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The Gauntlet + Rappel + Zipline 2 Day Camping Package

2 Day Package with a night in the AVA Campground

  • Location

    Granite Outpost: 14 miles north of Buena Vista, 19 miles south of Leadville. 1 hour 15 min drive from Breckenridge, Vail or Aspen.

  • Duration

    Trip Time: 2 days
    Water Time: 4 hrs

  • Difficulty

    Advanced+ Whitewater

  • Price

    Primary $333 and up 15+

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The Gauntlet + Rappel + Zipline 2 Day Camping Package

2 Day Package with a night in the AVA campground

  • Includes lunch & dinner on day 1 | breakfast on day 2
  • Life jackets, wetsuits, splash jackets, and helmets are provided
  • Free coffee at outpost
  • Now offering delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner options as an add on to this trip!
  • Start your day with a 75-foot rappel to your rafting waiting on the river
  • Approximately 18 miles of travel down river | 6 hour trip
  • Class III-V rapids throughout
  • Campsite at AVA campground
  • Meet at Granite Outpost at 7:45 am
  • Minimum age 15. Good physical condition required.
  • Zipline: minimum age 10, minimum weight 75 lbs, max weight 250 lbs
  • Zip line requires a 10-minute hike (approximately)

The ultimate, adrenaline-filled trip! Rappelling, rafting, ziplining and camping! Start with a 75-foot rappel down to the river, where you meet your raft and the rest of your trip. After your rappel, we’ll get you warmed up in the beautiful Granite Gorge as we practice our paddling skills before pulling off for a riverside lunch. Finish out your rafting and spend the evening at the AVA campground with dinner. Kick off day 2 with breakfast and a trip through the mountains on our Mountaintop Zipline.

Trip Highlights:

  • Rafts on this section accommodate up to 6 people plus the guide
  • Peak Season: mid-May to mid-August
  • Most advanced section of white water. Good physical condition required.
  • Features steepest rapid in the state of Colorado
  • Most continuous rapids in the state
  • Journey through the Rite of Passage (the gates of Pine Creek)

The Gauntlet Advanced White Water

Blast down the Arkansas River and enjoy the most technical, steepest, and most continuous sections of whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River. Rest assured that you will be safe on this leg of the river because AVA runs more guests down these sections than any other company.

The real fun begins when during a single rapid we drop 200 feet and the Arkansas River narrows to half its width. Pine Creek has one of the steepest drops of any of our river trips and the rapids through this section of river are highly technical with heart-thumping action!

Mountaintop Colorado Zip Line Adventures

At the end of the whitewater, we’ll take a breather and enjoy our hot fajita lunch riverside. After lunch we’ll take to the trees and see the Arkansas Valley from high above the ground on our famous zip line tour. You will sail you through our tree-dense Gold Camp property as we jump from cliff to cliff. Take on 7 ziplines plus other elements like the hanging staircase and swinging bridge. 

Total package cost: $317 per person

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