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Arkansas River

Arkansas River

What Sets Us Apart
What Sets Us Apart

What sets American Adventure Expeditions apart from the rest? We are here to help you build lasting memories and to ensure your return to the beautiful Arkansas River Valley. Building relationships with our customers is second nature for all of us at AAE. Although it is a critical part of…

Arkansas River History
Arkansas River History

Did you know these awesome historical facts about the Arkansas River? Take a look at some interesting Arkansas River history: Evidence of the first humans on the Arkansas River dates back 10,000 years.   Many Native American tribes including Apache, Ute, Arapahoe, Cheyenne and Kiowa used the river as a migration…

Top 5 Reasons People Come for Winter & Stay for the Summer
Top 5 Reasons People Come for Winter & Stay for the Summer

Snow capped peaks. Champagne powder.  Bluebird skies. Small town feel. Natural snow. No lift lines.  These are just a just a handful of the reasons that people choose the Upper Arkansas River Valley in the winter for the skiing, snowmobiling and other snowy adventures here- a place unlike any other…

The 7 Mountain Adventures We Offer!
The 7 Mountain Adventures We Offer!

Okay, yes. We love to talk about the magical river valley that we live in, and how stoked we are to be able to raft the Arkansas every single day, all summer long. But truth be told, American Adventure Expeditions is more than just rafting. We’ve got the perfect menu…

Raft Guide River Slang To Know
Raft Guide River Slang To Know

If you’ve spent any time on a raft, hung out with kayakers, or even researched float trips this summer, you’ve likely heard references to a section of the river being “boney” or had someone ask you to grab your “PFD”, and wondered what the heck they were talking about. So…

10 Tips for Viewing Wildlife Along the Arkansas River
10 Tips for Viewing Wildlife Along the Arkansas River

This is the second of two blogs on wildlife along the Arkansas River. Check out last week’s post, A Guide to Wildlife Along the Arkansas River. Colorado wildlife is frequently most active in the early morning hours and around sunset. Particularly in the heat of summer, birds, sheep, and even…

Arkansas River Water Levels in 2018: Our Predictions
Arkansas River Water Levels in 2018: Our Predictions

The weather this past week was fabulous for spending time outside on the river. We’ve been surfing some sweet play holes and riding the rock features on the Arkansas River just outside town. We’re getting super stoked about rafting season this year! We’ve also been geeking out on snowpack data and…

Everything You Need to Know About Colorado’s Arkansas River
Everything You Need to Know About Colorado’s Arkansas River

When you think of Colorado, images of snow-capped peaks and ski slopes likely come to mind. What you may not immediately think of is the system of rivers winding between the mountain ranges. However, as summer comes and the snow melts off our mountains, these rivers can offer just as…

The Best Summer Ever!
The Best Summer Ever!

Thank You For Everything! After an unbelievably successful summer, rafting season is over and our outposts are all packed up until spring.  Undoubtedly, the number one factor that made this season so outstanding were all the outstanding guests that joined us on an adventure.  Without the enjoyable interactions, kindhearted reviews,…

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