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American Adventure Expeditions

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Take Advantage of Colorado White Water Rafting Season While You Can
Take Advantage of Colorado White Water Rafting Season While You Can

Colorado white water rafting is one of the most popular outdoor activities Colorado has to offer during the warmer parts of the year.  The Arkansas River provides numerous rafting excursions throughout the state and its diverse levels of rapids allow for a person to choose a trip that suits their…

The Numbers Rafting – Planning the Ultimate Colorado Rafting Trip
The Numbers Rafting – Planning the Ultimate Colorado Rafting Trip

The Numbers Background The Numbers is an 8-mile Class IV/V (advanced) section on the Arkansas River located 10 miles north of Buena Vista, Colorado, and is widely considered to be one of the most difficult sections of commercially rafted river in Colorado.  This narrow section of whitewater winds its way…

Brown’s Canyon Rafting – Planning a Scenic Colorado Rafting Adventure
Brown’s Canyon Rafting – Planning a Scenic Colorado Rafting Adventure

Brown’s Canyon is the most popular section of rafting river in all of North America for good reason – it’s filled with fun and exciting rapids ranging from Class I – Class IV not to mention some of the most amazing scenery Colorado has to offer. American Adventure Expeditions offers…

The Coziest Cañon City Restaurants to Beat the Cold
The Coziest Cañon City Restaurants to Beat the Cold

A day of vigorous winter adventure deserves an evening of cozy relaxation, and that’s exactly what’s on the menu at any one of these Cañon City restaurants. Each pick on our list has its special charm, while all feature a mood-boosting atmosphere and epic food. Chicago Bob’s BBQ If cozy…

Winter Has Arrived — Lets Go Play in the Snow!
Winter Has Arrived — Lets Go Play in the Snow!

Finally, winter has arrived and has no plans of leaving. With snow in Salida and Buena Vista, as well as up high on Monarch Mountain, we are stoked to see what looks to be another wet winter in Colorado. The forecasters have nicknamed the current El Niño storm system “Bruce…

The “REAL” South Park, CO
The “REAL” South Park, CO

There’s been a lot of press lately about the creators of South Park, an animated show on Comedy Central, and their portrayal of certain religions and religious “icons” on their show.  The TV show is based in a rural Colorado town, and has been on the air for about 11…

5 Best Products for Outdoor Perros
5 Best Products for Outdoor Perros

Now although our 1 year-year-old Goldendoodle Manny is half poodle, he is still a pretty tough guy and loves the outdoors (the pic to the right was taken while cross country skiing in Leadville, CO last weekend…poodle prance, but at least it’s at 10,000′!) And, as anyone else with a…

Top 5 Reasons People Come for Winter & Stay for the Summer
Top 5 Reasons People Come for Winter & Stay for the Summer

Snow capped peaks. Champagne powder.  Bluebird skies. Small town feel. Natural snow. No lift lines.  These are just a just a handful of the reasons that people choose the Upper Arkansas River Valley in the winter for the skiing, snowmobiling and other snowy adventures here- a place unlike any other…

The 7 Mountain Adventures We Offer!
The 7 Mountain Adventures We Offer!

Okay, yes. We love to talk about the magical river valley that we live in, and how stoked we are to be able to raft the Arkansas every single day, all summer long. But truth be told, American Adventure Expeditions is more than just rafting. We’ve got the perfect menu…

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