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The Numbers Rafting – Planning the Ultimate Colorado Rafting Trip
The Numbers Rafting – Planning the Ultimate Colorado Rafting Trip

The Numbers Background 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 difficult sections of commercially rafted river in Colorado.  This narrow section of whitewater winds its way…

Brown’s Canyon Rafting – Planning a Scenic Colorado Rafting Adventure
Brown’s Canyon Rafting – Planning a Scenic Colorado Rafting Adventure

Brown’s Canyon is the most popular section of rafting river in all of North America for good reason – it’s filled with fun and exciting rapids ranging from Class I – Class IV not to mention some of the most amazing scenery Colorado has to offer. American Adventure Expeditions offers…

Winter Has Arrived — Lets Go Play in the Snow!
Winter Has Arrived — Lets Go Play in the Snow!

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 forecasters have nicknamed the current El Niño storm system “Bruce…

The “REAL” South Park, CO
The “REAL” South Park, CO

There’s been a lot of press lately about the creators of South Park, an animated show on Comedy Central, and their portrayal of certain religions and religious “icons” on their show.  The TV show is based in a rural Colorado town, and has been on the air for about 11…

5 Best Products for Outdoor Perros
5 Best Products for Outdoor Perros

Now although our 1 year-year-old Goldendoodle Manny is half poodle, he is still a pretty tough guy and loves the outdoors (the pic to the right was taken while cross country skiing in Leadville, CO last weekend…poodle prance, but at least it’s at 10,000′!) And, as anyone else with a…

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…

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…

What it Takes to Be a River Guide
What it Takes to Be a River Guide

You know you just can’t get enough of Colorado when you move here for the winter skiing and find yourself looking for a way to stay all summer long. That’s exactly how many of us river guides find our way to American Adventure Expeditions. We typically start out as ski…

4 River Flicks to Get You Ready for Summer
4 River Flicks to Get You Ready for Summer

We don’t really have spring along the Arkansas River –  it’s more of a winter morphing into summer deal. March to May just alternates between warm kicking-it-by-the-river weather and freezing-spring-powder weather. Sometimes when Mother Nature serves up a little chilly rain or snow, we seize the chance, chill on the…

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