The Best rafting adjacent to Estes Park, Denver and Boulder is on the Nationally Designated “Wild & Scenic” Poudre River with A1 Wildwater, celebrating our 35th year!

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For the best and most experienced guides go with A1 Wildwater. We have the largest number of returning guides in 2017 and they have the greatest number of years guiding of any rafting company on the Poudre River.  Guide Photos

A1 Wildwater, Inc. Receives 2009 Best of Fort Collins Award. More Info.

Our new building is up and we've moved in. We now have the best rafting facility in Northern Colorado. Our new building has a large retail area, nice restroom/changing facilities, shower availability, large park for hanging out before and after your trip, and the largest parking area, by far, for tour buses, RV's, and passenger vehicles.


Welcome to the Home Page of A1 Wildwater, Northern Colorado’s oldest and best whitewater Outfitter; celebrating 35 years of quality river adventures. Whether you’re a first time adventurer, family, or seasoned veteran, we can offer you some of the best Wildwater and scenery in Colorado. So get out of that chair and get outside with us for some real excitement, beauty, and a bunch of FUN!

The Cache La Poudre River (pronounced Poo-der) lies within 90 minutes of Denver and Estes Park. This funny sounding river, named by French fur trappers, has everything from mild to wild! With its deep canyons and clear waters, this river runs wild and free and we offer a variety of ways to experience its adventures.

A1 Wildwater is proud to offer rafting and kayaking adventure trips on this national jewel from early May through Labor Day. Over the years, we’ve taken over 200,000 people down the wild Poudre River and they’ve come from almost every walk of life, country, profession, age group, and experience level. We’re still running the River and having a lot of fun doing it because we love to give our guests a quality adventure. We build a lot of value into our trips and if you go with A1 Wildwater you not only get the friendliest and best guides on the river, but you also get a greater variety of trips and times. We’re the only outfitter to have 3 different sets of self bailing rafts so we can maximize safety and fun when the water is high, medium, and low. Our trips are often longer and cover more rapids than comparable trips. Check out our links or call us for more information, you deserve some fun and adventure!