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Arkansas Valley Adventures - Day Trips

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World-class rafting trips on Clear Creek from beginner to advanced. Only 30 minutes from Denver! Come see our spectacular new 4,000 square-foot Outpost, offering the best in amenities. Free wetsuits and jackets, trips discounts available daily on...more
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431 Chicago Creek Rd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452-9626
+1 800-370-0581
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Awesome experience! Our Zip Line Instructors, Brandon and Gail were fantastic! They were very patient and very thorough in explaining the process and their outgoing personality and sense of humor helped ease our minds and calmed our fears. Very safe and very fun! There were...More

3  Thank AbbyB0613
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 July 2015

I had a terrible experience with this company. I did the zip-line package. One third of the lines were broken or unusable because of the weather. Meaning we were only able to do 6 out of the 9. We were not offered any kind of...More

9  Thank Jeanette S
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All reviews white water rafting the river clear creek highly recommend ava upper creek free fall rafting and zip lining great guide great job favorite part gold rush bucket list beginner rafting trip first timers awesome experience whole family a lot of fun
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

I was in Denver on a Bachelorette Party, our rafting trip was sooo much fun. Our guide, Mark, was awesome. The river was beautiful, Mark pointed out wildlife and told us about the river. He stopped the boat at a hot spring along the river...More

Thank nikibee17
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

First time white water rafting . Super friendly and accommodating staff. Eric was a great tour guide . Highly reccomend!! We will try kayaking next time :)

Thank Brooke B
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

From the time we checked in throughout our entire experience it was great! Eric was our guide he was great!! I cannot remember the girls name who checked us in but she was very helpful and friendly! We can’t wait to go back for another...More

Thank mandywildman
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Awesome trip! Loved our guides Jake, Mack, Nate and driver Jim were the best! We will definitely be back!

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Had the best time kayaking the rapids here! All the guides were amazing! Thank you Nate, Caleb, and McKenzie!! You guys were awesome!

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Well worth the money. It was our first time, 2 adults and 2 kids, 7 & 10. We all pushed our comfort zone limits but everyone had a total blast. Swami and peebers did a great job as guides! Highly recommend it!

Thank Fearless795397
Reviewed 30 August 2018

While the original trip that we booked had to be cancelled due to low water levels, the AVA team was incredibly helpful in rebooking us to a different trip. They were very flexible in letting us choose from the ones that were still available and...More

Thank Nick10601
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful ziplining experience! Riggs and Sunshine were so great,funny and patient. Definitely recommend going for it! Thank you!

Thank marilyn g
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We took out 4 and 6 year old boys on a half-day rafting trip with AVA rafting and all had a fantastic time! We felt warm (it started in the rain) and safe the entire time. The guide, Jacob, was hilarious and regaled us with...More

Thank amandagold78
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Had a terrific time with my cousin today. We were 56-65 years old with some of us zip lining for the first time. Spencer was hysterical and they made sure we were all safe.We were also joking with Emily and Spencer and telling them stories...More

Thank AdrianneC44
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19 August 2018|
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Response from Kerry K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Colorado had a low water year this year so the Arkansas River is finished for this year.