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Safety Week at AAE

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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…

2016 Rafting Season!

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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…

Why Wade When You Can Duckie!

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Inflatable Kayaks (also known as ‘Duckies’) are a perfect way for adventurous paddlers to experience the thrills of the Arkansas River in their own craft. These stable, open topped kayaks are extremely maneuverable, and they make even the smallest wave seem much bigger and more exciting (great for low water seasons)!

Book a Boat, It’s Easy As 1, 2, 3

Colorado white water rafting trips are all about having fun, so finding and booking your adventure should be easy.  That’s why American Adventure Expeditions has made this as easy as possible. 1.  Pick Your River Run:  Which of our rafting trips suit your needs? Are you wanting a family friendly float or a fast-paced, thrill…

Classifications: What They Are and Why They Matter to You

When it comes to whitewater, knowing what you are getting in to is as critical as having all the proper safety gear. Lucky for you, we are experts in both fields of knowledge. Whitewater is classified in terms of water speed, technicality of features and size of rapids to help everyone who passes through certain…

How the Mighty Arkansas River Got Its Name

Many nations of Native Americans lived near or along the mighty Arkansas River for thousands of years before the Spanish discovered it’s beautiful 1,450 miles. The native name for the Arkansas River was Napeste, but with further expansion of European exploration the name Arkansas was appointed the official name as it meets with the Mississippi…

Bighorn Sheep Canyon Along the Arkansas River

Are you looking for a rafting adventure that has it all and fun for the whole family? We’ve got just the trip.  Bighorn Sheep Canyon along the Arkansas River has everything you’re looking for.  This beautiful canyon got it’s name from the Bighorn Sheep that can be spotted throughout the area. Although these sightings are…