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“Great Fun!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Arkansas Valley Adventures

Arkansas Valley Adventures
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Ranked #6 of 17 Tours in Buena Vista
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: World-class Colorado rafting trips on 8 rivers for all ages and abilities, zipline tours and rock climbing on our 44-acre mountain property. Offering great trip discounts every day on our award-winning website: just click the red Trip Discounts button on our home page. 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
St Louis
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Our guide, Chris, took us on a thrilling ride. This company is very organized and they make the experience easy. The lunch was fantastic.

Visited July 2012
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Long Grove, Ia
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125 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Numbers 1/2 day; Awesome tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

Five of us on a 3 hr tour. Awesome tour, we had a great captain (Mike, which by the way looks like Hagrid). We were told that the river was low, but we had lots of fun and challenge (level III and IV) for the five of us to tackle. Scenery was awesome. Lots of competition between the boats on our tour; which made the ride enjoyable, would highly recommend this company and tour.
On a side note, my second choice was “Mile High rafting” in Idaho Springs, Co. On the way back to Denver, we noticed they rafted right next to Interstate. Glad we took the extra drive to Buena Vista!!

Visited July 2012
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
“Wonderful 2 days with AVA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

Our crew of 7, comprising of 2 famlies, with children ages 9.11,14,15 just spent 2 days in Buena Vista enjoying the beauty of Colorado with AVA. We had an absolutely fabulous time rafting, ziplining, and rock climbing. The Brown's Canyon raft trip was perfect for our group - exciting and the scenery so beautiful and pristine. The ziplines are fun and thrilling, and provide a wonderful view of the valley. The guides for rock climbing were patient and also very experienced - which allowed for those of us who had climbed to move up the rocks at lightspeed, while those of us who had never climbed to move up the rocks for the first time and try this new sport. We highly recommend AVA and look forward to a return visit.

Visited July 2012
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Avon, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Super Fun...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

Thank you, AVA, for such a great experience on the three day 'Mild to Wild' rafting trip. Our guides (Miles, Matt, Patrick & Connor) were fabulous and the trip was the highlight of my vacation. The rafting was fun & challenging while the deluxe camping was the perfect way to relax after a day on the water (I mean really, have you ever been served a mocha while camping?). As far as the comments about communication and trip changes, keep in mind: AVA is working with NATURE, and conditions will ALWAYS be variable. Our trip was changed slightly just before the start (delayed to a 1/2 day start time on day one), but we were notified a day in advance, and credited the difference. It also rained on our second night of camping, but our guides were prepared, and we had a great night. What more could you ask for? I’ll definitely be back, and will certainly recommend AVA to my friends and family!

Visited July 2012
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Oklahoma City
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Super fun adventures are what you get!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

We had a super time with zip lining and rafting in Brown's Canyon (level 3) It was a super time ziplning. We had Frank and Munson as our zip guides and they were very thourough with the instruction and worked with me when I wasn't feeling well at the beginning. We had some who had been ziplining before and I had not been. I was very comfortable with the safety and training. They made it a fun and exciting and memorable adventure.
We also did the rafting experience and it was awesome. Ben was our guide and he entered into the fun we always have on any trip! He kept us safe and helped us thru the rough patches with calm assurance and had fun with the River Trolls and Crackon (our made up obstacles) on the trip. We'd happily take Ben Frank or Munson on trips with us again!
Great memories and photos to show our friends.
A hearty recomendation is what they get from us.

No plumbing so outhouses are the order of the day, but that is true on every other tour we have taken this vacation so not a strike against our happy rating since it is not different from the other places we've been.

Visited July 2012
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