Arkansas River Rafting

If you’re looking for a unique way to enjoy the beautiful Colorado landscape, or if a thrilling Arkansas River rafting adventure is what you have in mind, we have it all! As the only outfitter with 2 riverside facilities (one in Buena Vista, one in Canon City), AAE allows you to create your very own rafting adventure.

Families love us for our scenic and kid-friendly trips, while hardcore rafting fans can’t get enough of our extreme adventures, where whitewater meets white knuckles! For over 23 years, American Adventure Expeditions has been committed to ensuring that each and every Colorado rafting experience with us is of the absolute highest quality. Your safety, comfort, and enjoyment are our top priorities while rafting the Arkansas River. Our first-class riverside facilities, top of the line equipment and unmatched dedication to customer service are what truly set us apart from other Colorado rafting outfitters.

Arkansas River Rafting

Rafting Trips Near Buena Vista and Canon City

The section of the Arkansas River that you choose to raft will depend on your taste in whitewater, your location, and how much time you have. No matter which Arkansas River rafting trip you choose, we at American Adventure Expeditions will go out of our way to provide you with an amazing whitewater rafting experience and memories that will last a lifetime!

Please click the green road signs below to learn about our different trips.

Our Day Trips on the Arkansas River (near Buena Vista and Canon City) are perfect for those of you who are looking for a Colorado whitewater rafting adventure but have other things included on your vacation itinerary. We pack as much scenery, wildlife, and Colorado whitewater as possible into all of our trips; no matter how much (or how little) time you have to spend with us.

The only complaint we really ever receive about our overnight rafting adventures near Canon City is that they’re just not long enough! The Arkansas River boasts over 100 miles of raftable Colorado whitewater and as hard as we’ve tried, we just can’t seem to fit it all into one day. Thus, the Overnight Trip.

Find the Arkansas River rafting trip for you and book your outing today!