Rocky Mountain Adventures: Rafting Trips, Kayak Instruction, Gear Rentals and Retail Shop


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A group in a raft white water rafting on the Cache La Poudre River with a raft rented from Rocky Mountain Adventures, Colorado. Rafting is wild, scenic, and perfect for families.
WHITEWATER RIVER RAFTING -- the Perfect Family Vacation Adventure -- Raft the Cache La Poudre River -- Colorado only River Designated Wild and Scenic -- Closest Rafting Trips to Fort Collins, Estes Park and Red Feather Lakes

Poudre River Whitewater Rafting | Kayak Instruction | Gear Rentals and Retail Shop | Make a Reservation

Rocky Mountain Adventures -- Experience the Excitement!

Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting and Standup Paddle Boarding

Stop Dreaming; Start Playing!

You will have a fun filled day with Rocky Mountain Adventures; whether you choose whitewater rafting, kayaking or Standup Paddle Boarding. Looking for all the adventure? Plan three days and discover why Fort Collins has the best water adventures in Colorado.


We provide all the related gear, personal guide, and shuttle service.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES offers beginning to advanced level 1/2-day and full-day whitewater adventures on the Cache La Poudre (closest rafting adventure to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park).

THE CACHE LA POUDRE RIVER, northwest of Fort Collins, is Colorado's first and only designated National "Wild and Scenic" River. You will get a thrilling whitewater rafting experience in a pristine and protected environment.

We offer guided raft trips and will rent river tubes, rafts, duckies, and standup paddle boards as well.


Kayakers taking an instructional class on the Cache La Poudre River with Rocky Mountain Adventures in Fort Collins, Colorado
Kayaking is an Intimate River Experience -- RMA's Kayak School Teaches the Dynamic Sport in a Controlled Environment
Inside view of retail gear shop and rental counter at Rocky Mountain Adventures Rafting Trips, Kayak Instruction and Gear Rentals in Fort Collins, Colorado.
GEAR RENTALS and RETAIL SHOP -- For the River and Lake -- Sledding Hills -- Cross-County Skis and Snowshoes

Kayak Instruction

Kayaking is a more intimate experience on the river. Summer and Winter classes teach you the skill set that provides a lifetime of enjoyment. We teach kayaking and will rent them out as well.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES' Kayak School provides you with the opportunity to learn the dynamic sport of kayaking in a controlled environment and supportive atmosphere. Our skilled and experienced Instructors teach a variety of courses from beginner, intermediate, and advanced on and off the river.

Kayak Roll Class @ Rocky Mountain Adventures: Rafting Trips, Kayak Instruction, Gear Rentals and Retail Shop in Fort Collins - Classes teach you the important technique of rolling. Instruction is primarily focused on the sweep roll. Sessions include a one hour session in the classroom and two 1.5 hour separate pool/pond sessions: Call 970-493-4005 for Group Class Schedule May 21 and 28, 2023.

Kayak Open Pool Sessions @ EPIC Pool - Join the staff Rocky Mountain Adventures and learn to Kayak in the safety of an indoor pool: Sundays from 3-5pm February to May, 2023.

Two Day Fast Track Class on the Poudre River and a nearby Natural Area pond - One intensive kayak class - Learn kayak roll, paddling techniques, and on-river instruction, you navigate class II rapids in short order. Bring a packed lunch: 8:30am-3:30pm June 17-18, June 24-25, July 15-16, August 5-6, August 19-20, 2023.



Our FULL SERVICE RIVER and SNOW TRAIL SHOP is open year round. Whether you need gear for a river, lake, sledding hill, cross-country ski trail or a snowshoe hike around Horsetooth Reservoir head to ROCKY MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES for your rentals, new and used equipment for sale, and a repair shop. We are Fort Collins' go to destination for river and snow trail rentals and gear.

The best selection of kayaks, SUPs, cross-country skiing gear and expert service, in a convenient Fort Collins location.

Poudre RiverFest @ New Belgium - Free, family-friendly festival celebrating the Poudre River. VISIT OUR BOOTH! Activities for children and adults to explore the role of the river as an important habitat for wildlife, recreation area, and a source for clean drinking water. River Fun Zone. Entertainment Blue Grama Bluegrass, Native Station, Shtonk Brass, Fancy Bits: Noon - 6pm August 12, 2023.

Make Reservations with ROCKY MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES Today

LOCATION: Rocky Mountain Adventures is in north central Colorado in the north side of Fort Collins with easy access to the Poudre River along the Cache la Poudre - North park Scenic Byway.

DRIVE TIMES to RMA's Shop in Fort Collins: Red Feather Lakes, Colorado and Cheyenne, Wyoming are both 50 minutes. Estes Park & Boulder, Colorado and Laramie, Wyoming are both 60 minutes. Denver 1-1/2 hours. Walden 2 hours. Colorado Springs 2-1/2 hours. Pueblo 3 hours. Grand Junction 5 hours. Durango 7-1/2 hours.

ADDRESS: 1117 North Highway 287, Fort Collins CO 80524

PHONE: 1-970-493-4005 -- For Current Rates and Availability; To Make Your Reservations: mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.

All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the BLM and United States Forest Service.




  • Groups Welcome: Club. Corporate. Reunion. Weddings. Elopements. Youth group with adult leaders. Retreat.
  • Group Meeting Area: Indoor room and outdoor area.
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Indoor Meeting Room: 50
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Outdoor Open Picnic Area: 50


  • Open Dates For On-Site Activities: All Year

Primarily Summer Activities

  • Paddle Shop: On site.
  • Whitewater Rafting Office/Pickup point: On site.
  • Kayaking Rentals: On site.
  • Designated Whitewater Park (Kayak, Canoe): 60 minutes drive.

Winter Activities

  • Sled/Tube Hill Equipment Available: On site.

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