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Rafting In Breckenridge
Rafting In Breckenridge

There is not a more quintessential Colorado town than Breckenridge! Breckenridge is exactly what you think of when you think of a Colorado town; nestled at the base of large mountain peaks, a walkable downtown area, plenty of outdoor adventure activities, boutique shops, and lots of locally-owned restaurants all to…

Practice Social Distancing and Have Fun, Too!
Practice Social Distancing and Have Fun, Too!

Are you wondering what you and your family are going to do for fun this summer? Do you worry about keeping everyone happy all summer long with social distancing practices in place and so many things closed? At American Adventure Expeditions, we are excited to announce that we are opening…

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…

Raft Guide River Slang To Know
Raft Guide River Slang To Know

If you’ve spent any time on a raft, hung out with kayakers, or even researched float trips this summer, you’ve likely heard references to a section of the river being “boney” or had someone ask you to grab your “PFD”, and wondered what the heck they were talking about. So…

What it Takes to Be a River Guide
What it Takes to Be a River Guide

You know you just can’t get enough of Colorado when you move here for the winter skiing and find yourself looking for a way to stay all summer long. That’s exactly how many of us river guides find our way to American Adventure Expeditions. We typically start out as ski…

The Thrill of the Arkansas River
The Thrill of the Arkansas River

Rafting season is in full swing here in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Water levels are up and the river is running. Play holes are loaded with stand-up paddleboarders and kayakers attempting tricks and improving on their moves from last season. Body surfers donning life jackets are braving the waves…

Visiting the Royal Gorge in Cañon City: Where to Eat, Play, and Sleep
Visiting the Royal Gorge in Cañon City: Where to Eat, Play, and Sleep

Looking for a weekend escape that’ll blow you away? Then you’ll dig a trip to the Royal Gorge in Cañon City. The Royal Gorge has everything that we adrenaline junkies love, including sheer cliff faces, awesome wildlife, raging rapids, and one of the highest suspension bridges in the world. Here’s…

10 Tips for Viewing Wildlife Along the Arkansas River
10 Tips for Viewing Wildlife Along the Arkansas River

This is the second of two blogs on wildlife along the Arkansas River. Check out last week’s post, A Guide to Wildlife Along the Arkansas River. Colorado wildlife is frequently most active in the early morning hours and around sunset. Particularly in the heat of summer, birds, sheep, and even…

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