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3 Reasons July Whitewater Rafting is the Best!

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It’s finally July, summer is half-way over and it’s getting hotter here in Colorado. But what many don’t realize is that July is the best time to go rafting in Colorado. Why, you ask? There are many reasons, but here are the top three! 1) High water season is OVER and the river has decreased to...

5 Tips for White Water Rafting With Kids

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When white water rafting is portrayed in videos and photos, you see people braving deep, tumultuous rapids while clinging on to the raft for dear life. In reality, hundreds of miles of smooth-as-butter river water exist, and such idyllic conditions are awesome for beginners and families with little ones. White water rafting with kids is...

5 Reasons You NEED to go Whitewater Rafting Before it’s too Late!

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Are you looking for an adrenaline rush to start your summer?  Colorado was lucky enough to build up an abnormally huge snowpack over the winter.  This is great news for any thrill seekers out there!  As Colorado experiences rising temperatures, the runoff from the mountains will continue to increase water levels into the beginning of...

What Not to Do When White Water Rafting

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Scream. Whoop. Laugh. Wear a life jacket. These are all things that are perfectly acceptable, and even expected, when you’re white water rafting. If you’ve been looking into a white water rafting adventure, surely you’ve come across tons of tips for what to do on a raft. But you may have yet to stumble upon...

An Inside Look at AAE Whitewater Rafting Guide Training

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American Adventure Expeditions has finished up another great year of whitewater rafting guide training, creating some of the best rafting guides you’ll find on the Arkansas River. Our trainees braved freezing water (it’s melted snow, after all!) and battled massive rapids to get their certification and join the hallowed ranks of AAE raft guides. At...

4 Natural Wonders in Colorado You Need to Visit

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Colorado has long been hailed as one of the most beautiful states in the nation, and even the quickest peek at any of the natural wonders in Colorado can easily explain why. We picked four of our all-time favorite places across the state that showcase Mother Nature at her finest, along with some popular activities...

How to Choose the Best White Water Rafting Trip

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Colorado is famous for its incredible mountains. While the well-kept trails to the top of the state’s 14,000-foot peaks are incomparable, a less-highlighted route weaves between the peaks: a web of rivers boasting thrilling whitewater. In the northwest corner, the Green River runs into the Yampa. Colorado’s north-central segment holds the North Platte and Cache...

Calling All Serious Whitewater Junkies!

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The Numbers is widely considered to be the best Class IV run in the entire state of Colorado… and its 20 minutes from our front door. Depending upon the water levels, measured by cubic feet per second (CFS), the river channelizes and is fun Class IV rafting and kayaking; when it reaches 1000 cfs, the rapids...

5 Unique Ideas for Your Bachelor or Bachelorette Party

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For a one-of-a-kind and memorable bachelor or bachelorette party, you and your guests need to follow one simple rule: Don’t go to Las Vegas. While Las Vegas has its fair share of thrills, there are so many other places where you can hold a bachelor or bachelorette party that will put the casinos to shame....

The Beginner’s Guide to White Water Rafting

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You can read all the descriptions and reviews you want, but you’ll never truly experience the full thrill of white water rafting until you do it yourself. Before you take the plunge, start by arming yourself with some handy tips from our white water rafting for beginners guide. Pick Your Trip Before you grab your...