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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

Experience The Rocky Mountains: Raft + ATV Adventure

It’s the mountains and the rivers of this state that make it truly unique, and there is no better way to experience them both than with a little ‘on water and off road’ adventure. Our Colorado Rafting + ATV combo package includes plenty of rapids on Colorado’s most popular river, a gourmet riverside lunch, and…

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August 18, 2016

Camping Made Easy On Colorado’s Most Famous Whitewater River

Campgrounds around the Arkansas River in Colorado are filling up as the summer flies by. So we’ve taken the task to make your next camping adventure easy and stress-free by creating an overnight rafting adventure that includes 22+ miles of world-class whitewater, three gourmet meals, all camping essentials and the amenities of our Royal Gorge outpost. Skip…

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July 23, 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

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…

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July 15, 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

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

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

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…

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May 26, 2016