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Calling All Serious Whitewater Junkies!

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The Numbers is widely considered to be the best Class IV run in the entire state of Colorado… and its 20 minutes from our front door. Depending upon the water levels, measured by cubic feet per second (CFS), the river channelizes and is fun Class IV rafting and kayaking; when it reaches 1000 cfs, the rapids…

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…

3 Reasons Why The Voluntary Flow Management Program Is Rad

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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….

A Colorado Must-Do: Rocky Mountain Horseback Riding Adventure

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The Arkansas River Valley is historically significant for many reasons, but one of our favorites is it’s deep roots in rich Wild West lore. From gold mining to shootouts at salons, our Arkansas River Valley boasts great history and beautiful views. What’s the best way to experience the beauty of the Arkansas River Valley, besides by raft,…

Why You Should Visit The Arkansas River Valley

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Why choose Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado, as your vacation destination? Because we have it all! If you are looking for the perfect river community, your search just may end here. The mighty Arkansas River flows through the heart of Chaffee County, gracing the downtowns of both Salida and Buena Vista with her beauty and world-renowned…

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…

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…