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Arkansas Valley Adventures - Day Trips

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Address: 431 Chicago Creek Rd., Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Phone Number: 800-370-0581
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Description: World-class rafting trips on Clear Creek from beginner to advanced. Only...
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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Great Day Trip of Repelling, Rafting, and ZipLining

Our group of seven were staying in nearby Georgetown, CO for a bachelor party and spent all day Sunday with AVA at their Buena Vista outpost. The Day consisted of three... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Our group of seven were staying in nearby Georgetown, CO for a bachelor party and spent all day Sunday with AVA at their Buena Vista outpost. The Day consisted of three activities: 1- Repelling down a cliff - This was a great way to start the day. While it does take some courage to step out on the ledge being... More 

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Sullivan county New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We caught the an early trip 1/2 day. What a blast! My wife, who takes time to warm up to new adventures, screamed flowery expletives for the first half of the trip. We all had a great time and will do it again, possibly in higher faster water. Staff were great, they enjoy what they do and easily share their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We have used AVA 3 times for rafting and every time is great. We've done beginner and intermediate. After our first trip we knew we would be able to take friends and family when they come to visit and have worry-free experiences. Staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. They even let us change our reservation last minute this year when... More 

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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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