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That’s A Wrap On The 2016 Rafting Season

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We have just closed our books on the 2016 rafting season and boy was it a fun summer! We wanted to give a huge shout out to our large groups that came through this summer and all of the families and friends that rallied their troops to experience the wonders of Colorado by raft with…

10 Signs You’re A Raft Guide

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You know you are a raft guide when… 1.You wear Chacos everyday, all day. Even if it is raining. 2. You own a million different lotions because your skin is so dry from being on the river all day, everyday.  3. You haven’t taken a shower in at least a week. 4. You see a…

Browns Canyon National Monument

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On July 21, 2015, the leaders of the campaign that helped Browns Canyon receive National Monument Designation, including our very own Mike Kissack, celebrated the designation! On Feb. 19, 2015, President Obama designated 21,586 acres of pristine canyons, rivers and backcountry forest in Colorado as the Browns Canyon National Monument. Where is the Browns Canyon National…

5 Things You Need To Bring White Water Rafting


If you’re anything like us, you like to be prepared for any adventure. We make sure that every trip through AAE is equipped with a sweep kit including emergency essentials, a first aid kit, a radio and extra gear. We provide all guests with personal floatation device’s (PFD’s), helmets, and for a small fee, we…

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…

2016 Rafting Season!


Welcome 2016 Rafters! The 2016 rafting season has finally began in Colorado on the Arkansas River! We are excited to start this rafting season off with a splash and want to welcome our returning guides back for another season on the Arkansas River, as well as our trainees that are currently going through a three…

Winter is ‘Nigh

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As the seasons change, we look forward to a great winter and deep snowpack. Our weather has begun its shift towards Yule Pass, Coloradowinter 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…

Insider Tip: If You Have the Time, Do a Double Dip!


Royal Gorge RaftingIf you’re not in a hurry, join us for the full day of Arkansas River rafting. You’ll enjoy: more miles of amazing rapids spellbinding scenery enjoy a gourmet riverside lunch to let you stretch your legs, explore the canyon get great family photos. Choose from…

Past, Present, Future

We are so excited to be celebrating our 10th year of owning and operating American Adventure Expeditions! 10th anniversary 10 Years Ago we bought it from another local river advocate and are so happy to say that we’re still close with him, his family and his ventures….