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“Best day of our vacation!”

Arkansas Valley Adventures - Day Rafting
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Ranked #1 of 13 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
Reviewed July 11, 2013

We booked the Colorado River all day trip and so happy with that decision. Justin was our guide for the day and I can't even begin to explain how happy we were that he was our guide. He is so knowledgeable of the area, rafting, hiking and fun! I went with my husband, mother-in-law, and kids (9,10,17, 19 & 20).

This was a really great day for the family. You have to work together as a team, we jumped the 30 foot jump into the water and there were some great moments (we got stuck on a rock and had to work our way out of it.. awesome!). I would recommend the full day trip, I would have been disappointed with only the half day as we were having so much fun and wanted to keep going!

Justin was really an amazing guide, if you can pick your guide, pick him! He explained a LOT of stuff to the kids, shared history of the area, made the trip very fun and encouraged the kids to be adventurous. They LOVED it and actually learned a thing or two!

On a side note, we did bring a small collapsible cooler for extra water, but didn't really need it. They provided an excellent lunch! Excellent sandwiches, fruit, avocado and more! We stopped at the "island" on the trip and hung out for awhile. We did rent a "duckie" boat that our 20 year old used, and then on the island, our younger kids were able to use it. It is a smaller inflatable boat that can be attached to the bigger one. Lots of fun and well worth it for older, stronger kids that want to tackle the river on their own.

Best day of our trip and I am looking forward to doing the next step up! Thanks Justin for an awesome day!!

Thank lisab1120
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a great time on the 1/2 day trip with our family. It a was a good time for 1st time rafters and our 5 year old and 9 year old had a great time. We had a great guide that made it lots of fun!

Thank Danielle A
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

We booked at the last minute and with three 12 year old boys in tow...they were fabulous. We had a marvelous time and it has created memories for a lifetime! Our guide the "V Man" was terrific with the boys, showed them wildlife, shared history and played a few games with the raft. The boys have been talking about their adventure and are dying to go back! Thank you to the entire crew that pulls these trips together!

1  Thank Michelle M
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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!

Thank Kim R
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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!

Thank MomofNick
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