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Arkansas River Water Levels in 2018: Our Predictions

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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 water level graphs for five...

Don’t Miss These 4 Most Scenic Places in Colorado

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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 of hippy culture with the...

Tips for Planning Outdoor Activities with Kids: Part 2

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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 planning Arkansas River Valley adventures...

Tips for Planning Outdoor Activities with Kids: Part 1

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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 touch of inspiration and a...

4 River Flicks to Get You Ready for Summer

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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 couch, and catch up on...

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

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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 – enjoyed at high noon....

Everything You Need to Know About Colorado’s Arkansas River

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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 many thrills and gorgeous views...

The 4 Best Spring Hikes in Colorado

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Spring weather in Colorado may be volatile, but don’t let its unpredictability keep you inside. You can still catch glimpses of spring in areas where the snow is starting to melt and trails aren’t too muddy. Sticking with relatively lower elevations is your best bet for spring hikes in Colorado, and these four hikes are...

Looking for Thrills? The 3 Best Family Adventure Vacations

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While it’s always fun visiting Aunt Mabel in Iowa, sometimes your family may be looking for a bit more thrills when you take a vacation. Some of the best family vacations double as a family adventure, and we have just the ticket for an awesome trip. Here are three family adventure vacations that’ll leave your...

Which Adventure Is Right For Me? [QUIZ]

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Do your summer plans this year include a thrilling ride down some of Colorado’s famous rapids? No matter if you’re a white water rafting beginner or a seasoned pro, you’ll find an awesome white water rafting run waiting for you in Colorado. We’ve put together a short quiz that’ll help you pick the adventure that’s right for your...