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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…

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…

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…

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…

A True American Adventure :: Rafting, Camping, Dining, Rafting
A True American Adventure :: Rafting, Camping, Dining, Rafting

With years of experience in planning Colorado overnight rafting trips, we’ve come up with the perfect itinerary that’s sure to exceed expectations. The combination of amazing rapids and breathtaking scenery, awesome wildlife and enjoyable company, along with our top-of-the-line camping equipment and gourmet meals will have you begging for just one…

We’re Springing In To Summer
We’re Springing In To Summer

  It was sunny and warm in Canon City today – perfect rafting weather on the Royal Gorge for a birthday rafting trip. Mark, the birthday-boy, brought some friends and some sunshine to celebrate his birthday on the Arkansas River Saturday. What a great way to reign in a new year!  …

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…

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…

The Arkansas River
The Arkansas River

Even though the Arkansas River is most widely known as one of the nation’s top whitewater rafting destinations, there are also several reasons why this river is so amazing! Not only does it have several different stretches offering diverse scenery and wildlife, but whitewater classes that range from a beginner…