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Fantastic family raft trip through Browns Canyon Arkansas River!

My husband and I are in our 50s, and our two 20-something adult daughters traveled to CO for... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2017
Carmel, Indiana
Great experience, great customer service!

We bought a package for white water rafting and ziplining in Idaho Springs, two days before the... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Marie F
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World-class Colorado rafting trips on 8 rivers for all ages and abilities, zipline tours and rock climbing on our 44-acre mountain property. 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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Reviewed September 16, 2017

My husband and I are in our 50s, and our two 20-something adult daughters traveled to CO for outdoor summer vacation fun. Only my husband has rafted before. We did the ½ day Browns Canyon Arkansas River trip, class 3. It was awesome! AVA helped...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

We bought a package for white water rafting and ziplining in Idaho Springs, two days before the trip they informed us that the water level was too low and rebooked us for an upgraded trip to Buena Vista. We had a blast! Our rafting guide...More

Thank Marie F
Reviewed September 2, 2017

Our group (late 40's - mid 50's) did not have any experience white water rafting. This trip was one of the many highlights of our vacation in Colorado. We went for the half day trip and had a great time. Avery our guide put us...More

Thank Kelli E
Reviewed August 27, 2017

We had a great time on the overnight rafting trip that left from Buena Vista, CO. Our guides were excellent: knowledgeable, skilled, fun. The food was delicious. All the arrangements ran like clockwork. It was a wonderful experience.

Thank Julie H
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Our family (3 Adults ages 44-60 and kids ages 8,9,11) had a GREAT time on this trip! (Adults had rafted before in Alaska and Colorado but first time for the kids) Reservation was quick and easily completed over the phone after researching several companies online....More

Thank Lan B
Reviewed August 23, 2017

I did the zip lining tour and rafting trip down Brown's Canyon and loved them both!! Ben and Adrienne were amazing tour guides with ziplining and explained each run perfectly giving clear directions and letting us know what to expect. The view us unbeatable!! Mike...More

Thank Carly S
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Our family had a fun filled time with Lauren as our guide on the upper Colorado river rafting trip half day trip. This trip was just the right amount of excitement and adventure for our 6 and 8 year old. The trip had beautiful scenery...More

Thank Kristin L
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Having river rafted before, this one was top-notch and they made the other couple with us (1st-timers) comfortable very quickly so it was an especially good experience for them as well. In our case we did the BrownsCanyonExpress and we had good water flow for...More

Thank gfidk
Reviewed August 15, 2017

great trip in Brown's Canyon. Some 'interesting' rapids and you will get wet but all in good fun. The scenery is breathtaking and the staff (we had Hank as our guide, very experienced and fun to be around) put everybody in a good mood. Great...More

Thank eburke1
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Cibolo, Texas
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

A MUST DO! Amazing trip down the Arkansas river through Browns canyon class III. Jake was our boat rafting guide. He was very knowledgeable and made the trip a blast. It was myself and my 14 YO son. Jake kept everyone excited about the trip...More

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Graham W
September 9, 2016|
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Response from Pisano808 | Reviewed this property |
I hear AVA has a company they work with as well for custom transportation to and from your location if renting a car is too difficult.
grace v
July 10, 2015|
Response from Ryan S | Property representative |
Hi Grace, You can find all information about photos on our website under "about us." Let me know if there is anything else you need.