Why Choose AVA?
We Set the Bar
AVA has established itself as a leader in the rafting and adventure outfitter business. From our guides and staff to outposts, equipment, trip offerings and level of service, we strive to set the bar at every turn.
Our goal? To provide Professional, Exceptional Experiences to you every time we have contact with you. From the first phone call or visit to our website to when we waive goodbye and say "thanks for coming," we want to exceed your expectations.
8 Rivers, 2 Zipline Locations
AVA offers rafting trips on 8 rivers across the beautiful state of Colorado! We also offer 2 incredible zip line tour locations that will thrill and excite you! We have multiple outposts and departure or pickup location for our trips. We have trips within an hour of every major mountain resort area in Colorado and trips just 30 minutes from Denver.
We Have the Right Trip for You
With our friendly, knowledgeable staff and our informative website, you are guaranteed to find the right trip for you and your family or friends that is safe and enjoyable. We want to provide the trip of your dreams that both fits your budget and provides you the adventurous thrills you're looking for! Make sure to use our Trip Finder to help you choose the perfect trip.
We want to fit the trip to you, not fit you to the trip. With the wide range of whitewater rafting trips we offer - beginner float trips to the most advanced Class V in Colorado - as well as zipline tours in 2 locations, you'll find exactly the weekend excursion, day trip or multi-day Colorado vacation you're seeking. We can also book your rock climbing, horseback riding, fly fishing, hot air balloon rides and more. Full day trips always include a delicious lunch that will stop that growling tummy and give you the energy to continue on your incredible adventure.
Value and Quality
Our goal is to provide you with a top notch experience every time! Wetsuits, splash jackets, helmets, life jackets and paddles are included in the price of your AVA-run rafting trip. We don't feel you should have to pay extra to be safe and warm.
We use only top-quality equipment. Our self-bailing rafts are the performance vehicles for whitewater descents. Our lifejackets are proclaimed to be the safest and most comfortable type-5 jackets available.
World-class whitewater rafting trips, zipline tours, rock climbing, cabins and camping are all available at AVA’s 4-acre Granite Outpost. This property sits adjacent to our 44-acre Gold Camp property where you'll enjoy the thrill of a mountain zipline course set in one of the most scenic alpine environments in Colorado. We're surrounding by 14,000-foot peaks in the Arkansas Valley and our Granite Outpost is within just a few miles of dozens of hiking trailheads. We offer log cabins and campsites on site for your convenience!
Although we've been running whitewater rafting trips on Clear Creek for over 10 years, our 4,000 square-foot Idaho Springs Outpost is only 2 years old and is truly state of the art. The zipline course we offer here sits on our 9-acre property above our building.
AVA prides itself on recycling and on using sustainable practices. Our goal is to provide low-impact environmental recreation. Each of our Outposts has recycling centers and we do not use disposable plates, silverware or cups on our meal services. At our Outposts you'll find our complimenary coffee served in ceramic mugs, not styrofoam.
AVA strives to bring awareness and understanding of the surrounding wilderness to our guests. Our enjoyable Colorado vacations help instill appreciation for the natural environment while offering an adventurous and unique view of the Rocky Mountains. Let us help you create the memory of a lifetime with one of our whitewater river adventures and more!