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American Adventure Expeditions

12844 E Highway 24/285, Buena Vista, CO 81211
+1 719-395-2409
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Ranked #3 of 22 Activities in Buena Vista
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: On Colorado's most popular river, The Arkansas, world-class whitewater and jaw-dropping scenery...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: On Colorado's most popular river, The Arkansas, world-class whitewater and jaw-dropping scenery come standard. However, at American Adventure Expeditions, our commitment to Whitewater Hospitality ensures that you'll feel welcome, wanted, and comfortable throughout your entire adventure. Spend a day on the water with us...Leave with a lifetime of memories!
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Wantagh
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our experience with American Adventure Expeditions was excellent. My wife was very nervous as this was her first time rafting. We did the full day Browns Canyon trip. The safety orientation was thorough. Our guide was Mark N. Mark provided the orientaion talk and was also our guide on the raft. I cannot say enough good things about Mark. Mark... More 

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AmericanAdventureExp, Owner at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for taking the time to write this stellar review! We are thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your rafting adventure with us. Mark is one of our most requested guides (and he's pretty darn talented on the harmonica too!). So glad you all had fun and we certainly hope you can join us... More 

Denton, TX
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You MUST take this adventure! We went on a half-day trip down the Arkansas River and it was a blast!! Our guide, Archie, was obviously one of the most knowledgable guides on the river. When all the other rafts were getting stuck, we didn't! And Archie was able to tell us about the history and rock formations, which was fun.... More 

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AmericanAdventureExp, Owner at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are so glad to hear that you had fun with Archie! He's our Head Boatman at the Buena Vista rafting outpost and has been guiding this river for many, many years. We're so glad to hear his expertise showed! Thanks again for choosing American Adventure Expeditions and please... More 

Fairplay, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My girlfriend and I headed down Brown's the last day of rafting yesterday. We were very impressed with AAE and their set up. We were guided by Archie, who did a fabulous job of keeping us all in the raft. Great fun and thrilling ride.

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AmericanAdventureExp, Owner at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback! We're so glad to hear that Archie took good care of you guys out there and we certainly hope you can come back earlier in the season next year to see a little more adventurous whitewater if you wish :-) Thanks, again, for choosing American... More 

Madison,MS
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We did this last year & came back again...Both times we had Levi as our guide. This is the best fun we've had by far! Beautiful scenery, a very knowledgeable guide makes for a fantastic trip!

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AmericanAdventureExp, Owner at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your valuable feedback and all of us are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us! Levi has been guiding this river for a long time and we're glad you think he knows his stuff too :-) Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and we hope to see... More 

Shawnee, Kansas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great memories of our trip- with 3 grandkids ages 5, 8, 10 and an adult who has motion sickness, there are NO problems on the trip! We did the 2 hour Browns Canyon trip with Dugan as our guide. Highly recommend it.

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AmericanAdventureExp, Owner at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm so glad to know that Dugan took great care of you and your family on your rafting adventure! Thanks for taking the time to review us and we hope to see you all on the river again in 2015!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time on our half day Brown's canyon trip. Lower water levels meant some fun ripples! Make sure you take a leap from jump rock....very fun!

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AmericanAdventureExp, Owner at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback! We're so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your rafting experience and hope that you can come back sometime in the future (earlier in the season) to try some more adventurous water levels! Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and we hope the rest of your summer was just... More 

McKinney, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My family and I just went on the full day Browns canyon trip, it was my second time and there first time(three girls and my wife, girls were 10,12,13). This company is top notch and makes you fell confident the entire time, and keeps it fun and safe. Everyone had a super time!! cant wait to go back again, only... More 

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AmericanAdventureExp, Guest Relations Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Shane, Thank you so much for taking out the time to give us such an amazing review! I'm so pleased to hear you and your family had a fun time rafting the Arkansas with us this summer, it's been such a great season and we are glad you were able to make it. Katie is outstanding guide, I am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I highly recommend this place, all the employees are awesome and the rafting experience was great. They were the only company to allow us to bring our 5 year old and he loved it. They took us on a "family friendly" raft and Dugan our guide was super cool.

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AmericanAdventureExp, Owner at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

We wanted to take the opportunity this off-season to thank you for your feedback. It sounds like Dugan took great care of you and your family on our 'Family Float Rafting Adventure' and we are all so happy to know you enjoyed your experience. Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and we certainly hope to see... More 

Denver, Colorado, USA
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We took a ride with American Adventure Expeditions and our 2 grandchildren 6 & 8. Everything went perfectly including the weather and the 2 1/2 hour rafting trip down the Arkansas river was a blast. Things started out calm and then we took a few class 3 rapids. The kids were intrigued with the names of each rapid set. Worth... More 

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AmericanAdventureExp, Owner at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

We wanted to take the opportunity this off-season to thank you for your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you and your grandkids enjoyed the rafting adventure guided by Levi! He's on his 12th year of guiding the Arkansas River and we're so glad you had the same experience as all of his other guests over the years!... More 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was our family's (2 adults, kids 11 & 12) second time rafting with AAE. Last year we did the family float trip, as we had never rafted before. It was perfect. This year, we did the full day Brown's Canyon trip. Again, perfect. Both of the guides we've had (Matt, Katie) are really great. Not only are they knowledgeable... More 

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AmericanAdventureExp, Owner at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

We wanted to take the opportunity this off-season to thank you for your feedback. We are all so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your more adventurous experience through Brown's Canyon this time! All of us work really hard to ensure that our guests (kids especially) feel comfortable for their first rafting experience so they become rafters for life and... More 

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