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3 Reasons Why The Voluntary Flow Management Program Is Rad

The Arkansas River Valley is a unique place to visit for many reasons. Our favorite reason is due to the Voluntary Flow Management Program that has been put into place to control the water flows from the reservoirs, through the river and to other downstream reservoirs. Hang in there as we explain what this means….

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August 30, 2016

Stay Tuned To What Our Guides Do In The Off Season

As the season is slowly coming to an end, our guides are begining to transition to their off season gigs. Many are still in college, but there are many that have incredible winter jobs or travel the globe in search of whitewater and deep powder (deep snow). So, we’ve put together a list of our…

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August 23, 2016

10 Words You Must Know To Understand Your Raft Guide

If you’ve ever been on a white water rafting trip or spent any amount of time with raft guides, you probably know that they talk funny. Their conversations are full of words like “stoked,” “sick,” “munchie,” “eddy,” “hyped,” and much more. We’ve decided to make you a “Raft Guide Lingo Dictionary” so that the next…

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July 8, 2016

How To Fully Experience Buena Vista In One Day

Are you visiting Colorado and wanting to spend a day in the Rocky Mountains but aren’t sure what to do? Or are you a Colorado Native wanting to explore more in your own backyard? Well we’ve got you covered! Buena Vista, a short drive from Denver and the Front Range, offers a variety of family…

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June 28, 2016

Top 5 Adventure Instagram Accounts

If you love the outdoors, you probably scan through Instagram to get some inspiration for your next adventure. We decided to put together a short list of our top five Instagram accounts for you to follow in hopes of inspiring you to explore the beauty of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. We are a bit…

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June 23, 2016

Two Truths And A Lie With Head Boatman Alex Fleischman

Head Boatman Alex Fleischman has been a guide with AAE since 2005 when AAE was bought by Mike Kissack. Alex has an abundance of experience on the Arkansas River and guiding whitewater in general from the past 14 years of guiding. He went rafting once as a customer and he saw how much fun the raft…

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June 19, 2016

Safety Week at AAE

This week is safety week here at American Adventure Expeditions! Safety is our number one priority for all of our trips on the Arkansas River and we would like to share with you the precautionary steps we take to ensure a stress-free trip with us! First of all, our guides are required to go through…

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June 14, 2016

Winter is ‘Nigh

As the seasons change, we look forward to a great winter and deep snowpack. Our weather has begun its shift towards winter as the peaks have a thin coating of snow and a few folks have even squeezed in some turns up high. Our last few storms have left enough coverage at higher elevations to create amazing…

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October 29, 2015

Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting – Wildlife and Wild Whitewater Rapids Combined

Any family visiting the Colorado Springs area should definitely considering a Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting trip! In just a quick hour drive from Colorado Springs, you’ll find Canon City, Colorado…home of the world-famous Royal Gorge. Although the Royal Gorge is most famous for two things: the world’s highest suspension bridge and one of the 10 whitewater runs in the country – the Royal Gorge, there is an ideal and milder section of river right above the Royal Gorge called Bighorn Sheep Canyon. For those families and first-timers that aren’t looking to tackle Class IV and V rapids, this is the perfect stretch of river to ‘get your toes wet’ and get a great taste of real Colorado whitewater rafting. Bighorn Sheep Canyon Background Bighorn Sheep Canyon, which is named for the numerous herds of bighorn sheep that inhabit this beautiful…

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April 8, 2011

Brown’s Canyon Rafting – Planning a Scenic Colorado Rafting Adventure

Brown’s Canyon is the most popular section of rafting river in all of North America for good reason – it’s filled with fun and exciting rapids ranging from Class I – Class IV not to mention some of the most amazing scenery Colorado has to offer. American Adventure Expeditions offers four different rafting trips through Brown’s Canyon: The Family Float, Brown’s Canyon ½ Day Trip, Brown’s Canyon Deluxe Trip, and the Brown’s Canyon Full Day Trip. Each trip showcases the beauty and serenity of the might Arkansas River and its surroundings. The first stretch of river through Brown’s Canyon is called The Family Float.  This trip is appropriate for families and first-timers ages 5 and up. It is a great way to experience a Colorado whitewater rafting trip without the wildness of rapids! Although some small ‘riffles’ are still present…

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April 1, 2011