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Arkansas Valley Adventures - Day Rafting

431 Chicago Creek Rd., Idaho Springs, CO 80452
800-370-0581
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Type: Water sports
Owner description: World-class rafting trips on Clear Creek from beginner to advanced. Only 30 minutes from Denver! Come see our spectacular new 4,000 square-foot... more » Owner description: World-class rafting trips on Clear Creek from beginner to advanced. Only 30 minutes from Denver! Come see our spectacular new 4,000 square-foot Outpost, offering the best in amenities. Free wetsuits and jackets, trips discounts available daily on our website. Trips on Clear Creek are close to Denver, Boulder, Winter Park and Summit County. « less
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Rockwall, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We loved the whole experience of the staff at Ava..We did a combo package of zip lining and rafting. Very professional and safety was always first with these guys. Be prepared to spend extra money for a photo disc of your experience.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Our guides were Gail and Brian and they were awesome. Very professional and knowledgable. We felt safe at all times. We had a large group that also included a couple of kids, and they were very patient with everyone including the chickens like me! The views were amazing and Brian gave us a lot of history about the area and... More

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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

My wife,son and I had a great time zip lining. We booked our trip on-line and signed the waivers on-line so the check in process was very easy. We have all been on several other zip-lining tours and we all agree this one was one of the best. Our guides were fantastic. They made the trip. The whole program was... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My sons decided to zipline instead of rafting once they found out that they would be going through 6 lines down the mountain. Brian and Shane were the guides for their group and were awesome according to my boys. We met them as they were giving instructions to the group and were fitting them with their gear. Both boys agree... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

We went ziplining last weekend and it was so much fun! Shawn and Reid our guides were funny, laid back, and super cool. They made us feel totally comfortable jumping off platforms in the trees. By far the best part of our trip!! Thanks AVA!!

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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I booked the beginner rafting trip for my 8 year old son, Gavin's, 1st rafting trip and we had an amazing time! Our guide, Joe, was awesome! Even during the "slow" parts of the float, he educated us on the surrounding vegetation and wildlife and kept things interesting. He was a great leader and we all enjoyed being able to... More

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St. Louis Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband and I, who were in Colorado last week to see a concert at Red Rocks, decided to go zip-lining on the day before we were to return home. As we were driving to AVA for our 3:00 pm reservation we were followed by a very nasty thunder storm with lightning strikes all around us. Disappointed we knew we... More

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

Hello and thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately, you were never actually booked on a zipline tour with AVA. Your were in fact booked on a 3pm zipline tour on a different course (also in Idaho Springs) owned and operated by Colorado Adventure Company. We knew you were not on one of our trips because we do not have a 3pm... More

Kearney, Nebraska, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We just went rafting down Clear Creek and had the best time ever. AVA explained things extremely well & made me feel safe (or as safe as you could feel going down rapids). From start to finish, the trip was perfect. We had Bryan as our raft guide and are still talking about how great he was. Only downfall is... More

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Hickory Hills, Illinois, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

How could you not love these guys? (I use the term "guys" in the gender neutral sense, by the way.) This is by far the best way for a newbie to experience both rafting and ziplining. The tour guides were not only patient and knowledgeable, but their love of their jobs was infectious, and just made everything we did that... More

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Chula Vista, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

My wife and I had planned this trip to Denver about 6 months ago and were looking forward to our day of rafting and zip-lining. We stayed near the airport, so our drive to Idaho Springs was about an hour or so. We truly enjoyed the drive as we got to see the beautiful scenery that we don't get to... More

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