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That’s A Wrap On The 2016 Rafting Season

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…

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September 5, 2016

Experience The Rocky Mountains: Raft + ATV Adventure

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…

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August 18, 2016

4 Reasons Why Late Season Rafting Is The Best

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…

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August 8, 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

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

River Rafting In Colorado: A Summertime Adventure

Colorado is one of the lucky states that allows outdoor activities to be experienced year-round.  In the warmer parts of the year, river rafting in Colorado is one if the most popular activities that this state has to offer.  It is also one of the few that is not only exciting, but also allows a person to cool down from hotter temperatures.  The Arkansas River runs through beautiful canyons, making these rafting adventures both exciting and breathtaking.  Although there are multiple runs to choose from when experiencing river rafting in Colorado, a handful of routes tend to be the most popular, and there are plenty of reasons why. River rafting in Colorado is an excellent way to experience the outdoors while staying cool.  Summertime weather can get into the triple digits, and this type of activity allows a person to…

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July 20, 2011

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

What do you have planned for this weekend?  If it doesn’t involve this beautiful weather- then you are missing out!  Nothing is stopping you from making this weekend one to remember, and there is no better way to do it than experiencing Colorado’s exciting white water rapids.   River rafting in Colorado allows you to capture the outdoors at its best.  Whether you are looking for an extreme ride through narrow twists and turns, or are looking for a family- friendly weekend adventure, Arkansas River rafting is calling your name! It is time to experience all that Colorado has to offer.  Come for a day or book an overnight trip- either way, it will be a most memorable adventure!  River rafting in Colorado can be the best way to see all that Colorado has to offer, and we want to make…

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June 8, 2011

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

Arkansas River White Water Rafting Season Has Begun!

The season for white water rafting has officially begun and AAE is the place to be! With the cold weather being replaced by sunny skies, now is your chance to book your Arkansas River rafting trip.  American Adventure has been your #1 guide for river rafting in Colorado for over 23 years, and our experienced tour guides are excited to take you on the adventure you have been looking for. Rafting in Colorado can prove to offer many different types of rafting adventures.  For the more family- oriented escapade, American Adventure can take you down parts of the Arkansas River that will reveal the outstanding scenic views and wildlife, while providing a more relaxed itinerary.  For the thrill- seekers, we will take you to the areas that have that rush you are looking for.  Rafting in Colorado can be anything…

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May 11, 2011