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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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Everything about this trip was worth every penny and then some. Our guide Kurt was amazing. He knew the rapids very well and knew how to make the adventure as exhilarating as... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2016
Rick S
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
1 review
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Everything about this trip was worth every penny and then some. Our guide Kurt was amazing. He knew the rapids very well and knew how to make the adventure as exhilarating as possible while also keeping us all safe. The rapids were impressive too. I'm no expert on rapids, but for anybody who isn't a rafting guru, these rapids are... More 

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Reviewed 11 May 2016

We were a group of 12 so went in 3 rafts. It was the beginning of the season so the rafting wasn't testing but we still enjoyed it nonetheless.

Thank Edward V
Napa, CA, United States
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

The sort description = fun rides, pleasant staff, definitely worth the price. But timing can be important; it seems that May weather is variable and sometimes unfriendly in Colorado. Today at least it was cold and there was snow not two miles away. Dress accordingly. Something else to be aware of is the altitude; something over 9,000 feet. If you... More 

Thank Harold T
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

We really enjoyed our day with AVA. We spent the morning zip lining, and the afternoon rafting. I think all three of our kids were a little apprehensive about the zip line. But, the guides were so knowledgeable that they were all ready to go when their turn came. The rafting was so fun. There were several thrilling moments that... More 

Thank AnnKT
Barrie, Canada
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

My boyfriend & I booked through AVA and went whitewater rafting the 2nd of September. The company was great, the only thing that kind of sucked was the actual rafting waves …the waves were more like a lazy river. No fault due to the company, more like mother nature being a diva -but in general the tour guide told us... More 

3 Thank sunkissedslu
Dayton, Minnesota
1 review
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

20 members of our family recently visited Buena Vista, Colorado to celebrate our parent's 50th wedding anniversary. We went on the Arkansas Valley Adventures zip lining and white water rafting tour. Our ages ranged from 10 to 78. I am terrified of heights, so zip lining was questionable for me! Our Trip Advisors for the zip lining were Crystal, Devon,... More 

1 Thank Marijo W
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Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

We came to colorado to raft on August 31st and we had a great time! The drive was beautiful and rafting was so much fun! Our guide was Jake. He did an amazing job dealing with 6 women. He was so sweet! I can't wait to come back! Thank you so much for a great experience.

Thank andrakecrowder
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

Visiting from Brazil my family and I were really excited to raft the great rivers of Colorado. Super fun ride and our guide Caylon made even more fun with his local knowledge and humor!!! Really recommend this trip to everyone looking for a fun day rafting. Be ready to paddle!!!

Thank Moacir K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

The entire team at AVA was fun and service orientated. The were very accommodating from start to finish as well thorough in safety at all times. We did a combination of zip lining in the morning and afternoon rafting which I would recommend as it's about 1.5hrs from Vail / Beaver Creek. I will add the fajita lunch at midday... More 

Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

My four 62 year old lady friends and I did the beginner raft trip August 25th. What a blast! Two of my friends were very hesitant about going but our guide Chris Baer was wonderful . The river had more Rapids than some I have been on . So all in all a great exciting trip with great tour guide.... More 

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