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Browns Canyon

Browns Canyon

Fun, Food, Fun All in a National Monument — That About Sums Up a Full Day Rafting Adventure
Fun, Food, Fun All in a National Monument — That About Sums Up a Full Day Rafting Adventure

Brown’s Canyon rafting is considered by many to be one of the best sections of whitewater in the world! Famous for its perfect balance between exciting rapids and sustained calm stretches, it is ideal for viewing the breathtaking Colorado scenery, all while getting a great taste of classic Colorado whitewater…

Browns Canyon National Monument
Browns Canyon National Monument

On July 21, 2015, the leaders of the campaign that helped Browns Canyon receive National Monument Designation, including our very own Mike Kissack, celebrated the designation! On Feb. 19, 2015, President Obama designated 21,586 acres of pristine canyons, rivers and backcountry forest in Colorado as the Browns Canyon National Monument. Where…

The Majesty of National Monuments
The Majesty of National Monuments

Browns Canyon of the Arkansas River is a unique – even for Colorado – ecosystem that provides outstanding fish and wildlife habitat, sweeping views of the Arkansas Valley as well as four-season recreation opportunities for people to explore the outdoors and experience the area’s scenery and solitude. The granite cliffs…

Why Wade When You Can Duckie!
Why Wade When You Can Duckie!

Inflatable Kayaks (also known as ‘Duckies’) are a perfect way for adventurous paddlers to experience the thrills of the Arkansas River in their own craft. These stable, open topped kayaks are extremely maneuverable, and they make even the smallest wave seem much bigger and more exciting (great for low water…

Why You Shouldn’t Miss Out On A Raft + Zipline Adventure
Why You Shouldn’t Miss Out On A Raft + Zipline Adventure

If you are an adrenalin junky like the rest of us, give a raft and zipline adventure a go! We offer raft and zipline adventures with any of our half-day rafting trips from both our Buena Vista and Canon City outposts. This double-adventure day option with American Adventure Expeditions is to raft…

The Rumors Are True: The Numbers Are A Colorado Must Do
The Rumors Are True: The Numbers Are A Colorado Must Do

The Numbers, a stretch of epic whitewater just north of our Buena Vista Outpost, is some of the raddest and most incredible whitewater in North America! 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…

Classifications: What They Are and Why They Matter to You
Classifications: What They Are and Why They Matter to You

When it comes to whitewater, knowing what you are getting in to is as critical as having all the proper safety gear. Lucky for you, we are experts in both fields of knowledge. Whitewater is classified in terms of water speed, technicality of features and size of rapids to help…

Where to Whitewater Raft While in Colorado?
Where to Whitewater Raft While in Colorado?

Are you visiting Colorado this summer and wondering “is it worth the trip to the Arkansas River Valley?”  We say. “Absolutely!” Here’s why: internationally renowned whitewater, some of the state’s greatest mountain-biking trails, all-natural hot springs, amazingly wonderful locals, views that you’ll remember forever, we’ve got it all. From America’s newest National Monument,…

How the Mighty Arkansas River Got Its Name
How the Mighty Arkansas River Got Its Name

Many nations of Native Americans lived near or along the mighty Arkansas River for thousands of years before the Spanish discovered it’s beautiful 1,450 miles. The native name for the Arkansas River was Napeste, but with further expansion of European exploration the name Arkansas was appointed the official name as…

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