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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…

Labor Day Weekend On The Arkansas River

Labor Day weekend is right around the corner and what better way to spend it than by whitewater rafting? Through September 5th, we will be offering whitewater rafting adventures down the Arkansas River through Browns Canyon, Bighorn Sheep Canyon and the Royal Gorge. Why come rafting now? It’s the perfect way to spend time 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…

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…

10 Words You Must Know To Understand Your Raft Guide

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If you’ve ever been on a white water rafting trip or spent any amount of time with raft guides, you probably know that they talk funny. Their conversations are full of words like “stoked,” “sick,” “munchie,” “eddy,” “hyped,” and much more. We’ve decided to make you a “Raft Guide Lingo Dictionary” so that the next…

5 Things You Should Know About AAE Headboatman Archie Ofenstein

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11988584_3279999320358_1828452917461234633_nArchie 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…

Whitewater Classifications – What Do They Mean?

Whitewater classifications – what do you know about them? When I first took this job I’ll admit I knew little to nothing about what those I – IV classes actually meant. Now after a summer full of rating I have a much better idea and would like to share what I’ve learned. Class I: Moving…