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Arkansas Valley Adventures

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Address: 40671 US Highway 24 N, Buena Vista, CO 81211-9609
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07:30 - 21:30
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World-class Colorado rafting trips on 8 rivers for all ages and abilities,...

World-class Colorado rafting trips on 8 rivers for all ages and abilities, zipline tours and rock climbing on our 44-acre mountain property. Offering great trip discounts every day on our award-winning website: just click the red Trip Discounts button on our home page. Plus free wetsuits and splash jackets on AVA-run trips. Colorado rafting trips only 30 minutes from Denver and 1 hour from Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Aspen, Winter Park, Steamboat. Also join us for cabins, camping, horseback riding, fly fishing and more.

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We enjoyed our guide, Zach, and the trip through The Numbers. Went in August so the water was running a bit low. All around a great experience.

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Reviewed 19 August 2016
Pierre, South Dakota

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Pierre, South Dakota
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

We enjoyed our guide, Zach, and the trip through The Numbers. Went in August so the water was running a bit low. All around a great experience.

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Thank krisb261
Burtonsville, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had a five, eight and nine year old with at least 7 other adults so we decided to do the full day ride with Tier 1 rapids. Ive been on much more exciting tiers before so I knew it was what it was with the kids but as such I expected a dull day floating down a lazy river.... More 

Thank BushMackel
Kansas City, Kansas
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had a wonderful first time white water rafting. We did #3 rapids and though my husband and I felt we could have probably survived a harder one, we are glad we started here. Our guide Liam was very knowledgeable and confident which made for a safe and comfortable ride! What really made the difference for me was the front... More 

Thank Whitney B
Euless, Texas
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

My son and I signed up for the 1/2 day of zip lining followed by 1/2 day of rafting. Due to some weather we only completed two of the five zip lines. That was very disappointing but, understandable. Then we went rafting and had a great time even though we were grouped with a family of four including two little... More 

Thank jose z
Springdale, Arkansas
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We had an amazing trip. We did the three day wild to mild. It included 2 1/2 days of rafting, rock climbing and repelling (we also added a zip line tour). It was a lot packed into three days and was a great time. Our Guide Collins, Bryce who handled our gear and helped around the camp and Shawn who... More 

Thank ebcb123
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Went on the 3/4 day rafting trip with our guide Jozi. We had her as our Ziplining guide the day before. She was awesome!!! She was talkative and fun, and really made the experience for my 7 year old special! I'd recommend her as a guide to anyone! The 3/4 day rafting included 9 Class 3 rapids over 3 hours.... More 

Thank Tom D
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

My family and friends took two trips with AVA during August of 2016. Being a group of 6 that contained 3 whitewater guides, our expectations were sky high. I can truly say that our expectations were exceeded. Our three guides (Chris Baer, Nate, and Myles) were fantastic and kept us safe through some of the best whitewater in the world.... More 

Thank Andrew C
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Took a whitewater trip with some friends through AVA on the Numbers (class 4 rapids) section of the Arkansas River. Randy was our guide and he was extremely knowledgable, patient and entertaining which made the trip that much better. AVA provided fajitas for lunch that were fantastic - there were other guide services at lunch and their food didn't look... More 

Thank Jason P
Evanston, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Our family with 3 teens thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon spent zip lining with Mikey and Adrian. They were very professional while also entertaining. They were very welcoming and humorous to all in our group

Thank lkosullivan
1 review
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Started out day with Malcolm and Avery zip lining , great time and great guides . We finished our day in class 4 Rapids with Paul. Amazing scenery and a knowledgable and friendly guide . I would go back again for sure.

Thank Clark G

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