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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…

3 Reasons Why The Voluntary Flow Management Program Is Rad
3 Reasons Why The Voluntary Flow Management Program Is Rad

The Arkansas River Valley is a unique place to visit for many reasons. Our favorite reason is due to the Voluntary Flow Management Program that has been put into place to control the water flows from the reservoirs, through the river and to other downstream reservoirs. Hang in there as…

Stay Tuned To What Our Guides Do In The Off Season
Stay Tuned To What Our Guides Do In The Off Season

As the season is slowly coming to an end, our guides are begining to transition to their off season gigs. Many are still in college, but there are many that have incredible winter jobs or travel the globe in search of whitewater and deep powder (deep snow). So, we’ve put…

10 Words You Must Know To Understand Your Raft Guide
10 Words You Must Know To Understand Your Raft Guide

If you’ve ever been on a white water rafting trip or spent any amount of time with raft guides, you probably know that they talk funny. Their conversations are full of words like “stoked,” “sick,” “munchie,” “eddy,” “hyped,” and much more. We’ve decided to make you a “Raft Guide Lingo…

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,…

Top 5 Adventure Instagram Accounts
Top 5 Adventure Instagram Accounts

If you love the outdoors, you probably scan through Instagram to get some inspiration for your next adventure. We decided to put together a short list of our top five Instagram accounts for you to follow in hopes of inspiring you to explore the beauty of Colorado and the Rocky…

Two Truths And A Lie With Head Boatman Alex Fleischman
Two Truths And A Lie With Head Boatman Alex Fleischman

Head Boatman Alex Fleischman has been a guide with AAE since 2005 when AAE was bought by Mike Kissack. Alex has an abundance of experience on the Arkansas River and guiding whitewater in general from the past 14 years of guiding. He went rafting once as a customer and he saw…

Safety Week at AAE
Safety Week at AAE

This week is safety week here at American Adventure Expeditions! Safety is our number one priority for all of our trips on the Arkansas River and we would like to share with you the precautionary steps we take to ensure a stress-free trip with us! First of all, our guides…

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