American Adventure Expeditions

American Adventure Expeditions

American Adventure Expeditions
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River Rafting & Tubing4WD, ATV & Off-Road ToursBoat ToursSightseeing ToursKayaking & Canoeing
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Your next great Colorado Adventure starts here! Offering whitewater rafting trips on North America's most popular river, mountain bike tours along the Continental Divide, guided ATV tours throughout the High Country, and Ziplining over rugged Colorado canyons. Let us help you plan your vacation of a lifetime. "Epic Adventures. Inspired Hospitality."
Buena Vista, Colorado

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Kylee
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
Me and 3 other friends booked the Numbers Raft+Horseback package. We live 13 hours away and it was worth the drive and money! I was nervous for the white water rafting because I had never been before, but our guide was amazing at making sure we stayed safe and knew what we were doing. Our guides name was Levi and had been guiding for close to 16 years I think he said. He made the experience 100 times more enjoyable and I recommend requesting him if possible.
As far as the overall place, everyone there was so nice and also made the experience 100 times better. Could not recommend this place enough. You will not regret. Even with corona going on, they were great about distancing everyone, and keeping everyone safe.
As far as the horseback riding, I also recommend highly, but that is a separate company they collaborate with so I will leave my review on their page.
Written June 14, 2020
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Hi and thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us! We're THRILLED to hear that you had such a positive experience on the water and with Levi taking care of you. You're right- I think it's been at least 16 years that he's been on the river with us...he started pretty young ;-) Also so happy to hear that you felt we provided an appropriate atmosphere considering the parameters around COVID. Our guests and guides safety has always been our absolute TOP priority and this year we are 'going the distance' to ensure that all COVID standards are exceeded for you and them! We partner with who we think provides the best experience possible, so I appreciate you reviewing them separately but we always appreciate any feedback you have! Thank you again for the awesome review and for choosing us to guide you here in Colorado - I'm sure Levi had just as much fun as you did! Enjoy your summer and hope to see you again in 2021!
Written June 17, 2020
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Angela B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
We did a Family Float today and it was fantastic. Allison was my boat’s guide and she was friendly, outgoing, and very knowledgeable about what she was doing. She gave great directions when needed. She also gave us great recommendations for things to do in the area. The information she gave us about the company - when we asked - makes me recommend them even more. The next time we are ready for a rafting tour, AAE will be the first one we look to. Thanks for an awesome trip!
Written July 13, 2021
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Hello! We are excited to hear about how much fun you had with Allison as your guide and that she even gave you some information about our company. Thank you so much for recommending us so highly and for leaving a review! We had a blast taking you down the river. Come back soon!
Written July 14, 2021
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juliespeech
Old Monroe, MO10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We had an exceptional experience thanks to our awesome guide, Tess! He was outgoing, full of knowledge, experienced, FUN and most importantly kept us all safe. We were a party of 6 (2 adults, 4 girls ages 10-14). Only one of the girls have never been white water rafting- and she loved it! I’ve been on 5 white water rafting trips and this was the best in this class of rapids. With the rain, the rapids were perfect to keep the excitement going for all of us. We highly recommend AAE- they provided wet suits and splash jackets at no extra charge (it was 48 degrees when we left that morning). And we strongly recommend asking for Tess! Super cool guide! Thanks Tess!
Written July 28, 2020
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Thumbs up for Tess...love it! Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and for joining us on this adventure! We're always thrilled to hear that the kids left feeling confident and like they got a taste of adventure. Thank you again for joining us on this trip and we hope to see you on the river again sometime!
Written August 12, 2020
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4116Elli
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We booked the full day Brown’s Canyon raft trip and it was fantastic! Our family included 3 teenagers (19, 17, 15). Our guide and captain was Julian and he did a tremendous job! We loved the whole experience. The bus ride to the load zone includes lots of safety info. Listen to it all! This trip is lots of fun and has relaxing floating areas but it is also filled with some tremendously challenging and dangerous rapids! Julian did a great job navigating and keeping us informed of both his strategy and what he would need from us. The tour keeps 4-5 rafts together for the trip and it’s purposeful - because if a raft tips over (as the raft in front of us did) the other guides and participants are right there to lend a needed hand and get them back into their raft and back on track. I didn’t expect it at all but the whole fleet handled the incident really well! Other suggestions: wear lots of sunscreen, enjoy the beautiful sights and the adventure! Catch an early dinner at Eddyline Restaurant on S Main before you leave town. Thank you “King Julian” and everyone at AAE for a great day!
Written August 6, 2021
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Hello! Wow, thank you for leaving such a thorough review! We are happy to know how much fun you had with Julian on the river. We are also pleased to hear how everyone worked together as a team to handle the situation on the river. Our guides are highly trained for any kind of situation on the river and we're thrilled to know that we were able to respond accordingly. Thanks for rafting with us!
Written August 6, 2021
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Max R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Fun ride! We had little kids (12, 9, 6 years old) and did the Class 1 and 2 ride. It was a very gentle ride, but there was still enough excitement to have fun. Andy was our guide and he was great, keeping us on track and we had a good chat without him being too talky or corny. The company seems very professional, all the gear and rafts were in great shape. And they did seem to take COVID pretty seriously.
Written August 13, 2020
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Alec F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Tess our guide was very knowledgeable about the canyon and pointed out history and landmarks. He even gave history on the bus ride back! Tess made the trip fun and really loves his job. Tess was even able to save the life of a dog who was almost drowning in the river. If you are going on any rafting tour specifically ask for Tess as he will boost your experience and make it amazing where the other guides did not talk at all. Tess was amazing!!!
Written August 14, 2020
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CocoRobicheaux
Kansas City, KS20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Our whitewater rafting adventure was the highlight of our trip to Colorado! From start to finish, American Adventure Expeditions was top notch and made the nervous first-timer in our group feel comfortable and confident as we hit the river. We were fortunate to have Aaron as our guide. Out of multiple rafting trips over 30 years, he’s simply the best!
Written July 30, 2020
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Love that you left feeling confident about rafting - woohoo! And Aaron is the best for that - he's been a part of our management team for years and really has an amazing way of putting guests at ease. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience! We really appreciate it and hope to see you on the river again sometime!
Written August 12, 2020
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rebbleb
Overland Park, KS3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
With only 2 days to spend in Colorado we booked 4 activities with this company. The rafting was top notch with wonderful guides and excellent service. The Horse back riding was the best horse back tour we have ever been on as a family with 3 teens. The zip lining was great and the ATV tour was hands down our favorite. However, when there was a time mix up with our ATV tour we called the number for A.A.E. The women in the office worked tirelessly to insure we were well taken care of. Kris and Sunshine ( from the service department) not only made us feel like valued costumers but also saw to it that we were not only heard but treated like we were their #1 priority. One of my favorite parts of this trip was the refreshing & excellent customer service that was given by these two women. They not only saved our trip but they left me feeling great about the money we spent with their company. I will use this company every chance I get. Both of these women are worth double their pay check and then some. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Written August 17, 2021
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Hey there! You never know what situation might be thrown your way when it comes to traveling - we're so pleased to hear how diligently our team worked to help recover your vacation plans! Our goal is to ensure that our guests enjoy their experience with us from start to finish - we're thrilled to hear such positive feedback! Thank you for leaving us such a kind review. We hope you enjoyed your trip to Colorado!
Written August 19, 2021
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April B
Tulsa, OK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Had an amazing time on this adventure. Our guide was Luke "Flounder" and he was entertaining and knowledgeable about the river. He put us in the right spot to navigate the rapids just right! My family had the best time. Check in was easy Flounder even got our wet suits/helmets for us since there was a large party during our time. The photo that they took of our family was amazing and the purchase process was easy too. AAE was organized and friendly, we had our own boat and travel to and from the river was about 10 minutes to the drop in and 20 from the pick up. If we ever make it back we will use them again forsure!
Written July 25, 2021
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Hi April! We are happy to hear that your whole experience with us was effortless and fun. Thanks for the review! Come back anytime!
Written July 28, 2021
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TimandAsh
Katy, TX17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We rafted with American Adventures during our stay in Breckenridge. It was a little over an hour drive south, and a beautiful drive. We did the family float and it was perfect. It was the first time our daughters (9yr & 7yr) had done anything like this and it was the right level of rapids, etc. Trevor was our guide and he was very fun and knowledgeable. The float took about an 1hr 15min. We would highly recommend this experience to anyone!
Written August 15, 2020
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