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Arkansas Valley Adventures - Day Rafting

431 Chicago Creek Rd., Idaho Springs, CO 80452
800-370-0581
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Ranked #5 of 13 Activities in Idaho Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: World-class rafting trips on Clear Creek from beginner to advanced...
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
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.
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were a group of friends - all in our twenties, looking to try out some exciting adventure activities. We did some research online and found that AVA at Idaho Springs seemed to be a nice place as it offers both Ziplining and Rafting and is located relatively close to the city of Denver (just 1.5 hours from Denver airport).... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I did a ton of research on various whitewater companies prior to a family trip to CO last week. We were staying in Estes Park so we had to travel 2 hrs (one way) to Idaho Springs for this experience. There were other companies to choose from however, I wanted the whitewater rafting and zip lining experience-which Arkansas Valley Adventures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We experienced ziplining for the frist time at AVA. The course was great and the guides were nothing but positive, helpful and engaging. They loved what they do. The experience was fantastic. The course was unusual being it was built around the side of the steep hill with pine trees everywhere. Note: make sure you plan for a few hours...... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

These guys are very professional, organized, and take safety very seriously. I will alway turn to AVA for any rafting trip I can book with them. I was fortunate to be able to take three sets of family members and friends on three separate rafting trips in Colorado this season, all with AVA. Every trip was fantastic.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Everything was great, we loved our rafting with AVA, with Kevin as a guide. My advice is, even it's your not first time rafting, don't ignore safety instructions. Guys are doing great job to get us back safe. Team members were experienced, polite and caring.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Thank you, Sean, our guide on our full day intermediate rafting trip on Clear Creek! We had the best time...the water was a little low in mid-August so no class 5 for us but the 3's and 4's were a blast! AVA is top notch in everything they did. Very safe, clean and well taken care of equipment, excellent instructions... More 

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Mccook, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We booked our trip in advance...and it did not disappoint! We did the Zipline in the morning with Brandon and Mike. Brandon is a natural people person and full of spunk. He joked with us, gave us information on the area...made our scary first time one of superb memories!! I personally was terrified..I picked the helmet that said scardey cat...but... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Awesome experience! Our Zip Line Instructors, Brandon and Gail were fantastic! They were very patient and very thorough in explaining the process and their outgoing personality and sense of humor helped ease our minds and calmed our fears. Very safe and very fun! There were also a few extra challenges on top of the zip line, like walking on a... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a great experience! I love rafting but have never done so in Colorado, where I spend a good deal of time. Russell made the experience so enjoyable. His skill as a leader was unsurpassed... fun for an advanced crew. I highly recommend these guys. Ask for Russell. And don't be late!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our group of four did the afternoon intermediate rafting on Clear Creek and then the evening ziplining. What a day filled with adrenaline! Our guide, Russell, was very fun and the rafting was the highlight of our trip! The water is cold but they supply you with wetsuits and safety equipment so I stayed comfortable. The zipping was also fun... More 

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