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Address: 12844 E Highway 24/285, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone Number: +1 719-395-2409
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7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: On Colorado's most popular river, The Arkansas, world-class whitewater and...
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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We booked a full-day river rafting trip and enjoyed everything. The river was running high and the Numbers section was closed, however, the team did a good job of replacing that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We booked a full-day river rafting trip and enjoyed everything. The river was running high and the Numbers section was closed, however, the team did a good job of replacing that with another section of the river. The lunch was great and we were well taken care of. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend American Adventure Expeditions.

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Denver, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

They did a great job with our group, this is our second time using them. Guides are competent and related well to us customers. We spilt into two groups, a beginner group, and advance group and worked out very well, with tons of "hydros" and white water for the advanced group. Be sure to bring extra $ to tip guides...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

My first time white water rafting was amazing! There was just my husband, myself, and our wonderful guide, Tyler G. Tyler handled our light raft like a pro! He made the trip super fun. We will defiantly be back!

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AmericanAdventureExp, Guest Services Representative at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Lisalouanne, We are so glad Tyler G showed you a good time on the river, thank you for writing a great review! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We brought a summer camp group of 36 15-16 year old boys. The office was streamlined and efficient. The guides were awesome, they had our 6 rafts pumped for the entire 2 hours going down the river. The cameras captured the excitement and the office sent the pictures to us immediately. Fantastic outfit.

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AmericanAdventureExp, Guest Services Representative at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hey Chasknox, We are so glad your large group had a good time on the water and enjoyed the photos as a memory. Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

We did the all day adventure and had a blast. The water was at a level of 3000 CFS, which is just shy of being too high to allow commercial operations. Our guide Alan was incredibly knowledgeable about the river, it's history, and the local plants and animals. The morning section was enjoyable and relatively uneventful, but the afternoon was... More 

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AmericanAdventureExp, Guest Service Representative at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hey Alan, We are so glad you had a good time out on the water even with the excitement in the Royal Gorge. Thank you for the great review and we look forward to seeing you here at AAE again soon! More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a great time and an awesome guide. Aaron was a very skilled guide and made sure we hit every rapid. I would definitely go back!

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AmericanAdventureExp, Guest Services Representative at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hey alexalittle, We are so glad you had a good full day trip out on the river with Aaron, thank you for the great review! More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Had a great Browns Canyon trip with Robby (Harry). Great guide and the kids had a ball. Thanks for the trip, Robby (Harry ) :)

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AmericanAdventureExp, Guest Services Representative at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hey Deron, We are so glad you had a good time on the river with Robby-thank you for the great review! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We took our 10 year old on a "deluxe" trip down Brown's Canyon yesterday. The water was very BIG! but Tyler G. was AMAZINGLY knowledgeable and skilled. Thanks for a great day! Our son is ready to come back!

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AmericanAdventureExp, Guest Services Representative at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hey Shannon, We are so glad you and your 10 year old son had a great time with Tyler G on the river. Thank you for the great review! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We rafted Browns canyon and Robbie was the best he was knowledgeable and funny. I would highly recommend rafting with AAE and ask for Robbie!

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AmericanAdventureExp, Guest Services Representative at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hey Paxten J. We are so glad you had a good time out on the water with Robby- thank you for the great review! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were a group of 7 (ages 8-45). We did a half-day Brown's Canyon and Spencer was our guide. They were just starting to let 8 year olds do this trip, because the water levels had been so high and fast. Spencer was great at teaching us the paddling commands and we had a blast!! I was nervous that it... More 

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AmericanAdventureExp, Guest Services Representative at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hey travelingal31, We are so glad you had a good time with Spencer and your family out on the river! Thank you for taking the time to write a great review and we hope to see you in the future for our full day adventure! More 

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Additional Information about American Adventure Expeditions

Address: 12844 E Highway 24/285, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone Number: +1 719-395-2409
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Buena Vista
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm

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