About Us

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 othersā€™ trust and confidence through performance and contribution ā€“ 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
River: Upper Animas
Place: Needleton B & G
Power Animal: Raven

Atlas Mountain Waters Rafting

Atlas’ Favorites
River: All of them
Place: boat yard
Any Raft, Any River, Any Time

James Mountain Waters Rafting

James’ Favorites
River: Owyhee
Vacation: PNW
Power Animal: Barn Owl

Ben Mountain Waters Rafting

Ben’s Favorites
River: the Confluence
Place: Arch Canyon
Writer: Ed Abbey

Tarik Fave River: Deso Grey Fave Place: Sidi Kauki, Morocco

Tarik’s Favorites
River: Deso Grey
Place: Sidi Kauki, Morocco
Writer: Roald Dahl

Beau Mountain Waters Rafting

Beau’s Favorites
River: Lower Box Piedra
Place: Adventure Land
Writer: Martin Page

Jesse Mountain Waters Rafting

Jesse’s Favorites
River: Upper A
Place: Camp Needleton
Writer: Dr Seuss

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

Bama’s Favorites
Vacation: Moab
Author: Melvill
Spirit Animal: Wolf

Dave Mountain Waters Rafting

Dave’s Favorites
River: Upper A
Place: Needleton Camp
Writer: David Gentempo

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

John’s Favorites
River: Water World
Place: Collegiate Range
Writer: Louis L’amour

Doug Mountain Waters Rafting

Doug’s Favorites
River: Piedra
Place: Camp Needleton
Writer: Kurt Vonnegut

Edith Mountain Waters Rafting

Edith’s Favorites
River: Yampa
Place: any river canyon
Writer: Tom Robbins

Chris Mountain Waters Rafting

Chris’ Favorites
River: Upper Animas
Place: Needleton Camp
Writer: Ed Abbey

Meleana Mountain Waters Rafting

Meleana’s Favorites
River: Green
Place: Beach House
Writer: Bill Bryson

Katie Fave River: Yampa Fave Place: Blue Sky Basin Fave Writer: Paulo Coelho

Katie’s Favorites
River: Yampa
Place: Blue Sky Basin
Writer: Paulo Coelho

Eliot Mountain Waters Rafting

Eliot’s Favorites
River: the one I’m on
Place: in my raft
Writer: Rumi

Yeager Mountain Waters Rafting

Yeager’s Favorites
River: Piedra
Place: on the Mountain
Writer: Orson Scott Card

Dale Mountain Waters Rafting

Dale’s Favorites
River: the one I’m on
Place: Needleton B&G
Writer: David Gentempo

River Guides = Rock Stars = River Guides! Mountain Waters Proud.

River Guides
= Rock Stars
= Cactopus!
= Mountain Waters Proud.

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

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

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

Krista’s Favorites
Vacation: S.Isl. New Zealand
Author: Edward Abbey
Power Animal: GBH

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

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

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

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

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

Travis’ Favorites
Long Mexican Beach Walks
Author: Tom Robbins
Power Animal: The Cheetah

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gus' Favorites Vacation: canoeing Labyrinth & Stillwater Canyons Author: books are for nerds Power Animal: penguins!

Gus’ Favorites
Canoe Green River
Author: books are for nerds
Power Animal: Penguins!

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

Dom’s Favorites
Travel: Northern India
Author: Milan Kundera
Rufous Hummingbird

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

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

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

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

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

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

2016 MWR Family Portrait – Durango, Colorado

 

staff photo2015 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