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Aspen Whitewater Rafting Trips

& Mountaintop Zipline Tours Nearby!

Aspen is one of the best known spots in Colorado. People flock to the beautiful, historic town both winter and summer for the breathtaking views, recreation, restaurants, nightlife and culture. Although Aspen is a little harder to get to than some Colorado towns, it's worth all the trouble. You'll find endless opportunities for fun in this famous town.

Fun Aspen activities include:

Well-known events include the Food & Wine classic, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Aspen Santa Fe ballet and the Theatre Aspen.  Add a little culture to your visit with a trip to the Wheeler / Stallard Museum , Wheeler Opera House, visit the many art exhibitions, or hop on a walking tour provided by the Aspen historical society.

A trip to the Aspen Farmers Market on a summer Saturday is a must for local produce, live music and crafts.

The John Denver Sanctuary memorial features many of the singers' songs etched into the rocks set in a beautiful location.

Some of the most photographed mountains in North America - the Maroon Bells - are located 10 miles from Aspen up Maroon Creek road, a short bus or car ride will put you in some of the most scenic mountains in the world.

Aspen Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Tours

Many visitors come for the whitewater rafting near Aspen. Some of the most scenic trips with world-class whitewater lie just over Independence Pass from Aspen on the Arkansas River.  AVA's Arkansas River rafting trips are for all ages and abilities and include family whitewater trips as well as some of the most advanced whitewater rafting in the state. Favorites include the Browns Canyon Sizzler for a family trip with lunch on the river. For the more adventurous at heart, check out The Gauntlet - Pine Creek & the Numbers, the most advanced section on the entire Arkansas River.

You can also join us for a zip line tour in the very same location at our Granite Outpost. Choose a rafting + zipline package that will get you the most adventure for your dollar. The Granite Outpost is located just over an hour away from Aspen. To get to us, you take Indepence Pass, one of the most famous drives in the country. 

Where is our Granite Outpost?

  • 1 hour from Aspen
  • 2 hours from Denver
  • 1 hour, 45 minutes from Colorado Springs
  • 1 hour from Vail
  • 1 hour from Breckenridge or Keystone

Our favorite places to stay in Aspen:

  • The Gant
  • The Innsbruck
  • Limelight Hotel Aspen
  • Molly Gibson Lodge (pet friendly)

Our favorite places to eat and imbibe:

  • Matsuhisa – Sushi
  • Campo De Fiori
  • Apex tavern  - outdoor dining

Want to Take a Yoga Class? Check out 02 Yoga or Arjuna Hot yoga.