Browns Canyon

Browns Canyon

Movement to Turn Brown’s Canyon into a National Monument
Movement to Turn Brown’s Canyon into a National Monument

Mike Kissack, owner of American Adventure Expeditions, recently spoke at a meeting in favor of turning Brown’s Canyon into a National Monument and Wilderness designation. U.S. Senator Mark Udall was in attendance as he sees the importance of turning the canyon into a National Monument. Kissack spoke as the President…

Why You Should Go On An Arkansas Whitewater Inflatable Kayak Tour Before Summer Is Over
Why You Should Go On An Arkansas Whitewater Inflatable Kayak Tour Before Summer Is Over

Want more thrill out of your whitewater adventure? If rafting through class IV and V whitewater doesn’t get your adrenalin going, give whitewater inflatable kayaking a go! We partner with our friends up at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center to offer half-day inflatable kayaking tours down the Arkansas River! These stable,…

10 Signs You’re A Raft Guide
10 Signs You’re A Raft Guide

You know you are a raft guide when… 1.You wear Chacos everyday, all day. Even if it is raining. 2. You own a million different lotions because your skin is so dry from being on the river all day, everyday.  3. You haven’t taken a shower in at least a…

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…

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…

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…

5 Things You Should Know About AAE Headboatman Archie Ofenstein
5 Things You Should Know About AAE Headboatman Archie Ofenstein

Archie has been a guide with American Adventure Expeditions since 2003 but has over 14 years of experience whitewater rafting and guiding. His daily tasks as the head boatman in Buena Vista include rigging boats, checking river water levels, organizing guests into boats, managing 20+ raft guides, making sure that…

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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