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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…

Camping Made Easy On Colorado’s Most Famous Whitewater River

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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…

5 Things You Need To Bring White Water Rafting

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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…

The Rowdiest White Water Guide In Colorado: Curtis Yanasak

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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…

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

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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 water levels, organizing guests into boats, managing 20+ raft guides, making…

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…

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

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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…

History + Fun in One Big Day

Some things are so unique to Colorado that they are nearly synonymous with the name, like great history and epic adventures. We have crafted a day trip that seamlessly combines the two unique aspects of Colorado-life into awesome, family-friendly activities. Whitewater Rafting and the Historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad. The railroad transits the mighty Arkansas…