped to navigate the river and shared interesting information along the way. PIcked us up at our hotel and had drinks/snacks at the end. Captured great photos that shared for free. Very fun!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the BEST experience with Elk Mountain Expeditions! I would highly recommend using this company. Tyler and Trevor were great guides and James was so easy to work with and coordinate our trip! Thanks again for a great time, we will be back!

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James F, Owner at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review maddieissy! What a nice time of year to get out on the Upper Roaring Fork! We truly appreciate the feedback, and hope to see your group on the Class IV Slaughterhouse next year! Tyler says your ready!

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Great fly fishing trip! All 3 of us caught fish. Guides were great, scenery was amazing. Half day on the river cannot be beat. Great alternative to skiing every day of an early March trip. Or just leave your cell phone behind and enjoy your...More

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James F, Owner at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Hi Scott! Perfect timing! What a great day to go fly fishing. We really appreciate the review and hope to see you back on the river soon.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Great guides, great trip! They took care of everything - would highly recommend them - they will pick you up in town and drive you back. We also enjoyed all the photos they took.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We were a group of seven novice women "anglers" and our guides were amazing. Extremely patient, knowledgeable and fun. It was a wonderful way to spend a day in Aspen. We all highly recommend it!

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

This was our first white water rafting trip. Our guides,Tom and Wade, were very helpful and made us feel comfortable about rafting on the river. They made the trip fun and entertaining. We are looking forward to our next white water rafting trip with Elk...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

My 1st time rafting. Evan was awesome. He made us all feel comfortable. He was very patient. I enjoyed and would go back.More

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Maddy F, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thanks for the review! We are glad you had such a great time on the river with Evan and the EME team! We love that we were able to make you feel safe and comfortable on your first rafting trip! Hopefully we will see you...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We had a group of 16 guys and couldn't have had a better time floating down the Roaring Fork and enjoying cold libations. The guides were fun and professional, and we would highly recommend Elk Mountain to anyone.

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Maddy F, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you so much for the great review! We are glad you guys all had a great time on the river celebrating! We hope to see you again next year!

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Great time! Super convenient and fun. Best tour guides and the entire team was friendly and very knowledgeable about the area and the water. Can't wait for our next trip and adventure.

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Maddy F, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thanks for the review! Your group was so fun to take out on the river! All of the guides enjoyed it and hope you all had a fabulous wedding weekend! Hopefully we will see you again next time you are in town!

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We have been using Elk Mountain Expeditions for several years now during our annual middle school aged youth camp in the Roaring Fork Valley. Last week, EME took 20 middle schoolers + 4 counselors down the Roaring Fork River and we had a BLAST. The...More

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Maddy F, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you for the great review! We love working with the local Buddy Program!! The kids(and counselors!!) are always so fun to work with, and its great to get local kids out on the river who don't get to enjoy it enough! We are looking...More

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Response from Jacqui B | Reviewed this property |
i'm honestly not really sure. This was my first rafting trip. From what I understand, the best rafting is in the June & July time frame from the snowmelt. So by the fall, it's lost much of that. But I'm sure there is... More
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