WANT TO GUIDE A RAFT IN COLORADO – Private boater & Commercial Guide Classes

We offer three levels of raft guide training: Introduction, Commercial, and Advanced.

For Private Boaters, the “Introduction to Rafting” course is aimed at those of you who want to guide your own private raft.  Have the basics but want to learn more sophisticated techniques? Then enroll in our “Advanced Techniques” training course. This a private course that is tailored specifically to your needs, so let us know what you interested in learning and we will make it happen.

For those of you seeking employment as a commercial raft guide, we offer a “Commercial Raft Guide Training” course. This course includes classroom and on-river sessions. The training will prepare you with knowledge and skills required to work as a commercial raft guide and meet Colorado State standards.

Call 800-858-6808 for more information.

COMMERCIAL RAFT GUIDE TRAINING

We offer this 10 day course especially for individuals seeking employment as commercial raft guides. If you are interested in joining our company as a commercial raft guide give us a call and ask about enrollment.

The first five days of instruction are similar to those offered in our Introduction to Rafting course. Over the next five days, you will continue to hone in your skills as you work towards becoming a commercial guide for Rocky Mountain Adventures. Come prepared to spend two weeks in cold mountain water, be outdoors and camp away from home, as we may travel to different rivers over the course depending on water conditions.  Understand this course is demanding both physically and mentally, so come prepared to challenge yourself.

Certification in Standard First Aid and CPR (in person class) are also required for commercial guide employment. Course cost includes instruction, textbook, boating equipment, personal flotation device, and helmet.

Cost: $450 *For those applying for RMA employment
Course Dates: May 17-28 (Mon-Friday)
Meet: RMA Fort Collins Store

Call us at (800) 858-6808 for more information or to reserve your trip.

INTRODUCTION TO RAFTING

Learn to guide your own raft! If you have a desire to paddle guide your raft through whitewater, this is the course for you. Paddle strokes, river hydrology, river navigation, and safety techniques are just a few of the skills taught.

In addition, you will learn various types of rafts and the basics of outfitting your boat. This five day course includes classroom and on-water sessions. Concurrent registration or certification in Standard First Aid and CPR (or equivalents) is encouraged. Course cost includes instruction, textbook, boating equipment, personal flotation device, helmet.

Cost: $450
Course Dates: May 17 – 21 (Mon – Fri)

Meet: RMA Fort Collins Store

Private Instruction : $700 (One-Day) (Share the class – Price is for 1 or 2 students)

Call us at (800) 858-6808 for more information or to reserve your trip.

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

Whether you enjoy rowing or paddling, our Advanced Techniques courses provide you with the opportunity to enhance your river running skills. This is a private course allowing you to decide what aspects of rafting you would like to know more about.  Interested in rowing, multi-day systems, or wanting to dial in your personal craft?  We’ve got you covered. 

Not sure what you need to know? Here are some examples of what this course could include:

  • Paddle guiding techniques
  • How to set up a oar rig: Center mounts and/or Stern rigs
  • Rowing techniques: Center mounted and Stern mounted frames available for courses
  • Set up your personal raft for multi-day trips

Course cost includes instruction, boating equipment, personal flotation device, and helmet.

Cost: $700 a full day (half day to 2 day courses available)
Course Dates: please contact us for instructor availably.
Meet: RMA Fort Collins Store

Call us at 800-858-6808 for more information or to reserve your trip.