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3 Reasons July Whitewater Rafting is the Best!

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! 1) High water season is OVER and the river has decreased to…

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July 16, 2017

Calling All Serious Whitewater Junkies!

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…

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June 13, 2017

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

10 Signs You’re A Raft Guide

You know you are a raft guide when… 1.You wear Chacos everyday, all day. Even if it is raining. 2. You own a million different lotions because your skin is so dry from being on the river all day, everyday.  3. You haven’t taken a shower in at least a week. 4. You see a…

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August 25, 2016

The Rumors Are True: The Numbers Are A Colorado Must Do

The Numbers, a stretch of epic whitewater just north of our Buena Vista Outpost, is some of the raddest and most incredible whitewater in North America! The Numbers is an 8-mile Class IV/V (advanced) section on the Arkansas River located 10 miles north of Buena Vista, Colorado, and is widely considered to be one of the most…

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August 4, 2016

Classifications: What They Are and Why They Matter to You

When it comes to whitewater, knowing what you are getting in to is as critical as having all the proper safety gear. Lucky for you, we are experts in both fields of knowledge. Whitewater is classified in terms of water speed, technicality of features and size of rapids to help everyone who passes through certain…

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March 24, 2015

The Numbers Rafting Along the Arkansas River

The Numbers Rafting is one of Colorado’s most popular advanced river runs- and for good reason.  This exciting route may not be ideal for beginners, but for the more experienced person looking for a thrill, The Numbers has it all. From it’s twists and turns, to the steep drops, this Colorado rafting ride was built for the thrill seeker. American Adventure Expeditions known The Numbers Rafting route and wants to take you on this exciting rafting run- just be prepared for a wild ride! To learn more about the run of to book your trip, click here. Book Now Calendar Book Now

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November 16, 2011