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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...more
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12844 E. Hiways 24/285, Buena Vista, CO 81211-9534
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We all had a great time. It was a beautiful trip and we liked doing the paddling ourselves. Definitely want to do it again.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Valerie H
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We loved our trip! We had the Irish guy, Brian, he was the BEST! He guided us brilliantly. He entertained us with stories. He got to know us and ask questions about our family. He made the day simply perfect. We floated late in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

I almost talked myself out of going with the rest of my family because I can’t swim and was scared to death of falling into the river. I cannot stand getting water in my face even. I was as close to a major meltdown as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Deb H
Reviewed September 6, 2018

This was the 2nd time that I did river rafting after having an amazing experience in West Virginia. Firstly we had asked for half day rafting while booking but did not get it and instead had to pay for full day rafting. We were a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

First time ever white water rafting. Curtis was an amazing guide and gave us the full white water experience. Would definitely do this again! Glad I got to see the Royal Gorge from this angle.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lkreidle
Reviewed September 5, 2018

From start to finish the AAE did a great job. Drew(our guide) was great in pointing things out for us during the trip. We had the whole raft to our self and we had a blast, even in the rain.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Reid was the best guide our family had a blast! Thank you American Adventure Expeditions we will see you soon!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lauren H
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Tour was well organized and they made the adventure quite enjoyable. Would recommend this group anytime

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tim G
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Had a blast, Drew was an amazing guide and extremely knowledgeable. My wife and I loved the trip, the water was low so it was a more technical trip than normal. We are excited to come back and go on another trip. Would highly recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mike W
Reviewed September 3, 2018

My extended family did the 1/2 day rafting tour on Bighorn Sheep Canyon. We had kids as young as 7 and parents as old as 76. The age and ability levels weren't a problem at all. The guides Alan and Reid were great. We had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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January 15, 2019|
Response from AmericanAdventureExp | Property representative |
Hello and greetings from Colorado! So, I would definitely recommend Browns Canyon over Bighorn Sheep Canyon for rafting in late-July. Late-July is a GREAT time to take the kiddos as weather and water temps are much warmer... More
June 23, 2018|
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Response from AmericanAdventureExp | Property representative |
Hello, we ask guests to arrive 45 minutes early and then depending on the trip there is either one or two bus rides plus the time on water, which is normally about two and a half hours. After guests return, they frequently... More
Julie T
July 8, 2016|
Response from VanessaDukesRosauer | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely love to try the next level up!! Thanks for rafting with us- I hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation!!