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“Great experience!”

Arkansas Valley Adventures - Day Rafting
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Kremmling
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Owner description: Whitewater Rafting trips on the famous Colorado River. Choose from scenic floats and inflatable kayak trips through mountain ranchland and canyons or the biggest Class V in the West: Gore Canyon! Our Kremmling office is located in the center of town and is convenient to Summit County, Winter Park, Steamboat and Vail. Free wetsuits. Click the red Trip Discounts button on or website for our daily deals! AVA was voted Best of Summit 3 times running!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Nebraska, United States
1 review
“Great experience!”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

We took the Colorado River Float trip because our 7-year-old didn't weigh enough to do the Arkansas River trip. But, we certainly didn't miss out on any fun! Our guide, "V," was excellent and kept the trip fun for three young boys ages 14, 12 and 7. He pointed out wildlife that included four bald eagles, two golden eagles, big horn sheep, a coyote, trout and a vulture. He shared stories about the scenery and entertained the boys between the excitement of the rapids. This was an excellent experience for us. We felt safe and had a great time. Plus, lunch was fabulous! We would highly recommend this trip!

Visited July 2012
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Sugar Land, Texas
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35 reviews
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“The best part of our vacation!!”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

While planning our trip to Colorado, 2 of our 3 sons are 11 & 14 and they wanted to do whitewater rafting. So I searched for the top rated rafting companies. Even though i have to admit, AVA wasn't our first choice (it was our second), it ended up our best choice. The other company would not accomodate our 3.5 year old son. We did the 1/2 day upper Colorado river float. We had such an awesome time. Our guide Calder was experienced and made everyone feel safe and comfortable. He surprised us with some stunts during the float. I think the highlight was when our 14 yr old son and my husband jumped off the 30' rock.. Hubby was a little hesitant, but all the fellow rafters below cheered him on and he ended up jumping off. Definitely, something they can cross off on their bucket list!! The float was just peaceful and relaxing and all five of us had the best time and a memory that we will never forget! We definitely will use AVA again!

Visited July 2012
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Kirkwood, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The highlight of our vacation”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Our family of five took the full day rafting trip which included a really great deli lunch in a beautiful setting. Our guide, Beth, was the best. She is friendly, fun and knowledgeable. She led us on some hikes along the river and coached us in our leap from jump rock. I definitely recommend the full day raft trip on the Colorado River.

Visited July 2012
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Nice if you want to float or have a small child.”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

We chose this company & the 1/2 day float on the Colorado river as we wanted a trip that our entire group could do (ages 3-43). It was very mild & mostly relaxing. Not a lot of paddling or true excitement. The one thing the teenagers enjoyed (13,14,15,16 & 18) was the jump off the 30' high rock. The 3 year old had a good time & wasn't scared. Out guide Raz was AWESOME!! He made the trip more interesting. Very knowledgeable about local & historical facts. If your teenagers want a bit more excitement try a Class III trip. As for AVA they seemed a bit disorganized (lady at the register) but were all very friendly.

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New York
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Really fun experience”
Reviewed August 10, 2011

We did the easiest trip with our family group ranging in age from 7 to 60 and we all had a great time. The guide was extremely competent and it felt completely safe, but we had enough "adventure" so that it was fun for the teenagers. I highly recommend this company.

Visited August 2011
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