I found Pagosa Outside Adventures (POA) while searching online for rafting in the Pagosa Springs area. I was greatly impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of the personal when I called several months ahead of time to get information. I decided to go with POA and booked our trip.
When we arrived at 12:30 on our scheduled day, we were met with smiles, laughter, and energy. The entire staff seemed excited about the trip, a trip I am sure by then they had already taken many times. Since none of us had ever been rafting we had questions and each question was enthusiastically answered.
Six rafts were launch and the fun began. The river began smooth and cold. The trip took us through parts of the town and right by the Springs Resort & Spa, a luxury hotel that features natual hot springs. We continued down the river and out of the town where we got to experience some level 2-3 rapids.
Once back on the river the speed picked up. We experience some whitewater, but it was never too big or too rough. The scenery was great and there was some fun-loving splashing wars between the rafts. Our guide was very experienced and knowledgeble. He added a lot to the experience with his commentary and humor. (Photo by "Loose Wheel" Grant)
This was a great experience and has motivated me to go rafting again. Next time I am in the Pagosa Springs area I will be planning a full day trip with POA. Give it a try, you will have a blast.