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Arkansas Valley Adventures

#6 of 17 Tours in Buena Vista Features Animals
40671 US Highway 24 N, Buena Vista, CO 81211-9609
+1 800-370-0581
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AVA Browns Canyon Express was fabulous!

Our group of four adults just did this trip with AVA and it was an exciting, safe and first-class... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David C
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Littleton, CO
Wow, what a trip!

First time whitewater rafting for the four of us. We took the 11:00 trip on the Blue River. Our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gary C
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Lindale, Texas
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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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40671 US Highway 24 N, Buena Vista, CO 81211-9609
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Reviewed yesterday

Our group of four adults just did this trip with AVA and it was an exciting, safe and first-class activity from beginning-to-end. This is about a five-hour activity (not counting travel time to/from Denver) and is the best of whitewater rafting - varied and exciting,...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 days ago

First time whitewater rafting for the four of us. We took the 11:00 trip on the Blue River. Our guide, Greg, was beyond great. He was knowledgeable and friendly. We were a little nervous - until we met him. It was just an incredible adventure...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family of 5 had the best day on the river. We did the express tour of Brown Cannon Sparkles was our guide and she was amazing We all had a great time and bonded going through the rapids

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I booked our rafting trip with Evan, I specifically stated that we are adrenaline junkies and that we only wanted to go on class VI + rapids. He booked me for two half-day excursions on the Arkansas River. Day one was the "Numbers" and...More

Thank German L
Ryan S, Director of Sales at Arkansas Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. During the spring, Colorado often experiences high runoff and our rivers swell to very high water levels. This often causes us to have to close certain river sections for safety. Due to the fact that the water levels change daily,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will start with the positive. Our guide was knowledgeable and we had a good time. However, we booked the trip on the internet months in advance. The day before our trip we got an email saying the part of the river we booked wasn't...More

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Ryan S, Director of Sales at Arkansas Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. It seems there was a a bit of confusion concerning your trip due to rapidly changing water levels on our rivers. This time of year, water levels change constantly and we often have to make last minute changes to our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time on a whitewater rafting trip, and the crew at AVA made the entire process a breeze. Our family did The Sizzler -- it was quite a day. Our guide, Jozi, did a fantastic job keeping us out of trouble throughout...More

Thank Warren S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I signed up for ziplining. The weather threw off the plans a little bit, but our guides David and Ben were absolutely hilarious and had the BEST attitudes and made the trip a success regardless of the weather. This place has a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hank and Malcom are the real deal. My wife and I had the best time on our 1st whitewater trip. Lunch was awesome with chicken fajitas, rice, and beans. Hank and Malcom: thank you for everything. You guys love river guiding and it shows.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot believe the experience that I had - the website was misleading and then I was charged a fee as a result. I'm not very familiar with Colorado, so on Thursday May 25th I went to their website and under the "Where will you...More

Thank aehcolo
Ryan S, Manager at Arkansas Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. I have tested our website search features and I have not been able to replicate the experience you described in your review. It is possible that the results you received were different than our suggested trips. We will continue to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AVA was great! Our guide was Sparkles. She was awesome! Our family was a group of 6, with the kids ages ranging from 21 to 8 in age. They explained everything before we got on the water. While on the water, Sparkles provided us with...More

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Graham W
Hi .. if staying in Denver downtown, how do I join any of these tours ... can you arrange hotel pickup/drop off to be included in the tours .. thanks ..
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.
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grace v
what is the website to upload our photos?
July 10, 2015|
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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.
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