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7 Best Places for White Water Rafting in Colorado

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Originally published on March 23, 2017, updated on April 24, 2019 There is something uniquely exhilarating about experiencing the Rocky Mountains from a raft. Paddling through the Colorado wilderness, you become part of your surroundings. You have just enough time to marvel at the towering granite walls on either side of the river and appreciate…

Raft Guide River Slang To Know

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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…

What it Takes to Be a River Guide

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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…

The Thrill of the Arkansas River

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outdoor activities with kids 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…

The Essential Guide to Rafting Browns Canyon in Colorado

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browns canyon in colorado Sheer granite canyon walls peppered with colorful rock formations. Bighorn sheep hanging out on treacherous cliffs. Postcard-perfect landscape, perhaps with a glimpse of mule deer, elk, bobcats, black bears, falcons, and other wildlife thriving in the surrounding canyon. All this as you surge along…