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Advanced Trips

Advanced Rafting in Colorado

Challenge yourself and enjoy the thrill of non-stop action!  Our advanced Colorado whitewater rafting trips are an adrenaline-fueled ride with continuous rapids and plenty of excitement.  A great option for experienced paddlers and adventurous, athletic first timers, these trips are sure to get your heart racing as your boat crashes through the wave trains. 

You’ll have an occasional break in the action, which will give you time to exchange high-fives with the rest of your group and check out the surrounding scenery.  Then before you know it, you’ll hear your guide telling you to start paddling, and find yourself plunging into the next rapid.  Our Class IV trips require good physical condition and are appropriate for ages 15 and up.

Advanced Whitewater Trips Include:

  • Lots of paddling
  • Mostly continuous rapids
  • Complex channels with many obstacles
  • Precise, technical maneuvering required
  • Generally Appropriate for ages 15+
  • Good physical fitness required
  • Trip lengths from ½ day to multiple days
  • Locations across Colorado

Seeking an amazing, advanced whitewater rafting experience?  The Numbers section of the Arkansas River offers 8 classic advanced rapids in quick succession.  Whether you opt for our half-day or our full-day trip, you’re sure to leave grinning ear to ear after conquering this challenging stretch. Consider the 2 Day Advanced trip for an overnight rockin' whitewater experience. 

Wanting a trip close to Denver?  Our Clear Creek Intermediate trip offers intermediate-advanced rafting and is the perfect stepping stone from a family whitewater trip a more advanced trip. At high water (generally June) this trip is more advanced, while at lower water levels this trip is more of an intermediate level. 

Looking for More?

Did AVA’s advanced trips just leave you wanting more?  It’s time to take on the biggest and baddest of the rafting world.  Check out one of our advanced+ Class V trips for the pinnacle of whitewater excitement. For this most advanced level trip, we recommend your check out The Gauntlet Rafting Trip (Pine Creek + The Numbers) on the Arkansas River or the Clear Creek Advanced trip

If you’ve rafted the Numbers but don’t quite feel ready for a  Class V trip, consider our Wyldride, which pairs you and a friend with your guide in a mini 9 foot raft that will add more intensity to every rapid!