Welcome
to Journey
Quest!

We are a Christian wilderness ministry based out of Colorado’s Arkansas River Valley. We offer customized, Christ-centered wilderness adventures for youth, families, and groups. Our exciting and purposeful activities include whitewater rafting, rock climbing, backpacking, mountaineering and more. Our goal is to glorify God while sharing the hope of His Gospel with all who come on our trips, keeping Jesus Christ at the focal point of our ministry. With exciting daily Whitewater Rafting Adventures and amazing Multi-Day Trips, you’re sure to find a trip that is perfect for your family or group!

Our Mission:

“To provide Christ-centered wilderness journeys, challenging young and old alike to pursue the ultimate quest: a lifelong relationship with Christ.”

What Our Guests Are Saying

“Great Fun, Inspiring people, memories for life!!”
KevnDanata
Cotopaxi, Colorado
“It was the most amazing time we have had in a looong time! From the beginning when Mark gave the safety meeting I knew we were in good (Gods) hands! We then met our guide for the trip, Ryan is an amazing young man, and an inspiration to anyone who is lucky enough to meet him! ...There are tons of Rafting companies on the Arkansas River, but we will be back and recommending Journey Quest every time... ” Read Full Review
“White Water Rafting down the Arkansas River”
Anthony Godard
Willis, Texas
“Had a great time with your rafting company. Was a great time and a great value. See you again next year.” Read Full Review
“Amazing Family Adventure”
teamschwalm6
Kansas City, Missouri
“We'd been waiting to raft until our youngest could go with us. Journey Quest provided a wonderful family rafting experience for us all. We had Mark with us and our group of six, four being our kids ages 8-12. He was great throughout and being a father himself, answered all the kids' questions without a problem. It was fast-paced for the adults, but tame enough for the kids. Very experienced and professional group of guides.” Read Full Review
“Excellent for Youth Groups!”
Erica D
Via TripAdvisor
“The youth group I work with has gone rafting with Journey quest multiple times as a cap-off to a week of missions outreach. Not only is it a fun and exciting time of bonding, but it is so refreshing to hear your guide talk about the beauty of God's creation like a real, down-to-earth, and fun-loving person. All the guides I've met are very skilled at teaching, encouraging, and leading their rafting crew, which puts even those who are a bit squeamish about the endeavor at ease.” Read Full Review
“Pleasant surprise”
Bob K
Sanger, Texas
“We floated the Gorge with Journey Quest before we attended a John Eldridge bootcamp...Everyone knew immediately God put us with them as the float adventure tied in with the spiritual bootcamp perfectly. Everyone felt like John was talking to our group at the bootcamp. We had a great time with both adventures and look forward to doing it again next year.” Read Full Review

Read & Run

The Journey Quest Blog

Living in a Fishbowl

Guiding on the Arkansas River is an entirely engaging experience. When one is paddling through a rapid, all the focus is on the water straight ahead. As a guide, my viewpoint has been from the river. I immerse myself in each trip by talking with my guests and...

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Be Still

What does it mean to be still and know that He is God? What does being still in his presence mean? What does it mean to know God? When I think about getting to know someone, I imagine conversations, activities done together, and places seen together.

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Who’s Guiding Your Boat?

Training is just around the corner and our new guides will start training with us May 10th. The thrill and anticipation for the summer is rising. We are excited to hit the water and teach our trainees what it looks like to guide a boat. Through training, they learn how to read the river, control their boat, give commands, and talk with their crew.

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