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A Colorado Must-Do: Rocky Mountain Horseback Riding Adventure
A Colorado Must-Do: Rocky Mountain Horseback Riding Adventure

The Arkansas River Valley is historically significant for many reasons, but one of our favorites is it’s deep roots in rich Wild West lore. From gold mining to shootouts at salons, our Arkansas River Valley boasts great history and beautiful views. What’s the best way to experience the beauty of the Arkansas…

4 Reasons Why Late Season Rafting Is The Best
4 Reasons Why Late Season Rafting Is The Best

Better Workout – When the river is running slower and there are more rocks showing due to the lower water levels, you paddle more. That’s just how it works. In more advanced sections you will need to paddle to help your guide avoid rocks and navigate tighter lines. In the…

The 6 Best Hikes In The Arkansas River Valley
The 6 Best Hikes In The Arkansas River Valley

Colorado is the outdoor enthusiast’s dream. With mountains to summit, world-class whitewater to raft, walls to rock climb, and tons of trails to hike and bike, people travel from all over the world to get a taste of the Rocky Mountains. Want to get in on some of the Rocky…

Camping Made Easy On Colorado’s Most Famous Whitewater River
Camping Made Easy On Colorado’s Most Famous Whitewater River

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…

5 Things You Need To Bring White Water Rafting
5 Things You Need To Bring White Water Rafting

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…

3 Reasons July Whitewater Rafting is the Best!
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 Rowdiest White Water Guide In Colorado: Curtis Yanasak
The Rowdiest White Water Guide In Colorado: Curtis Yanasak

A Pacific Northwest Native, Curtis grew up snowboarding on the slopes of Crystal Mountain Ski Area and skateboarding in the shadow of Mount Rainier in Washington State. He migrated to Colorado in the summer of 2010 to begin his summer career as a raft guide and has since made his…

3 Fun Facts About The Coolest Raft Guide In Colorado
3 Fun Facts About The Coolest Raft Guide In Colorado

Meet AAE Assistant Head Boatman, Andrew Bowlin! Known as Bowlin on the Arkansas River, he has been a guide for AAE since 2010 and became the assistant head boatman in 2013. Like many of our other guides, he was simply looking for a change of scenery and decided to search…

How To Fully Experience Buena Vista In One Day
How To Fully Experience Buena Vista In One Day

Are you visiting Colorado and wanting to spend a day in the Rocky Mountains but aren’t sure what to do? Or are you a Colorado Native wanting to explore more in your own backyard? Well we’ve got you covered! Buena Vista, a short drive from Denver and the Front Range,…

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