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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…

Visiting the Royal Gorge in Cañon City: Where to Eat, Play, and Sleep

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royal gorge activities Looking for a weekend escape that’ll blow you away? Then you’ll dig a trip to the Royal Gorge in Cañon City. The Royal Gorge has everything that we adrenaline junkies love,…

The 4 Best Summer Festivals in Buena Vista & Salida

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buena vista festivals A sweet summer weekend might well be summed up something like this: rafting + live music + arts + local brews + incredible food + mountain views = bliss. Luckily, the…

Don’t Miss These 4 Most Scenic Places in Colorado

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scenic places in colorado royal gorge 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…

Tips for Planning Outdoor Activities with Kids: Part 2

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outdoor activities with kids river 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…

Tips for Planning Outdoor Activities with Kids: Part 1

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outdoor activities with kids rafting 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…

The 4 Best Spring Hikes in Colorado

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spring hikes colorado 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…