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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

Seven Things to Do in Cañon City After Rafting

One hundred miles south of Denver, Cañon City, CO, is a gateway to adventure. The region is home to abundant outdoor recreation from climbing to white water rafting. After you spend the morning riding some rapids, spend the afternoon and evening exploring these seven spots in the historic town of Cañon City: Dinosaur Experience Study some of the biggest…

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April 24, 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

Popular Demand

There are so many reasons that the Arkansas River in Colorado has become the most popular white water river for rafting in the United States, maybe even in the world, for commercial rafting and private boating. In the land of wicked whitewater, the Arkansas River reigns supreme.  As one of the most popular rafting rivers…

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June 30, 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

Rip and Roar Through America’s Greatest Gorge!

This video exemplifies a day in the life of a rafter with American Adventure Expeditions. We used professionally manned drones to shoot this exceptional video of Royal Gorge rafting. The Royal Gorge is a canyon on the Arkansas River near Canon City, Colorado. With a width of 50 feet at its base and a few hundred feet at its top, has a depth of 1,250 feet in places, the 10-mile-long canyon is a narrow, steep gorge through the granite of Freemont Peak. It is one of the deepest canyons, and one of the most prestigious places to white water raft in Colorado. We rock all the named rapids in the Royal Gorge. This includes Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, Wallslammer, Corkscrew, the Narrows, Boateater, and Soda Pop Rock. If you are interested in any of our white water rafting adventures, please be…

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June 18, 2014

The Royal Gorge Is Open For Rafting

The Royal Gorge is now open for rafting! After weeks of being closed due to the fire, we are ecstatic to say we can once again raft the mighty gorge. The Gorge is flowing at an excellent water level right now for great adventure and perfect whitewater excitement. Close your eyes and picture yourself rafting on the Arkansas River through the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. You’re at the bottom of the amazing Royal Gorge staring up at majestic granite walls that rise on both sides over 1,000 feet in the air. Now imagine you’re navigating your way through the Arkansas River’s roller coaster rapids while rafting the Royal Gorge with waves so big and drops so fast that everyone is soaked from head to toe, and all your cheeks hurt from smiling so much. Does this sound like the adventure you’ve…

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June 21, 2013