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the numbers rafting

the numbers rafting

High Water Season in Colorado
High Water Season in Colorado

High water season in Colorado. What does that mean? Maximum adventure, thrills, and splashes. We are offering the best that Colorado whitewater rafting has to offer with trips down The Numbers, Brown’s Canyon, Bighorn Sheep Canyon, and The Royal Gorge. The Numbers rafting is the ultimate Colorado rafting adventure! Experience…

Fires Not Affecting Rafting Trips in Buena Vista
Fires Not Affecting Rafting Trips in Buena Vista

Despite the Colorado fires that are going on down south we are still running trips up at our Buena Vista outpost! We have been running the Brown’s Canyon and Number trips and believe me they are going amazing! With the high water peaking we are seeing some great rafting trips…

The Numbers Rafting – Planning the Ultimate Colorado Rafting Trip
The Numbers Rafting – Planning the Ultimate Colorado Rafting Trip

The Numbers Background 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 be one of the most difficult sections of commercially rafted river in Colorado.  This narrow section of whitewater winds its way…

A Colorado Must-Do: Rocky Mountain Horseback Riding Adventure
A Colorado Must-Do: Rocky Mountain Horseback Riding Adventure

The Arkansas River Valley is historically significant for many reasons, but one of our favorites is it’s deep roots in rich Wild West lore. From gold mining to shootouts at salons, our Arkansas River Valley boasts great history and beautiful views. What’s the best way to experience the beauty of the Arkansas…

5 Things You Need To Bring White Water Rafting
5 Things You Need To Bring White Water Rafting

If you’re anything like us, you like to be prepared for any adventure. We make sure that every trip through AAE is equipped with a sweep kit including emergency essentials, a first aid kit, a radio and extra gear. We provide all guests with personal floatation device’s (PFD’s), helmets, and…

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…

How To Fully Experience Buena Vista In One Day
How To Fully Experience Buena Vista In One Day

Are you visiting Colorado and wanting to spend a day in the Rocky Mountains but aren’t sure what to do? Or are you a Colorado Native wanting to explore more in your own backyard? Well we’ve got you covered! Buena Vista, a short drive from Denver and the Front Range,…

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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