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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 #10 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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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

RANDY was our guide. We actually had two boats as there were two families. The "kids" ages 19-24 were in one boat, and the parents in the other. Browns Canyon was perfect for a first experience rafting. There were challenges, but also lots of down time. I think all of us are ready for "Numbers" next time we raft. Randy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We had fun rafting and our guide, Justin, was awesome! Then, when we got to camp, Justin and Chris (our other guide) set up camp for us and cooked us dinner. We had steak! In the morning they cooked us a huge breakfast before heading out to raft. You don't have to bring any camping equipment except your sleeping bag.... More

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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Rafting was a family first and we all had a great day on the river. August is getting a little late for any big rapids, but it was still fun and just being on the Arkansas river for an afternoon is nice. Jason was a great guide i our boat and randy cooked a perfect fajita lunch riverside. Highly recommended.

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Flower Mound, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband, myself and our sons ages 20 and 14 went on these 2 1/2 day trips on 2 separate days. This was our first time rafting and we were concerned about the weather and the temp of the water. It helped to know we could use splash jackets and wetsuits for no additional charge. It turned out to be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

This was our first time rafting with our 4 kids, 15, 14 and two 9 yr olds. The twins were a little scared before we even got in the raft. Now they are asking if we can go again tomorrow:) Lei Lei was our beautiful guide. She was very knowledgable about our breathtaking surroundings. We are defiantly looking forward to... More

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colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I took our 8 year old daughter on the full day, AVA Browns Canyon Rafting Trip and we had a blast. The weather was fantastic and everyone swam in the water while the guides whipped up an awesome lunch of chicken fajitas. Our guide "Creech" was top notch. We felt really safe with him, yet he made... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My wife and 2 daughters, ages 27 and 14 all had never climbed. We are all athletic and in good shape. The guide was experienced and very helpful. We were all able to climb to the top on many difficult rocks. It was a great experience. If you are athletic you can do it. Matt

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I've been on multiple trips with AVA and am very impressed! From booking to the actual trip everything was pleasant. The booking process was easy and the agents are friendly and very knowledgeable. The trips themselves were awesome! Every guide I've had has been amazing, you can tell they genuinely care about their rafters and are very knowledgeable about the... More

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Dallas, tx
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22 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We did the Browns Canyon Express Trip. It was 3 adults and 4 kids ages 7-11. Just a quick note the minimum weight is 50lbs and they weighed the 7 year old who thankfully came in at 51 lbs! We booked our trip at the kiosk in Breckenridge. Thankfully I had already done my homework on TA and knew what... More

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Wading River, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The 4 of us did the Brown Canyons Express 3/4 day trip with zip lining and the dinner meal. Everything was perfect. The Whitewater rafting was with an experienced guide, Angie, who was wonderful and knew her stuff, the zip lining through the trees with Peter and Joe was a real experience and very safe and finally the dinner meal... More

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