Colorado Whitewater Rafting in Buena Vista, Colorado
AVA’s Granite Outpost
Arkansas Valley Adventures’ Granite outpost is located just north of Buena Vista, Colorado and a little south of Leadville. We’ve chosen to set up in this area for easy access to some of the best whitewater in Colorado – specifically the highest quality river trips on the Arkansas River.
River trips from the Granite Outpost offer a huge variety of options, from beginner whitewater rafting to intermediate- advanced river trips to overnight whitewater rafting trips. Leaving from the Buena Vista location lets you customize the time you spend on the river with half-day, full-day, overnight and multi-day whitewater rafting trips available.
Dear AVA rafting,— Nicole Foster, Denver, CO
I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful 6th Anniversary we had because of you. Yesterday we rafted the Gauntlet. Zach was our guide and was phenomenal. I have never felt more confident on the river. It was our first time rafting a class five and I was a little nervous. My husband and I agreed Zach gave great instructions. We agreed he was the best guide we have ever had. Your staff at the Granite outpost was on top of everything and incredibly cheerful and helpful. We will be rafting again with you and referring you to our friends.
If you’re looking for whitewater action in Brown’s Canyon, The Numbers or another section of the Arkansas River – Buena Vista, Colorado is the place to start. We can even completely customize a trip on the Arkansas River to meet your group’s exact needs!
This outpost—14 miles north of Buena Vista, 4 miles south of Granite and 19 miles south of Leadville—makes for an easy and beautiful drive from Aspen, Vail, Summit County, Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs.
If you’re closer to Denver, check out our Idaho Springs Outpost for a quick rafting trip 30 minuted from downtown. Our Kremmling Outpost has river rafting trips that tackle the Upper Colorado River, or come to our Breckenridge Outpost in the Breckenridge area.
In addition to Colorado whitewater rafting trips, Arkansas Valley Adventures offers guided zip line tours and rock climbing on our 50-acre property, as well as fly fishing and horseback riding trips in the Arkansas Valley. Whatever your Colorado Vacation Adventure dream looks like, we’ve got the resources and experience to bring your dreams to reality.
Arkansas Valley Adventures strives to provide you the highest level of guest service on tours that promote the world’s natural resources. Our whitewater river rafting and adventure vacations will help connect you with the natural environment while offering adventure experiences with a unique perspective. We want to share our passion with you. Let us help you create the memory of a lifetime with one of our whitewater or land-based adventures!