Q – WHATS YOUR LOCATION?
A – We are located about 7 miles south of Buena Vista. Click HERE to see our map.
Q – WHICH TRIP IS BEST FOR MY GROUP?
A – The most popular trips, for large groups of first time paddlers with varying ability levels, are Browns Canyon, Narrows and Big Horn Sheep Canyon. These trips are safe and exciting enough for most all ages and abilities (class 3-4). If everyone in your group is in good physical shape, knows how to swim and has paddling experience, the Royal Gorge and Number’s trips, are some of the most exciting and challenging whitewater sections in the country (class 4-5).
Q – HOW SAFE IS RAFTING?
A – The highly trained staff at Good Times Whitewater Rafting makes sure safety is our #1 concern. All our guides go through extensive river training, basic first aid, CPR, and are certified by the state of Colorado. Keep in mind your chances of falling out of the raft do increase on more challenging sections of river. Rafting is an adventure sport and involves a degree of risk on the part of the participant. Although we take precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip, we cannot be responsible for lost or damaged articles or personal injury. We require you to acknowledge these risks by reading and signing a liability release prior to departure. All children under the age of 18 must have signed a release form from a parent or guardian. It is important for the group to choose a trip within their entire groups’ limits.
Q – DO WE GO RAFTING IF IT IS RAINING?
A – Yes! The weather in the Colorado Rocky Mountains is very unpredictable and varies from mile to mile and minute to minute. Colorado averages over 300 days of sunshine a year. The odds are, the weather will be good. We raft in all weather conditions and have gear available to keep you comfortable even in the worst conditions. Wet suits, booties and splash tops can really make a big difference and make your trip a pleasurable one. Don’t forget you’re going to get wet rafting, even on the sunniest of days. Weather is not a cause for cancellation.
Q – WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
A – You are going to get wet, so it’s a good idea to be prepared. Try and stay away from cotton clothing, as it tends to get wet and stay wet. Bathing suits and shorts are recommended. Your best bet is loose woven materials such as wool, polypro, fleece, micro fleece, polyester, waterproof jackets, and any other outdoor material that dries fast. Staying dry, or at least drying off fast, is the key to staying warm. Towels don’t do you much good because there is no way to keep them dry. There is limited space on the rafts, so you should limit what you bring to what you can wear. We have wet suits, booties, and splash tops available for rent. This equipment is designed to keep you warm and comfortable.
Q – WHAT ABOUT TIPPING OUR GUIDE?
A – Our guides make a base wage similar to a bartender or wait person. General guidelines for tipping would be the same as for a bartender or a waitperson (15-20%). Please do not feel obligated to tip, but if you do believe in tipping, it is a nice way to express your appreciation, and only if you feel you had a safe, fun and informative experience. If you did not have a pleasurable and adequate experience, we would appreciate it if you would please bring it to the attention of our management. Feedback and letters from our guests are greatly appreciated and helps us maintain a high standard of service.