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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

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

Safety Week at AAE

This week is safety week here at American Adventure Expeditions! Safety is our number one priority for all of our trips on the Arkansas River and we would like to share with you the precautionary steps we take to ensure a stress-free trip with us! First of all, our guides are required to go through…

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June 14, 2016

2016 Rafting Season!

Welcome 2016 Rafters! The 2016 rafting season has finally began in Colorado on the Arkansas River! We are excited to start this rafting season off with a splash and want to welcome our returning guides back for another season on the Arkansas River, as well as our trainees that are currently going through a three…

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May 26, 2016

For the Adventurous Family – BigHorn Sheep Canyon

This is truly a trip for the adventurous family. Rafting in Colorado through the epic and amazing Bighorn Sheep Canyon is a true American adventure. Witnessing the magnificent wildlife of Colorado’s San Isabel National Forest is an event not soon forgotten; catch a glimpse of a distinguished Bighorn Sheep while enjoying a Colorado whitewater rafting adventure. Talk about having something…

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July 24, 2015

The Majesty of National Monuments

Browns Canyon of the Arkansas River is a unique – even for Colorado – ecosystem that provides outstanding fish and wildlife habitat, sweeping views of the Arkansas Valley as well as four-season recreation opportunities for people to explore the outdoors and experience the area’s scenery and solitude. The granite cliffs and colorful rock outcroppings of…

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June 8, 2015

Past, Present, Future

We are so excited to be celebrating our 10th year of owning and operating American Adventure Expeditions! 10 Years Ago we bought it from another local river advocate and are so happy to say that we’re still close with him, his family and his ventures. Since taking over American Adventure Expeditions, we’ve expanded our river…

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May 13, 2015

Days of Whitewater Sandwiching a Night Under the Stars

River Trips don’t have to be quick and dirty; they can be, and that’s great, but they also can be thoughtfully planned and precisely executed for maximum enjoyment. We happen to have both. American Adventure Expeditions offers exclusive Overnight River Trips, allowing you to truly take in the glory of the river, the stars, the mountains, the…

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May 6, 2015

We’re Springing In To Summer

Welcome back, Summer… we missed you!   It was sunny and warm in Canon City today – perfect rafting weather on the Royal Gorge for a birthday rafting trip. Mark, the birthday-boy, brought some friends and some sunshine to celebrate his birthday on the Arkansas River Saturday. What a great way to reign in a new year!…

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May 3, 2015