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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We recently completed Zip line experience with our guides Jason and Jordan. This is a must if your visiting Colorado. This team is safety conscious and flat out fun to be around. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE at AVA does a great job. Sammy was 7 days clean and sober. Sammy is an excellent driver. Jason and Jordan thanks for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We bought an zip/rafting pkg and it was worth every penny. Very well organized and lots of fun for us and our teenage kids. Our adventure wouldn't have been what it was without our awesome guides Jordan and Naomi!! Best money we spent on our whole vacation!

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

AVA does a great job; this was our second rafting trip. We asked for Russell (2nd time) who is knowledgeable, funny and a very safe guide. Couple of things: 1. The website lets you pick what level rafting you want to experience. We wanted to be on a section of the water we hadn't been on before. That section was... More 

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Denver, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We recently went beginner rafting with 4 dads and 9 children (ages 8-12). it was great. the guides were very interesting, and they did a great job engaging the children. Safety was never an issue. This is a well run organization.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Chris our instructor/guide was the best. He was professional and fun. He was very experienced with rafting and knowledgeable of the surrounding area. We chose for 1/3 day rafting trip because it was cheaper and we were beginners. It wasn't as difficult as I thought and it was a great time. We (me and my three girlfriends) went through all... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Had an awesome time rafting on the 1/3 day trip on Clear Creek. Jeff was an awesome guide and our group of 6 navigated the lower river conditions with relative ease. I was in the front and got my share of the nice cool water which was great as it was 90 degrees the day we went. Many families went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Had a blast with Jordan and Rob on the zip line in the AM and with Patrick rafting! Very organized and fun.

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