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How to Choose the Best White Water Rafting Trip for Kids
How to Choose the Best White Water Rafting Trip for Kids

Blasting rapids. Sloshing waves. Steep turns and crazy angles. Yep, white water rafting can be totally insane. But you can also tone it down a notch to make it an amazing adventure that’s suitable for kids. While you can’t take kids younger than age 6, you can definitely make rafting…

6 Local Watering Holes to Visit After Rafting
6 Local Watering Holes to Visit After Rafting

We think the perfect day on the river can only be made better with a cold drink at a local watering hole after the boat’s been docked for the night. The Upper Arkansas River Valley is packed with sweet little spots for meeting up with friends or relaxing after a…

Arkansas River Water Levels in 2018: Our Predictions
Arkansas River Water Levels in 2018: Our Predictions

The weather this past week was fabulous for spending time outside on the river. We’ve been surfing some sweet play holes and riding the rock features on the Arkansas River just outside town. We’re getting super stoked about rafting season this year! We’ve also been geeking out on snowpack data and…

Don’t Miss These 4 Most Scenic Places in Colorado
Don’t Miss These 4 Most Scenic Places in Colorado

Picking the most scenic places in Colorado is always tough since the entire state is pretty stunning. However, we took on the difficult task – here are our picks for four must-see places you’ll want to head this spring and summer for spectacular Colorado views. Crested Butte Mix a bit…

Tips for Planning Outdoor Activities with Kids: Part 2
Tips for Planning Outdoor Activities with Kids: Part 2

This is the second in a two-part series on planning mountain fun outdoors with kids. Check out Part 1 here. After reading Part 1 of this series, you should be ready to roll when it comes to laying the groundwork for mountain escapades with your little ones. Now, let’s talk…

Tips for Planning Outdoor Activities with Kids: Part 1
Tips for Planning Outdoor Activities with Kids: Part 1

This is the first in a two-part series on planning outdoor activities with children. These days it can be tough to get your kids off their tablet or away from the television to play outdoors. Fortunately, sometimes all they need to fall in love with the great outdoors is a…

4 River Flicks to Get You Ready for Summer
4 River Flicks to Get You Ready for Summer

We don’t really have spring along the Arkansas River –  it’s more of a winter morphing into summer deal. March to May just alternates between warm kicking-it-by-the-river weather and freezing-spring-powder weather. Sometimes when Mother Nature serves up a little chilly rain or snow, we seize the chance, chill on the…

Rapids & Grub: Learn More About AAE’s Rafting Meals
Rapids & Grub: Learn More About AAE’s Rafting Meals

Indulge us for a moment as we engage in a little wilderness-based culinary fantasy… Sizzling bacon, golden hash browns, and piping hot scrambled eggs – a true cowboy breakfast-devoured beside the river at sunrise. Crunchy kettle chips and juicy watermelon served on the side of a delicious, customized wrap sandwich…

Everything You Need to Know About Colorado’s Arkansas River
Everything You Need to Know About Colorado’s Arkansas River

When you think of Colorado, images of snow-capped peaks and ski slopes likely come to mind. What you may not immediately think of is the system of rivers winding between the mountain ranges. However, as summer comes and the snow melts off our mountains, these rivers can offer just as…

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