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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 on June 1, 2020, and that we plan on running river rafting tours all summer long. Whitewater rafting is a great way to have an adventure with your family and friends that you will remember long after COVID-19 is a thing of the past. Outdoors is Safer Concerned about safety? Get outside! It’s much harder for someone to pass along COVID-19 outside. Unless someone is right up in your face, the virus particles disperse before they have a chance to infect someone else. One of the easiest ways to spread…

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May 20, 2020

The Best Summer Ever!

Thank You For Everything! After an unbelievably successful summer, rafting season is over and our outposts are all packed up until spring.  Undoubtedly, the number one factor that made this season so outstanding were all the outstanding guests that joined us on an adventure.  Without the enjoyable interactions, kindhearted reviews, and positive word of mouth,…

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September 13, 2017

Inspiration to Explore Before It’s Too Late!

Breathtaking sights of Colorado range from majestic snow capped peaks all the way to beautiful desert formations.  It’s easy to forget how drastically the environment can change within just an hour or two of driving.  Here at American Adventure Expeditions, we will always appreciate our locations along the Arkansas River, but we wanted to share…

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September 2, 2017

The Best Way to Close Out This Summer!

Want to end this summer with a bang?  Here at American Adventure Expeditions, we offer many amazing deals on full day adventure packages.  While we are whitewater rafting company, we have worked with some of the top local businesses in order to provide huge discounts for customers who are looking to create a life long…

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August 23, 2017

5 Reasons Late Season Rafting is a Better Adventure!

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,…

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August 14, 2017

An Inside Look at AAE Whitewater Rafting Guide Training

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…

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June 26, 2017

The Adventurous Arkansas River

Our section of the Arkansas River, nestled here in colorful Colorado, offers rafting trips in Browns Canyon, Bighorn Canyon, the Royal Gorge and the Numbers to mention some of the most popular raft trips. Family-friendly float trips are increasingly popular as well, and there are many great places to swim and further enjoy along the shore. This…

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July 2, 2014

Get Your Gorge On!

The Royal Gorge section of the Arkansas River has finally opened up and we’re so excited to get you out there, we’re offering Half Off any Half Day Royal Gorge Adventure! In our humble opinion, the Gorge is the best trip we offer: epic scenery, amazing rapids and privacy from the modern world… except the…

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June 19, 2014

Did you know: all that cold white stuff turns in to whitewater!

April 13th – Browns Canyon Kayaking in Snow! If you live in Texas or Kansas you might not wake up everyday wondering how melting snow contributes to the water cycle, but since you’re coming to visit us here in Colorado to raft this summer, we’re going to get you up-to-snuff.   Bro being a bro, brah. In the world-wide scheme of the water cycle, runoff from snowmelt is a major factor in the global movement of water; although the importance of snowmelt varies greatly geographically, here at American Adventure Expeditions  much of the springtime runoff and whitewater in rivers is attributable to melting snow and ice. Springtime in the Rockies is a really magical time of  year, where even weather forecasters have a tough time predicting whats coming up next for us. One thing is for sure, spring skiing is…

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April 17, 2014

Summer Rafting American Adventure Expeditions

We’re in the thick of our busy summer Colorado rafting season and I must say I’m very impressed with our operation at American Adventure Expeditions and our Colorado whitewater rafting guests as well. This is my first summer working for a Colorado whitewater rafting company. I am going to recommend it to everyone wherever I go next. From our awesome guides, passionate owners, cheerful office staff, and quality facility and equipment – American Adventure Expeditions is truly a leader among Arkansas River rafting companies. I, along with many other employees, reside in a comfortable tent behind the outpost. I can hear the river along with the groups of people getting ready for their adventure on the river. Midday I can smell the burgers on the grill for the guests halfway through their day of fun. I can hear the flowers or garden being…

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July 29, 2013