Why Adventure With Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting Company?Since 1983 A Leader In The Outdoor Adventure Industry
|I am continually impressed with the quality and integrity that accompanies everyone at Noah’s Ark. -- Kim|
What Sets Us Apart
- 30 Years Experience Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting Company has been owned and operated by the same Colorado family for over 30 years.
- Extraordinary Staff. We employ 7 full-time staff and hire over 160 seasonal staff.
Riverfront facility. The finest 11-acre site and best river put-in location on the Arkansas River.
- One of highest customer return rates in the industry for 30 years.
- The Largest Operator on the Browns Canyon section of the Arkansas River .
Noah's Ark Company Values:
Never compromise our commitment to extraordinary customer service
Value all relationships (with guests and those that we work with)
Provide an environment for individual and group training and teaching
Deliver excellence in training, equipment, guide staff and trip quality.
Starts with hiring top quality staff - we believe the best in the industry
- Broad training program
- Ongoing staff development and leadership development opportunities
- Staff housing in Buena Vista, Colorado
- Food service program - staff dinner six days a week
LICENSES / ASSOCIATIONS
Colorado Outfitters License # 1345
Colorado River Outfitter's License
Pike, San Isabel, and Gunnison National Forest Permit Holder
- Member Colorado River Outfitters Association
- Member Arkansas River Outfitters Association
- Member America Outdoors Association
- Member Riversearch.com
- Leave No Trace Partner
STAFF TRAINING PROGRAM
River Guide Training
Rock Climbing Guide Training
Mountaineering Guide Training
Trip Leader Training
Leadership Development Program
Guide Instructor Training
Swiftwater Rescue Training
First Aid Training through the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School
Training in geology, wildlife and local lore
COMMITMENT TO FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT
Premiere 11-acre riverfront property with our own put-in & prime river access for Browns Canyon river trips
Private shower and camping facilities
Group meeting area - riverside pavilion
Licensed food service kitchen and snack bar
In 1982, Lindy and I were approached about the idea of developing a rafting program for Young Life's Frontier Ranch, one of the finest youth camps in the country. Born from our discussions was the idea of addressing the need for outfitter services that understand the particular needs of families and youth. Starting in 1983 with 5 staff and 5 rafts, we began a journey that has now lasted over 25 years and has served well over half a million guests.
Noah's Ark is recognized nationally for our area of specialty - providing extraordinary recreation and educational opportunities for individuals, families and youth from all over the world. Our programs offered have expanded beyond simply providing access to the Arkansas River's finest rafting to providing extensive backcountry outfitter services throughout the Collegiate Peaks and Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Areas.
I believe that the quality of your experience is greatly dependent upon the quality of our staff who understand and live excellence, commitment, fun, adventure, and who demonstrate trustworthiness, character and dedication to their work. Our staff is encouraged to grow their love for the outdoors. As a result, they have traveled far - from the top of Mt. McKinley to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Many of our staff also work with families and youth in the off-season. Serving people is more than simply a summer job - it is a passion and lifestyle.
The quality of our guests is our greatest compliment, and the quality of your adventure is a result of years of experience in a field we love.
I invite you to explore with us and take a look at the trips we offer!
Chuck Cichowitz, President
*Noah's Ark is an equal opportunity service provider. Forest Service Title VI - This establishment provides services, accommodations, and privileges regardless of race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, or national origin. Open to the public. American Disabilities Act compliant.