High Adrenaline Trips
Adrenaline Junkie? Look No Further
AVA is your one-stop shop for high adrenaline and extreme adventure. We've got it all under one roof: from advanced Class IV and V whitewater rafting to zipline tours and more. We'll help you find the perfect adventure to quench your thirst for outrageous Colorado excitement.
*Want to go with an expert? AVA runs more people on Class IV and V whitewater than any rafting outfitter in Colorado.*
We can recommend plenty of heart-pumping, non-stop adventures. Choose from one of our advanced rafting trips on multiple rivers across Colorado. Use our Trip Finder to locate the best trip nearest you.
Advanced+ Rafting Trips
If you plan on heading down the Arkansas River we dare you to try The Gauntlet (Pine Creek & The Numbers), which drops through the only true Class V rapid on the Arkansas River. Add a rappel down to your raft at the start of the trip or a Granite zipline tour after rafting (or both!). The Pine Creek section of this trip will challenge you with its class V whitewater and then dump you off into the Numbers where you will quickly lose count of all the rapids as they come so quickly one after the other. Want more continuous action for multiple days? Take on our 2-day Advanced trip or the Mild to Wild where you spend three exhilarating action packed days out on the water.
Staying near Denver? No worries! We have the Lower Canyon on Clear Creek which has multiple class V whitewater rapids. If you are looking for that extra rush check out the Idaho Springs zip line course in the same location as the rafting trips that takes you flying through the at speeds of up to 30 mph and you are the one who gets to control the brakes.
Searching for the ultimate thrill?? Take your chances paddling down Gore Canyon. This is the hardest commercially run stretch of whitewater in the state of Colorado, and one of the toughest in the country. For experienced rafters ONLY looking to take their rafting to the next level. We do make sure that you can pass a swim test , flip a raft on your own and go on this adventure and for those who do it is time to buckle down and show off your skills as you will be in for the ride of your life!
High Adrenaline Packages
Combine a whitewater rafting trip with a zipline tour to seriously suck the marrow out of your day! Carpe Diem, right?
- The Gauntlet Rafting Trip + Mountaintop Zipline Tour (Granite Outpost)
- The Gauntlet + Rappel + Mountaintop Zipline Tour (Granite Outpost)
- The Lower Canyon on Clear Creek + Cliffside Zipline (Idaho Springs Outpost)
AVA offers zipline tours in 2 convenient locations:
Mountaintop Zipline Tour: located between Buena Vista and Leadville on our 44-acre Gold Camp property. Also just 1-hour drive from Vail, Breckenridge or Aspen. Includes 7 zips, including one 900-foot span. See a Google Satellite Map of the Granite Zipline course.
Cliffside Zipline Tour: Just 30 minutes from Denver and close to Boulder, Estes Park, Winter Park and Summit County. Six lines span our 9-acre property high above our 4,000-square-foot Idaho Springs Outpost.