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Arkansas Valley Adventures - Day Trips

431 Chicago Creek Rd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452-9626
+1 800-370-0581
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World-class rafting trips on Clear Creek from beginner to advanced. Only 30 minutes from Denver! Come see our spectacular new 4,000 square-foot Outpost, offering the best in amenities. Free wetsuits and jackets, trips discounts available daily on our website. Trips on Clear Creek are close to Denver, Boulder, Winter Park and Summit County.
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431 Chicago Creek Rd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452-9626
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Did upper Colorado and Blue. Ken and Greg both times. The were great and helped our family around every turn. Just an awesome time. Thanks for the bus ride Chili!

Thank akravitz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went rafting with AVA on the intermediate trip. Chuck was the guide in our raft. The guides & our safety kayaker, Caleb, were funny & competent& very clear in the directions they gave. We had a freezing, great time!! I cannot wait to go...More

Thank Raguthery
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are looking for a great time with great staff, then this is the place for you! This is a very well-organized and well-run location. We arrived ahead of schedule but they were very accommodating and started lunch early for us. The facilities were...More

Thank gingeradams2
Reviewed 5 days ago

White water rafting is not for those that don't want their heart rate to race......but that's exactly what we love about it and this was no disappointment. The staff are great....and Shaun took us safely through some very challenging rapids.....a great guide. And despite the...More

Thank Sassy1227
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were prepared to receive us early as we arrived for the 8am HalfDay on Clear Creek. The Guide was friendly and patient as my teenagers are physically fit but not rafting veterans. The river was high so the water was fast. My family...More

Thank d0rger0n
Reviewed 1 week ago

The facilities were very clean - something not always associated with outdoor activities like this. All of the gear you need is included in the price, so you don't have to pay extra for a wet suit when the water is 38 degrees. The trip...More

Thank DaisyField65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was amazing! It was our first rafting experience and the staff took amazing care of us and the other groups. Our guide, Kimberly, was absolutely fantastic! She was super knowledgeable and was great company. We also had a trainee with us, Chris, who wasn't...More

Thank a10com
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic guide for the lower canyon class 5 run. The run was just above 700 cfs and it was rocking. We had so much fun and even though its pretty advanced AVA pulled out all of the stops to make sure we...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strangers/different age groups were working together and having a blast! Recommended for all ages. I can check this off my bucket list.

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I and another couple were in Idaho Springs for the weekend and did the Intermediate day trip with Kurt. The trip was great, Kurt was fun and the rapids were a good. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for fun!

Thank Kyle H
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