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Huge Group For Rafting? No Problem!

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Quick Info! Here at American Adventure Expeditions, we pride ourselves on customer service no matter how small or large of a group we encounter.  We’ve worked hard to provide a convenient and enjoyable experience for our larger reservations.  Our discounts of 10% off rafting trips begins with groups of 10 or more and we offer...

5 Reasons Late Season Rafting is a Better Adventure!

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By the time August rolls around the water levels on the Arkansas tend to take a pretty big dip. The storms we’ve had early this month helped maintain some pretty awesome late season water levels, but even the rain can’t keep the river from losing steam.  With the help of the Voluntary Flow Management Program,...

AAE Cribs: Cheapest Housing Along the Arkansas River

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Have you ever wondered where your raft guide lives all summer?  This is a very common question heard throughout the day at both American Adventure Expeditions outposts due to the seasonality of the job, but more likely because guests catch a glimpse of our magnificent “Tent City.” One of our Irish guide trainees, Tom, hanging...

What’s the Best Canyon for Rafting on the Arkansas River?

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Browns Canyon in Buena Vista and Bighorn Sheep Canyon outside Canon City are definitely two of the most popular and stunning whitewater rafting locations on Colorado’s Arkansas River. Buena Vista is also home to The Numbers, another awesome rafting experience, but because how technical and intense the section is, many people choose to take an...

Are You Up for the Challenge? Rafting The Royal Gorge versus The Numbers!

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Two of the most popular and more exhilarating sections of the Arkansas River are The Numbers and The Royal Gorge.  Both sections are considered some of the top whitewater rapids in the entire country and it’s definitely for a great reason!  The Royal Gorge route sends you through a crack in a mountain that is...

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...