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AVA is Colorado’s premier adventure guide specializing in creating unforgettable outdoor experiences.

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Trips we offer

Are you looking for the perfect Colorado adventure? AVA offers a variety of award-winning outdoor experiences close to Denver and across the state, from whitewater rafting and fly fishing on our beautiful rivers, to ziplining and via ferrata tours on our own unique courses. Let us help you find your Colorado adventure today!

OUR HOT TRIPS FOR 2023

Trips are already booking up fast for next year! Unbelievable, we know. So if you’re looking to reserve your perfect date or time, here are a few of our most popular trips that are already filling up. If you’re looking to book a trip for a large group, check out these group discounts going on now.

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Why Choose AVA?

20 YEARS IN SERVICE

For the last 20 years, we have been guiding folks just like you through the great outdoors of Colorado. Since 1998 it has been our goal to provide professional, exceptional experiences to you with every interaction.

WE SET THE BAR HIGH

AVA has established itself as a leader in the Colorado rafting and adventure outfitter business. From our guides and staff to outposts, equipment, trip offerings and level of service, we strive to set the bar at every turn.

YOUR SAFETY IS OUR JOB

Providing a safe experience during your trip goes without saying. At AVA, we are proud to set the bar when it comes to Guide training and safety procedures, requiring more river hours for our guides than the state minimum. For more on our guide training, safety kayakers, age requirements, or general whitewater rafting safety tips, visit our safety standards page.

WE HAVE THE TRIP FOR YOU

We want to fit the trip to you, not fit you to the trip. With the wide range of whitewater rafting trips we offer, as well as zipline tours in 2 locations, you'll find exactly the trip you're seeking.

Explore All Our Colorado Adventures

Make Colorado the destination of your next adventure, and let AVA be your Colorado guide! We have over 20 years of service in Colorado  whitewater rafting and activities for everyone from first-timers to outdoor thrill-seekers.

Adventures Close to Denver, Colorado

With our Idaho Springs outpost only 30 minutes west of Denver, plenty of outdoor activities await you just past the foothills!  Whether you’re on the front range for a business meeting, family reunion, or you just need an afternoon adventure in the mountains, AVA Rafting & Zipline is your answer.  Our Idaho Springs location has whitewater rafting, ziplining tours, and even our newest mountaineering excursion: the Via Ferrata.  We also worked on putting together the best Colorado whitewater rafting combos to package together multiple activities, setting you up for a great day in the mountains.  Our trip specialists’ expertise is fitting you with your perfect outing.  Call us today and come adventure with AVA!

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT AVA RAFTING & ZIPLINE

  • Brianna C.

    2022-08-02

    My son and I had an absolute blast. The guides are entertaining both on the River and on the zip lines. They are very helpful and make you feel like you are…

  • Stephanie D.

    2022-08-15

    I did the Granite Via Ferrata at the Buena Vista outpost. I’ve never done a via ferrata before so the course was challenging but not too difficult. There…

  • Tom S.

    2022-07-06

    Mark and Devon were fantastic. They both obviously enjoy their jobs and (literally) hanging with other people. They have different personality types –both…