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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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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you are into wide-eyed adrenalin adventures, knowing that there are consequences if you screw up, put the Pine Creek/Numbers run on your To Do list! But, do it with AVA. Excellent, well trained, river guides will give you the best chance of being a rafter, not a swimmer. Actually, there really is not much swimming involved if you go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was a great full day adventure! Most of our group had never been river rafting before. The instruction was really good and easy to catch on to. Our guide, Liz, was super nice and instructive. The scenic route was gorgeous and Liz filled us in on some history. We saw mountain rams along the way too! I would definitely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went on the zip line tour & had a lot of fun. Our guides were very knowledgeable and put our safety first. They were entertaining and pointed out the sights and shared some history about the area. Highly recommended.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fantastic trip on the Arkansas River through Brown's Canyon on the Express 1/2 day. Experienced the beauty of the river and canyon. First time rafters but were able to make the class 4 rapids under the expert commands of our guide Val. Time we'll spent!

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84 reviews 84 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the rafting a lot. Our 9 year old has decided to wait several more years before going again. However, the 13 and 14 year olds were ready immediately. Great guide really fun time!!!

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Hudson
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

If you are going rafting, this is the company to go to! We had a large group (11) that went on a three day trip with my dad who wanted to go rafting as part of his bucket list. We couldn't have had a better experience! The staff were awesome. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly and we had the... More

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The full day package was incredible fun at an incredible value. Highly skilled guides take you on several hours of beautiful canyon and mountain views. Safety and instructions are taken seriously and explained well. Use the wet suits they provide! There are opportunities to relax on the shore while guides cook your meals which are included. Our kids loved jump... More

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Houston
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I booked a 3 day trip to Idaho Springs/Blackhawk for my brother and I and found AVA online. I booked a few weeks in advance not knowing what to expect when we got there. First off the place is right of interstate 70 and easy to locate. Once there we did the Ziplining first. I'm scared of heights and the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

From an Oregon Girl working in Texas: Our team of 5 traveled from San Antonio, TX to the beautiful state of Colorado seeking an unforgettable team building adventure and we certainly found it at AVA! All of the staff were terrific, but most of all our tour guide, Zack. He was friendly, funny and extremely knowledgeable and made us feel... More

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3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had an exceptional day with AVA. Zip-Lining in the morning, a fajita lunch, then the best roller coaster of them all, the "Numbers" section for the Arkansas River. Numbers was a 7 mile wide ride with 7 Class 4 rapids in about 5 miles. Although new to AVA, our river guide, Jake, was exceptional and a lot of fun.... More

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