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Winter Has Arrived — Lets Go Play in the Snow!
Winter Has Arrived — Lets Go Play in the Snow!

Finally, winter has arrived and has no plans of leaving. With snow in Salida and Buena Vista, as well as up high on Monarch Mountain, we are stoked to see what looks to be another wet winter in Colorado. The forecasters have nicknamed the current El Niño storm system “Bruce…

That’s A Wrap On The 2016 Rafting Season
That’s A Wrap On The 2016 Rafting Season

We have just closed our books on the 2016 rafting season and boy was it a fun summer! We wanted to give a huge shout out to our large groups that came through this summer and all of the families and friends that rallied their troops to experience the wonders…

Why You Should Go On An Arkansas Whitewater Inflatable Kayak Tour Before Summer Is Over
Why You Should Go On An Arkansas Whitewater Inflatable Kayak Tour Before Summer Is Over

Want more thrill out of your whitewater adventure? If rafting through class IV and V whitewater doesn’t get your adrenalin going, give whitewater inflatable kayaking a go! We partner with our friends up at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center to offer half-day inflatable kayaking tours down the Arkansas River! These stable,…

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…

4 Reasons Why Late Season Rafting Is The Best
4 Reasons Why Late Season Rafting Is The Best

Better Workout – When the river is running slower and there are more rocks showing due to the lower water levels, you paddle more. That’s just how it works. In more advanced sections you will need to paddle to help your guide avoid rocks and navigate tighter lines. In the…

Camping Made Easy On Colorado’s Most Famous Whitewater River
Camping Made Easy On Colorado’s Most Famous Whitewater River

Campgrounds around the Arkansas River in Colorado are filling up as the summer flies by. So we’ve taken the task to make your next camping adventure easy and stress-free by creating an overnight rafting adventure that includes 22+ miles of world-class whitewater, three gourmet meals, all camping essentials and the amenities of…

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…

10 Words You Must Know To Understand Your Raft Guide
10 Words You Must Know To Understand Your Raft Guide

If you’ve ever been on a white water rafting trip or spent any amount of time with raft guides, you probably know that they talk funny. Their conversations are full of words like “stoked,” “sick,” “munchie,” “eddy,” “hyped,” and much more. We’ve decided to make you a “Raft Guide Lingo…

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