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The Rowdiest White Water Guide In Colorado: Curtis Yanasak


A Pacific Northwest Native, Curtis grew up snowboarding on the slopes of Crystal Mountain Ski Area and skateboarding in the shadow of Mount Rainier in Washington State. He migrated to Colorado in the summer of 2010 to begin his summer career as a raft guide and has since made his way to assistant head boatman…

3 Fun Facts About The Coolest Raft Guide In Colorado

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Meet AAE Assistant Head Boatman, Andrew Bowlin! Known as Bowlin on the Arkansas River, he has been a guide for AAE since 2010 and became the assistant head boatman in 2013. Like many of our other guides, he was simply looking for a change of scenery and decided to search “Cool Colorado Jobs” on Google…

Top 5 Adventure Instagram Accounts

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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…

5 Things You Should Know About AAE Headboatman Archie Ofenstein


11988584_3279999320358_1828452917461234633_nArchie has been a guide with American Adventure Expeditions since 2003 but has over 14 years of experience whitewater rafting and guiding. His daily tasks as the head boatman in Buena Vista include rigging boats, checking river…

Summer Rafting American Adventure Expeditions

We’re in the thick of our busy summer Colorado rafting season and I must say I’m very impressed with our operation at American Adventure Expeditions and our Colorado whitewater rafting guests as well. This is my first summer working for a Colorado whitewater rafting company. I am going to recommend it to everyone wherever I go next….

Arkansas River History

Did you know these awesome historical facts about the Arkansas River? Take a look at some interesting Arkansas River history: Evidence of the first humans on the Arkansas River dates back 10,000 years.   Many Native American tribes including Apache, Ute, Arapahoe, Cheyenne and Kiowa used the river as a migration route.   Lt. Zebulon Pike…