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Other Area Activities to Check Out

Other Area Activities to Check Out

Colorado Ziplining: Flyin’ High!
Colorado Ziplining: Flyin’ High!

I know that this is going to sound pretty obvious, but personally, I’m thrilled with every opportunity that I have to just raft down the river (unfortunately this happens less than I would like now that I own the company…but I still can’t complain). However, there are some of you…

Blog From The Road Less Traveled
Blog From The Road Less Traveled

We are happy to bring you a guest blog from our friends at The Road Less Traveled- offering exciting outdoor activities for youths! To learn more, visit http://theroadlesstraveled.com/. Taking The Road Less Traveled is the adrenaline rush you get from running a class III rapid in a canyon so deep…

The Coziest Cañon City Restaurants to Beat the Cold
The Coziest Cañon City Restaurants to Beat the Cold

A day of vigorous winter adventure deserves an evening of cozy relaxation, and that’s exactly what’s on the menu at any one of these Cañon City restaurants. Each pick on our list has its special charm, while all feature a mood-boosting atmosphere and epic food. Chicago Bob’s BBQ If cozy…

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…

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…

Visiting the Royal Gorge in Cañon City: Where to Eat, Play, and Sleep
Visiting the Royal Gorge in Cañon City: Where to Eat, Play, and Sleep

Looking for a weekend escape that’ll blow you away? Then you’ll dig a trip to the Royal Gorge in Cañon City. The Royal Gorge has everything that we adrenaline junkies love, including sheer cliff faces, awesome wildlife, raging rapids, and one of the highest suspension bridges in the world. Here’s…

A Guide to Wildlife Along the Arkansas River
A Guide to Wildlife Along the Arkansas River

If you’re planning a trip to Colorado, checking out the wildlife that call our state home should be on your to-do list. In our opinion, there’s no place better to spot some native creatures than from the waters of the Arkansas River! Here are some of the wild animals you’re likely…

The 4 Best Summer Festivals in Buena Vista & Salida
The 4 Best Summer Festivals in Buena Vista & Salida

A sweet summer weekend might well be summed up something like this: rafting + live music + arts + local brews + incredible food + mountain views = bliss. Luckily, the Arkansas River Valley is filled with weekends that fit this formula perfectly! Our local calendar is packed with summer…

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