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Insider Tip: If You Have the Time, Do a Double Dip!
Insider Tip: If You Have the Time, Do a Double Dip!

If you’re not in a hurry, join us for the full day of Arkansas River rafting. You’ll enjoy: more miles of amazing rapids spellbinding scenery enjoy a gourmet riverside lunch to let you stretch your legs, explore the canyon get great family photos. Choose from a buffet of delicious deli…

Why You Should Visit The Arkansas River Valley
Why You Should Visit The Arkansas River Valley

Why choose Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado, as your vacation destination? Because we have it all! If you are looking for the perfect river community, your search just may end here. The mighty Arkansas River flows through the heart of Chaffee County, gracing the downtowns of both Salida and Buena Vista…

Comfortable in the Wild, Like Never Before
Comfortable in the Wild, Like Never Before

For the most epic of adventures, we offer exclusive Overnight River Trips, allowing you to truly take in the glory of the river, the stars, the mountains, the friends, the guides, the camping, the food. We go over the top on our Overnight River Trips so you are comfortable in the wild like…

Experience The Rocky Mountains: Raft + ATV Adventure
Experience The Rocky Mountains: Raft + ATV Adventure

It’s the mountains and the rivers of this state that make it truly unique, and there is no better way to experience them both than with a little ‘on water and off road’ adventure. Our Colorado Rafting + ATV combo package includes plenty of rapids on Colorado’s most popular river,…

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…

Class IV + V Rapids on the Arkansas River
Class IV + V Rapids on the Arkansas River

Did you know the Arkansas River actually starts in Colorado? It begins just north of Buena Vista and Leadville, near Fremont Pass, and plunges over 5,000 feet in its first 125 miles. This is where you will find the best whitewater rafting in Colorado and the two pristine, on-water American…

Golfing At Altitude!
Golfing At Altitude!

Lots of time when you’re on a destination vacation, let’s just say coming to Colorado for its world-class Colorado rafting trips for example, you get so caught up in the logistics and planning that one activity you came for that you forget about the other awesome things to do in…

If you can’t take the heat…Get outta the kitchen!
If you can’t take the heat…Get outta the kitchen!

Entering our fifth year of ownership here at AAE, I’m not sure if we can still consider ourselves new business owners anymore.  Regardless, we continue to learn at an amazing pace.  The old saying ‘if I knew then, what I know now’ has never rang so true, as it has…

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