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3 Reasons July Whitewater Rafting is the Best!

It’s finally July, summer is half-way over and it’s getting hotter here in Colorado. But what many don’t realize is that July is the best time to go rafting in Colorado. Why, you ask? There are many reasons, but here are the top three! 1) High water season is OVER and the river has decreased to…

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July 16, 2017

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

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

A Vacation Right Around the Corner

Where was the last place that you took the family out for vacation?  Living in Colorado allows you to take a trip without breaking the bank, all while giving you and your family that vacation you need.  River rafting in Colorado is the optimal get away- if only for one day over the weekend.  Colorado is one of the best places to experience white water thrills, and the Arkansas River raftingdoes not disappoint! Living in a state that has one of the best white water rafting trips around is an opportunity that should be taken advantage of and we can make this happen.  You don’t have to travel across the world and spend a week’s pay to have an adventure of a lifetime when Colorado river rafting is just around the corner.  Bring the family on a weekend vacation they…

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June 3, 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

Thanks For The Praise!

A Big Thank You! To Scott S. of Denver, Colorado and Michael P. of Sommerville, Ma for there great reviews on Yelp! We love hearing such great things about our Colorado rafting trips and our river guides.  We loved having both of you ride the rapids with us. We hope to see you next year! On June 28th 2010: “Wow!!! now that was a great time!  We were part of the 10th annual Class Five Chaos Group  100 people in our group rafting that day in the Royal Gorge.  Mike the owner, I believe was our guide and had great stories to go along with the perfect control of the boat, even when our left side couldn’t get it together….haha.  There was not one boat that wasn’t laughing and having fun the entire trip.” – Scott S. Denver, CO On…

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August 31, 2010