AVA's Granite Outpost
Located between Buena Vista and Leadville, CO
AVA’s Granite Outpost is located between the towns of Buena Vista and Leadville, CO. Easily accessible from Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Aspen, Denver and Colorado Springs, we chose this very special adventure destination over 15 years ago because of its convenient location, its easy access to some of the best whitewater rafting trips in the world, and its stunning scenery.
Granite Outpost Address: MAP
40671 U.S. Hwy 24 Buena Vista CO 81211
If you plan to drive to our outpost through Trout Creek Pass via Fairplay, please be aware of possible construction delays in Trout Creek surpassing 30 minutes throughout the summer. If you wish to avoid these, please access our outpost through Leadville.
All of our Arkansas River rafting trips (except Royal Gorge trips) leave from this location. Our Granite Outpost is also where we have a zipline course set on 44 acres of alpine beauty. For those looking to stay in the area, we also offer camping and cabins at this location.
Whitewater rafting trips from our the AVA Granite Outpost include 1/3-day, ½-day, ¾ day, full day and overnight river trips.
Our Granite Outpost:
- 14 miles north of Buena Vista, 4 miles south of Granite, 19 miles south of Leadville
- All Arkansas River trips leave from here except Royal Gorge rafting trips
- Mountaintop Zipline Tours on site on 44-acres
- Cabins and camping for your convenience
- Trips of all lengths, family to advanced rafting
The Best Whitewater Rafting
The Arkansas River is literally across the street from our Granite Outpost. Arkansas River whitewater rafting trips are truly some of the finest in the world. From the scenic and family-friendly proposed Wilderness Area of Browns Canyon to the nonstop whitewater of Pine Creek or the Numbers, you find a trip to fit your comfort level and your budget.
At our Granite Outpost, you’ll also find our Mountaintop Zipline Course on our 44-acre “Gold Camp” property. You can do a zipline tour on its own or add it to any of our Arkansas River Rafting trips. We have a ton of rafting + zipline packages and more to help you maximize on fun and your budget.
Cabins and Camping
Fun the ultimate in convenience, consider staying with us at our Granite Outpost in one of our rustic log cabins or our campground. We have 4 log cabins – each with bunkbeds and its own inside bathroom with shower. They have running water and electricity as well. Our walk-in campground (about 50 yards in) has ten sites with access to restrooms and hot showers.
Group Rafting Trips
Our Granite Outpost is the perfect place to bring a group of any sort. From scout groups to bachelor parties we have a great location for fun and being together. Our large deck is excellent for having group meals with fabulous scenery. Let our reservations experts help you shape just the trip you want. We have whitewater rafting trips for every group’s needs, and groups absolutely love our zipline tours or rock climbing!
Our Granite Outpost is also in an incredible place to hike 14,000-foot peaks (there are 15 in our valley!) and AVA is within a couple miles of several trailheads. We can also organize guided 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.