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Arkansas Valley Adventures - Day Rafting

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Address: 40671 US Hwy 24 N, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone Number: 18003700581
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Description: 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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Great day rafting with our guide Caylon

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

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!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 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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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I had done rafting before but my husband was nervous. The Guide, Liz, was exceptional at calming his fears and within minutes he was laughing and having a good time!

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I was very nervous as a mom about whitewater rafting with my young boys. We had a great time. Crunch, our guide, was very knowledgeable and fun. We will use AVA again in the future.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I am giving this review a "Very Good" because the actual Whitewater Rafting tour was great. Some of the rivers are low this time of year, but the Arkansas River in Buena Vista did not disappoint. Our rafting guide was very helpful and really knew his stuff. Some of our group had experience and some were beginners. Everyone enjoyed it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Me and my fiance went zip lining for the first time here. Naomi and Jordan were excellent guides. They were very forthright in explaining the risk involved and how to make sure we zipped safe and properly but still have fun !!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Don't be lulled by the name. This is a great run of 5/5+ water! When you go, and you should definitely go, go with Zach Hubbard! Going with Zach was literally the only way to go on the day we ran the river with AVA. No, really! Zach was the only guide who ran Pine Creek! And, he was not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The river water level was very high due to recent rains making it a fast, thrilling trip. AVA was very professional and timely. ALL of the employees were fun, friendly and professional. Chris Baer was our raft guide. I've been rafting in the Carolinas for many years and have guided my Boy Scouts and my family, but Chris was a... More 

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Highland Village, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We rafted the Brown's Canyon Sizzler with four kids ages 10 to 14 and two adults (both women). I was worried we would need more power in our raft but our guide was thorough on teaching us how to control the raft in all instances. Everyone had a great time and we enjoyed our guide Sergio - he was incredibly... More 

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