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Arkansas Valley Adventures - Day Rafting

40671 US Hwy 24 N, Buena Vista, CO 81211
800-370-0581
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Ranked #9 of 19 activities in Buena Vista
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours, Bodies of Water
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

and it was great! It was my sons first time on a river like that and he had so much fun! The Guide was great, the kids all loved Jump Rock and seeing their faces pop out of the 50 degree water was so funny! Cannot wait to use this company again next year and up it from the Class... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

6 of us had a blast zip lining and rafting. Will definitely go back and recommend to family and friends. Terry Man King was an awesome guide.

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Rome, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I have rafted with AVA and with another company. AVA was by far the better experience. Their guides are knowledgable and have always made me feel safe. I also appreciate that they offer you a wetsuit with no extra charge. They also have real bathrooms. Not something you might think about but certainly nice to have. I also appreciated that... More

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Houston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were a group of novices in our late 40s to 50s, trying Class 3-4 rapids for the first time. We were not a very coordinated group and did not listen too well to our guide. We paid for it by having 4 of 6 people go overboard, some multiple times. Our guide along with help from other AVA guides... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My family of six had a great time on a beginners rafting trip out of Idaho Springs, CO. Our guide Alex was great - made everyone feel comfortable, told some fun stories, and got us nice and wet! The customer service was very friendly both on the phone and in person. Definitely would recommend AVA.

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Yukon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Everyone there had an awesome attitude. Very friendly and personable. We started with the zipline. Our guide was Lauren, she was great. After that we had a good lunch and a little time to relax. We did a 1/2 day rafting trip, the guide was Randy? Not sure if I got his name right. He made our trip very enjoyable.... More

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Austin, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I would like to start out with a big thanks to AVA for adding us last minute to a full day Pine Creek/Numbers run after the company we had originally booked with was "unable" to fulfill our reservation. AVA didn't even hesitate to add us for the trip the next morning, even though I am sure they had probably already... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

There was some confusion about my reservation and when I called them to get it figured out they were extremely understanding helpful . They helped me to make sure that I got a reservation with one of their affiliates and we ended up having a great day! With the great service that I received from their staff I will make... More

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The experience with AVA was first class from start to finish. Every encounter with an AVA staff member was a pleasurable experience. We did zipline in the morning and rafted Numbers in the afternoon. I was impressed with the safety orientation for both activities. I will definitely do this package again. Thank you AVA for making this a wonderful experience... More

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Broomfield
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My friend and I signed up for "The Gauntlet" which entails Class V rafting followed by lunch, then zip lining. What a blast!! We also rented a cabin right there on the property.....cute bunk beds, you pay for the convenience. Every one at AVA in Buena Vista was so kind to us. People always walking around making sure we knew... More

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