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Rafting In Breckenridge

There is not a more quintessential Colorado town than Breckenridge! Breckenridge is exactly what you think of when you think of a Colorado town; nestled at the base of large mountain peaks, a walkable downtown area, plenty of outdoor adventure activities, boutique shops, and lots of locally-owned restaurants all to entertain and feed you and your family or friends. If you’re lucky enough to get to spend some time here in Breckenridge this summer, you’ll see what we mean! Once you find your ideal choice in lodging and make a few restaurant reservations, you’ll be ready to book some adventure activities for a true Colorado vacation. First on your list must be whitewater rafting! Whitewater rafting near Breckenridge is a classic Colorado adventure; the ideal summer sport for all ages and abilities. The Arkansas River is the most popular rafting…

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February 10, 2021

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 in the winter for the skiing, snowmobiling and other snowy adventures here- a place unlike any other in Colorado. But when…

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August 15, 2018

The 7 Mountain Adventures We Offer!

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 than just rafting. We’ve got the perfect menu of mountain adventures to fill…

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August 9, 2018

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 You NEED to go Whitewater Rafting Before it’s too Late!

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…

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July 1, 2017

How to Choose the Best White Water Rafting Trip

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 web of rivers boasting thrilling whitewater. In the northwest corner, the Green River runs into the Yampa. Colorado’s north-central segment holds the North Platte and Cache…

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June 20, 2017

5 Unique Ideas for Your Bachelor or Bachelorette 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 fair share of thrills, there are so many other places where you can hold a bachelor or bachelorette party that will put the casinos to shame….

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May 28, 2017

5 Tips for Taking Awesome 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 rapids, manning your paddle, and trying not to fly off the raft. The easy way is letting a pro photographer snap the pictures from…

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April 5, 2017

The Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River: the Royal Gorge

The Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River: the Royal Gorge   The Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River boasts some of the greatest whitewater in Colorado. In fact, a few of our all-time favorite rapids lie between its 1000ft canyon walls. It is commonly referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas, with a…

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February 2, 2015