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Address: 14825 US Highway 285, Salida, CO 81201-9561
Phone Number: +1 719-539-2420
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We are the premier outpost for outdoor adventure in the Arkansas River...

We are the premier outpost for outdoor adventure in the Arkansas River Valley,

offering professional instruction and guided trips.

River activities include kayaking, rafting, duckies, and stand-up paddling.

On land we conduct rock climbing trips at six different locations and also have

access to over 200 miles of mountain bike trails.

Choose you own adventure at RMOC!

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White water rafting

Amazing guides who knew their stuff! They also do so much more! Use them! Super personable and funny

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Emily W
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother and I shared a day of private lessons learning beginning white water kayaking. With the two of us, we had plenty of opportunity to practice, and a little time to rest while the other was working the rapids! The river was excellent for beginners - beautifully clear, with enough small rapids to learn the basics. Our instructor, Nick,... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing guides who knew their stuff! They also do so much more! Use them! Super personable and funny

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My daughter took a kayaking lesson with Carrie. It was great! My daughter had a wonderful time learning with Carrie. Carrie was very professional, friendly, and a great teacher. We will definitely take another lesson with Carrie the next time we are in Colorado!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Did a full day kayaking through Brown Canyon. My guide/instructor Carrie was outstanding! I had a blast! I would go out with Carrie again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

RMOC offers first class kayak instruction through either a structured instruction catalog or individual instruction. Their equipment is top quality and well maintained, and the operation is friendly and professional. David Goff gave a great orientation, instruction and on-the-water guidance and got me up to speed in a one day lesson. I have more to learn, but David got me... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

5 stars to the guides at RMOC. If you ask around the Arkansas River Valley around Salida and Buena Vista for kayak lessons all the outfitters say go to RMOC. All the guides were great and athletic. We flipped so many times and it never bothered them. They worked hard to get us back in our kayaks ASAP. I cannot... More 

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Leadville, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The guys at RMOC are the best in the biz. Ryan and Lucas were super informative and relatable while still having fun. Confidence and trust in these guys came instantly and the day was extremely fun. Delt with more than these two guys but dont remember names as we had a group of 40. Everyone was awesome and our group... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I and my brother took a guided inflatable kayak trip on 12 Aug. RMOC was great. We reserved in advance, and equipment was ready. Staff was friendly and helpful. Terms and info was clear; prices reasonable. Our guide, Carrie, was great. She recognized we were experienced, so she tailored her guidance to that level. Her manner and guidance were easily... More 

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Winnetka, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was our 4th visit to Salida and kayaking with RMOC. We spent two days paddling with Tommy Gram, an outstanding guide and instructor's instructor. My two sons (22, 28) are experienced kayakers, while I (age 63) am not as competent as my sons -- Tommy made it fun (and safe) for all of us! My only suggestion pertains to... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful trip with Ben from Georgia. He is a wonderful guide and he made the trip fun. Definitely recommend this place. We have returned for three trips.

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