We have several locations in central Colorado—all convenient for a great Colorado or Denver summer or Vail summer trip.
Where are your Outposts located?
The AVA Outpost is located on Hwy 24, 12 miles north of Buena Vista, CO and 19 miles south of Leadville, CO. We also pick up in Keystone and Breckenridge. Our Idaho Springs office is located off I-70, exit 240 at 1241 Miner St. Each office/pickup location makes it easy to plan a Colorado or Denver summer or Vail summer trip. Please see our maps page for directions.
My family and I went rafting with AVA this past Saturday afternoon and I would like to recognize the outstanding performance of Johnson. This was our first rafting trip and my wife, our sons (8 and 13), and myself were the only four occupants of the raft. Throughout the trip Johnson’s primary concern was for the safety of Collin (our 8 year old son). Johnson had Collin sit in the back of the raft near him and during the middle of the trip strongly emphasized the outcome if the rest of the family did not improve our paddling efforts. All of which my wife and I really appreciate. Additionally, Johnson was very knowledgeable about the area, very easy to speak with, and enhanced our overall rafting experience. We had a great trip and look forward to returning next year. Thank you.— Kevin and Valeri Reynolds
Do you have cabins and camping?
At our AVA Outpost, 12 miles north of Buena Vista, we have five log cabins and ten campsites. These are perfect for weekend getaways from the Denver summer, family reunions, scouts, church groups, stags, and stagettes. Each cabin sleeps 4-5 people and includes a bathroom, linens and towels. Would you rather camp on your Denver summer or Vail summer trip? Our campsites are walk-in (you cannot drive right to your site, although parking is about 100 yards away). Hot showers and restrooms are provided for campers. See more details and pictures about lodging at AVA. Free RV camping without facilities is available only 3 miles from the AVA outpost at the Clear Creek Reservoir (see Local Camping). We also have daily transportation for our rafting trips from Keystone Resort and Breckenridge. Both are located in Summit County, one hour from Denver. These resorts offer the perfect way to spend a weekend away from the Denver summer crowd! Keystone offers all the amenities of a major resort, including golf, biking, hiking, rafting, sailing, nightlife, swimming, beautiful accommodations, and much more. Breckenridge’s main street offers a wide variety of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shopping. Check out lodging on our site for more information to book the perfect Colorado or Denver summer or Vail summer getaway.
Do you have restrooms and changing rooms?
At our AVA Outpost we have bathrooms and changing rooms. At Keystone and Breckenridge, there are bathrooms at our meeting locations. At the river there is a bathroom and a changing area. There are bathrooms at all the put-in of the rivers we run.
Do you have access to grills & an eating area @ the Outpost?
The AVA Outpost has a 500 sq ft deck for picnics, relaxing, and socializing. There are picnic tables on and around the deck. There are also picnic tables in front of the cabins. Come have a BBQ with your friends or co-workers during the Denver summer.
Do you have a retail store?
We have the largest supply of Arkansas Valley Adventure paraphernalia in the world at our AVA Outposts. We try to have something for everyone to remember the good times rafting in Colorado!
Do you have activities on site?
At the AVA Outpost, you can play horseshoes should you arrive early or stay late. We also have access to a beautiful hike up to the Colorado Trail from our back yard. We also have a grassy area, so bring your Frisbee. We offer myriad ways to have fun on your Colorado or Denver summer trip.
How far are your Outposts from Denver?
Looking to get away from the Denver summer, coming to Colorado to have some fun, or expereince the thrills of the Colorado mountains? Our Outposts are conveniently located so you can plan a great Colorado or Denver summer vacation.
The Granite Outpost is about 2 hours drive from downtown Denver or from Colorado Springs. It is about 1 ¼ hour from Vail/Beaver Creek, Aspen, Breckenridge, Keystone, or Silverthorne. It is 45 minutes from Copper Mountain.
The Idaho Springs/Clear Creek office is 30 miles (45 minutes) from downtown Denver. The quickest escape from the Denver summer!
Keystone and Breckenridge are about 1 ½ hours from Denver.