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Avoid the Ice Water: Where Our Raft Guides Work in The Winter

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Here at American Adventure, we’re lucky that we have an amazing crew every summer to guide our white water rafting trips and give our guests an unbeatable rafting experience. While we all wish we could raft year-round, the freezing Colorado winters end our season in September. Once we close up shop for the winter, our…

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,…

Guides In The Off Season

Ever wondered what our hero’s of the high waters do when the Arkansas River freezes over in the winter? We caught up with a few of them and wanted to fill you in on their year-round adventures and expeditions. Jonathan One of our rookie guides from last summer, Jonathan, had a great season with us…

World Class Colorado White Water Rafting!

It’s the heat of summer, and you know what that means? Hot temperatures yet cool Arkansas River water rafting. Get in on a rafting trip with American Adventure Expeditions and feel the splashes and excitement of world class Colorado white water rafting! We offer rafting trips for all ages, ability levels, and thrill seekers. With…

Burgers and Rafting

I don’t know how it’s possible but I never get sick of smelling the burgers cook when the rafters come back from their Colorado rafting trips. They get our delicious burgers from Scanga Meat Co grilled to perfection. Then the burgers are topped with all sorts of different toppings such as, lettuce, tomato, fresh avocado,…

I Love My Job!

Today has been a fantastic day here at American Adventure Expeditions. Mostly because our owner Mike got to get out on the river and guide his longtime friends today. It was also a coincidence that they were from Ohio and we got to talk about how much we DON’T want to leave Colorado any time…

Staff Updates – We Love Reviews!

Today I received an interesting project from one of my managers. I was instructed to look and Yelp and TripAdvisor and get updates on our recent reviews. I never really think to look at these on my own time because I basically live with the people I work with. However, it was SO cool to…

Ride with AAE Owner, Mike Kissack

Just a day in the life of AAE owner Mike Kissack.  We usually spend quite a bit of time in the office checking people in, managing guides and running our amazing business.  However, there are our favorite days when we get to get out and ride the rapids with some of our wonderful guests. Check…

Here it comes!

One of the hardest things about writing this newsletter each month is deciding on a topic.  The difficulty usually lies in having too much, not too little, to write about.  Whether it’s things going on at AAE, recent travel adventures, or updates on your favorite guides, each month I have to decide what will be most…

Training Day For Colorado Rafting Guides

‘Shocked’ is exactly the word I would use to describe the look on our first-year guide trainees faces when they arrived at our headquarters in Buena Vista, CO a week ago today.  These 15 trainees (hand-picked by Mike & Paul from over 200 applicants) come to us from all over the country (Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky, Washington, Nebraska, and Oregon…