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Old 06-16-2010   #1
 
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Help me out!

Where's the best place for a group of 4 unexperienced paddlers to get a group deal?

Where should they go browns, numbers, Big horn, or The Gorge?

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Old 06-16-2010   #2
 
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no go

I wouldn't take a chance running a one boat trip with someone who just offers up a trip on mountainbuzz...

first, it's illegal as you're obviously offering compensation

second, have you thought about wetsuits, life jackets, helmets, or splash jackets?

there's a reason the state parks regulates outfitters in Colorado, you'll want a guide with the proper training and an outfitter that stands behind the trip

if your budget is limited then perhaps you should choose one of the trips you want to do, a lot of outfitters offer a full-day including both Brown's Canyon and the Numbers as well as a discount for a repeat customer that could be applied if you decide to go a second day

pm me if you want some ideas about reputable companies
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Old 06-16-2010   #3
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matt j, unless there is a post ghost that isn't showing - I think he is just looking for a rec on a good place to go. Outfitter and river section.

To the Op: 4 isn't usually considered a group eligible for a 'group' deal.
That is the average size of booking. Go and have a great time.
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Old 06-16-2010   #4
 
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I'd recommend the Big Horn/Royal Gorge trip with Raftmasters. Way fun at high water.
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Old 06-16-2010   #5
 
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matt j, unless there is a post ghost that isn't showing - I think he is just looking for a rec on a good place to go. Outfitter and river section.

To the Op: 4 isn't usually considered a group eligible for a 'group' deal.
That is the average size of booking. Go and have a great time.
Carve - the original post by the OP did state he would pay a private boater to take them down the river, he edited it since the second post.
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Old 06-16-2010   #6
 
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Yeah, I changed it from any private boater to who is going to give the group the best time. My mistake I originally was told the entire group wanted to go, then that only 4 of them actually wanted to be on the river.
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Old 06-16-2010   #7
 
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Browns Canyon

I would say hook up with a rafting company running browns canyon. There is a company located right there at fishermans bridge. Don't know the name or there reputation as I have not used them. I did how ever run it in a yak at 3 grand = Killer time, just wish I had more sleep the night before. Browns will be a trip that is never forgotten.
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Old 06-16-2010   #8
 
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Great, I think I am sending them to River Runners for Brown's.
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Old 06-16-2010   #9
 
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browns is fun, but a long gorge trip would be better. I like performance tours but that's because I have a few friends who worked for them.
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Old 06-17-2010   #10
 
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I too like Performance Tours, plus they have a current special going... Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting Colorado

I also usually recommend Kodi Rafting. AVA has been bumped up on my list, in light of the recent story.
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