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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 #8 of 17 activities in Buena Vista
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I took my two teenage daughters for a quick weekend getaway. Everything was just right -- we arrived around 3 and checked in, then did our zip lining from about 4-6, stayed overnight in the cabins and did a full day raft trip on Sunday. We left Denver area around noon on Saturday and were back at about 7pm on... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We went zip lining in the morning & white water rafting in the afternoon, with a wonderful lunch in between. The guides for both were absolutely fantastic! We had Sarah and Kevin for zip lining and our group had Sarah for the rafting - she is great! Hope they keep her on. My husband is already stoked about going again... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I've been rafting a few times before, and this was easily one of my favorite trips. Great for almost any age and activity level, I definitely planning on bringing more friends and family back with me next year!

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Houston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Took my 10 year old for a full day zip line/ rafting tour. Nice long zip lines and guides made it fun and informative. Relaxing and delicious fajita lunch at outpost. Browns canyon route was just exciting enough for daughter without being scary. Guide did a great job. Highly recommend. Would do again

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Oakbrook
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Our family of 4 (youngest 10) booked with AVA for the Class 3 rafting in Brown's Canyon and it was fantastic! Everything from booking the trip, pre river safety instructions and the guide who was assigned to our raft were exceptional! From the moment they checked you in, you felt they knew what they were doing and had your enjoyment... More

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Booked a trip with AVA to raft down the Arkansas in Brown's Canyon and it was great! Everything from booking the trip, pre river safety instructions and the guide who was assigned to our raft were exceptional! Will come back again next year.

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Muscatine, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

A very fun physically demanding family vacation. We all felt we acomplished something on this vacation. 3 days of rafting and an evening of rock climbing. Our guide Mikey was so cool (and could grill a mean steak).Our guide was also clearly experienced enough to be layed back and fun on this trip. We spent our first evening in Brown's... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Do not book through AVA Colorado Rafting in Buena Vista,CO. We booked a rafting/zipline trip for August 7 on July 30. On August 1, my Dad passed away. I called before noon their time to cancel. They refunded 1/2 of our $764.13. Even though this is the cancellation policy, it's still heartless. I received full refunds from every other place... More

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AVARafting, Manager at Arkansas Valley Adventures - Day Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We understand your displeasure and are sympathetic to your situation. Our cancellation policy is very common for the rafting industry and we must abide by this rule under all circumstances. Rafting trips require quite a bit of time and effort to prepare for and the policy must be put in place in order for our business... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We had a great time! This was the highlight of our trip to Colorado! Our 7 year old son wasn't sure he would like rafting, but he LOVED it! My 15 year old son and 13, 11 & 9 year old daughters also had a blast! Our guides (Sara & Liz) were super nice and fun! They did all the... More

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world
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Wow what a trip this was our first time rafting . loved every minute of it cannot wait to do it again had amazing guide Matt? red helmet he was awesome . Only thing did not like was no lockers for your stuff had to store it in your car

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