Why Choose Mild to Wild?

Family Focus / Owner Commitment

We are a family! The owners Alex and Molly Mickel help manage daily operations, guide trips, make reservations, and greet guests. Their four children have also become part of the business, from guiding trips to helping out in the office. Whether you’re rafting with us in Utah, Colorado, or Arizona,  you’re bound to see a Mickel somewhere in the mix! Let us know what we can do to serve you and your family!

Complete, 1st Class Trip Provisions

We provide state of the art, self-bailing rafts, and equipment, quality shuttle vehicles, professional guides, free helmets, free Coast Guard Approved PFDs (life jackets), free splash gear, safety orientation, our unparalleled guarantee, a complete line of rentals, and a full-service store with essential river goodies including personalized photos of the trip. We offer changing rooms, bathrooms, free parking, and a return shuttle.

Extra Safety Precautions

Our trip leaders average 2,000 river miles of experience, far exceeding the 750 required by the state of Colorado. Every trip with Mild to Wild begins with a safety orientation, and we offer free helmets and PFD on all our trips, along with wetsuit rentals for our early spring and high-water rafting trips. During high-flows on the Lower Animas, we stop to walk younger children around the largest rapid section of the river to ensure their safety.

Group Experience

The challenge of the river and the team orientation that comes with rafting make for the ideal group outing, whether you’re organizing a reunion, corporate outing, youth, church, or scout group. Our extensive experience in leading motivational and group bonding trips, along with our diverse trip offerings allow us to create the experience that is ideal for your group. Call us to discuss your needs and make yourself the hero of your group!