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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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World-class rafting trips on Clear Creek from beginner to advanced. Only 30...

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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Wasn't on Bucket List but Should've Been

My fam and I are not necessarily water people, but we wanted to do something challenging and hopefully fun as part of our vacation to Denver. A couple of folks in our group were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Glasco M
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My fam and I are not necessarily water people, but we wanted to do something challenging and hopefully fun as part of our vacation to Denver. A couple of folks in our group were some what hesitant after reading some of the reviews with stories of some people falling out of the boat but they pushed on through without regret.... More 

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Thank Glasco M
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Went with AVA Idaho Springs for an outing while camping in Colorado. Selected the outfitter based on reviews, web site, videos on web site. Had high hopes for a good time but it so far exceeded my expectations in every way. Would recommend this outfitter and this location, hands down. If I ever go back to Colorado, I'm spending a... More 

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Thank Robert W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Best Team Building Event! Despite mother nature deciding to snow - we went ahead not knowing what to expect and had the best day ever! Gotta try ziplining in the snow in the mountians so beautiful. Our guide made the trip a blast and we didn't even think about how cold it was. Would recommend to anyone!

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Thank Angela R
Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Elisa and Thomas were awesome guides! We had a fantastic day!! Highly recommend this company over the others, the guides were fun and the location and views were amazing!

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Thank Tracie J
Olean, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I did the package of zip-lining and white water rafting, and it was 100% worth it! It was a great experience! All the staff were very friendly, and very knowledgeable about what they were doing. If someone was worried about zipping or the rafting they cared and helped them face their fears. They make sure everyone in the group in... More 

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Thank Kristen F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We did both the rafting and zip-lining full day excursion. It is great to be able to package the deals, however, at the end of the day we wished we had just done rafting. 1. Rafting - Pick the intermediate course. There were a few first timers on our boat and it was completely fine. Our guide even let us... More 

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Thank kaciecarr
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Our family did 2 full day trips with AVA. The entire staff was very friendly and accommodating. Our guides (Kyle and Jarod) were very knowledgeable about the river; saw another guide with another rafting company that wasn't which made me very comfortable with the choice of rafting companies that we chose. We will definitely book with AVA again. Highly recommend.

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Thank Norma D
Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Our group's guides (Dylan and Melissa) were excellent -- very professional, upbeat, and competent so that everyone felt safe and had fun. But we witnessed a bad accident in the group ahead of ours. A child and an adult slammed into the tree at full speed. Either the zippers were allowed by the guide at the top to take off... More 

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Thank TimothyBeal
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We took a trip to Denver Colorado and decided to do some whitewater rafting while we were in town . After looking around and comparing not only prices but customer experiences we booked the AVA whitewater rafting trip. It was a very short car ride form Denver ( about 32 mins), it was very easy to find with plenty of... More 

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Thank mariya k
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Great experience and would definitely do it again. Our guides, Dylan and Alyssa, were wonderful with lots of great energy and they always had our safety as top priority which put us at ease. Our 8 year old daughter had some trouble braking but Alyssa was great and went tandem with her on some of the faster lines so that... More 

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