About Us

About Us 2018-06-14T18:57:35+00:00

WHY we do what we do.
Passion for rivers, the outdoors and the connection one can make with family and friends while running the river. “First off, it’s just super fun. Then it raises your environmental awareness, the beauty of riparian ecosystems. It becomes this huge thing in your life that you look forward to everyday. Being connected to the outdoors and sharing that with people is a profession that you know makes a difference.”

HOW we do what we do….
Company Culture, it creates a cohesive community in which individuals may thrive.
It fosters an environment of collaboration, productivity and potential among peers.
Culture promotes a shared set of goals and vision for who we are as a company.
We believe in meritocracy.
Employees earn others’ trust and confidence through performance and contribution – not from a job title.
We promote leadership at every level.
Extensive and on going training focused on safety and customer service.
A rewards program that pays for advanced medical and swift-water training.
It is the folks that you meet at Mountain Waters that make your experience with us the highlight of your visit.

WHAT we do.
Having fun in the sun since 1981!

Daniel Fave River: Upper Animas Fave Place: Needleton B & G Fave Writer:

Daniel’s Favorites
Upper Animas
Needleton
Raven

Atlas Mountain Waters Rafting

Atlas’ Favorites
Any River
Any Raft
Any Time

James Mountain Waters Rafting

James’ Favorites
Babine
PNW
Barn Owl

Doug Mountain Waters Rafting

Doug’s Favorites
Piedra
Needleton
Kurt Vonnegut

Syd’s Favorites
Piedra River
Florida
Squid

Heather’s Favorites
Nenana River
Morro Bay, CA
Penguin

Darion's Favorites Vacation: Mountains & Rivers Author: Too Many to Choose From Power Animas: Otter

Darion’s Favorites
Any River
The Mountains
Otter

Rachel’s Favorites
LBP
Durango
Trout

Syd’s Favorites
Westwater
Da Booth
Squirel

Tarik Mountain Waters Rafting

Tarik’s Favorites
Deso Grey
Sidi Kauki, MA
Roald Dahl

Beau Mountain Waters Rafting

Beau’s Favorites
LBP
Adventure Land
Martin Page

Bama Fave Vacay: Moab Fave Author: Melvill Spirit Animal: Wolf

Bama’s Favorites
Moab
Melvill
Wolf

Jefe's Favorites 2 layover days on the Upper A Author: Steve Tolz Power Animal: Yellow Lab

Jefe’s Favorites
Upper A
Steve Tolz
Yellow Lab

Carlos' Favorites Vacation: Anywhere close to a river Writer: Franz Kafka Power animal: Platypus

Carlos’ Favorites
Circa El Rio!
Franz Kafka
Platypus

Vacation: South Island New Zealand Author: Edward Abbey Power Animal: Great Blue Heron

Krista’s Favorites
S.Isl. New Zealand
Edward Abbey
GBH

Carl's Favorites Vacation: Alaska Author: Hunter S. Thompson Power Animal: Alpaca

Carl’s Favorites
Alaska
Hunter S. 
Alpaca

Marcus' Favorites Sailing around the BVI Author: Edger Allen Poe Animal: Orcinus orca

Marcus’ Favorites
Sailing the BVI
Edger Allen Poe
Orcinus orca

Dom's Favorites Travel: Northern India Author: Milan Kundera Power Animal: Rufous Hummingbird

Dom’s Favorites
Northern India
Milan Kundera
Rufous Hummingbird

Michael’s Favorites
LBP
Needleton
James Patterson

Andrew’s Favorites
Upper Gauley
Berner Oberland, CH
Anthony Bourdain

Rachel’s Favorites
Upper A
Switzerland
Saber Tooth Tigre

Connor’s Favorites
Yampa
U.P. der hey
Chinchilla

Deana
LAR
Kauai
Bears

Emily’s Favorites
Upper A
Olympic Peninsula
Polar Bear

Meryn’s Favorites
Pacuare River
Utah
Hippopotamus

Rebecca's Favorites Copper River, AK Author: Mary Oliver Animasl: Bear

Rebecca’s Favorites
Copper River, AK
Mary Oliver
Bear

Dave Mountain Waters Rafting

Dave’s Favorites
Upper A
Needleton
David Gentempo

John Fave River: Water World Fave Place: Collegiate Range Fave Writer: Louis L'amour

John’s Favorites
Water World
Collegiate Range
Louis L’amour

Edith Mountain Waters Rafting

Edith’s Favorites
Yampa
Any river canyon
Tom Robbins

Chris Mountain Waters Rafting

Chris’ Favorites
Upper Animas
Needleton
Ed Abbey

Meleana Mountain Waters Rafting

Meleana’s Favorites
Green River
Beach House
Bill Bryson

Eliot Mountain Waters Rafting

Eliot’s Favorites
The one I’m on
In my raft
Rumi

Yeager Mountain Waters Rafting

Yeager’s Favorites
Piedra River
The Mountain
Orson Scott Card

Dale Mountain Waters Rafting

Dale’s Favorites
The one I’m on
Needleton B&G
David Gentempo

River Guides = Rock Stars = Liver Down the River! Mountain Waters Proud.

Liver Down the River
Animas River
Durango
Live Music

Matt's Favorites Vacation: Sea Kayak Baja Author: David Eagleman Power Animal: Koala

Matt’s Favorites
Sea Kayak Baja
David Eagleman
Koala

Travis' Favorites Long walks on the beaches of Mexico Author: Tom Robbins Power Animal: The Cheetah

Travis’ Favorites
Long Beach Walks
Tom Robbins
Cheetah

Jessie's Favorites Vacation: Virginia Keys Author: Tim O'Brien Power Animal: Lar Gibbon

Jessie’s Favorites
Virginia Keys
Tim O’Brien
Lar Gibbon

2017 Mountain Waters Rafting Family Portrait Durango, CO

2016 MWR Family Portrait – Durango, Colorado

staff photo

2015 Mountain Waters Rafting Family Portrait Durango, CO

Mountain Waters Rafting Best Crew Ever: 2014!

2014 Mountain Waters Rafting Family Portrait Durango, CO

Mountain Waters Rafting Team of Most Excellence 2013

2013 Mountain Waters Rafting Family Portrait Durango, CO

Mountain Waters Rafting 2010

2010 Mountain Waters Rafting Family Portrait Durango, CO

Mountain Waters Rafting 2009

2009 Mountain Waters Rafting Family Portrait Durango, CO

staff photo

1990 Mountain Waters Rafting Family Portrait Durango, CO