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River Guide, Sam Cook on 30 Years of Adventure

River Guide, Sam Cook on 30 Years of Adventure I had scant knowledge of Sam Cook before our interview. As an Adventure Consultant, my world revolves around calls and keystrokes, tethered to the indoors. Sam, on the other hand, is a river guide, navigating the outdoors, guiding people down the river. Despite us both working […]

Making History on the San Miguel River — From A Guide Who Lived It

Making History on the San Miguel River — From A Guide Who Lived It Elena Donharl is Mild to Wild’s HR and Operations Manager— she also turns back into a Lower Animas or San Miguel river guide on occasion when the swell of the rafting season comes crashing through Southwest Colorado.  Elena started rowing on […]

What’s So Special About Desolation Canyon Rafting?

What’s So Special About Desolation Canyon Rafting? This isolated chunk of the Green River meanders smack dab into the middle of nowhere; The largest wilderness area in the lower 48. Slews of wildlife, rapids, and archaeological sites have filled this gorgeous landscape with little interruption from mankind. If you’re thinking about taking an excursion in […]

What’s Special About Yampa River Rafting Trips

What’s Special About Yampa River Rafting Trips The Yampa River is what many call “the last of the wild ones”. Without a dam to utilize its power and resources, this last free-flowing river in the Colorado River system continues to cultivate a thriving, intrinsic ecosystem. The Yampa, which flows through Dinosaur National Monument, is the […]

What’s So Special About Gates of Lodore?

What’s So Special About Gates of Lodore?   We love the Gates of Lodore—its vivid scenery and changing landscape leaves a lasting impact on our fondest rafting memories. When you put in at Lodore canyon, you’ll pass through a colossal-sized entrance of bright red stone. Rafting through this canyon is a unique experience apart from […]

A Note From Your Raft Guide

A Note From Your Raft Guide Raft guides share a lot of passion and insider tips for experiencing the best raft trip. There are things that your raft guide wants you to know. Getting a better understanding of their motives can help you connect and get the most out of your trip! Get the personal […]

The Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Trail Tours Family

    At Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Trail Tours, we strive to ensure a wonderful customer service experience from the ground up, starting with our staff.  All of our guides are offered incentives for more in-depth training, ultimately providing our guests a safer and more enjoyable experience. Likewise, our trip consultants are offered […]

Meet Mild to Wild Rafting's Founders, Molly and Alex!

    At Mild to Wild, we put people first. This means sharing with our guests and each other and inspiring our staff and guests with the beauty of Southwest Colorado and its endless adventures. So to share more with you, we’re starting a monthly blog feature where we will be sharing a little more […]

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