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River Comfort and Safety

River Comfort and Safety

The Royal Gorge fire is now 100% contained!
The Royal Gorge fire is now 100% contained!

It is quite a relieving morning for all of us here at American Adventure Expeditions, as well as many people and rafting companies on the Arkansas River. We have received news that the Royal Gorge fire is now 100% contained! This is great news, as many people have unfortunately had…

5 Tips for White Water Rafting With Kids
5 Tips for White Water Rafting With Kids

When white water rafting is portrayed in videos and photos, you see people braving deep, tumultuous rapids while clinging on to the raft for dear life. In reality, hundreds of miles of smooth-as-butter river water exist, and such idyllic conditions are awesome for beginners and families with little ones. White…

The Beginner’s Guide to White Water Rafting
The Beginner’s Guide to White Water Rafting

You can read all the descriptions and reviews you want, but you’ll never truly experience the full thrill of white water rafting until you do it yourself. Before you take the plunge, start by arming yourself with some handy tips from our white water rafting for beginners guide. Pick Your…

10 Cardinal Rules of White Water Rafting
10 Cardinal Rules of White Water Rafting

A white water rafting trip is jam-packed with fun and nonstop thrills. However, before climbing aboard the raft, there are a few rules to know to ensure the safety of everyone on the raft – and maximize your enjoyment of the trip! Here are the ten cardinal white water rafting…

Whitewater Classifications – What Do They Mean?
Whitewater Classifications – What Do They Mean?

Whitewater classifications – what do you know about them? When I first took this job I’ll admit I knew little to nothing about what those I – IV classes actually meant. Now after a summer full of rating I have a much better idea and would like to share what…

The Arkansas River
The Arkansas River

Even though the Arkansas River is most widely known as one of the nation’s top whitewater rafting destinations, there are also several reasons why this river is so amazing! Not only does it have several different stretches offering diverse scenery and wildlife, but whitewater classes that range from a beginner…