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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: 800-370-0581
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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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We had a great time rafting with our guide Chris Baer and group! Chris was very cool, professional, and made us feel safe when he made sure we knew what was up ahead on the river... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Greeley, Colorado
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Greeley, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We had a great time rafting with our guide Chris Baer and group! Chris was very cool, professional, and made us feel safe when he made sure we knew what was up ahead on the river. We rafted Piney Creek and Numbers which was a thrilling adventure (and cold). The only reason we gave it 4/5 was we were the... More 

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McCook Lake, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Our afternoon trip down the Arkansas River in Brown's Canyon was AWESOME!!! It was a perfect amount of everything! We went through the Widow Maker and the Toilet Bowl and on and on. Our guide Liz was the best!! Everyone at AVA was friendly, helpful and seemed like they loved their job! What a beautiful 'office' to work in! :o)... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

We made the mistake of booking a trip with them that we needed to cancel the next day. We paid for the cancelation guarantee, but unfortunately it didn't matter they only gave us back 92% of our money. That's a crappy way to entrap people into spending money there... I was going to reschedule but not now! Their loss.

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

​Thank you very much for your review and opinion on our policies. We are constantly striving to put forth the best possible product and service for our customers at AVA. First, I would like to apologize for your poor experience. As for the cancellation policy, we feel it is one of the most flexible and fair policies in the rafting... More 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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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

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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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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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

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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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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