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3 Reasons July Whitewater Rafting is the Best!

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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!

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…

Stay Tuned To What Our Guides Do In The Off Season

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As the season is slowly coming to an end, our guides are begining to transition to their off season gigs. Many are still in college, but there are many that have incredible winter jobs or travel the globe in search of whitewater and deep powder (deep snow). So, we’ve put together a list of our…

Experience The Rocky Mountains: Raft + ATV Adventure

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It’s the mountains and the rivers of this state that make it truly unique, and there is no better way to experience them both than with a little ‘on water and off road’ adventure. Our Colorado Rafting + ATV combo package includes plenty of rapids on Colorado’s most popular river, a gourmet riverside lunch, and…

The 6 Best Hikes In The Arkansas River Valley

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Colorado is the outdoor enthusiast’s dream. With mountains to summit, world-class whitewater to raft, walls to rock climb, and tons of trails to hike and bike, people travel from all over the world to get a taste of the Rocky Mountains. Want to get in on some of the Rocky Mountain outdoor action? There are…

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…

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…

Past, Present, Future

We are so excited to be celebrating our 10th year of owning and operating American Adventure Expeditions! 10th anniversary 10 Years Ago we bought it from another local river advocate and are so happy to say that…

Beyond Family Friendly

AAE-4American Adventure Expeditions has been offering not only family-friendly but family-specific vacations for decades and we are proud to continue to offer family fun on the Arkansas River. We recently welcomed our newest little adventurer to the AAE family and know how important it is to…