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Arkansas Valley Adventures

#8 of 17 Tours in Buena Vista Features Animals
40671 US Highway 24 N, Buena Vista, CO 81211-9609
+1 800-370-0581
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AVA Made Me Look Good With My Party When I Recommended This Trip

Having river rafted before, this one was top-notch and they made the other couple with us... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
great staff

great trip in Brown's Canyon. Some 'interesting' rapids and you will get wet but all in good fun... read more

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World-class Colorado rafting trips on 8 rivers for all ages and abilities, zipline tours and rock climbing on our 44-acre mountain property. Plus free wetsuits and splash jackets on AVA-run trips. Colorado rafting trips only 30 minutes from Denver and 1 hour from Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Aspen, Winter Park, Steamboat. Also join us for cabins, camping, horseback riding, fly fishing and more.
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40671 US Highway 24 N, Buena Vista, CO 81211-9609
+1 800-370-0581

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having river rafted before, this one was top-notch and they made the other couple with us (1st-timers) comfortable very quickly so it was an especially good experience for them as well. In our case we did the BrownsCanyonExpress and we had good water flow for...More

Thank gfidk
Reviewed 3 days ago

great trip in Brown's Canyon. Some 'interesting' rapids and you will get wet but all in good fun. The scenery is breathtaking and the staff (we had Hank as our guide, very experienced and fun to be around) put everybody in a good mood. Great...More

Thank eburke1
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Cibolo, Texas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A MUST DO! Amazing trip down the Arkansas river through Browns canyon class III. Jake was our boat rafting guide. He was very knowledgeable and made the trip a blast. It was myself and my 14 YO son. Jake kept everyone excited about the trip...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The day was awesome! A huge shout out to both Adrian and Libby for the patience, professionalism and mostly their attention to ensuring we had a safe experience, thank you both. The morning was a great and would do it again in a heart beat,...More

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Paul was a very entertaining and knowledgeable Guide .. the whole staff was great We did the half day trip. rapids were great .. would recommend this trip to all.

Thank Josh S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was cold and raining when we pulled up, and had two apprehensive rafters in our group. What was nice is that AVA offered wet suits and splash jackets for our trip (included in price). Zen, our guide was awesome! He gave great instructions and...More

Thank wlltravelled
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great 1/2 day rafting trip through Brown's Canyon, with our guide Ryan Apley. We were staying in Breckenridge, and the outpost is an easy drive from there. I would also recommend stopping in Leadville on the way. I would highly recommend this...More

Thank cmg717hjt
Reviewed 6 days ago

Highly recommend. It was early August, so the Arkansas is lower than in June or July, but the Numbers did not disappoint. Very fun, lots of splash, lots of action. No slow boring "float" time. Guides on both the zipline and the river were beyond...More

Thank bblbtjm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time with AVA. Ryan Apley and Alec Stahl did a great job guiding us in Browns Canyon. Was on the water a total of about 6 hours across two days. They set up camp and cooked delicious steaks next to the river....More

Thank William H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an awesome trip through Brown's Canyon with our (all adult) family rafting trip. Hunter, our guide, was awesome. He made it fun for the more adventurous, but made us older folks feel safe and comfortable with his skill and knowledge on the river....More

Thank LindaL667
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Graham W
9 September 2016|
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Response from Pisano808 | Reviewed this property |
I hear AVA has a company they work with as well for custom transportation to and from your location if renting a car is too difficult.
grace v
10 July 2015|
Response from Ryan S | Property representative |
Hi Grace, You can find all information about photos on our website under "about us." Let me know if there is anything else you need.