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Why You Should Go On An Arkansas Whitewater Inflatable Kayak Tour Before Summer Is Over

Want more thrill out of your whitewater adventure? If rafting through class IV and V whitewater doesn’t get your adrenalin going, give whitewater inflatable kayaking a go! We partner with our friends up at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center to offer half-day inflatable kayaking tours down the Arkansas River! These stable, open topped kayaks are extremely…

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August 26, 2016

10 Signs You’re A Raft Guide

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…

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August 25, 2016

Why You Shouldn’t Miss Out On A Raft + Zipline Adventure

If you are an adrenalin junky like the rest of us, give a raft and zipline adventure a go! We offer raft and zipline adventures with any of our half-day rafting trips from both our Buena Vista and Canon City outposts. This double-adventure day option with American Adventure Expeditions is to raft through the canyons of the…

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August 16, 2016

4 Reasons Why Late Season Rafting Is The Best

Better Workout – When the river is running slower and there are more rocks showing due to the lower water levels, you paddle more. That’s just how it works. In more advanced sections you will need to paddle to help your guide avoid rocks and navigate tighter lines. In the beginner sections, you may be…

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August 8, 2016

The Rumors Are True: The Numbers Are A Colorado Must Do

The Numbers, a stretch of epic whitewater just north of our Buena Vista Outpost, is some of the raddest and most incredible whitewater in North America! The Numbers is an 8-mile Class IV/V (advanced) section on the Arkansas River located 10 miles north of Buena Vista, Colorado, and is widely considered to be one of the most…

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August 4, 2016

Browns Canyon National Monument

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…

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July 16, 2016

3 Fun Facts About The Coolest Raft Guide In Colorado

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…

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July 5, 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

5 Things You Should Know About AAE Headboatman Archie Ofenstein

Archie 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 water levels, organizing guests into boats, managing 20+ raft guides, making sure that everyone has a good time…

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June 19, 2016