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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…

5 Things You Should Know About AAE Headboatman Archie Ofenstein


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…

Winter Has Arrived — Lets Go Play in the Snow!


  Salida Mountain Trails – Winter Dog Walks Finally, winter has arrived and has no plans of leaving. With snow in Salida and Buena Vista, as well as up high on Monarch Mountain, we are stoked to see what looks to be another wet winter in Colorado. The…

Book a Boat, It’s Easy As 1, 2, 3

Colorado white water rafting trips are all about having fun, so finding and booking your adventure should be easy.  That’s why American Adventure Expeditions has made this as easy as possible. 1.  Pick Your River Run:  Which of our rafting trips suit your needs? Are you wanting a family friendly float or a fast-paced, thrill…

A Few Thoughts On Why Rivers Matter


Rivers, like lakes and oceans, can often be {accidentally} taken advantage of and seen as permanent natural structures. We know that the steady flow of clean, fresh water is an essential element for vast ecosystems and the health and survival of millions of people, but their fragility can slip our minds easily. We, though, like…