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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…

Weekend Recap: Vertex Festival 2016
Weekend Recap: Vertex Festival 2016

For the first time, the Vertex Festival took place in Buena Vista, CO this past weekend, August 5 – 7. The festival not only showcased headliners such as Gramatik, Alabama Shakes, Odesza and Lettuce, but was complete with interactive art installations, three different stages, morning yoga sessions, a beach party…

All You Need To Know About AAE Raft Guide Training
All You Need To Know About AAE Raft Guide Training

Our 2016 raft guide training course has finally came to an end and we would like to introduce to you our amazing 2016 rookies! For the past three weeks they have been training on and off the water for five days a week. They have logged over 100 hours in…

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…

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…

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…

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…

What Is Whitewater, Anyway?
What Is Whitewater, Anyway?

Good question! Whitewater, sometimes spelled white water, is a descriptive term used to describe what happens on the surface or a river when its’ gradient increases enough to create turbulence. As flowing water splashes over and around rocks throughout the river, along with gradient (or steepness) changes, too, air bubbles…

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…

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