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The Gauntlet + Zipline 2 Day Camping Package

2 Day Package With A Night In The AVA Campground

  • Location

    14 miles north of Buena Vista, 19 miles south of Leadville; just over 1 hour drive from Breckenridge, Vail or Aspen

  • Duration

    Trip Time: 2 days
    Water Time: 4 hrs

  • Difficulty

    Advanced+ Whitewater

  • Price

    Primary $268.00 and up 15+

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The Gauntlet + 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
  • Free coffee at outpost
  • Life jackets, wetsuits, splash jackets, and helmets are provided
  • Full day rafting trip with hot, chicken fajita lunch riverside
  • Approximately 18 miles of travel down river | 4 hour trip
  • Campsite at AVA campground
  • 1/2 day zipline tour on Mountaintop Zipline

Combine the non-stop action of a white water trip through thrilling Gauntlet with an exhilarating experience through the trees on a fun-filled Colorado zip line tour!

Trip Highlights

  • Features steepest rapid in the state of Colorado
  • Most advanced section of white water
  • Can be scouted for those who may be unsure of ability to run this section
  • Minimum requirements: 15 years old and good physical condition, max weight 250 lbs
  • Rafts on this section accommodate up to 6 people plus the guide
  • Peak Season: mid-May to mid-August, meet at 8:30 am
  • Class III-V rapids throughout

Advanced Whitewater and Zip Line

AVA runs more guests down these sections than any other company in Colorado, so you’re in good hands with highly experienced and safe guides. Blast down the Arkansas River and enjoy the most technical, steepest, and most continuous sections of whitewater rafting the Arkansas River offers.

Enjoy the best advanced whitewater and the thrill of ziplining into two action-packed days! Pine Creek is the steepest, most technical, and most continuous section of whitewater on the entire Arkansas River. Start your adventure on day 1 getting warmed up in the beautiful Granite Gorge before the river narrows to half its width and drops 200 feet in the course of a single rapid. You barely have time to catch your breath before starting on the notorious Numbers. We'll break for a hot chicken fajita lunch.

After the rafting trip, head to the AVA campground for a delicious dinner and night under the stars. Start off day 2 with a nice breakfast before a wild mountaintop zipline tour! Our zipline course is integrated into the wooded and craggy surroundings of our mountainous 43-acre Gold Camp property. Take in the views of snow-capped peaks and the Arkansas River as you zip from cliff to cliff between the pine and aspen trees.

Minimum age 15. Minimum weight 50 lbs, maximum weight 250 lbs. Good physical condition required.

Lunch Time by the River

At the end of the whitewater, we’ll take a breather and enjoy our hot fajita lunch riverside.  Take a break and enjoy the beautiful landscape the Rocky Mountains.

Breeze Through the Trees

Day 2 we’ll take to the trees and see the Arkansas Valley from high above the ground on our famous zip line tour after a delicious breakfast. You will sail you through our tree-dense Gold Camp property as we jump from cliff to cliff.
• Zip line requires a 10-minute hike (approximately)

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