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That’s A Wrap On The 2016 Rafting Season

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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…

4 Reasons Why Late Season Rafting Is The Best

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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…

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…

3 Fun Facts About The Coolest Raft Guide In Colorado

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…