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Tips for Planning Outdoor Activities with Kids: Part 1
Tips for Planning Outdoor Activities with Kids: Part 1

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 play outdoors. Fortunately, sometimes all they need to fall in love with the great outdoors is a…

4 River Flicks to Get You Ready for Summer
4 River Flicks to Get You Ready for Summer

We don’t really have spring along the Arkansas River –  it’s more of a winter morphing into summer deal. March to May just alternates between warm kicking-it-by-the-river weather and freezing-spring-powder weather. Sometimes when Mother Nature serves up a little chilly rain or snow, we seize the chance, chill on the…

Rapids & Grub: Learn More About AAE’s Rafting Meals
Rapids & Grub: Learn More About AAE’s Rafting Meals

Indulge us for a moment as we engage in a little wilderness-based culinary fantasy… Sizzling bacon, golden hash browns, and piping hot scrambled eggs – a true cowboy breakfast-devoured beside the river at sunrise. Crunchy kettle chips and juicy watermelon served on the side of a delicious, customized wrap sandwich…

Everything You Need to Know About Colorado’s Arkansas River
Everything You Need to Know About Colorado’s Arkansas River

When you think of Colorado, images of snow-capped peaks and ski slopes likely come to mind. What you may not immediately think of is the system of rivers winding between the mountain ranges. However, as summer comes and the snow melts off our mountains, these rivers can offer just as…

The 4 Best Spring Hikes in Colorado
The 4 Best Spring Hikes in 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 for spring hikes in Colorado,…

Looking for Thrills? The 3 Best Family Adventure Vacations
Looking for Thrills? The 3 Best Family Adventure Vacations

While it’s always fun visiting Aunt Mabel in Iowa, sometimes your family may be looking for a bit more thrills when you take a vacation. Some of the best family vacations double as a family adventure, and we have just the ticket for an awesome trip. Here are three family…

Which Adventure Is Right For Me? [QUIZ]
Which Adventure Is Right For Me? [QUIZ]

Do your summer plans this year include a thrilling ride down some of Colorado’s famous rapids? No matter if you’re a white water rafting beginner or a seasoned pro, you’ll find an awesome white water rafting run waiting for you in Colorado. We’ve put together a short quiz that’ll help you pick the…

Who Needs the Beach? 4 Unique Honeymoon Ideas
Who Needs the Beach? 4 Unique Honeymoon Ideas

Beach honeymoons can be just fine, as long as you don’t mind lying idle in the sand. For many of us adventurous types, however, that’s a little too low-key for our tastes. Besides, would you rather show pals pics of yet another palm tree or you cage diving with great…

4 Awesome Activities You Can Do at the Royal Gorge This Spring
4 Awesome Activities You Can Do at the Royal Gorge This Spring

Jagged granite cliffs. A rushing river. A sheer drop so deep it’ll make your head spin. We’re talking about the Royal Gorge, one of Colorado’s most dazzling and popular attractions. A trip to the Royal Gorge is a must when you’re in Colorado, and you’ll find tons of adrenaline-filled activities…

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