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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…

4 River Flicks to Get You Ready for Summer

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river flicks camera 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…

8 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Nature Lovers

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Even if you spend your winters shredding the slopes and your summers trekking up every mountain in sight, you probably feel like you could’ve conquered more of Mother Nature this year. As all nature lovers know, it’s hard to fit enough awesome outdoor activities in the year. If your goal in the new year is…

5 Christmas Gifts for the Outdoor Fanatic in Your Life

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Do you have someone in your life who is always off on an outdoor adventure? Whether they’re obsessed with shredding the slopes or riding rapids, they’ll love nothing more than an outdoor-themed gift for the holidays. To help you out with your shopping this year, we’ve put together a list of five outdoor Christmas gifts…

5 Funny Outdoor Christmas Photo Ideas

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Christmas cards are terrific, but even those with posed family photos can all start to look the same. If you’re bored of arranging your family in woolly sweaters in front of the Christmas tree, you have more eye-catching options. You can instead create a holiday card that combines your love of fun with your love…

The Best Summer Ever!

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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,…

Inspiration to Explore Before It’s Too Late!

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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…

The Best Way to Close Out This Summer!

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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…