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Address: 40671 US Highway 24 N, Buena Vista, CO 81211-9609
Phone Number: 18003700581
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World-class Colorado rafting trips on 8 rivers for all ages and abilities,...

World-class Colorado rafting trips on 8 rivers for all ages and abilities, zipline tours and rock climbing on our 44-acre mountain property. Offering great trip discounts every day on our award-winning website: just click the red Trip Discounts button on our home page. Plus free wetsuits and splash jackets on AVA-run trips. Colorado rafting trips only 30 minutes from Denver and 1 hour from Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Aspen, Winter Park, Steamboat. Also join us for cabins, camping, horseback riding, fly fishing and more.

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Fantastic experience!! Class 5 and 4 river rafting was exhilarating, our guide Zack was well versed on the river. Zack never flinched, his confidence and guidance are second to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
evanscheri
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McKinney, Texas

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Yorba Linda, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our experience was tarnished by our guide, Shawn. He berated us when we did something wrong to the point of feeling bullied. AVA was a professional outfit and the scenery was spectacular..we just happened to get a mean-spirited guide.

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Thank Celeste L
McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic experience!! Class 5 and 4 river rafting was exhilarating, our guide Zack was well versed on the river. Zack never flinched, his confidence and guidance are second to none. We had such a great time, we are flying back in two weeks with more friends for yet another weekend experience with AVA!

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Thank evanscheri
Burtonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a five, eight and nine year old with at least 7 other adults so we decided to do the full day ride with Tier 1 rapids. Ive been on much more exciting tiers before so I knew it was what it was with the kids but as such I expected a dull day floating down a lazy river.... More 

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Thank BushMackel
Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful first time white water rafting. We did #3 rapids and though my husband and I felt we could have probably survived a harder one, we are glad we started here. Our guide Liam was very knowledgeable and confident which made for a safe and comfortable ride! What really made the difference for me was the front... More 

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Euless, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I signed up for the 1/2 day of zip lining followed by 1/2 day of rafting. Due to some weather we only completed two of the five zip lines. That was very disappointing but, understandable. Then we went rafting and had a great time even though we were grouped with a family of four including two little... More 

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Springdale, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing trip. We did the three day wild to mild. It included 2 1/2 days of rafting, rock climbing and repelling (we also added a zip line tour). It was a lot packed into three days and was a great time. Our Guide Collins, Bryce who handled our gear and helped around the camp and Shawn who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the 3/4 day rafting trip with our guide Jozi. We had her as our Ziplining guide the day before. She was awesome!!! She was talkative and fun, and really made the experience for my 7 year old special! I'd recommend her as a guide to anyone! The 3/4 day rafting included 9 Class 3 rapids over 3 hours.... More 

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Thank Tom D
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and friends took two trips with AVA during August of 2016. Being a group of 6 that contained 3 whitewater guides, our expectations were sky high. I can truly say that our expectations were exceeded. Our three guides (Chris Baer, Nate, and Myles) were fantastic and kept us safe through some of the best whitewater in the world.... More 

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Thank Andrew C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a whitewater trip with some friends through AVA on the Numbers (class 4 rapids) section of the Arkansas River. Randy was our guide and he was extremely knowledgable, patient and entertaining which made the trip that much better. AVA provided fajitas for lunch that were fantastic - there were other guide services at lunch and their food didn't look... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family with 3 teens thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon spent zip lining with Mikey and Adrian. They were very professional while also entertaining. They were very welcoming and humorous to all in our group

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