Acquired Tastes uses state-of-the-art 13- and 14-foot self-bailing rafts.  We choose the best size boat for the water conditions and the number of people in your group.  All of our boats have foot cones glued to the floor so our guests can sit with both feet inside of the boat. Because they feel secure, our guests have the confidence to really enjoy their trip. We furnish life jackets, rain/splash gear and helmets as part of your trip. Helmets are recommended but not required on our Brown's Canyon and Narrows Trips. Helmets are required on our Numbers Trips.

Safety first


Our customers frequently compliment us on how professional, skilled, and personable our guides are. We train our own rafting guides so we have control over the quality of training our guides receive. Rather than doing the minimum amount of training required by the State of Colorado, we focus on training fewer guides extremely well. We only bring people into our training program who we feel will share our commitment to providing the highest quality rafting trips in Colorado.

Our guides do only one trip per day.  Other rafting companies do two 1/2-day trips per day with the same boat and the same guide.  Our guides do not have to rush back to the office to pick up more customers.  Our guides take the time and have the energy to make your rafting trip a special experience.