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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…

Top 5 Reasons People Come for Winter & Stay for the Summer

  Snow capped peaks. Champagne powder.  Bluebird skies. Small town feel. Natural snow. No lift lines.  These are just a just a handful of the reasons that people choose the Upper Arkansas River Valley…

The 7 Mountain Adventures We Offer!

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unique valentine's day gifts atv Okay, yes. We love to talk about the magical river valley that we live in, and how stoked we are to be able to raft the Arkansas every single day, all summer long. But truth be told, American Adventure Expeditions is more…

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…

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…

How to Choose the Best White Water Rafting Trip

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best white water rafting trips Colorado is famous for its incredible mountains. While the well-kept trails to the top of the state’s 14,000-foot peaks are incomparable, a less-highlighted route weaves between the peaks: a…

5 Unique Ideas for Your Bachelor or Bachelorette Party

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unique ideas for bachelor party For a one-of-a-kind and memorable bachelor or bachelorette party, you and your guests need to follow one simple rule: Don’t go to Las Vegas. While Las Vegas has its…

5 Tips for Taking Awesome White Water Rafting Photos

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white water rafting photos Taking awesome white water rafting photos can be hard or easy. The hard way is bringing along a waterproof camera and then trying to snap a non-blurry selfie while riding…

The Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River: the Royal Gorge

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AAE-Royal-gorge The Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River: the Royal Gorge   Arkansas_River The Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River boasts some of the…