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Why Us

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Environment & Community

Facilities

Not all companies are the same. Here are the reasons to choose MWD:

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  • All seats come with foot cones to help keep you in the raft.
  • All seats have an extra thwart handle to help keep you in the raft.
  • Free splash jackets, fleece jackets and neoprene gloves to keep you warm.
  • All self-bailing rafts (no 5-gallon buckets).
  • Full kayak style helmets on all trips.
  • Trip photo and movie packages available
  • Paddler’s Pub, volleyball, yard games and more.
  • Brad is the only owner that guides rafts down the Poudre. Hey, it’s a fun business!!.
  • Safety kayak or cataraft on all high water trips.  No other Poudre company offers this.
  • The most experienced guides on the Poudre with an average experience of over 8 years.
  • No Double runs to make trips longer (other companies run a 2.5 mile stretch twice – ours is 8 miles continuous).
  • Our five acre park, including volleyball and yard games are FREE to use for all of our guests.
  • We received an outstanding rating from the U.S.F.S. six years in a row! The previous years they didn’t conduct the reviews
  • We are the only Poudre company to offer overnight trips and guided ducky trips.
  • We offer special packages that will save guests time and money on their vacations.
  • 2nd place American Whitewater photo contest – 2007
  • Colorado Enterprise Fund “Success Story” – 2000 & 2008
  • BBB A+ Rating

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  • Wild & Scenic Poudre RiverEnvironmental Leader – FC Chamber of Commerce -2008
  • Finalist BBB Torch Awards for Business Ethics – 2009
  • 11 employees with advanced medical training – 2012
  • Winner of the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce Environmental Business Award in 2011
  • 156 combined years worth of experience from our guides in 2012
  • Arlene Nededog Merchant Award 2007
  • Best in Business-Best Place to Work 2007
  • Best in Business-Rising Business Star 2007
  • Best in Business-Family/Small Business of the Year 2007
  • 2010 Business Innovator to the Year – Director of Fun, Ben Costello
  • Mountain Whitewater Descents Honored Member #3158 in good standing of the Paddlesports Industry Association
  • President Brad Modesitt 40 under Forty Class of 2008
  • Fort Collins area Chamber of Commerce 100 Best Businesses 2004
  • Mountain Whitewater Descents member of Fort Collins area Chamber of Commerce since 2001
  • “American Dream Town.” Fort Collins rated as one of the Best Towns in the U.S.: Outside Magazine – August 2005
  • Gold level Bicycle Friendly Community: League of American Bicyclists – September 2008
  • Silver Level member of City of Fort Collins Climatewise Program 2010
  • Organizer of Cache La Poudre River Clean Up
  • The Cache La Poudre River is Colorado’s only “Wild and Scenic River”
  • Creators of “Professionally Guiding Whitewater” a book on guiding whitewater in a professional manner

 

We are professionals and are excited to show you our beautiful state and river!!!