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Elk Mountain Expeditions

#1 of 20 Tours in Aspen Features Animals
Aspen, CO 81611-2229
+1 970-456-6287
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Slaughterhouse Raft Adventure killed the competition

This is my first review on TA as my experience with Elk Mtn Expeditions and Lang (our guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keaton H
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Girls rafting trip with Wade

We had a great time with Wade. He was great with 7 of us girls. Will definitely be booking our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer H
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Austin, Texas
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my first review on TA as my experience with Elk Mtn Expeditions and Lang (our guide) required it. Upon arrival to the drop site there were about 3 other groups providing the same trip on the level 4 rapids dubbed Slaughterhouse. The difference...More

Thank Keaton H
Maddy F, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you! We are so glad you had such a great time on Slaughterhouse with Lange and the EME team! It is one of our favorite sections here in Aspen for a high adrenaline adventure. We look forward to seeing you again and getting you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time with Wade. He was great with 7 of us girls. Will definitely be booking our next rafting trip and SUP trip with Elk Mountain Expeditions. Thanks so much for great time and for the complimentary pics!!!!

Thank Jennifer H
Kira V, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Jennifer! Wade had a great time rafting the Upper Fork with you girls yesterday. Hopefully we can get you on the Numbers before you leave!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went on a level 3 difficulty white water rapid tour with another couple. We are by no means outdoorsy people and we absolutely loved it. We found the instructors tp be professional, fun, friendly, extremely knowledgealbe. As a novice, I absolutely...More

Thank Mm0ll
Maddy F, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are excited that you enjoyed your first river rafting experience with us! The Upper Roaring Fork section is great for beginners and experienced rafters. We look forward to getting you out on another section or a fishing trip sometime soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't say enough good things about this company! Our guide, Evan, was fantastic and really made the trip fun. Our boys (ages 10 and 13) had a great time for their first raft trip. Ditch the bigger companies and go with Elk Mountain for a...More

Thank Shannon V
Maddy F, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you had such a great time. The Upper Roaring Fork is a great family friendly section and a great first section for your crew! We look forward to getting you all out again next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're debating going on a rafting trip (or anything else they offer), look no further than these guys. We had an amazing time doing the slaughterhouse white water trip and even though we've been rafting tons of Times, they made us well prepared. Staff...More

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Maddy F, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy that you guys had a such a great time on your trip, and that everyone in your family ended up on the right trip for them! We would love to see you guys...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome time rafting in Aspen with our 21 year old son. The staff is friendly and fun as well as knowledgeable. They make safety and having a great experience a priority.

Thank Traci A
Maddy F, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad you had a great time! Safety and making sure you have a ton of fun are always our first priorities! Hopefully we can show you another section of our rivers next time you are in town!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well done on all aspects professional fun safe. Nice family outing . Very knowledge able of river and soundings .

Thank Food-wine-travell
Maddy F, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming out with us and we are glad you had a great time! We hope to see you again next time you are in town!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time did come across a larger rapid than expected and kids raft totally flipped very scary but we did rescue them and raft

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not often that you find an activity that will enchant three generations! But that's what happened today with our rafting experience with Elk Mountain Expeditions! Under the experienced eye of Wade and Conor our family was guided to a great introduction to rafting on...More

Thank arlenebronstein
Kira V, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks arlenebronstein! We appreciate the kind words. The Lower Roaring Fork is always a great section for beginners and people of all ages. I'll make sure to pass on the praises to Wade and Conor. We hope to see you guys again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best part of our trip! The whole family (kids aged 6-12) loved our rafting trip. Our guide, Wade, was so super friendly, helpful, and just all around great! We loved it!

Thank Becky M
Kira V, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Becky! We're glad you enjoyed your trip on the Lower Roaring Fork! The kids looked like they were having a blast out there.

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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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