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Address: 12844 E Highway 24/285, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone Number: +1 719-395-2409
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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On Colorado's most popular river, The Arkansas, world-class whitewater and...

On Colorado's most popular river, The Arkansas, world-class whitewater and jaw-dropping scenery come standard. However, at American Adventure Expeditions, our commitment to Whitewater Hospitality ensures that you'll feel welcome, wanted, and comfortable throughout your entire adventure. Spend a day on the water with us...Leave with a lifetime of memories!

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These people know how to raft this river. Everyone was so professional and Knowledgeable. Definitely be back. Thanks Katie.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

These people know how to raft this river. Everyone was so professional and Knowledgeable. Definitely be back. Thanks Katie.

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AmericanAdventureExp, General Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi DandD763, Thank you for taking the time to review your raft trip with us this past summer! We are very glad to hear that Katie showed you a great time on the river. We hope that you will be back and look forward to hosting you on the river again in the future! More 

Rush Hill, Missouri, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Our trip was the last day of the season--Labor Day. What a fun experience in Brown's Canyon on the Arkansas River! Class I-III rapids, which got us wet, but were what we five intrepid rafters could handle. Our guide was awesome, and prevented any spills into the chilly river by his excellent skills and commands to us. We would surely... More 

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Thank Patricia M
AmericanAdventureExp, Owner at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Patricia, We're so happy to hear that you had a great time! Our guides love what they do and it really shows! Have a great winter and and we hope to see you out here again next summer! Thanks, Mike Kissack Owner/Operator American Adventure Expeditions More 

Castle Rock, Colorado
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This was our 2nd time rafting- both times with this company. They are so fun! The guides have great personalities- tell jokes and really get to know you. They are very very safe and make it so fun. We had Andrew Bowlin as our guide this year and he is great! At the end, he gave our 7 year old... More 

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1 Thank kateklewicki
AmericanAdventureExp, Guest Relations Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

We love hearing that our guides give you and especially your son a memorable rafting trip. Thanks for the great review can't wait to see you next year! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Our family of four (youngest 18y/o) all novices - did the Brown's canyon 1/2 day trip coupled with the zip lining. The morning that we were scheduled to go, the thought of being cold and wet appealed to no one. We all rented the full gear pkg - so glad we did. We were comfortable the entire time. The trip... More 

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1 Thank TammyA2105
AmericanAdventureExp, Guest Relations Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback and great review. Next time I would suggest doing the Royal Gorge or the Numbers section of river, definitely more adventure! Hope to see you next year! More 

Laguna Hills, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our family of five rated this as the best activity of the week in Colorado. The ride was thrilling but safe. The Guide gave great instructions and ensured that we safely navigated the river. We got great pictures and were as wet as promised!

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AmericanAdventureExp, Guest Relations Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a thrilling rafting trip with us. Thanks for the great review! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

American Adventure rafting on the Arkansas River was excellent. Our guide Robby was the best --- had everything under control. Would highly recommend this rafting experience for anyone wanting to get on the water

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Thank Chenson C
AmericanAdventureExp, Guest Relations Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

So glad Robby showed you a great time on the river and thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again next year! More 

Lockport, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My girlfriend and I visited Colorado Springs on vacation this past week. While looking for things to do in the area we came across American Adventure Expeditions and saw the high ratings they received. Our experience lived up to the 5 star rating on this site! The drive was about an hour from Colorado Springs but it's well worth it... More 

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1 Thank Bpiazza
AmericanAdventureExp, Guest Relations Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Can't wait to get you on the Royal Gorge next year!! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was by far one of the best experiences I have had on an outdoor adventure with a guide. Taco was not only safe and professional but he was extremely personal and catered to the customer making sure it was the best experience a river experience can be. The whole staff was great in making my family feel comfortable for... More 

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AmericanAdventureExp, Guest Relations Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

HI Lindsey, Thanks for the great review! Can wait to show you many more exciting river adventures in the future! More 

Castle Rock, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was my first white water rafting experience so I was a very excited and a bit nervous but my nerves were calmed quickly thanks to the skill, humor and attentiveness of our AWESOME guide, Robbie!! We did the half day Brown Canyon tour flowing through class 1 through class 3 rapids - just right for the first time. I... More 

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Thank Kim C
AmericanAdventureExp, Guest Relations Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Kim, We are so glad to hear you had an unforgettable rafting experience with us and Robby (did he pay you to say that?)! Thanks for the awesome review! More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our group of 5 adults with our water-loving dog had the most amazing white-water rafting adventure. I have to admit, I was apprehensive at first. But our guide, TACO, was super personable, fun, professionally and very knowledgable! Once on the river we felt super comfortable thanks to Taco giving us great instructions on rowing techniques and what to expect. American... More 

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Thank pgbeal
AmericanAdventureExp, Guest Relations Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

We are so happy your group including your dog had an amazing time rafting with Taco. Hope to see you guys again next year and thanks for the wonderful review. More 

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