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That’s A Wrap On The 2016 Rafting Season

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…

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September 5, 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

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

The Rowdiest White Water Guide In Colorado: Curtis Yanasak

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…

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July 5, 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

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

Overnight Colorado Rafting Trips With AAE!

The only thing better than a Colorado rafting trip on the Arkansas River is sleeping underneath the stars in ‘rustic comfort’ and doing it all again the next day! After an exhilarating day on the water, relax and share the day’s adventures around the campfire as your guides take care of everything…from preparing the meals to providing the evening’s entertainment, they’ll do more than just get you down the river! With years of experience in planning overnight Colorado rafting trips, we’ve come up with the perfect itinerary that’s sure to exceed any expectations. The combination of amazing rapids and breathtaking scenery, along with our top-of-the-line camping equipment and gourmet meals will have you begging for just one more day. Leave the planning to us and just get ready for a true rafting in Colorado experience! WHAT’S INCLUDED: All meals (Day 1…

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August 5, 2013

Colorado Rafting Trips – How to Pick the Best Trip for Your Adventure

When thinking about fun activities to do in Colorado, skiing probably is the first thing that comes to mind, and rightfully so; Colorado has some of the best ski mountains in the world.  But, what happens when all of that wonderful snow melts in the springtime?  With a wide variety of options for adventurers of all ages and ability levels, whitewater rafting in Colorado is THE summer activity not to be missed.  Colorado’s Arkansas River is America’s most popular river with exciting whitewater and some of the most amazing scenery anywhere to back it up.  No matter how much time you have (trips range from a few hours to a few days) or how adventurous your crew, you can’t pack more fun and excitement into a day in Colorado than spending some time on the river with American Adventure Expeditions….

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April 15, 2011

Colorado River Rafting – Choose An Adventure On The Arkansas River

The Arkansas River in Colorado is America’s most popular river, and for good reason. With trips ranging from family-friendly to adrenaline-pumping, there truly is something for everyone to enjoy whitewater rafting in Colorado. Whether you’re a soccer mom planning a beginner trip for the team, or a local who wants to push his/her limits, there are a wide variety of options depending on what each person/group is looking for. The Arkansas River begins its journey high in the mountains near Leadville, Colorado, and gets its name because it ultimately flows into the mighty Mississippi River in Arkansas as a major tributary traveling through Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. “The Ark” (as locals refer to it as) is the 6th longest river in the United States, and 45th longest in the world. The river is known for having exceptional trout fishing,…

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March 3, 2011