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Susan Gunn

Best time ever! A big shot out to the most experienced and enthusiastic zip line guides! Thank you Kyle, Shawn, James and Alejandro !!!! 😃

July 27, 2021

alison dillard

We really loved our guide and raft trip with AVA Rafting & Zipline! We will definitely go again when we return to Colorado!

July 27, 2021

Shawna Henderson

Love new adventures, then make sure to put Via Ferrata on your list while visiting Breckenridge. The team at AVA has an amazing course located in beautiful Idaho Springs off I-70. It is a nice getaway to experience both WhiteWater Rafting in the morning and Via Ferrata in the afternoon. The best part of the trip was the incredible views from the side of the mountain. A great activity for a family or group. Our guides Bailey and Emily were top-notch. Both safe, yet their experience made the trip exceptional. They had fun facts about the surrounding area.

July 27, 2021

Leila

It was a great experience!!! It was so much fun!! Our guide was Kyle and he was awesome! Loved it ❤️ Definitely recommend!! 😁😁😁 100/10

July 27, 2021

Jamie Skyles

Amazing experience! The guides were fun and helped keep everyone safe. Lane was talkative and kept the group engaged. Can’t wait to do it again.

July 27, 2021

Aaron Paton

The staff was very organized and very informed. They took a lot of time to make sure everyone was safe on the water. The staff told us all about the areas we were rafting through. Beautiful scenery. Very fun experience.

July 27, 2021

Ann Wiebe

We went on the Blue River at noon on 7/20 and had Lane for our guide! Lemme tell, we had such an awesome experience! The 5 of us in our group will never forget it!!!! Lane was so knowledgeable and always complimented us on how great of a job we were doing! Our raft was definitely having more fun than all the others, tons of paddle high-fives and positive vibes! Can’t wait to go again!!!

July 27, 2021

Craig Lewis

My family and I took the half day Upper Colorado River float trip from Kremmling (about an hour trip from Breckenridge, easy to navigate and scenic). Thrill level was perfect for us — 6 beginners ranging from age 6 to 40, none of whom would place rafting anywhere near our comfort zones. Most of the trip was a scenic float; a couple miles’ worth were what they called class 2 to 3 rapids. The guides were great, really knowledgeable and friendly, allaying our fears almost immediately. The only regret we had was not booking the full day.

July 27, 2021

Jen Picker

My son and I did the zip line and rafting package. We had a really great time. Would recommend AVA to anyone looking for this kind of activity. What made it so great were our guides. Megan and Aiyana were outstanding and made zip line fun and relaxed (even for those a bit scared of heights). Skywalker was our rafting guide and he was phenomenal. Kept us all in the boat and shared many fun stories. Great day with great memories.

July 27, 2021

Sophie Kasahara

My family went zip lining and whitewater rafting and it was amazing! My family had never been white water rafting before, and I was pretty nervous. The team of guides and specifically our guide Lucas was so calm and clear that I felt safe and had a blast the whole time! Our zip lining team was amazing too! EmJ and Professor explained all of the safety features clearly. They knew who was nervous and adapted accordingly for them! There were some cool zip line features I hadn’t done before, and we got to try out the self braking system which was new for me! Overall, amazing experience. Will definitely be back when I visit Colorado again!

July 27, 2021

Bryan Whitt

AVA and there staff was Amazing !! Our guide Cade was one of the best. Looking forward to coming back to try some class 5 rapids. Thank you AVA

July 27, 2021

Laura Bosko

Zip lining with Colleen and Jim was awesome!!! It was my first time ever and they made sure I was comfortable and that our group had a great time!!! Highly recommend!! Bonus the views were breathtaking!!

July 27, 2021

Aaron Langhorst

We had the best time white water rafting today with Alden! He made the trip amazing for our family – his love of the outdoors and passion for what he does every day was evident. We loved every second of it and will definitely be back! We also zip lined with Jim & Colleen and had a fantastic time. They were both excellent, shared their wilderness knowledge and made our trek over the trees a once in a lifetime memory!! Thank you so much for an amazing day!

July 27, 2021

liel naor

Erico was a phenomenal guide. He added so much fascinating information about the geology/flora/fauna that the gorgeous scenery got even better.
Would definitely recommend AVA and Erico to anyone who looks to have a gorgeous experience in Colorado 🙂

July 27, 2021

Seán Kane

AVA offered us a great experience on the Colorado River. Our guide Ken was very knowledgeable and good company on this trip. Some of the members of my group were able to jump off of a cliff, as well, which they really enjoyed.

July 27, 2021

Dail Hong

Highly recommend this place. We had an amazing time. Our guide Jamie was the best. Ask her about the squishy udders.

July 27, 2021

Alicia Fryer

July 27, 2021

Will Grissom

We took the half day on the upper Colorado. Great guide (David) and amazing scenery. The check in was a little chaotic but it worked out and we understand that procedures are challenging during the pandemic. Arrive a bit early!

July 27, 2021

Chelsea Hamelin

The staff was amazing by the start! The lady on the phone was sooo helpful & kind to my Dad & his girlfriend. When we arrived at Ava, everyone was super friendly & made us sure that we would be safe and told us clearly what safety procedures to follow. The guides were super chill & funny. What an amazing, exciting, fun & relaxing experience! We will be back!

July 27, 2021

Denver Smith

July 27, 2021

Charlie Mcquiston

When I called and described the kayaking trip my wife and I were going for, they gave the perfect suggestion and provided everything we needed. Everyone was super kind and helpful, and we will definitely be back soon!

July 27, 2021

Regina Singer

We did a kayak trip and the guides pulled in to a local hot spring right off the river and let us soak a while. Pretty cool…rafts wouldn’t be able to beach there to go…so cool. River and Cam took really good care of us

July 27, 2021

Audrey DeLucia

We loved rafting with Nelson! We laughed at bad jokes, learned some cool facts, and got just wet enough. Tim drove up with a great lunch too. We’d do AVA again for sure!

July 27, 2021

Matt Galloway

Our guide, Kaleb, was so great and patient with our kids; even went swimming to make sure one of them didn’t fall out. Kaleb really made the experience fun for my first-timer family. Will definitely go again, maybe a higher class trip!

July 27, 2021

Marie Robbins

These guys were awesome, great rafting trip with the kids. Max was an awesome guide. Let Max know he did great getting us unstuck on that big rock, and keeping my son from floating down the river. Awesome time. We will upgrade the rapids next time.

July 27, 2021

Crystal Sanders

We did a first time family rafting trip today, and it was amazing. Nelson was our guide and he was great…plus he was hilarious so that’s a bonus. I would highly recommend!

July 27, 2021

Kate Oviatt

Had a great time rafting with AVA! Our guide, Alexander, was fantastic- super friendly and knowledgeable. Did a great job at making the float fun for everyone. Will definitely try and go back with them again!

July 27, 2021

Ryan Williams

Derrick was awesome! Can’t wait to come back and do class 3 or 4 next year!

July 27, 2021

William Garcia

This was a great trip. Our guide was spectacular. Made the trip way more fun. I would highly recommend booking a trip with this company.

July 27, 2021

Louis Frost

Edie and Graham were awesome guides for our rafting trip. There were eight of us and we were all impressed not just at their very thorough knowledge of rafting/water sports but also their amazing knowledge of geology, paleontology, etc. We learned a lot. They’re also good cooks.

July 27, 2021

Allan Brooks

July 27, 2021

T. Cramer

Had a really fun time this weekend on the via ferrata. If they ever expand this route, we would totally come back and do it again. We had gorgeous weather and our guides, Emily and Sunshine were awesome! Thanks again.

July 27, 2021

Alex Marie

I had such a great time, Rachel was so funny and she just made our trip so enjoyable! Everyone was so great but Rachel in the office made us laugh so much and feel right at home .

July 27, 2021

Kerry Fink

Went zip lining with Matt & Shaun and had an awesome time, they were fun, informative and great tour guides for the trip. Would definitely book a trip with AVA again.

July 27, 2021

Erica Pallardy

A group of friends and I went white water rafting on the Blue River in Colorado, level 3. It was perfect for beginners. We had the best time and can’t wait to do it again. The staff was professional and fun. Our guide, Lance, was so much fun and we’re so glad we were his “crew.” Awesome experience!

July 27, 2021

Tima T

Did the zip line & rafting combo years back & never wrote a review, but it was a great day. The zip line views were amazing and guides were funny & calming. Felt safe the whole time. Even lunch was good. Would definitely do again if I go back to CO.

July 27, 2021

Neal Lacoste

My spouse surprised me with a trip to Colorado for my birthday and the plans included rafting. This is perfect for anyone new to rafting however it is still challenging and that’s what I really enjoyed the most. To be honest it was our guide Bret who made the experience worth while. He was extremely professional and he made sure we were prepared for everything ahead big and small. He was also really friendly and doesn’t judge anyone. Thanks Bret I wish we had more to tip because you worked really hard and we appreciated it, but we will be back in the future during a more prepared trip and we hope to see you again!

July 27, 2021

Chaniece Issac

CAN’T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS PLACE…I was completely terrified to go rafting but I walked away with the best experience to brag about. I had an amazing experience, Corbin made everything go smoothly

July 27, 2021

Stephanie Henderson

This was awesome!!! We had a wonderful time, the guide was amazing, the facilities and supplies are great! ***PSA!!!!!! *** we did not get a rental due to availability and took an Uber here, we had the hardest time getting back to Denver. Uber does not run around the area actively! We were stuck for hours. The staff was so wonderful and would have given us a ride back into town (thank God) but Uber was finally available! It was a wonderful experience, staff great, I encourage you to ensure transportation to and from if you don’t have your own!!!!!

July 27, 2021

Daisy Dejw

July 27, 2021

s Yousef

This was awesome! We had a wonderful time, the guide was amazing, the facilities and supplies are great!

July 27, 2021

West Family

We’ve been rafting in Colorado Springs and Lake Tahoe. This place was awesome! Professional and safe! Lived every minute of it

July 27, 2021

Ed Osorio

had a blast!!! we’ll be going back for the intermediate rafting.

July 27, 2021

Harley Bear

July 27, 2021

Karissa Helmberger

Our experience with AVA rafting today was outstanding. Our guide, Mac, was fantastic. He was very aware, responsive, and hilarious!! The water was running perfect and we had a blast!

July 27, 2021

David Garcia

July 27, 2021

erica white

My friend and I chose AVA rafting for our whitewater rafting experience and we are so glad we did! We’re from out of town and just relied on reviews for direction. The staff is very courteous, kind, and patient with any and all of their customers. We felt very confident as we headed out for the new-to-us adventure and that is largely due to our guide, Sean, who took us through all the steps so clearly. We highly recommend this friendly business to everyone!

July 27, 2021

Roland Vasquez

It’s an experience I will never forget

July 27, 2021

Ashley James

The tour guides were amazing, highly recommend this trip to anyone on vacation or just looking for something new to do in their own backyard.

July 27, 2021

Bharat Shahdadpuri

Must Do Zipline ! Awesome experience, thrill, fun, friendly guides. 8 zip-lines, 3 hour tour. Worth the time and the money.

July 27, 2021

Morgan Reigle

Had an excellent experience here! The rafting trip was well worth the money. Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable.

July 27, 2021

Yolanda Gomez

July 27, 2021

Alicia darroch

July 27, 2021

Jill Seder

So much fun…
Our tour guides were awesome.

July 27, 2021

Jaimi Washington

Great time!!!!

July 27, 2021

Renise Joy

Max and Simon were the best guides for mountain climbing and zip lining and everything in-between… Bene was awesome white water rafting guide….

July 27, 2021

Matt Simmons

July 27, 2021

Annie

I’ve been counting the days until AVA Granite opens back up! This company & location astounded me last summer and I’m so excited to have found it! Almost rafting season!

July 27, 2021

Joel Anderson

This was our 1st zip line tour, and it was awesome. Our guides were fun & entertaining, and we could tell they throughly enjoy their job.

July 27, 2021

A H

Had an awesome time on their over night rafting trip. Great guides, great gear, great food and great views.

July 27, 2021

RayD

We were looking for something fun to do while on vacation in Breckenridge during the off season and came across Ava R&Z. They had an opening for a twilight Zipline tour and we booked it. We had 2 amazing guide’s Mikey and Kate and had allot of fun Zip lining into the dark. Beautiful canyon views and weather we couldn’t ask for anything more.

July 27, 2021

Andrew Semryck

This place know rafting. What a great experience. I did a half day tour which took about 4 hours. This river adventure was heading down class 3 & class 4 rapids. A meal was prepared by the guides as well. This was so much fun that I will do a all day trip next time and maybe even an overnight trip as well in the future.

July 27, 2021

Amy petrick

End of April, My friend and I had a girls weekend for her 40th Birthday! We went rafting and zipline, IT WAS AWESOME! AVA Staff were pleasant, knowledgeable and made us feel safe while having fun! We spend the whole day with the staff, ate a hot lunch. “Sprinkles” & “Shunk” taught us a lot about rafting and about Brown Bear Canyon. Very knowledgeable about the area and history. I can’t wait to take my family once our youngest is old enough! Thanks for a fun trip! –Amy from Nebraska

July 27, 2021

Annika Szyniec

July 27, 2021

Mandy Blackburn

July 27, 2021

Bob Woodward

Great guide (Nic) and fun trip in Brown Canyon Class 3 rapids. Great company and team!

July 27, 2021

Wade Stevens

Best rafting and ziplining in Colorado!

July 27, 2021

Daniel Ziegler

So much fun, and this joke is for our guide Brett: “How do you drown a hipster?” A:”Throw them in the mainstream.”

July 27, 2021

Claire Shea

My group and I had a great experience with our rafting adventure and camping at AVA. Everyone we encountered was super hospitable and friendly. Our raft guide, Caleb (aka sassy beard), was great! The other half of our group rafted with Skunk who they said they really liked. We also got to spend some time talking with Nicho who was super knowledgeable about the area and all questions we had about AVA.

I would highly recommend AVA and I will be back for my next rafting or zip lining adventure.

July 27, 2021

Erin Esbeck

Website full of helpful info. Nice range of adventures. We rappelled down to the Arkansas River & ran the Gauntlet: Pine Creek & The Numbers. Fish, our knowledgeable & fun guide, made sure we were prepared to take on the rowdy rapids before & during the run. Awesome thrills, serene moments, and delish fajita lunch & cold Coors to wrap our day. Wear a swimsuit, synthetic (workout) tank/T-shirt, and lightweight running shorts so you dry quickly after peeling off your wetsuit. Bring your GoPro & strap it into your helmet – you will want the footage!

July 27, 2021

Scot Arey

July 27, 2021

Lance Taylor

My wife and I signed up for the Browns Canyon Rafting and Zip-Line package. Our rafting guide (Matt) was very knowledgeable and professional, it was all around a great experience and his quick witted humor also added to the fun. During the Zip-Line portion our instructors (Sam & Ericka) were also very knowledgeable and professional, their outgoing personalities and quick wit also made the experience very enjoyable. We highly recommend AVA and will definitely book with them again when we return to visit the BV area. Thanks for a great time!

July 27, 2021

Tesla Hodges

Got a WWR & Zipline with camping package. Got there to check in for the rafting in the AM. Fed us fresh food on the river, guide Josie was awesome & relaxed with the beginners. Fed us the best steak dinner (included) when we got back to camp, next AM when ziplining. Great hideout. Love the valley. Definitely doing level 5 waters next!

July 27, 2021

How 2 Media

This place is AMAZING!!!! When you visit AVA Rafting & Zipline, you’d be hard pressed to find a better time! They have ziplines, Via Ferrata, and Whitewater Rafting, and you just can’t find a better time! Don’t miss out!!!!!!

July 27, 2021

Nicole Donelan

Loved this experience, highly recommend & excellent guides

July 27, 2021

Robert Zinkus

SO AWESOME!! Adrian and Cam are some the best guides this side of the Pecos! Incredibly professional, fun, and funny. They put the zip in lining!! I’m so asking for them again when I come back!
Can’t wait for the rafting trip tomorrow.

OK. Alex G. our river guide showed us quite a time! She is totally awesome just like Can & Adrian. I mean the guys set the bar high, and “G” sailed right over it with wit, comedy, and coolness. I recommend you request these guides and tip them well when you do. They are great guides, but even better people.
Enjoy your adventure with AVA!

July 27, 2021

Jonathan Walker

Great Experience. My family did the whole day raft through the canyon. The guide Hank and guide in training Tyler were great. The lunch was good as well.

July 27, 2021

Shawn Thomas

great team very safe

July 27, 2021

Leah Wards

We had a great time!!! Our guide, Neil, was amazing! He was very experienced and made us feel so secure, and he had a great sense of humor! We had a blast!!

July 27, 2021

Pampered Wife

I highly recommend ziplining with Shawn and Kelly in Buena Vista! The entire experience was enjoyable, and I felt 100% comfortable that I was in good hands.

July 27, 2021

Charles Smith

My wife and two boys (10-12) were traveling to Colorado from Wisconsin in July ‘19. We tried to do a lot of research before traveling. All of the zip-line websites promised similar adventures at various prices. We did not know who to choose. We decided on AVA Rafting and Zipline. We are so happy with our choice. Our first attempt to zip-line in AVA Idaho Springs had to be cancelled due to lightning in the area. The staff was so friendly, apologetic, and offered many helpful suggestions. Since we were not going to be in the area the next day, we were able to use our initial payment to go on the zip-lines at AVA Buena Vista Mountaintop Zipline instead. Shawn and Nico were our guides. Both guides made us feel safe with their attention to details, welcomed with conversation and entertained with jokes. Great company, good people, I would highly recommend.

July 27, 2021

Bailey Filbin

Shawn and Nico were awesome zipline guides! They made sure we enjoyed ourselves.
Zack was a skilled rafting guide, he was funny and we definitely had a great time

No showers on site, but there are bathrooms

July 27, 2021

Portia Griffin

Great guides, fun zip lines that aren’t too scary. Last year we had Niko and Anthony and this year we have Devin and Emily.

We thoroughly enjoyed both guides, both years and they even helped our 80 year old grandma complete the zip line course.

July 27, 2021

Gabe Caldwell

July 27, 2021

Will Gallagher

AVA Rafting was a pleasure from start to finish! From the warm greeting we got checking in to the friendly and patient folks helping us get our gear on. Baily at the front desk took extra special time with my daughter who was feeling nervous about the whole experience, and this led to a relaxed and encouraging adventure. Our guide Nic was super encouraging, fun, and really taught the whole family, from ages 11, 15, 17, and up.

We went on a 1/2 day rafting trip, at Class 3, which is a great beginner/intermediate range. We always felt safe, watched, and encouraged.

We highly recommend AVA Rafting and Zipline for one in the Breckenridge/Frisco area of Colorado. For those with differently abled family members, Nic and AVA will always find a way to make it work.

July 27, 2021

Kevin Loschke

My family had a great time zip lining while in Colorado up around Buena Vista. We were very impressed with our awesome guides Shawn and Brandon and the course was great. They really made it a fun, awesome and safe experience. Thanks again guys! Really enjoyed it!

July 27, 2021

Bart Bolger

Full-Day down the Arkansas River, through Browns Canyon.
Thanks to our very talented and very patient guide, Nic,…and the velocity of the River this season, we had an amazing experience. Nic was very reassuring even when facing what us newbies saw as challenging conditions. Made all the difference.
We highly recommend this trip and this company. They see to everything. The lunch was great, the equipment well suited to the conditions, and their emphasis on safety is very reassuring.

July 27, 2021

Jeremy Nielsen

Pricey but worth it. They take care of you and make sure you have a good time. Just sit back and relax while they take care of things. I wish we spent more time on the river because it was so much fun!

July 27, 2021

Larry Laux

We went on a rafting trip down the Arkansas river yesterday with AVA rafting company. Shawn Daws was our guide for the day. We have been on other white water trips and I must say that we had the best time!! Shawn was a delight. Very knowledgeable. He made sure everyone on the raft had a great time! So glad we got him as our guide! Thank you for a memorable trip. 🙂
Larry Laux & Richard Wenske

July 27, 2021

Jerry Wade

Went on the numbers & narrows white water rafting trip. Crook was our guide and it was a great time.

I went for an unwanted swim in the Arkansas but ultimately that just added to the experience.

They provide food at the end of the trip. Definitely recommend AVA!

July 27, 2021

Ryan O’Neal

Great Outfit. Loved our guide and all the guides. Worked together efficiently to insure everyone’s safety. Fun Place.

July 27, 2021

Celest “Celly” Lemaster

My friends and I did the rafting & zip-lining combo. Our guides Sean, Hannah, & Corbin were fantastic. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.

July 27, 2021

Araceli Schnaufer

What a great experience! Joining AVA Rafting was pleasant from the beginning. Easy reservation process, clear communication and instructions. Our guide, Fish, was very knowledgeable and personable. My family and I felt safe and had lots of fun! We recommend AVA Rafting & Zipline to all!

July 27, 2021

Saprina Grant

Everything went great even with bad weather.

July 27, 2021

Richard Bollinger

We did the Zipline & Rafting tour. It was awesome. Although it was late May and the water was cold. The team did a great job of ensuring we were comfortable , and as warm as could be. Best money I have spent on this trip was buying the Neoprene socks from the outpost. Guides were knowledgeable, and fun to be on the water with. My family did the zipline course, and I got to walk around and take pictures. They had an excellent time and the staff was extremely professional. I would highly recommend this outfit to anyone looking for an adventure while in Colorado.

July 27, 2021

Terri Rehkopf

We were visiting from San Antonio . We did the zip lining with our guide JIM AND KADEN . Jim communicated very well on safety and made it fun for us to remember. They both took their time in making sure we were all ok . Got some history too of bueno vista and all about Colorado . I highly recommend this company to take you out on zip line or water rafting . They are professional and they have hot chocolate along with tea while you wait for your tour . The views are amazing too !!!! Thank you so much for a memorable time in Colorado.

July 27, 2021

Alan Marrufo

We had a really great experience today, Im pretty sure we had the best guides Derek & Aiyana
Definitely recommend coming in here

July 27, 2021

Celia Landaverde

Aiyana & Megan did an amazing job! Had a great time

July 27, 2021

Tyler Bennett

They called late the day before to modify our full day trip into a half day and the customer service rep was kind of rude about it. We also paid for a photo package for zipline and they don’t even take photos on the zipline. The sales/customer service reps are extremely hard to get a hold of over the phone.

On the positive side, they gave us a refund in both cases. We did the browns canyon half day and zipline …. Both were fantastic adventures and the guides were knowledgeable & funny. It started off rough, but we ended up having a great time

July 27, 2021

Shanmuga Sundar P

July 27, 2021

paula buehrer

Whitten was great as our river rafting guide. Got us safely down the river!!! Glad to be on solid ground.

July 27, 2021

Melissa Lee

I had so much fun zip lining with our group and leaders Jim and Kayden. Kayden and Jim really seem to love the thrill and Excitement of showing the group how to get the most out of this experience. Our half-day adventure was filled with laughs, stories and jokes, along with all the adrenaline!

July 27, 2021

Angie

Luke and Hudson were wonderful rock climbing guides. In fact beyond wonderful, I don’t have the right words to express the confidence and encouragement they offered to our 10 year old twin girls. The experience was beyond what we expected. They went out of their way to make us comfortable and to make our adventure one of a kind! We are already planning on a trip back to Colorado and WILL book with AVA!!

July 27, 2021

The Tree

First time rock climbing besides a few trips to an indoor wall! Luke Colleen and Hudson were great! I felt so comfortable and safe! Super fun would definitely do it again!!

July 27, 2021

Carolyn Vreeman

This was an amazing trip down the river!

July 27, 2021

Timothy Hastings

July 27, 2021

Dave Moser

July 27, 2021

Brian Black

First time for our family doing a zip line. Our guides were Caden, Jake, and Spencer, they did an awesome job. I would recommend this place to anyone that wants to have fun.

July 27, 2021

Pete D

Chris was an awesome guide for the “Numbers” class IV section. Next time we’ll request him for Pine Creek (Class V)!

July 27, 2021

Rachel DiCarlo

We tried the via ferrata for our first time and had an absolute blast! Colleen and Luke were our guides– They were professional and kept us safe but also knew how to show us a really great time in the mountains! 11/10 would recommend if you’re in the area! We drove over 2 hours to get there and it was totally worth it!

July 27, 2021

Thomas Donner

July 27, 2021

Luke Godwin

A friend and I just showed up hoping to experience white water for the first time; we were not disappointed. They had an open spot the next day on their Sizzler trip (class III rapids down Brown’s Canyon, 12 miles with a shore lunch). We booked our spots and showed up the next day. The guides were courteous, knowledgeable, personable, and professional. They provide safety gear and optional wetsuits and splash jackets (bring your own shoes and swimsuits). After a short ride on the bus, we launched into the Arkansas River just south of Buena Vista. The majority of the run was class I and II rapids; after our first class III, we stopped and had hot chicken fajitas, fresh fruit, and pb&j served up for lunch (there was the option of just beans and rice with veggies for vegetarian). We then proceeded with our day; we saw a big horn sheep ram that walked with us along the railroad tracks and a large quantity of mountain goats with several babies along the side of the river. We hit the second class III rapid shortly before we got to our pullout. Brandon Hughes was our guide and was quite knowledgeable about the area and gave us an amazing ride through the white water.
This was the highlight of our trip, we even booked a spot doing their zip line course the following day. It was equally professional and enjoyable. We had a blast at AVA and will definitely be coming back in the future!

July 27, 2021

anthony byard

Had a great time even in the cold rain. Our guide was super knowledgeable and very funny

July 27, 2021

Brad Treptow

Great people, Ryan is an awesome rafting guide, enjoyed great weather & Brown’s Canyon trip!

July 27, 2021

Reese C. Lewis

Brown’s Canyon float was great fun, and our guide Rachel from LSU showed us a great time. Definitely would like to do it again!

July 27, 2021

Michael Mascone

Did a half day rafting trip. Will be back for a full day next time! Fantastic guides and friendly staff!

July 27, 2021

Jeremy Ray

Did the Zipline with Derrick and Dillion and they were so helpful and fun with our family. Did the rafting and had Sara as our guide, she was awesome and never put anyone in the water. She was great. Would highly recommend this place.

July 27, 2021

Gretchen Howell

We had a ball rafting Browns Canyon with this outfitter. Jake our guide was fantastic, as was the team.leader Ryan (?) . Everyone very professional, prepared and fun. Went over and above for our group, we loved it.

July 27, 2021

James Jones

First time ziplining and first time rafting. AVA was ABSOLUTELY the right choice. Chelsea, Sarah, Jake and Chris were unbelievably patient, friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Honestly…the entire crew made me feel as if they were going to be my guide. So it really felt like a 5 star experience but with kind & down to earth people. So thank you AVA, you have introduced a new ziplining rafter to the world.😅🤓

July 27, 2021

james sillano

July 27, 2021

Courtney McRae-Alston

July 27, 2021

Joshua Vega

Amazing Fun for the whole family. We can do it again and again and enjoy it. Chris Baer is the best hands down professional guide over 25 year experience around the world we had fun and we felt and where safe the whole time

July 27, 2021

Brad Rodaway

Wow wow wow. What an experience!!!! Nice views while you were zip lining. Our 2 lady instructors made the experience very enjoyable.!!!!!

July 27, 2021

Yasmany Armas

July 27, 2021

Sharon Heath

Our family of five had an absolute blast zip lining today with Colleen and Jim. Both were super nice, professional and knowledgeable! They made sure we were safe and at ease throughout the entire experience! The views were spectacular and we can’t wait to be back!

July 27, 2021

Abby Eastman

Cody was very swag. He did awesome flips, and was cool. We saw some pretty cool stuff and we got to ride in swaggy school busses. We also got food at the end which was pretty bussin. So yeah if u go here u will have fun. Also give Cody good reviews so he can get money. 🥳🥶👻😹🦾🫁🧜‍♂️💆‍♂️💃🧦🐸🦛🌵🌪🥨🦴🍭🥌🎹🛶🏖🎚💰💵💸💴🔋🔫✝️✝️

July 27, 2021

Elisabeth Fontenot

Our family used AVA for a Colorado rafting trip and Brown’s Canyon trip last week. We had a blast and wanted to give a shout out our guides Ryan and Jake. They were very knowledgeable and made the trips a lot of fun. We also did the zip line at Buena Vista AVA and Micah and Chloe were super helpful, had a great time! All in all we were very satisfied w/our AVA adventures, keep up the good work.

July 27, 2021

Omar Afzal

We were lucky enough to have Caden and Jim as our zip lining guides and I can’t thing of a way that the experience could have been better. Fun, exciting, memorable, and worth it.

July 27, 2021

Jill Williams

Colleen and Jim were amazing guides. Worth every penny! Our kids had a blast and the scenery took my mind off the height!

July 27, 2021

Kurt Roberts

Great place to White water raft and Zipline. The staff is amazing. Definitely will return

July 27, 2021

Joseph Bernard

Good adventure!

July 27, 2021

Lacey Allmond

Great whitewater trip with Kayla! We had 1 non paddler, but she gave him a strap to hold onto and engaged him in conversation easing his 8 year old fears. She navigated the water like a champ and gave us the choice to make it adventurous or “more safe”. Loved the lunch on the bus afterwards.

July 27, 2021

Kathryn Pepper

I had a blast at the Granite Via Ferrata!! Would definitely do it again. Dillan and Megan were the best guides!

July 27, 2021

Sam Billig

Colleen & Jim were awesome guides. Provided our family group of 7 with excellent service – they were fun, informative & professional – they certainly enjoyed their jobs and making the trip enjoyable for all. They even took our picture and sent it to us. They also informed us of area sites to visit (Twin Lakes).

July 27, 2021

Jay Gemes

We had a great experience rafting Browns Canyon and doing the via Ferrata. Grant was a great rest guide. Colleen, Dylan and Luke were amazing on the via Ferrata.

July 27, 2021

Jason Slobotski

Awesome experience. Very knowledgeable guides that led us through class 5 rapids, it was a blast!

July 27, 2021

Steve Ziomek

Great guides/instructors. Lots of fun!

July 27, 2021

Kelli Halsell

We went zip lining for my 40th birthday and it was the best way to fly into my 40s. The staff especially our guides were the best.

July 27, 2021

K Howard

What a freaking blast!! Alden Scholl was our guide through the Brown’s Canyon half day trip, and we were soooooo ready for MORE!!
The trip was full of class 3 rapids, cleverly named, with twists and turns for at least half of our 9 mile adventure and cool little white capped currents carried us the rest of the way. The water was crystal clear, and we had gorgeous views, below, around and above the entire way. Perfect weather, ice cold water, sunny, blue skies, friendly co-thrillseekers from California, and a cool, hippie guide, all came together for the ultimate start to another lovely day in paradise 😋
Thanks Alden!!

July 27, 2021

Suzanne Cliff

Colleen and Jim:
best zip-line guides
🥳🙌🤩👏

July 27, 2021

Morteza Khodadadi

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July 27, 2021

Nicole Odhner

July 27, 2021

Julie Bever

Our guide was RIVER. HE ROCKS!! And I just loved how he is so passionate when talking about our beautiful Colorado❤️

July 27, 2021

Michelle Boylan

We did the zip line course with AVA. Hudson and Jake were absolutely amazing guides! They were a great team. Very professional, safety conscious and overall great guys. They were informative and so enjoy label to spend time with. I highly recommend this outing. Thanks Hudson and Jake! Come visit us anytime😉

July 27, 2021

Lisa McCoy

Loved our guides River and Kennedy ….best rafting trip we have taken…Highly recommend

July 27, 2021

Jim Jones

July 27, 2021

Jeffrey Lamberti

Luke is the best. Rafting was so much fun, I’m absolutely coming back. Gonna get my brother to go for the class 5 rapids with me next time

July 27, 2021

Eric Lewis

AVA hosted our corporate event with 3/4 day rafting & lunch for 30 people. Great reservation staff that was very helpful for us as this was our first time, amazing experienced rafting guides who were a lot of fun and knowledgeable, and a delicious catered BBQ lunch! Clear Creek is a prime river for rafting for all skills. Our entire group had so much fun and at a reasonable cost!
I hope to have to opportunity to go back and take the family!

July 27, 2021

Susan Gunn

Best time ever! Our river guide Parker was amazing😃 Thank you!!!

July 27, 2021

M Glenn

We had a great time, I’ve done rafting in Costa Rica, and floating rivers in Texas, but this was a WONDERFUL experience!!!! The scenery along Clear Creek is awesome. We did the 1/3 day tour which was really nice, perfect amount of time, glad we didn’t do 1/2 or full day tour, we would’ve been exhausted!!!! Our guide Landon was AWESOME!!! Will def be going again next time I’m in Colorado!!!!

July 27, 2021

Selwyn Erapuram

July 27, 2021

Peter Rodgers

First time doing this, totally worth it.

July 27, 2021

Kelly Thrall

I had such an amazing time on AVA’s New Via Ferrata! I did not really know what to expect because I have never been on a Via Ferrata Tour before but I absolutely loved it!! If you are looking for a fun and adventurous activity that is physically and mentally challenging, then I highly suggest exploring this new Via Ferrata Tour with AVA Rafting & Zip Line! You will have so much fun!

July 27, 2021

Gregory Lewis

The Lewis Group were very well taken care of today….. My sister and her husband were in town to visit so we booked a 2 hour rafting trip with AVA. The entire experience exceeded our expectations. Caleb was our rafter leader and did an amazing job negotiating through very turbulent waters. He spent a large amount of time to discuss and demonstrate safety and the correct ways for paddling the boat and listening for commands. We never had any tip overs or lose anyone in the water like other rafts. He was cool, fun and the entire experience is one we will have to do again. Thank you so much for the safe and fun trip down the river. Next time lets do more rapids…….. Thanks from Greg, Jayne , Melissa and Kevin.

July 27, 2021

Julia Berteletti

July 27, 2021

Rodney Meyer

great time !!!!!

July 27, 2021

Lionheart Home Staging

This was my first rafting experience and it was AWESOME! Shawn (our guide) was excellent! He made the trip fun and exciting! I highly recommend AVA and Shawn to anyone who wants a thrill ride. And if you ask nicely, Shawn will tell you about the best taco joint in town too 🙂

July 27, 2021

Deidre Freer

Check in was easy with Sean. Our guides, Sean and Jake were friendly and helpful. Jake was our personal guide with 4 boys, ages 7-13 and he did a fantastic job communicating and making it fun. We look forward to another trip next summer. Great team and nice facility. 🙂

July 27, 2021

Mike Moser

My son, Mitch and I were in good hands on the zipline with Megan & Luke. They explained each line understandably, moved the group along and were entertaining in the process. The check-in crew was very informative and helpful as well. Overall, a great experience!

July 27, 2021

T. Cramer

The via ferrata was a lot of fun. Group size was small. Tour guides Emily and Sunshine were great. Would do it again, definitely if they expand the via ferrata parts.

July 27, 2021

Shawna Henderson

If you are looking for a fun and unique experience for a group or family, then the Via Ferrata is a ton of fun. Not only do you get a little of everything, zip lining, repelling, and suspended log runs, you also are amazed by the incredible views of the surrounding mountains. A perfect activity for those that want a challenge in a fun safe environment. Via Ferrata started in the Italian Alps and perfect for those that want a fun adventure in a secure environment limited any fall. The experience is breathtaking and a must do on your Colorado Adventure list. Our guides Emily and Bailey were amazing making the trip a real wild adventure.

July 27, 2021

B Jordan

Our family (traveled with teens) thoroughly enjoyed our Upper Clear Creek adventure in Idaho Springs!! The rafting and ziplining were awesome and our guides were fabulous!!! Liam was our rafting guide and Lizzie & Juju were the ziplining guides…they were great!!!

July 27, 2021

A Google User

We had a Great Time.. we’ll be back!?

July 27, 2021

A Google User

July 27, 2021

A Google User

July 27, 2021

A Google User

July 27, 2021

A Google User

July 27, 2021

A Google User

July 27, 2021

A Google User

Mary is an amazing zipline guide, we had a blast!

July 27, 2021

A Google User

Fun experience, friendly staff

July 27, 2021

A Google User

July 27, 2021

A Google User

Highly recommend full day. 8 yr old, 6 yr old, 4 yr old. Guides Hanna and Mark were awesome and excellent with the kids. If you are looking for a fun adventure for your family I highly recommend. Very professional and first class crew! Can’t wait to come back.

July 27, 2021

Misty Shearin

The customer service from start to finish was fantastic. Everyone if friendly & accomidating.

Our rafting guide Wasp was great. He worked really hard & kept us all in the boat. The water was a little more shallow than desired & required a lot of work on his part. Thanks Wasp! You were awesome!

Our zipline guides were Erica & Sam. They were funny, knowledgeable & pure awesomeness! Thanks for an awesome adventure!

Btw potential customers, Don’t forget to tip your guide!!

July 27, 2021

Fregenet Gebriel

Ava Rafting & Zipline in Idaho Springs, Co is one of the best experiences ever. I’ve Ziplined before in South Korea and in Dominican Republic but neither compares to the experience with Spencer & Emily. There are surprise optional courses you can take and it’s adventurous, daring and everything in between. Spencer and Emily are all vibes: positive, encouraging and kind! Special thanks to Spencer!! Thank you for walking the ropes with me! If you find yourself in Colorado, this adventure is so worth it! 🙌

July 27, 2021

Jonathan Walker

Great experience. Our river guide Will was great. Our zipline guides MJ and Jacob were great.

July 27, 2021

Georgia Lolos-Scott

Our guides EmJ & Alec we’re awesome! They were fun, entertaining and kept us safe! Great fun because if our guides!!

July 27, 2021

Taylor

Overall the entire experience was a good one! We had Lyndsay as our guide and she is a total beast! Extremely experienced, funny, out-going, and very personable. She made us all feel safe, and pushed us hard (WHICH WE LOVED) because she was legit trying to make sure we had the best (and safest) experience.

While the company is 5 stars, I would give the actual rafting 3 stars. We had all rafted before so we chose an advanced trip and were hoping for a really challenging and stomach dropping experience, but unfortunately this canyon just isn’t as great (at this time of year at least) as the others i’ve rafted. AVA has to work with what they’ve got, which they do well, but in the future i’ll have to go to one of their other locations for hopefully a more challenging experience.

Word of advice: if you’re coming from Denver on a weekend, give yourself a lot of cushion time to get here. I’m from Denver and we gave ourselves what would usually be plenty of time to get there, but the traffic was SO bad on 70 going into the mountains. Luckily we made it just in time for the grace period, and the staff was awesome, but it was a super close call.

Overall, would definitely recommend this company as it seems like they value their employees, which is extremely important to me. Make sure to TIP YOUR GUIDES!!!

July 27, 2021

Rene Reza

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Esperanza Martinez

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Thomas Faulk

My family and I went zip lining and white water rafting. It was amazing. Our zip guides were Hannah and Swami. So nice, fun, professional, and sweet. Erika was our rafting guide and we all had so much fun. She steered us away from the dangerous obstacles and made sure we were safe. All and all I want to go again and again. Thanks AVA!

July 27, 2021

Russ Logan

Place is top notch. I did the 3/4 day rafting. All instructors were awesome. Beautiful scenery, exciting, taff organized, friendly, knowledgeable and works hard to make sure you have a good time. Would recommend in a heartbeat and will be back!

July 27, 2021

Maria Falcón

Great experience! Fun guides!

July 27, 2021

Andrew Spiller

Kids loved it

July 27, 2021

Dennis Page

Did the Outer Limits 3/4 day. Great scenery. Well organized. Fast moving class IV+. You will get wet.

July 27, 2021

Satomi Takagi

SWARMI & MARY ARE THE BEST

July 27, 2021

Craig Lewis

Rafting was great. The water was very high, and everybody had a blast.

We had a large group (18 people), and they had no trouble accommodating us. One of our party was recovering from a broken ankle (wearing a brace, not a cast), and they were very accommodating. Our guides went out of their way to make sure the injured person was safe and having fun.

July 27, 2021

Susan Chambers

My 90 year old Aunt Doris & I drove from Tulsa Oklahoma to zip line with Ava, had a marvelous time, they took very good care of us, would definitely go back.

July 27, 2021

D M

We had a great time! We felt safe and the guides (Emily and Goose) were patient, playful, and showed us a good time!

July 27, 2021

alicia

Great experience overall! 10/10. Went Rafting today for the 1st time ever & had soo much fun! One of the guides Seth gave us a great run down of how things would go once the group gathered, super organized & QUICK! Everyone was anxious to get out there. Our guide was “TALL ERIC” & he made the experience that much better. Super down to earth, gave great instruction & made us all feel comfortable being we were 1st timers EVER on a Level 4 course. I will definitely be back to this place to try the next level & some other activities as well. They even give you a coupon for a free drink & TommyKnockers & that place was great too haha.

July 27, 2021

Brett Williams

We had a fantastic time with Shelby & Alex. They were great river guides. They kept us safe while having a ton of fun. I highly recommend them both!

July 27, 2021

D M

Wonderful experience from start to finish! Our guide was amazing. The pics they took during our whitewater rafting trip were awesome! The food at the end of the trip was really good! 5 stars all the way.. Cant wait to go back!

July 27, 2021

Logan Parker

My husband and I participated in the Via Ferrata half day adventure. The adventure was rated at Level 5. We are in fairly decent shape, with me in my mid-20s and my husband in his mid-30s. Neither with any rock climbing, rappelling, or ziplining experience. The adventure was not too difficult, but yet was strenuous enough to keep us entertained. There were definitely moments that had our adrenaline pumping, which is exactly what we wanted. We had a great time and everything went as planned. Our guides, Mickey and Gooze, were both friendly. Thanks guys!

July 27, 2021

Alex Rosenblatt

Tour guides were great and the creek is super fun. I would recommend AVA rafting to anyone. My first time going and I did level 4, it was challenging but fun.

July 27, 2021

Raymond Cordero

Great expedition Patrick was a little intense but experienced and ensured safety of the boat.

July 27, 2021

Nina Simonè

Our family had the best time on this Zip-line course, this is NOT the course you see off the highway it’s up the cliffside.

Our guides Tessa & Mickey were absolutely amazing. They were professional, friendly, funny & made zip lining look effortless & graceful.

The first zipline “jump” was a bit frightful straight off a cliff. The boys fearless, were quick to leap first & left me to figure it out. And with my fear of heights & also not the most adventurous nor athletic person, we were off!! Mickey & Tessa were so patient & understanding with me on the course & allowed me to move at my own pace. Without your help, guidance & patience I probably wouldn’t haven’t finished the entire course. Beyond grateful for the both of you today!! Thank you again 😉

We had the most amazing time definitely will be back to try their Rafting experience!!

July 27, 2021

Laurie Lichnerowicz

Our group of 7 went to AVA Rafting & Ziplining for a fun day of adventure while vacationing in Colorado. We were excited for the thrill of ziplining above the picturesque views of Idaho Springs. The Via Ferrata is a challenging course where you are walking around the cliffs on iron bars all while harnessed in and attached to cables. We jumped off a bridge, rappelled down a cliff, and ziplined down two sections to get to the bottom of the entire course. It was 3 hours of thrilling adventure all the while being entertained by our guides. Chris “Pye” and Travis – AKA “Riggs”. They were both very experienced guides. They were informative on how to use our equipment, how to properly position oursleves for repelling, instructed us to keep us safe, and also kept us laughing. I highly recommend you visit AVA and ask for them to guide your group. We will come back to Colorado to do more adventures with AVA like the river rafting.

July 27, 2021

Jenny Alfano

AVA Rafting & Zipline is AWESOME!! Definitely check this place out. We did the ziplining trip in Idaho Springs, CO. Our guides, Dagnar and Gooze were AMAZING! They were funny and provided us with a safe, fun, beautiful experience for our whole family. Gooze was especially awesome in helping our youngest son zipline and have a great time! Dangar also provided us with some history of the area prior to the trip which was great and interesting! Also, they provided local hiking spots in which we took one post zip line and it was so beautiful. This is your place for a fun, Colorado adventure! Highly recommend.

July 27, 2021

Gail Melancon (Gabby1103)

Had a fantastic time in Colorado. AVA Rafting & Zipline was a great and fun experience. Our guide for whitewater rafting was so informative and offered local animal information/habitat and mining history…fascinating!

July 27, 2021

Derek Rhea

Tim and goose were amazing! The zip lines were fun and on the second one you have to do the 8 ft freefall if you are a little bit of a adrenaline junky like I am! Great time!

July 27, 2021

Beth Dresel

We did the Idaho Springs Cliffside Ziplining on 8/23/2020. Our guides Tim & Brian were fantastic! They made our trip fun and exciting while also calming my fear of heights. The course along the cliffside was such a neat way to add some excitement to the lines. If you sign up for this trip you have to do the free fall jump! It was so much fun 🙂 We would definitely book another trip when we make our way back to Colorado.

July 27, 2021

Miriam Cuellar

July 27, 2021

Tierra Izzo

We experienced the Via Farrata route with Max and Tessa & had a great experience. Our guides were friendly, professional, and effective. I always felt safe and we were pleasantly surprised by getting to do some zip lining and ropes course-style stuff along the way. This was our first time on the via and it was pretty cool. We had expected it to be more like rock climbing, but it was slightly different. Along the route there are rebar posts that you hang on to as you move along. Not a bag thing just a very different experience from rock climbing and having to pick your route. Overall this was a great way to spend the afternoon. Highly recommended.

July 27, 2021

Anthony Alvarado

Brina & Rose were excellent guides and we had a blast together. Thank you for helping to create a lifelong experience for our family! We look forward to zip lining with AVA again for sure.

July 27, 2021

Seth Fowler

What an experience will never forget this trip down to Colorado a day full of kayaking in the Colorado River followed by ziplines in Idaho Springs. Rafting/Kayaking (kremmling) instructors Jon&Mark where very helpful also had some great jokes along the bus ride.(Idaho Springs) Zipline instructors Randy& Max were also very friendly and did great in their demonstration will definitely be returning on my next trip to Colorado!

July 27, 2021

Decorative Materials

We went ziplining for a company outing and had an AMAZING time! Since we had so many people to coordinate with, we had a number of changes while planning and also ended up having to change the date of our trip due to weather. The agents who helped us, Katie and Sarah Grace, were exceptional and were more than happy to help us and accommodate our changes every step of the way. They were easy to get ahold of, very responsive and were a joy to work with. Our guides, Max, Randy, Mickey and Dagnar were amazing and helped us have an unforgettable experience!

July 27, 2021

Ethan

Had an amazing time, we went rafting first, Victoria was our guide and she made it a blast. Clearly had knowledge of the river and the wildlife in the area. All on the same rafting trip we stopped at a hot spring and even jumped off a cliff all on the beautiful Colorado River.

July 27, 2021

Sarah Morrell

Despite my fear of heights I came and conquered the via ferrata. Tyler and Max were a tremendous help throughout the course! Thanks guys 😁

July 27, 2021

Shannon Ko

Rose & Randi were the best…this was my first trip & I felt completely safe with their instruction!! I will definitely come back & recommend family & friends! Thank you R & R for a great time & for making me feel normal for screaming the whole time 😄

July 27, 2021

Eric Caprio

Very fun experience at a fair price. Ava was at least $100 less than all the other choices. I went on the 1/3 day gold rush rafting trip. I took 3 of my kids(all under 12) and Megan did a great job making sure I felt safe. She also made sure that all of us had a great time. The intensity of the water was prefect for beginners and the view from the raft are amazing. There is such rugged beauty along the river, with locals saying hello to you as you pass. I would recommend 10/10!

July 27, 2021

Jordon Leiter

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Khadija Dooley

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Paul Beierwaltes

Great time and guides. Thanks, Maximo and Hannah.

July 27, 2021

su s

Otter Trini Chris Brennan thank you guys! We all had an awesome time WWR and ZL ….

July 27, 2021

Denver Smith

If you get a chance to pick you guide, Shoestring is the guy you want. Super cool dude and made our trip so much fun

July 27, 2021

Lisa H

Jim & Colleen were awesome! They are very patient and helpful! Being a first timer ziplining they explained everything step by step and made the entire experience for me and my family wonderful!! Ziplining is a must do!!

July 27, 2021

Marc M

Zip line is rocking! Beautiful scenery, completely safe yet exhilarating! Ask for Sarah and Merlin. They were upbeat, funny and professional.

July 27, 2021

alchenok 369

Great instructors: Jim and Colleen. 6 ziplines. The guys are professional and funny, very personable and sweet. The experience is not my favorite – just thought I will enjoy it more. Also I think a little over prized. Wear things with zippers for a phone and car keys.

July 27, 2021

Ryan Dubelbeis

What a great day out on the water and in the trees. Chris did a great job on the water and was very knowledgeable. Simon and Jim did a fantastic job with my family on the zip line. Very informational, put some who where afraid at ease. They made th trip really fun.

July 27, 2021

Jeramy Lamza

Had an amazing time white water rafting. Brett and Joe were awesome instructors and we had a great time.

July 27, 2021

Natalia M Spencer

My boyfriend and I went zip lining on June 22nd for my birthday. It was a wonderful and memorable experience! Sara and Colleen was very knowledgeable, fun, interactive, and professional! I highly recommend doing taking an adventure at AVA Rafting and Zipline! 💪🥳🎉

July 27, 2021

Mustafa S Hussain

We took level 4 but was like level 3.. guide did his best efforts to keep us entertained

July 27, 2021

Elizabeth Quinn

Tesa and Max were Awesome!..what a great experience

July 27, 2021

Justin Rice

My girlfriend and I did the White Water Rafting last year when we were staying in Breck. We had an amazing time and our guide was hilarious. I thought I wrote a review on this but better later then never… Awesome value, great service, incredibly enjoyable, highly recommend!

July 27, 2021

Rachel DiCarlo

Brett was our rafting guide down the lower canyon for our half day trip. He was very professional in teaching us proper techniques, especially to safely make it through the “spicy” class IV-V rapids. Brett clearly knows these waters very well! Would highly recommend!

July 27, 2021

Kristie Ruth

Our guide Robert was wonderful! He was knowledgeable about the area and whitewater rafting along with a fun and caring personality. The Rapids were fun and exciting!! First ever experience ragting and I cannot wait to go again!

July 27, 2021

Brad Treptow

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Ray Baltera

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Morgan Bendt

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Lisa Negron

I did the water rafting on 6/26 with brett and 12pm zipline with hanna and colleen. Brett’s energy and hilarious jokes made this exhilarating ride nothing short of fun snd memorable. Felt very safe with brett as he is very professional and thorough in his instruction and guidance. Hanna and colleen were SO cool too. They were very clear on what needed to be done and it was like hanging out with long time girlfriends. They were so much fun and the absolute sweetest duo. Two savages with pretty faces. I’d go on another adventure with all three in s heartbeat. Thank you guys for making my first time visit a memorable one!!!!! -Lisa from Chicago- I will be back for more.

July 27, 2021

Susan Crook

Great time. Tim and MJ Great guides

July 27, 2021

Mike Urbaniak

White Water Rafting on Clear Creek in Mid June is fantastic. Rapids were crazy.
So many great things to say about their way of doing things. The one small drawback was our boat guide was super hard core.
Every other guide seemed so much more laid back. But I do get it. He needs us to get through safely. But being told correct way to stroke 15x is a bit much. If we had any other guide this would be a 6 star out of 5.

July 27, 2021

Kashish Goel

Had a great time rafting for the first time. We did level 5 with Shaun, he was amazing

July 27, 2021

Brenda Velo

Emj and Max were fabulous. My fam ages 13 and up did a level 3 zipline. I’m afraid of heights but I really wanted to do this. Both of our guides made this such a great experience. The first zip was very nerve racking for me but wow thes two were amazing. Made us feel very comfortable. I really trusted them, they knew what they were doing. I highly recommend them and AVA.

July 27, 2021

Julie Gooding

Joe was our rafting guide. he was absolutely amazing! we had so much fun on this trip and would really recommend …10 out of 10

July 27, 2021

T.J. Diamond

Our family of 6 (parents late 50s, 4 adult children) had a blast on our raft trip, with Shelby as our fantastic and fun guide. We had planned originally to raft the Blue River near Silverthorne, but we were notified the week earlier that their water levels were too low to allow for trips. We were about to fly into Colorado for a week, and only had that day to raft. Fortunately, they were able to switch us to the Idaho Springs location. We were hoping for more level 3 rapids than we got on Clear Creek, but it was still fun. Mostly 2s but fun. I was very grateful that our raft with Shelby as the guide was in the front the whole trip . .. that way we looked ahead and saw the beauty of the open river, without any rafts in our view. I know that sounds selfish (everyone else had other rafts to see as they followed us), but it was definitely a perk of being in her raft. We liked the fact also that Shelby asked us which music genre to play, as she had her own little speaker that we could listen to as we rafted. She was very skilled, knowledgeable and spunky. A great day for our family. Next time, we’ll be sure to do level 3 with some level 4s.

July 27, 2021

derek bennett

Great place, wonderful staff!

July 27, 2021

Jacob Carlton

Super fun.

July 27, 2021

Melissa Eckart

We took our party of nine (ages 9-40) zip lining at Idaho Springs. Our guides, Jess and Danny, were so much fun! The zip lines were great and the bonus features were too. The kids loved the free fall and skateboard line. We definitely recommend!

July 27, 2021

gunner may

My wife and I did the white water rafting for half a day down the lower clear creek. It was an amazing time especially for it being our first time. Our guide Siggy was great and really made the trip fun and safe. Would highly recommend this place.

July 27, 2021

Larry Adams

We had the time of our life and learned a lot about ziplining, and rope safety..
Brian and Randi were amazing guides and I cannot recommend them enough.
Can’t wait to come back and take the other course, and then rafting

July 27, 2021

Amy Sharp

Family of 5. Both ziplining and rafting were a lot of fun. When my youngest (8) wasn’t sure after the first zipline…our guides, Jess and Sara, talked him through it and rode tandem down the rest with him. He loved it! Conner was our raft guide and he did an awesome job. We learned a bit about Idaho Springs and Clear Creek, and had a ton of fun. We would do both activities again!

July 27, 2021

Thayne Johnson

Best rafting spot. Guides are friendly and willing to help with everything. Our family of five loved it!

July 27, 2021

rksdbeal

We had an exciting white water rafting adventure! Eric was a great guide and Julie was there to save the day! This was so fun and our family made great memories! We will definitely do this again!! You can tell AVA staff is well trained and they love their jobs! Everyone from check in to departure was so fun and upbeat! Thank you for helping our family make amazing memories!-sherry and Rob

We did White water rafting the first day and then zip lining and rock climbing on the Via Ferrata on the second. Amazing day trip in Denver area!

July 27, 2021

Elizabeth Martinez

AVA is our go-to for our annual CO rafting trip! Love the staff!!!

July 27, 2021

Megan Lee

So much fun! Was definitely nervous as this was my first time rafting and we were hitting the 3 & 4 level rapids but the guides prepare you well ahead of time. Amazing experience and ready to go back for a tougher course!

July 27, 2021

Laurelle Campbell

Lard was an awesome guide. Great company for safety and extreme fun. Perfect for beginners to get their feet wet in rafting. From the family that asked for donuts and adventure, it was served up perfectly. Thanks for the memories!! You can’t go wrong with them!

July 27, 2021

K. M.

Had an absolute blast doing the gold rush rafting tour! Kris, our guide, was hilarious and also extremely knowledgeable on the water. Made us feel very safe and showed us a great time! Highly recommend, very professional and all very nice people. Thanks for the awesome adventure!

July 27, 2021

Kamal Naran

We had a great time, great staff and facilities!

July 27, 2021

Sue Hogan

White water rafting was fabulous! Just the right tempo for first timers. Lena was great and gave us perfect direction.
Ziplining was super! Gooz and M.J. showed attention to detail, gave us encouragement and made it a blast! We would certainly come back and do it again!!!

July 27, 2021

Laurie DeMillard

We had a large group and got stuck in traffic and they still accommodated the group. Once we got to the course, we had two participants that needed extra assistance and our guides, Jess and Sarah, were amazing at getting everyone down safely and making sure we had a fun experience! So nice and professional! Highly recommend for anyone looking to Zipline in Colorado! Beautiful views and great guides can’t be beat!

July 27, 2021

Kirk Eriksen

The Professor and Randi were awesome for our Zipline experience and Lucas did a great job with our white water rafting.

July 27, 2021

Michael Harris

Lee was an awesome guide down some Level 4+ rapids! Couldn’t recommend him more.

July 27, 2021

Sam Billig

AVA was awesome all around. Went rafting (Gold Rush) with group of 17 down Clear Creek on short notice. Benen/Shoelace was a great guide, other two guides for our group were great too.
The grounds were clean, equipment was clean, and could not have asked for a better experience.
Shout out to Katie in reservations – it was white glove treatment!

July 27, 2021

Toad Songs

We did the 1/3 day Gold Rush raft trip. Corbin was our guide. It was our first time and we were with another family who also were first timers. We had a thrilling time! The trip is fun and a little bit challenging as well! Corbin did great guiding us and making sure we had a good time. It was fun and we would love to go again if we are back in the area!

July 27, 2021

Nikki Hennigan

Sunshine, Kris and the Professor were all amazing guides. We did both zip lining and rafting; they made it so much fun for us. Also our son is a double amputee and they made sure he could participate in everything! Also a shoutout to Benen and the whole AVA crew for being awesome. You all made Drew’s (and our) day!

July 27, 2021

Gregg Hennigan

First, the rafting and zipline experiences were great at Idaho Springs. Our family had a blast. Even better, Kris (rafting) and Sunshine and Prof (zipline) went above and beyond to accommodate our son. These activities are not easy for a boy with prosthetic legs, and these three guides helped make it so that he could do everything anyone else would, and he loved it. I’d recommend AVA to everyone.

July 27, 2021

David Foster

The Via Ferrata trip was a blast and our guide Simon was amazing!

July 27, 2021

Joel Fridman

Experient and patient guides makes the difference, and it seems they have a good crew here.
Annie was very polite and helpful with our little ones on the boat.
I’m definitely returning some day to try a higher level of rating with these guys.

July 27, 2021

Abby Bedford

Excellent company. Well run and a lot of fun! Frank, our guide, made Clear Creek safe, enjoyable, and exciting. If you have the chance, raft with AVA!

July 27, 2021

Katie Love

Awesome time doing Via Ferrata! We got the BEST guides Otter and Simon, ask for them if you want a good laugh with your trip! Great job AVA, we’ll be back, bring friends and will pass on the recommend.

July 27, 2021

Darren Love

Shout out to Otter and Simon for a great time on our Via Ferrata course today, thanks for the laughs guys!

July 27, 2021

Kelley Nemec

Ran smoothly, was a lot of fun and would do it again!

July 27, 2021

Ann Sonkowsky

Would have been a 5 except the tour was late but we got to do an extra experience. This is 6 separate zip lines and a wooden bridge down the side of the mountain. Our guides Otter and Randy were professional, knowledgeable and humorous. I’m deathly afraid of heights but was able to do the whole thing because they made me so comfortable.

July 27, 2021

Ben Thrasher

We had Brian and Randy as our zip line tour guides today and they were awesome! Very insightful and helpful, and made it an awesome experience for our entire group. Definitely would recommend.

July 27, 2021

Shawn Falke

We had an amazing time and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

July 27, 2021

Nisha D.

Went with my family of 8 and we got a package for whitewater rafting and ziplining. It was an experience I will definitely never forget!

We were split 4 and 4 for rafting, but we expected that to happen anyways, so it was no big deal. For whitewater rafting, our guide, Robert, was nothing short of amazing. After another guide got injured, we took in his 4 people in our raft. The raft was definitely carrying a lot, but Robert’s instructions were loud and direct, and it was clear our safety was his first priority. He was just a great guy with a great vibe.

For ziplining, our family was able to go all together with another couple. We were all first time zipliners, but Merlin and Randie were so patient with us all. We did need to be rescued a few times, but they were so relaxed about it, it really made us feel at ease.

Overall, it was a really fun day in Colorado!

July 27, 2021

Rebecca Thompson

My family and I went zip lining with MJ and the Professor in Idaho Springs yesterday and it was AMAZING. First timers all around and we could not have had a better experience. MJ and the Professor were FANTASTIC and so patient (which was very much appreciated by all 😅). Would highly recommend booking with AVA. So much fun – we’ll definitely be back!

July 27, 2021

Maria Pace

We had a blast ziplining with MJ and Max! Best guides so far on our trip! They were funny and professional and made you feel like you could do it even if you are scared.
We also then did the white water Gold Rush trip and it was awesome! Lard had full control of the boat and was a great guide and leader for us first timers! Shout out to the 3 sisters from Philly, best team mates ever! Would highly recommend!!!

July 27, 2021

Paige Stevenson

Colleen and Jim at AVA Rafting & Ziplining did an amazing job on our ziplining excursion! They were very personable and funny, and made the experience safe and fun!

July 27, 2021

Phillip Neally

Lee was our guide, he is the MAN!!! Fun, passionate, and kept us safe throughout the trip!!

July 27, 2021

Tony Vote

Had a great time rafting with our guide Eric and also ziplining with Otter and Simon. All three guides made our adventure the best it could be!

July 27, 2021

Josie Vote

July 27, 2021

Cherise Valdez

Had a great time ziplining with Jim and Colleen. They were Amazing at explaining what to do what not to do. They gave us a little history about Idaho Springs and made the trip very enjoyable. They made sure to always make sure you felt comfortable. The coarse was so much fun and such a beautiful view. Loved the racing coarse and the very end over the ricer. We will definitely be back to do it again.

July 27, 2021

Cheyenne Whittington

Jim and Colleen were awesome! We didn’t know a comedy show was included in the trip. 10/10 would recommend.

July 27, 2021

Meron M

We just completed ziplining with Jim and Collen. It was so fun, they really made the experience awesome! It’s our first vacay in a while and I’m happy that they were our guide through this experience!

July 27, 2021

Jaimi Washington

Got try it!!!! It’s a great time!!!!

July 27, 2021

Katy Girl

Jess and Otto were our guides. They were very professional, nice and extremely kid friendly. They joked with my 8 year old and let her go first whenever possible. I would definitely recommend them as guides for your zip lining adventure.
The only thing that I wasn’t fully satisfied with were the pictures. I purchased the photo package with the tour and was very disappointed in the lack of photos. Photos were only taken on the first zip line.

July 27, 2021

Vicky Limas

Great and fun experience! Our guides, Jim and Collen were fun and very informative!

July 27, 2021

Susan Gunn

Best time ever! A big shot out to the most experienced and enthusiastic zip line guides! Thank you Kyle, Shawn, James and Alejandro !!!! 😃

July 20, 2021

alison dillard

We really loved our guide and raft trip with AVA Rafting & Zipline! We will definitely go again when we return to Colorado!

July 20, 2021

Shawna Henderson

Love new adventures, then make sure to put Via Ferrata on your list while visiting Breckenridge. The team at AVA has an amazing course located in beautiful Idaho Springs off I-70. It is a nice getaway to experience both WhiteWater Rafting in the morning and Via Ferrata in the afternoon. The best part of the trip was the incredible views from the side of the mountain. A great activity for a family or group. Our guides Bailey and Emily were top-notch. Both safe, yet their experience made the trip exceptional. They had fun facts about the surrounding area.

July 20, 2021

Katy Grant

My family and I signed up for both the rafting and zipline experience. we had a great time! I was really impressed with the knowledge each guide had and also the emphasis on safety was outstanding!

Our river guide was Christian! He was awesome:-) Kept us having fun and staying safe! The river was really high and running fast so my 13 year old daughter was a bit nervous but he made her feel comfortable and she had a huge smile on her face the entire ride!

Our zip line guides were Shawn and Devon. They were supper high energy and really enjoyed getting the kids into the spirit of sailing through the trees!

You could tell that all guides loved their job and the outdoors! They were super fun and encouraging!

I have an 11 and 13 year old.

July 20, 2021

jason young

We had excellent time during our float on the Blue River! The passengers on our boat were all first-timers, and our guide Michelle did an excellent job of preparing us for the trip and getting us down the river. We will definitely be using AVA in the future!

July 20, 2021

John Rivers

My 12 year old son and I did the overnight rafting and camping in Brown Canyon. It was perfect! You start on slower rapids then it gets a little more each time. Perfect for the first timer and people with their kids. The entire staff was awesome and fun. Hank was our guide and he was perfect for the two kids on our raft. The camping part was smooth and fun. They have a great system in place, it was just such a great night. I definitely recommend them for rafting and any other events. Definitely coming back but with the entire family next time.

July 20, 2021

Craig Lewis

My family and I took the half day Upper Colorado River float trip from Kremmling (about an hour trip from Breckenridge, easy to navigate and scenic). Thrill level was perfect for us — 6 beginners ranging from age 6 to 40, none of whom would place rafting anywhere near our comfort zones. Most of the trip was a scenic float; a couple miles’ worth were what they called class 2 to 3 rapids. The guides were great, really knowledgeable and friendly, allaying our fears almost immediately. The only regret we had was not booking the full day.

July 20, 2021

Mike Fortun

Our 2 families of 11 people aged 12 to 63 had and awesome time on the 3/4 day Browns Canyon raft trip. Fish and Erico were both great guides, friendly and funny and took great care of us.

July 20, 2021

Sophie Kasahara

My family went zip lining and whitewater rafting and it was amazing! My family had never been white water rafting before, and I was pretty nervous. The team of guides and specifically our guide Lucas was so calm and clear that I felt safe and had a blast the whole time! Our zip lining team was amazing too! EmJ and Professor explained all of the safety features clearly. They knew who was nervous and adapted accordingly for them! There were some cool zip line features I hadn’t done before, and we got to try out the self braking system which was new for me! Overall, amazing experience. Will definitely be back when I visit Colorado again!

July 20, 2021

Bryan Whitt

AVA and there staff was Amazing !! Our guide Cade was one of the best. Looking forward to coming back to try some class 5 rapids. Thank you AVA

July 20, 2021

Laura Bosko

Zip lining with Colleen and Jim was awesome!!! It was my first time ever and they made sure I was comfortable and that our group had a great time!!! Highly recommend!! Bonus the views were breathtaking!!

July 20, 2021

Aaron Langhorst

We had the best time white water rafting today with Alden! He made the trip amazing for our family – his love of the outdoors and passion for what he does every day was evident. We loved every second of it and will definitely be back! We also zip lined with Jim & Colleen and had a fantastic time. They were both excellent, shared their wilderness knowledge and made our trek over the trees a once in a lifetime memory!! Thank you so much for an amazing day!

July 20, 2021

Benjamin Taylor

Rafting with AVA was easily the best part of our Colorado vacation. We drove over from Estes Park to Kremmling for the trip and it was so worth the drive and the trip.
Our guide, Dylan, was great and we enjoyed the conversation and experience with him. We rafted the Colorado River and it was higher (and rougher) than usual. Our 3 year old daughter came along and she had a blast!
Cannot recommend rafting and AVA highly enough.

July 20, 2021

Kate Lane

LOVED our trip for our young family! Dave was the best boat guide, and Ken, Katie, Evie, and Carrie were such a fun team to be with too! We’ll definitely be back again and again! Also, do yourself a favor and go eat at The Dean West when you’re done!

July 20, 2021

Mayra Ocampo

John our guide knew how to make the trip memorable. We did the 1/3 day raft and we enjoyed it so much! He gave the right balance of instruction and cow jokes, and made some of the first-timers in our group feel very comfortable. This was my second time doing Kremmling with AVA and I know it won’t be our last!!!

July 20, 2021

Andy Vaughan

Cameron took time to teach me some things about fly fishing. It was my first time and will definitely be back. Thanks Cameron. Maybe next time I can “answer the phone”?

July 20, 2021

Mason Moyer

Awesome day on the water! My wife and I did the full day in duckies (kayaks) and the guides, Devo and Christian, were awesome and very helpful. They had a great lunch ready for us halfway thru the trip. Guys definitely know what they’re doing and have a blast doing it!

July 20, 2021

Hannah Monson

Jamie was an awesome rafting guide! Book with her!

July 20, 2021

Vannessa Blackman

Mark was so patient with me kayaking. It was the best experience I’ve had yet.

July 20, 2021

Chelsea Hamelin

The staff was amazing by the start! The lady on the phone was sooo helpful & kind to my Dad & his girlfriend. When we arrived at Ava, everyone was super friendly & made us sure that we would be safe and told us clearly what safety procedures to follow. The guides were super chill & funny. What an amazing, exciting, fun & relaxing experience! We will be back!

July 20, 2021

Bob Musca

July 20, 2021

Cameron Bickley

Came here for my birthday weekend last week and had a great time! Amanda and Ken were great guides on the rafting and the rest of the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Also had a great time driving around in their UTV. Would highly recommend going here!

July 20, 2021

Denver Smith

July 20, 2021

Gabi Balboa

Rafting with a view! Max was our guide and made sure we had a great time. Do not be afraid to raft this with small children. The rapids are very small but still fun.

July 20, 2021

Charlie Mcquiston

When I called and described the kayaking trip my wife and I were going for, they gave the perfect suggestion and provided everything we needed. Everyone was super kind and helpful, and we will definitely be back soon!

July 20, 2021

Regina Singer

We did a kayak trip and the guides pulled in to a local hot spring right off the river and let us soak a while. Pretty cool…rafts wouldn’t be able to beach there to go…so cool. River and Cam took really good care of us

July 20, 2021

Audrey DeLucia

We loved rafting with Nelson! We laughed at bad jokes, learned some cool facts, and got just wet enough. Tim drove up with a great lunch too. We’d do AVA again for sure!

July 20, 2021

Matt Galloway

Our guide, Kaleb, was so great and patient with our kids; even went swimming to make sure one of them didn’t fall out. Kaleb really made the experience fun for my first-timer family. Will definitely go again, maybe a higher class trip!

July 20, 2021

Marie Robbins

These guys were awesome, great rafting trip with the kids. Max was an awesome guide. Let Max know he did great getting us unstuck on that big rock, and keeping my son from floating down the river. Awesome time. We will upgrade the rapids next time.

July 20, 2021

Crystal Sanders

We did a first time family rafting trip today, and it was amazing. Nelson was our guide and he was great…plus he was hilarious so that’s a bonus. I would highly recommend!

July 20, 2021

Kate Oviatt

Had a great time rafting with AVA! Our guide, Alexander, was fantastic- super friendly and knowledgeable. Did a great job at making the float fun for everyone. Will definitely try and go back with them again!

July 20, 2021

Ryan Williams

Derrick was awesome! Can’t wait to come back and do class 3 or 4 next year!

July 20, 2021

T. Cramer

Had a really fun time this weekend on the via ferrata. If they ever expand this route, we would totally come back and do it again. We had gorgeous weather and our guides, Emily and Sunshine were awesome! Thanks again.

July 20, 2021

Kerry Fink

Went zip lining with Matt & Shaun and had an awesome time, they were fun, informative and great tour guides for the trip. Would definitely book a trip with AVA again.

July 20, 2021

Tima T

Did the zip line & rafting combo years back & never wrote a review, but it was a great day. The zip line views were amazing and guides were funny & calming. Felt safe the whole time. Even lunch was good. Would definitely do again if I go back to CO.

July 20, 2021

Katrina Griesenhofer

I was down there for vacation in Colorado with my sister and friend. We got a package deal through the AVA rafting and horseback. The watering rafting was our first time doing it. They are professional, nice. The guide Grayson was amazing, fun, and knew what he was doing. I had so much fun with horseback and rafting.And definitely going to be doing it again when I go back to Colorado.

July 20, 2021

Kristi Martin

Our group of 4 had a great time doing the float with our guides Alex and Christian. It was really beautiful. They told us fun information about the area (Sir Al Gore?? Haha). We all felt very safe and it was the highlight of our trip. I will 100% use AVA again.

July 20, 2021

Ansar Khan

We went ziplining at AVA in late September and had an amazing experience! A few of us in the group were ziplining for the first time. Our guides, Mickey and Dagnar, were the best. They made us feel safe and comfortable from the get go. Throughout the course, they gave us detailed instructions while still keeping it fun. We’ll definitely be back!

July 20, 2021

Aide Morales

Great Trainers, fun Rafting!
Very knowledgeable, fun route, OVERALL GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!

July 20, 2021

Chaniece Issac

CAN’T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS PLACE…I was completely terrified to go rafting but I walked away with the best experience to brag about. I had an amazing experience, Corbin made everything go smoothly

July 20, 2021

Stephanie Henderson

This was awesome!!! We had a wonderful time, the guide was amazing, the facilities and supplies are great! ***PSA!!!!!! *** we did not get a rental due to availability and took an Uber here, we had the hardest time getting back to Denver. Uber does not run around the area actively! We were stuck for hours. The staff was so wonderful and would have given us a ride back into town (thank God) but Uber was finally available! It was a wonderful experience, staff great, I encourage you to ensure transportation to and from if you don’t have your own!!!!!

July 20, 2021

Daisy Dejw

July 20, 2021

s Yousef

This was awesome! We had a wonderful time, the guide was amazing, the facilities and supplies are great!

July 20, 2021

West Family

We’ve been rafting in Colorado Springs and Lake Tahoe. This place was awesome! Professional and safe! Lived every minute of it

July 20, 2021

Ed Osorio

had a blast!!! we’ll be going back for the intermediate rafting.

July 20, 2021

Harley Bear

July 20, 2021

Karissa Helmberger

Our experience with AVA rafting today was outstanding. Our guide, Mac, was fantastic. He was very aware, responsive, and hilarious!! The water was running perfect and we had a blast!

July 20, 2021

David Garcia

July 20, 2021

erica white

My friend and I chose AVA rafting for our whitewater rafting experience and we are so glad we did! We’re from out of town and just relied on reviews for direction. The staff is very courteous, kind, and patient with any and all of their customers. We felt very confident as we headed out for the new-to-us adventure and that is largely due to our guide, Sean, who took us through all the steps so clearly. We highly recommend this friendly business to everyone!

July 20, 2021

Roland Vasquez

It’s an experience I will never forget

July 20, 2021

Ashley James

The tour guides were amazing, highly recommend this trip to anyone on vacation or just looking for something new to do in their own backyard.

July 20, 2021

Bharat Shahdadpuri

Must Do Zipline ! Awesome experience, thrill, fun, friendly guides. 8 zip-lines, 3 hour tour. Worth the time and the money.

July 20, 2021

Morgan Reigle

Had an excellent experience here! The rafting trip was well worth the money. Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable.

July 20, 2021

Yolanda Gomez

July 20, 2021

Emily Geisler

AVA rocks! We are from Miami and it was our first time rafting. We chose a 3/4 day trip on the Arkansas River with Class III rapids. Thomas led our raft, and he was amazing! We felt completely safe following his instructions. It was one of the best days we had in Colorado. We will definitely be using AVA again on our next trip up there.

July 20, 2021

Gretchen Wall-Franklin

LOVED IT!!! Husband and kids first rafting trip and they had a blast! Tom was a GREAT guide. We did the sizzler with lunch and it was yummy!!! Will use this rafting company again!!!!!

July 20, 2021

Michelle O

Awesome Browns Canyon 1/2 day rafting trip. Our guide, Joci, was fantastic. My children (12, 14 and 17) thought it was a highlight of our 17-day camping adventure which included several national parks beginning with Carlsbad Caverns and ending at Yellowstone (with a stop at Rushmore heading home). Highly recommend this adventure!

July 20, 2021

Woody Motten

Sooooooo much fun!!! Lucas rules!!!

July 20, 2021

Quentin Smith

My family and I booked online which was a pretty easy process.

We arrived 30 minutes early checked in and had to wait. The wait went by very quickly. They had complimentary tea, coffee, and hot chocolate (out of order when we arrived but appreciated the gesture). Outside there are yard games to play: corn hole, the golf ball string game, horseshoes, etc.

You are able to use a wet suit or a jacket to keep warm.

We went for the full day which included 3 hrs of rafting, followed by lunch, and then 2 hrs of rafting to finish the day out. I think we hit 4-5 level 3 rapids which was perfect for our group.

Had an awesome time with you all! Randy was great. He made it easier for the non experienced family members to get comfortable with class 3 rapids. Afterwards the family members who were a little scared told me they would probably not go again unless Randy is there guide again!

Would definitely go again at this location. Maybe to try the level 4 or 5!

July 20, 2021

Annie Pyron

I’ve been counting the days until AVA Granite opens back up! This company & location astounded me last summer and I’m so excited to have found it! Almost rafting season!

July 20, 2021

Joel Anderson

This was our 1st zip line tour, and it was awesome. Our guides were fun & entertaining, and we could tell they throughly enjoy their job.

July 20, 2021

Katie Cain

July 20, 2021

Preston Jones

My family and I had an amazing time white water rafting with AVA. We had a safe and enjoyable experience thanks to Alex G. who showed us all cool new things about Colorado (the landmarks). She was very fun and we shared many laughs with her, and she allowed our family to create some amazing new memories! We will definitely be coming back to white water raft with you guys again sometime in the near future. Overall this was a great experience and we owe that partially to Alex G. because she was an outstanding guide.

July 20, 2021

Brandy Willoughby

Rafted with this crew of professionals today with all smiles! What a great group of guides to adventure the Arkansas River with! Fun, knowledgeable, and sticklers on safety! Macy was our guide and she was terrific. Calm cool and collected guiding us through the rapids like we were the pros! If you want to laugh and have a great time check them out!

Totally worth the goose bumps!
Don’t forget to tip your guides!

July 20, 2021

John Zinn

Fun rapids and great guide. Thanks Mike from PA.

July 20, 2021

RayD

We were looking for something fun to do while on vacation in Breckenridge during the off season and came across Ava R&Z. They had an opening for a twilight Zipline tour and we booked it. We had 2 amazing guide’s Mikey and Kate and had allot of fun Zip lining into the dark. Beautiful canyon views and weather we couldn’t ask for anything more.

July 20, 2021

Andrew Semryck

This place know rafting. What a great experience. I did a half day tour which took about 4 hours. This river adventure was heading down class 3 & class 4 rapids. A meal was prepared by the guides as well. This was so much fun that I will do a all day trip next time and maybe even an overnight trip as well in the future.

July 20, 2021

Amy petrick

End of April, My friend and I had a girls weekend for her 40th Birthday! We went rafting and zipline, IT WAS AWESOME! AVA Staff were pleasant, knowledgeable and made us feel safe while having fun! We spend the whole day with the staff, ate a hot lunch. “Sprinkles” & “Shunk” taught us a lot about rafting and about Brown Bear Canyon. Very knowledgeable about the area and history. I can’t wait to take my family once our youngest is old enough! Thanks for a fun trip! –Amy from Nebraska

July 20, 2021

nickp0834

Awesome staff, would go rafting again

July 20, 2021

Jay Wente

Took my family and a couple of my kids’ friends on the Browns Canyon trip today. Weather was not the best but hardly any boats on the water. Our guide, Shawn Daws, was amazing. He kept everyone entertained for 3 straight hours… on the bus to the start…on the water… and returning on the bus. My kids keep talking about him. He filled us in on some great history and knowledge of the park along the way. Anyone would be wise to request him. Thanks for an amazing day, Shawn!!! Jay, Lynn, Drew, Macy, Cam, and Britt.

July 20, 2021

James Barry

July 20, 2021

Neo II

We took the rafting trip through the Brown Canyon and had an awesome time. Even though this was our first whitewater rafting trip we felt very safe due to our guide Cameron. We can’t wait to come back.

July 20, 2021

John Sullivan

July 20, 2021

Daniel Graver

Fantastic. Did zip line and rafting, incredibly fun and polite staff, very professional operation. The overnight rafting trip was the coolest camping trip I’ve ever been on.

July 20, 2021

Erin Esbeck

Website full of helpful info. Nice range of adventures. We rappelled down to the Arkansas River & ran the Gauntlet: Pine Creek & The Numbers. Fish, our knowledgeable & fun guide, made sure we were prepared to take on the rowdy rapids before & during the run. Awesome thrills, serene moments, and delish fajita lunch & cold Coors to wrap our day. Wear a swimsuit, synthetic (workout) tank/T-shirt, and lightweight running shorts so you dry quickly after peeling off your wetsuit. Bring your GoPro & strap it into your helmet – you will want the footage!

July 20, 2021

Lance Taylor

My wife and I signed up for the Browns Canyon Rafting and Zip-Line package. Our rafting guide (Matt) was very knowledgeable and professional, it was all around a great experience and his quick witted humor also added to the fun. During the Zip-Line portion our instructors (Sam & Ericka) were also very knowledgeable and professional, their outgoing personalities and quick wit also made the experience very enjoyable. We highly recommend AVA and will definitely book with them again when we return to visit the BV area. Thanks for a great time!

July 20, 2021

Tesla Hodges

Got a WWR & Zipline with camping package. Got there to check in for the rafting in the AM. Fed us fresh food on the river, guide Josie was awesome & relaxed with the beginners. Fed us the best steak dinner (included) when we got back to camp, next AM when ziplining. Great hideout. Love the valley. Definitely doing level 5 waters next!

July 20, 2021

How 2 Media

This place is AMAZING!!!! When you visit AVA Rafting & Zipline, you’d be hard pressed to find a better time! They have ziplines, Via Ferrata, and Whitewater Rafting, and you just can’t find a better time! Don’t miss out!!!!!!

July 20, 2021

Nicole Donelan

Loved this experience, highly recommend & excellent guides

July 20, 2021

Robert Zinkus

SO AWESOME!! Adrian and Cam are some the best guides this side of the Pecos! Incredibly professional, fun, and funny. They put the zip in lining!! I’m so asking for them again when I come back!
Can’t wait for the rafting trip tomorrow.

OK. Alex G. our river guide showed us quite a time! She is totally awesome just like Can & Adrian. I mean the guys set the bar high, and “G” sailed right over it with wit, comedy, and coolness. I recommend you request these guides and tip them well when you do. They are great guides, but even better people.
Enjoy your adventure with AVA!

July 20, 2021

Jonathan Walker

Great Experience. My family did the whole day raft through the canyon. The guide Hank and guide in training Tyler were great. The lunch was good as well.

July 20, 2021

ronald torrence

We had a great time and our Captain was the best!

July 20, 2021

Steve Elefson

The guides/leaders for both rafting and ziplining are incredible: expert in what they do, interesting, funny, reassuring. We had Avery for rafting and Caleb and Aslynn (sp?) for ziplining. The rafting is exhilarating. A well run operation. Highly recommend staying in one of their cabins overnight and having dinner there too.

July 20, 2021

Ted Hummel

The guides were amazing! Super fun! We did the over night and enjoyed the food and views! The rafting was a blast!

July 20, 2021

Matt Barrach

July 20, 2021

Eileen Wojciechowski

Joey was our guide for our white water trip. He was a wonderful guide giving us a fun and informative float. Jill and Emily assisted us on the zip line, great work ladies! All staff were upbeat and helpful. We made an excellent choice choosing this company.

July 20, 2021

Raymond Cordero

It was fun and exciting and great stories from the raft guides

July 20, 2021

Fernie Lechuga

It was definitely the best adventure we’ve ever had, thanks Colin and all the great staff.

July 20, 2021

Peter Davey

Great group of folks who run this place. Went for a 1/2 day trip in Browns Canyon and our guide Shawn Daws was awesome. Understood the group desires and made it a ton of fun. The river was running fast. Had a great time. Keep up the good work.

July 20, 2021

Josh F

I wanted a good white water rafting experience as I’ve never done real rafting before. (Adventure parks don’t really count). I read some reviews and decided I’d like to go fairly deep into Colorado, more so than the general areas I’m familiar with. The AVA website was very easy to use and figure out what I was looking for. I called them to get a little more info and they were extremely helpful and pleasant on the phone. We chose Numbers and had an absolute blast. It was probably one of the most fun adventurous things I’ve done in several years. I would do it again in a heartbeat and I’d recommend this company for anyone.

I read some of the bad reviews and it seems that there may have been some miscommunication previously with some people.

Something to keep in mind while booking a trip:

They can/will change planning depending on water conditions/levels because they have to for safety purposes.

Overall we had a great trip and would love to do it again. 5/5.

July 20, 2021

Larry Laux

We went on a rafting trip down the Arkansas river yesterday with AVA rafting company. Shawn Daws was our guide for the day. We have been on other white water trips and I must say that we had the best time!! Shawn was a delight. Very knowledgeable. He made sure everyone on the raft had a great time! So glad we got him as our guide! Thank you for a memorable trip. 🙂
Larry Laux & Richard Wenske

July 20, 2021

Jerry Wade

Went on the numbers & narrows white water rafting trip. Crook was our guide and it was a great time.

I went for an unwanted swim in the Arkansas but ultimately that just added to the experience.

They provide food at the end of the trip. Definitely recommend AVA!

July 20, 2021

Dustin Foster

July 20, 2021

Chip Fox

Great rafting trip. Matt was our guide and a very good job. This was our second trip with them and I would certainly recommend them. Staff is experienced and very relaxed. Take the 3/4 day trip if you have the time. You’ll be hard pressed to find better scenery.

July 20, 2021

Deni Th

Took a raft trip down Browns Canyon on 7/14/2020. Alex Staal was our guide. What an awesome guide! He was very knowledgeable and informative. The trip was fun and beautiful! Great job, Alex and AVA Rafting!

July 20, 2021

Sara Phillips

Great guided tour! Can’t wait to hang out with them again!

July 20, 2021

mick hooper

We did the overnight raft trip and we loved it! The river was running at a perfect flow. Our guide, Lily was very friendly and took the time to educate us on safety and how to work together on the raft. We camped at a nice spot on the riverbank. The other guides all worked together to prepare dinner which was steak and potatoes with veggies. We pitched tents and hung out with the others on the trip till time to sleep. Morning was eggs and bacon with coffee. They did all the work loading the rafts. You’re only responsible for setting up your tent. Over all it was a lot of fun!

July 20, 2021

Michael Peterson

Everyone was very nice and helpful. The tour was awesome our guide Alex made the whole thing thank you so much and we will be back.

July 20, 2021

eva june

July 20, 2021

Dave Kruse

Best place to go Rafting in Colorado, bar none.

July 20, 2021

Monica Layton

We had a great time! We did the water rafting and Shaun was awesome!!! I would definitely comeback.

July 20, 2021

Toreador0328

Absolutely amazing staff. I had such a great time. They are so nice, and funny, and engaging. They have really good pricing. They provided lunch, as well as all the equipment needed. I participated in the rafting. They did a very good job giving a tutorial on how to row and be safe. Our guide, joey, was an absolute joy to have. He even provided us with some sunscreen when we realized we didnt bring any. Got to see many beautiful sights along the river and i had a great time. All of the clothes in their gift shop were very high quality and are extremely comfortable. I cant reccomend them enough. Do yourself a favor and go check them out.

July 20, 2021

lindsey volkmanp

First time rafting and we couldn’t have asked for a better guide or trip! Definitely looking forward to going again!

July 20, 2021

Celest “Celly” Lemaster

My friends and I did the rafting & zip-lining combo. Our guides Sean, Hannah, & Corbin were fantastic. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.

July 20, 2021

Araceli Schnaufer

What a great experience! Joining AVA Rafting was pleasant from the beginning. Easy reservation process, clear communication and instructions. Our guide, Fish, was very knowledgeable and personable. My family and I felt safe and had lots of fun! We recommend AVA Rafting & Zipline to all!

July 20, 2021

Gabriela Mendoza Ampudio

The staff was very friendly and nice! Brandon and Spencer made the experience fun and were very welcoming! They had lots of patients and made us feel comfortable and safe while showing us a good time! Awesome place!! Highly recommend!

July 20, 2021

Richard Bollinger

We did the Zipline & Rafting tour. It was awesome. Although it was late May and the water was cold. The team did a great job of ensuring we were comfortable , and as warm as could be. Best money I have spent on this trip was buying the Neoprene socks from the outpost. Guides were knowledgeable, and fun to be on the water with. My family did the zipline course, and I got to walk around and take pictures. They had an excellent time and the staff was extremely professional. I would highly recommend this outfit to anyone looking for an adventure while in Colorado.

July 20, 2021

Alan Marrufo

We had a really great experience today, Im pretty sure we had the best guides Derek & Aiyana
Definitely recommend coming in here

July 20, 2021

Celia Landaverde

Aiyana & Megan did an amazing job! Had a great time

July 20, 2021

Tyler Bennett

They called late the day before to modify our full day trip into a half day and the customer service rep was kind of rude about it. We also paid for a photo package for zipline and they don’t even take photos on the zipline. The sales/customer service reps are extremely hard to get a hold of over the phone.

On the positive side, they gave us a refund in both cases. We did the browns canyon half day and zipline …. Both were fantastic adventures and the guides were knowledgeable & funny. It started off rough, but we ended up having a great time

July 20, 2021

Rinard Pratt

I had a blast white water rafting and ziplining with AVA. Megan and Ayana were the best guides for ziplining. Their training was awesome. The white water rafting was a blast. I cant remember my guides name but he was very informative on training and sight seeing info.

July 20, 2021

Becky Haymond

My family, which included a 7 and 9 yr old, did the zip line and rafting package, which also included a delicious lunch. Not only did Derrik and Cayden show us a great time on the lines, but they also made us feel safe at all times. After the zip lining we had a bite and the hopped on with Bear, our rafting guide, who again did not disappoint. We went in June and the water was chilly, but very refreshing! Thanks AVA and your awesome staff!

July 20, 2021

Phillip Manuel

We went zip lining and it was awesome! The trip was a blast. The course was fun and had a variety of lines. Derek and Dylan were amazing guides. They made us feel safe and welcome on the course. We will definitely be back again.

July 20, 2021

Aaron Rosenberg

July 20, 2021

Jake Armstrong

July 20, 2021

Amadeusz Swiatek

everyone was super nice and helpful and I had a great time throughout the whole rafting trip.

July 20, 2021

Haze Brignac

July 20, 2021

Keith Roskowski

We did the 1/2 day raft trip. Amazing time and so much fun!!! Randy is super-awesome and so knowledgeable. We highly recommend AVA!

July 20, 2021

Heather MacArthur

July 20, 2021

Jeff Gibson

First timer at rafting. Had a great experience. Will definitely go again.

July 20, 2021

Robert Wallace

Great place to go when you’re looking for an adventure. They take care of you from start to finish. Super knowledgeable and great experience all around. Can’t wait to come back and try more.

July 20, 2021

Jeremy Scudder

Went rafting with 8 other family members and had a blast! This company and every one of their staff members we interacted with were excellent. Ryan and Alden were our guides and clearly knew the river and the rafts very well plus they were good humored and informative. The AVA photographer did a killer job capturing photos of us conquering a rapid! Loved our experience!

July 20, 2021

Shanmuga Sundar P

July 20, 2021

paula buehrer

Whitten was great as our river rafting guide. Got us safely down the river!!! Glad to be on solid ground.

July 20, 2021

Melissa Lee

I had so much fun zip lining with our group and leaders Jim and Kayden. Kayden and Jim really seem to love the thrill and Excitement of showing the group how to get the most out of this experience. Our half-day adventure was filled with laughs, stories and jokes, along with all the adrenaline!

July 20, 2021

Angie

Luke and Hudson were wonderful rock climbing guides. In fact beyond wonderful, I don’t have the right words to express the confidence and encouragement they offered to our 10 year old twin girls. The experience was beyond what we expected. They went out of their way to make us comfortable and to make our adventure one of a kind! We are already planning on a trip back to Colorado and WILL book with AVA!!

July 20, 2021

The Tree

First time rock climbing besides a few trips to an indoor wall! Luke Colleen and Hudson were great! I felt so comfortable and safe! Super fun would definitely do it again!!

July 20, 2021

Carolyn Vreeman

This was an amazing trip down the river!

July 20, 2021

Mae Killeen

We went zip lining with a group of 5 and it was amazing. Chels and Sarah were the best guides. They were really fun and clearly knew exactly what they were doing. We had a great time!

July 20, 2021

Timothy Hastings

July 20, 2021

Dave Moser

July 20, 2021

Brian Black

First time for our family doing a zip line. Our guides were Caden, Jake, and Spencer, they did an awesome job. I would recommend this place to anyone that wants to have fun.

July 20, 2021

Pete D

Chris was an awesome guide for the “Numbers” class IV section. Next time we’ll request him for Pine Creek (Class V)!

July 20, 2021

Rachel DiCarlo

We tried the via ferrata for our first time and had an absolute blast! Colleen and Luke were our guides– They were professional and kept us safe but also knew how to show us a really great time in the mountains! 11/10 would recommend if you’re in the area! We drove over 2 hours to get there and it was totally worth it!

July 20, 2021

Thomas Donner

July 20, 2021

Luke Godwin

A friend and I just showed up hoping to experience white water for the first time; we were not disappointed. They had an open spot the next day on their Sizzler trip (class III rapids down Brown’s Canyon, 12 miles with a shore lunch). We booked our spots and showed up the next day. The guides were courteous, knowledgeable, personable, and professional. They provide safety gear and optional wetsuits and splash jackets (bring your own shoes and swimsuits). After a short ride on the bus, we launched into the Arkansas River just south of Buena Vista. The majority of the run was class I and II rapids; after our first class III, we stopped and had hot chicken fajitas, fresh fruit, and pb&j served up for lunch (there was the option of just beans and rice with veggies for vegetarian). We then proceeded with our day; we saw a big horn sheep ram that walked with us along the railroad tracks and a large quantity of mountain goats with several babies along the side of the river. We hit the second class III rapid shortly before we got to our pullout. Brandon Hughes was our guide and was quite knowledgeable about the area and gave us an amazing ride through the white water.
This was the highlight of our trip, we even booked a spot doing their zip line course the following day. It was equally professional and enjoyable. We had a blast at AVA and will definitely be coming back in the future!

July 20, 2021

anthony byard

Had a great time even in the cold rain. Our guide was super knowledgeable and very funny

July 20, 2021

Brad Treptow

Great people, Ryan is an awesome rafting guide, enjoyed great weather & Brown’s Canyon trip!

July 20, 2021

Reese C. Lewis

Brown’s Canyon float was great fun, and our guide Rachel from LSU showed us a great time. Definitely would like to do it again!

July 20, 2021

Michael Mascone

Did a half day rafting trip. Will be back for a full day next time! Fantastic guides and friendly staff!

July 20, 2021

Jeremy Ray

Did the Zipline with Derrick and Dillion and they were so helpful and fun with our family. Did the rafting and had Sara as our guide, she was awesome and never put anyone in the water. She was great. Would highly recommend this place.

July 20, 2021

Gretchen Howell

We had a ball rafting Browns Canyon with this outfitter. Jake our guide was fantastic, as was the team.leader Ryan (?) . Everyone very professional, prepared and fun. Went over and above for our group, we loved it.

July 20, 2021

James Jones

First time ziplining and first time rafting. AVA was ABSOLUTELY the right choice. Chelsea, Sarah, Jake and Chris were unbelievably patient, friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Honestly…the entire crew made me feel as if they were going to be my guide. So it really felt like a 5 star experience but with kind & down to earth people. So thank you AVA, you have introduced a new ziplining rafter to the world.😅🤓

July 20, 2021

james sillano

July 20, 2021

Courtney McRae-Alston

July 20, 2021

Joshua Vega

Amazing Fun for the whole family. We can do it again and again and enjoy it. Chris Baer is the best hands down professional guide over 25 year experience around the world we had fun and we felt and where safe the whole time

July 20, 2021

Brad Rodaway

Wow wow wow. What an experience!!!! Nice views while you were zip lining. Our 2 lady instructors made the experience very enjoyable.!!!!!

July 20, 2021

Yasmany Armas

July 20, 2021

Sharon Heath

Our family of five had an absolute blast zip lining today with Colleen and Jim. Both were super nice, professional and knowledgeable! They made sure we were safe and at ease throughout the entire experience! The views were spectacular and we can’t wait to be back!

July 20, 2021

Abby Eastman

Cody was very swag. He did awesome flips, and was cool. We saw some pretty cool stuff and we got to ride in swaggy school busses. We also got food at the end which was pretty bussin. So yeah if u go here u will have fun. Also give Cody good reviews so he can get money. 🥳🥶👻😹🦾🫁🧜‍♂️💆‍♂️💃🧦🐸🦛🌵🌪🥨🦴🍭🥌🎹🛶🏖🎚💰💵💸💴🔋🔫✝️✝️

July 20, 2021

Elisabeth Fontenot

Our family used AVA for a Colorado rafting trip and Brown’s Canyon trip last week. We had a blast and wanted to give a shout out our guides Ryan and Jake. They were very knowledgeable and made the trips a lot of fun. We also did the zip line at Buena Vista AVA and Micah and Chloe were super helpful, had a great time! All in all we were very satisfied w/our AVA adventures, keep up the good work.

July 20, 2021

Omar Afzal

We were lucky enough to have Caden and Jim as our zip lining guides and I can’t thing of a way that the experience could have been better. Fun, exciting, memorable, and worth it.

July 20, 2021

Jill Williams

Colleen and Jim were amazing guides. Worth every penny! Our kids had a blast and the scenery took my mind off the height!

July 20, 2021

Kurt Roberts

Great place to White water raft and Zipline. The staff is amazing. Definitely will return

July 20, 2021

Joseph Bernard

Good adventure!

July 20, 2021

Lacey Allmond

Great whitewater trip with Kayla! We had 1 non paddler, but she gave him a strap to hold onto and engaged him in conversation easing his 8 year old fears. She navigated the water like a champ and gave us the choice to make it adventurous or “more safe”. Loved the lunch on the bus afterwards.

July 20, 2021

Kathryn Pepper

I had a blast at the Granite Via Ferrata!! Would definitely do it again. Dillan and Megan were the best guides!

July 20, 2021

Sam Billig

Colleen & Jim were awesome guides. Provided our family group of 7 with excellent service – they were fun, informative & professional – they certainly enjoyed their jobs and making the trip enjoyable for all. They even took our picture and sent it to us. They also informed us of area sites to visit (Twin Lakes).

July 20, 2021

Jay Gemes

We had a great experience rafting Browns Canyon and doing the via Ferrata. Grant was a great rest guide. Colleen, Dylan and Luke were amazing on the via Ferrata.

July 20, 2021

Jason Slobotski

Awesome experience. Very knowledgeable guides that led us through class 5 rapids, it was a blast!

July 20, 2021

Steve Ziomek

Great guides/instructors. Lots of fun!

July 20, 2021

Kelli Halsell

We went zip lining for my 40th birthday and it was the best way to fly into my 40s. The staff especially our guides were the best.

July 20, 2021

K Howard

What a freaking blast!! Alden Scholl was our guide through the Brown’s Canyon half day trip, and we were soooooo ready for MORE!!
The trip was full of class 3 rapids, cleverly named, with twists and turns for at least half of our 9 mile adventure and cool little white capped currents carried us the rest of the way. The water was crystal clear, and we had gorgeous views, below, around and above the entire way. Perfect weather, ice cold water, sunny, blue skies, friendly co-thrillseekers from California, and a cool, hippie guide, all came together for the ultimate start to another lovely day in paradise 😋
Thanks Alden!!

July 20, 2021

Suzanne Cliff

Colleen and Jim:
best zip-line guides
🥳🙌🤩👏

July 20, 2021

Morteza Khodadadi

👍

July 20, 2021

Megan Kuehler

We did the intermediate 1/2 day rafting course and had so much fun. My husband and I both got tossed out of the boat on one of the first rapids, which our guide said was common for that rapid, and both the guide and the driver were very helpful getting us out of the water and back on the raft.
I dont remember our guide’s name but he was great, he was very clear in his instructions and was fun to be with. JJ was our driver and he was fun too.
Our trip was a little shorter than in the description but was still definitely worth it and we still had a lot of fun.

July 20, 2021

Eric Lewis

AVA hosted our corporate event with 3/4 day rafting & lunch for 30 people. Great reservation staff that was very helpful for us as this was our first time, amazing experienced rafting guides who were a lot of fun and knowledgeable, and a delicious catered BBQ lunch! Clear Creek is a prime river for rafting for all skills. Our entire group had so much fun and at a reasonable cost!
I hope to have to opportunity to go back and take the family!

July 20, 2021

Susan Gunn

Best time ever! Our river guide Parker was amazing😃 Thank you!!!

July 20, 2021

James Nichols

Great experience, the company did a great job! Our guide could have done a better job of explaining terminology but after that, it was great.

July 20, 2021

B.T. Austin

Lucas was our guide through our first trip. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience, beautiful, fun, and all the staff were knowledgable and helpful. Attitudes were great and Lucas brought his A game, couldn’t be happier with the trip and will without question be going with AVA again!

July 20, 2021

Kelly Thrall

I had such an amazing time on AVA’s New Via Ferrata! I did not really know what to expect because I have never been on a Via Ferrata Tour before but I absolutely loved it!! If you are looking for a fun and adventurous activity that is physically and mentally challenging, then I highly suggest exploring this new Via Ferrata Tour with AVA Rafting & Zip Line! You will have so much fun!

July 20, 2021

Mike Moser

My son, Mitch and I were in good hands on the zipline with Megan & Luke. They explained each line understandably, moved the group along and were entertaining in the process. The check-in crew was very informative and helpful as well. Overall, a great experience!

July 20, 2021

T. Cramer

The via ferrata was a lot of fun. Group size was small. Tour guides Emily and Sunshine were great. Would do it again, definitely if they expand the via ferrata parts.

July 20, 2021

Shawna Henderson

If you are looking for a fun and unique experience for a group or family, then the Via Ferrata is a ton of fun. Not only do you get a little of everything, zip lining, repelling, and suspended log runs, you also are amazed by the incredible views of the surrounding mountains. A perfect activity for those that want a challenge in a fun safe environment. Via Ferrata started in the Italian Alps and perfect for those that want a fun adventure in a secure environment limited any fall. The experience is breathtaking and a must do on your Colorado Adventure list. Our guides Emily and Bailey were amazing making the trip a real wild adventure.

July 20, 2021

Patrick Montgomery

Awesome time with the best guides!

July 20, 2021

Debra Beasley

I did not raft but the pictures looked amazing! Young adults enjoyed it. Right off the interstate…very convenient and easy to get to. Got to visit the hot springs while the kids rafted.

July 20, 2021

B Jordan

Our family (traveled with teens) thoroughly enjoyed our Upper Clear Creek adventure in Idaho Springs!! The rafting and ziplining were awesome and our guides were fabulous!!! Liam was our rafting guide and Lizzie & Juju were the ziplining guides…they were great!!!

July 20, 2021

Carlton Chamberlain

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Shannon Vasquez

July 20, 2021

North Central Missouri College

The raft went as we thought it would. Ask for Brett, he did a great job as our guide.

July 20, 2021

Misty Shearin

The customer service from start to finish was fantastic. Everyone if friendly & accomidating.

Our rafting guide Wasp was great. He worked really hard & kept us all in the boat. The water was a little more shallow than desired & required a lot of work on his part. Thanks Wasp! You were awesome!

Our zipline guides were Erica & Sam. They were funny, knowledgeable & pure awesomeness! Thanks for an awesome adventure!

Btw potential customers, Don’t forget to tip your guide!!

July 20, 2021

Fregenet Gebriel

Ava Rafting & Zipline in Idaho Springs, Co is one of the best experiences ever. I’ve Ziplined before in South Korea and in Dominican Republic but neither compares to the experience with Spencer & Emily. There are surprise optional courses you can take and it’s adventurous, daring and everything in between. Spencer and Emily are all vibes: positive, encouraging and kind! Special thanks to Spencer!! Thank you for walking the ropes with me! If you find yourself in Colorado, this adventure is so worth it! 🙌

July 20, 2021

Jonathan Walker

Great experience. Our river guide Will was great. Our zipline guides MJ and Jacob were great.

July 20, 2021

Georgia Lolos-Scott

Our guides EmJ & Alec we’re awesome! They were fun, entertaining and kept us safe! Great fun because if our guides!!

July 20, 2021

Allan Meredith

July 20, 2021

Eric Covell

Alec and Emily are great guides. Our zip line trip was about 90 minutes and so much fun. They were able to accomodate my ten year old and a 30 year olds mom. I wont guess her age. So much fun and I highly recommend zipping with them.

July 20, 2021

Gnanabhaskar Tenali

July 20, 2021

Loretta Aguilar

Ericka was a fantastic guide today on the gold Rush rafting trip. Great info about the scenery and very encouraging. Loved the experience!

July 20, 2021

Rhonda Jorgensen

This is an amazing adventure! Great views, perfect rapids for beginners and excellent guides, especially Chuck. Chuck is experienced, knowledgeable, fun and has great jokes! He made our experience extra special!!

July 20, 2021

Zina C

Very nice Rapids for price. A couple things to note-
Firstly, your guides are paid by trip they take, NOT HOURLY which means please tip them. We had Charlie(I think he went by chuck too, please forgive me if I got that wrong) and he was OUTSTANDING. Please tip them!

Secondly, if you are super super experienced with Rapids this may be acceptable at best. My family and i have done the New River in Virginia and this was a step down. Level 4 Rapids are more like a 3 here to us. That being said, it was still a welcome challenge and we had a blast. There was a couple good drops that had me second guessing my balance!

Finally, show up on time! If I could rate the other people that rafted I would. We had a group that showed up late and we had to wait. The staff were apologetic and made it clear that we were going to leave without them if they dont come.

All in all this was a fantastic experience. Staff were hilarious and helpful. Our guide was incredibly skilled and we never felt like we were out of control at any time. He knew how to avoid overwhelming obstacles and made sure we had a fun time.

For all families out there, there is a kid friendly option. We went on the Upper Clear Creek, I am not too sure of the option for kids.

Highly, HIGHLY reccomend!

July 20, 2021

Danielle Hajicek

My bachelorette party had a great time ziplining and our guides were fun but professional, made us feel safe and educated on the whole journey.

July 20, 2021

Satomi Takagi

SWARMI & MARY ARE THE BEST

July 20, 2021

Craig Lewis

Rafting was great. The water was very high, and everybody had a blast.

We had a large group (18 people), and they had no trouble accommodating us. One of our party was recovering from a broken ankle (wearing a brace, not a cast), and they were very accommodating. Our guides went out of their way to make sure the injured person was safe and having fun.

July 20, 2021

Susan Chambers

My 90 year old Aunt Doris & I drove from Tulsa Oklahoma to zip line with Ava, had a marvelous time, they took very good care of us, would definitely go back.

July 20, 2021

D M

We had a great time! We felt safe and the guides (Emily and Goose) were patient, playful, and showed us a good time!

July 20, 2021

alicia

Great experience overall! 10/10. Went Rafting today for the 1st time ever & had soo much fun! One of the guides Seth gave us a great run down of how things would go once the group gathered, super organized & QUICK! Everyone was anxious to get out there. Our guide was “TALL ERIC” & he made the experience that much better. Super down to earth, gave great instruction & made us all feel comfortable being we were 1st timers EVER on a Level 4 course. I will definitely be back to this place to try the next level & some other activities as well. They even give you a coupon for a free drink & TommyKnockers & that place was great too haha.

July 20, 2021

Brett Williams

We had a fantastic time with Shelby & Alex. They were great river guides. They kept us safe while having a ton of fun. I highly recommend them both!

July 20, 2021

jeremy thompson

Went zip lining and it was a blast. Being scared of heights they really helped me feel confident and safe!

July 20, 2021

Tj Leggitt

Dan was awesome!

July 20, 2021

Maddy Hem

I had an AWESOME time on my first rafting trip with our guide Dan! He was super knowledgeable and friendly, and he kept us on course throughout the many rapids that we hit on the lower Clear Creek run. I learned a lot and had a ton of fun. I cannot wait to come back ☺️

July 20, 2021

Warren Hem

Just rafted the Lower Clear Creek and had a blast! Our guide Dan was great! Most of our group had never rafted before, but it wasn’t a problem with his guidance. He made it a ton of fun. I can’t recommend AVA Rafting and Dan enough. Thanks Dan!

July 20, 2021

Robert Healy

Great place. Great guides, great time!!

July 20, 2021

D M

Wonderful experience from start to finish! Our guide was amazing. The pics they took during our whitewater rafting trip were awesome! The food at the end of the trip was really good! 5 stars all the way.. Cant wait to go back!

July 20, 2021

Eric Bunge

July 20, 2021

Elizabeth Salisbury

We went rafting today with AVA and had an experience that would make John Wesley Powell jealouuuus (mostly because none of our crew members went missing). Our rafting guide was Eric and he was top notch. He made sure we had practiced all our strokes and felt like a team before we set off, and got us through some tough spots on the river with the two Ls – leadership and laughs. Would highly recommend, and looking forward to coming back here next June when the water is a bit faster.

July 20, 2021

Me Luv

Our family had the best time on this Zip-line course, this is NOT the course you see off the highway it’s up the cliffside.

Our guides Tessa & Mickey were absolutely amazing. They were professional, friendly, funny & made zip lining look effortless & graceful.

The first zipline “jump” was a bit frightful straight off a cliff. The boys fearless, were quick to leap first & left me to figure it out. And with my fear of heights & also not the most adventurous nor athletic person, we were off!! Mickey & Tessa were so patient & understanding with me on the course & allowed me to move at my own pace. Without your help, guidance & patience I probably wouldn’t haven’t finished the entire course. Beyond grateful for the both of you today!! Thank you again 😉

We had the most amazing time definitely will be back to try their Rafting experience!!

July 20, 2021

Laurie Lichnerowicz

Our group of 7 went to AVA Rafting & Ziplining for a fun day of adventure while vacationing in Colorado. We were excited for the thrill of ziplining above the picturesque views of Idaho Springs. The Via Ferrata is a challenging course where you are walking around the cliffs on iron bars all while harnessed in and attached to cables. We jumped off a bridge, rappelled down a cliff, and ziplined down two sections to get to the bottom of the entire course. It was 3 hours of thrilling adventure all the while being entertained by our guides. Chris “Pye” and Travis – AKA “Riggs”. They were both very experienced guides. They were informative on how to use our equipment, how to properly position oursleves for repelling, instructed us to keep us safe, and also kept us laughing. I highly recommend you visit AVA and ask for them to guide your group. We will come back to Colorado to do more adventures with AVA like the river rafting.

July 20, 2021

Avrumi Nussbaum

I hade an awesome time by via ferrata and Simon even took photos for us and said that he’ll sent them to me by that night.😄

July 20, 2021

Austin Alexander

Simon and Dagnar did an amazing job at the zipline tour and had a great dynamic of having fun and safe at the same time! Great views and great people to talk to! This place definitely has some unique zip lines that I have never seen before.

July 20, 2021

Jenny Alfano

AVA Rafting & Zipline is AWESOME!! Definitely check this place out. We did the ziplining trip in Idaho Springs, CO. Our guides, Dagnar and Gooze were AMAZING! They were funny and provided us with a safe, fun, beautiful experience for our whole family. Gooze was especially awesome in helping our youngest son zipline and have a great time! Dangar also provided us with some history of the area prior to the trip which was great and interesting! Also, they provided local hiking spots in which we took one post zip line and it was so beautiful. This is your place for a fun, Colorado adventure! Highly recommend.

July 20, 2021

Gail Melancon (Gabby1103)

Had a fantastic time in Colorado. AVA Rafting & Zipline was a great and fun experience. Our guide for whitewater rafting was so informative and offered local animal information/habitat and mining history…fascinating!

July 20, 2021

Tiffany Sanov

After not seeing each other for over 7 months due to Covid-19, my family met in Breckinridge for a family vacation. We booked two AVA excursions – White water rafting at Buena Vista and zip lining at Idaho Springs. I do not typically write reviews, but I had to share our experience.
Chad, our rafting guide, was great! He expertly guided us down the river while giving us Colorado history and cracking jokes. We had the best day and will book a full day on the river next year.
We felt blessed to be paired with Randy and Ann for zip lining. They were so thorough, knowledgeable, very patient. Our safety was their top priority and everyone in our group appreciated the pep talk and best strategy tips at each platform. Ann really saved the day when she noticed I was terrified to walk across the suspension bridge. She offered to walk in front of me and cheered me on the entire way. I would not have been able to do it without her. ♥️
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND AVA TOURS! From what I have seen, the AVA employees love their jobs and it is evident in their customer service. Thank you for making our first vacation together as a family a fun and memorable one.

July 20, 2021

Beth Dresel

We did the Idaho Springs Cliffside Ziplining on 8/23/2020. Our guides Tim & Brian were fantastic! They made our trip fun and exciting while also calming my fear of heights. The course along the cliffside was such a neat way to add some excitement to the lines. If you sign up for this trip you have to do the free fall jump! It was so much fun 🙂 We would definitely book another trip when we make our way back to Colorado.

July 20, 2021

Tierra Izzo

We experienced the Via Farrata route with Max and Tessa & had a great experience. Our guides were friendly, professional, and effective. I always felt safe and we were pleasantly surprised by getting to do some zip lining and ropes course-style stuff along the way. This was our first time on the via and it was pretty cool. We had expected it to be more like rock climbing, but it was slightly different. Along the route there are rebar posts that you hang on to as you move along. Not a bag thing just a very different experience from rock climbing and having to pick your route. Overall this was a great way to spend the afternoon. Highly recommended.

July 20, 2021

Anthony Alvarado

Brina & Rose were excellent guides and we had a blast together. Thank you for helping to create a lifelong experience for our family! We look forward to zip lining with AVA again for sure.

July 20, 2021

Travis Owens

We had two fantastic guides for our Via Ferrata at Idaho Springs. They made it so fun and were very friendly and knowledgeable. The entire adventure only took about 2.5 hours since there were only 4 people in our group so it was just like 6 friends having a great time. A couple of us had rappelled before but everything else was new to all of us.
We will definitely book with AVA again.

July 20, 2021

Seth Fowler

What an experience will never forget this trip down to Colorado a day full of kayaking in the Colorado River followed by ziplines in Idaho Springs. Rafting/Kayaking (kremmling) instructors Jon&Mark where very helpful also had some great jokes along the bus ride.(Idaho Springs) Zipline instructors Randy& Max were also very friendly and did great in their demonstration will definitely be returning on my next trip to Colorado!

July 20, 2021

Natalie C

Wonderful experience. The three of us has a much better time than we expected. Very professional and kind guides, Max and Tyler were fantastic. It was my first time doing a Via Ferrata, and I’m not a climber, but felt confident. Thank you both!

July 20, 2021

Shannon Ko

Rose & Randi were the best…this was my first trip & I felt completely safe with their instruction!! I will definitely come back & recommend family & friends! Thank you R & R for a great time & for making me feel normal for screaming the whole time 😄

July 20, 2021

Gustavo Teles

One of the best places to go! Crew is amazing and very nice price

July 20, 2021

Roxy Carroll

Great time! Mickey and Dagmar were great guides and trust me I made them work for it! I am 5ft tall with the armspan of a T-Rex and could not reach the wires. They had me tandem and still worked hard so I could have a good time! Great view. A few obstacles . A lot of fun!

July 20, 2021

Dan Knitzer

July 20, 2021

Mike Stout

Staff was incredible. Such a fun time. They took care of our group with great care.

July 20, 2021

RANDY HANSON

Very professional, extremely courteous, and respectfully answered all my questions!

July 20, 2021

Denver Smith

If you get a chance to pick you guide, Shoestring is the guy you want. Super cool dude and made our trip so much fun

July 20, 2021

Edgar Acuna

AVA did not disappoint! This zipline tour was one of the best we have experienced. We did the starlight zipline tour and zooming through the trees at night was amazing! You have great views of Idaho Springs and silhouettes of the mountain line! We had a group of 10 people and they all had a great time. It was roughly a two hour tour with 6 ziplines. One thing to keep in mind is that this zipline tour has you use your hand to slow yourself down. It takes a lot of confidence within yourself to know how to do it properly. What made this tour unique and worthwhile were the tour guides MJ and Gooze (hope the spelling is correct). Their instructions were always clear and gave great feedback if we ever needed to correct ourselves. MJ had some very cheesy jokes that made the tour light and funny. I think if you’re looking for a great and fun time, this is the tour for you!

July 20, 2021

Nicole Stevens

Amazing rafting adventure!

July 20, 2021

Tim Spehar

Hunter was a great guide. We did class 5 rapids! No problems at all. What fun!

July 20, 2021

T J

Great trip. We did the class 3 in the morning and class 4 in the afternoon. We had Seth and kris as tour guides. Pretty great time.

July 20, 2021

Amiana

Jim and Colleen were absolutely lovely. We had a great time zip lining and they made everything so easy and fun!

July 20, 2021

Charlize A Curcio

First time in colorado, first time on a plane, first time ziplining and it was such a amazing experience. Jim and Colleen were awesome and they were also from Jersey! they were funny and very communicative, i would definitely do this again!

July 20, 2021

cody penick

The place was top notch. The instructors were professional and fun to be around. I would totally do it again. Don’t and I mean don’t use uber or lyft to take you out there. YOU WILL BE STRANDED.

July 20, 2021

Charline

Very very safe experience! Everything is safe and secure, and we felt very at ease. Super friendly staff as well. We had Jim and Colleen, and they were incredible- very funny pair, super clear with directions and assistance- absolutely no trouble with them.

July 20, 2021

David Gallagher

This rafting company is not what the sport is about. All around this establishment there is trash. The other side of the street is probably the worst. Respect for the river should be number one and with that comes respecting the environment and your neighbors.

EDIT: Hats off to you guys for a good summer clean up. Things look a lot better than they did just a little bit ago.

July 20, 2021

Jim Blatzheim

July 20, 2021

Eric Elleson

Could not speak higher about this experience! Our guide, Seth, was great! If you’re looking for a great rating experience near Denver, I’d suggest AVA!

July 20, 2021

Brandi Faulkerson

best trip !!! we will be back!!

July 20, 2021

Jaime Hoots

We did the zipline course today with Jim and Colleen. Had the time of our lives! They were great guides, and lots of fun.

July 20, 2021

Tom Tichy

It was a blast! I went with my 13yo and 10yo and it was a lot of fun. Our two guides EmJ and Sarah did a great job showing us how to zip line and have fun. Extra thanks for Sarah for rescuing my son when he got stuck and extra wow to EmJ for doing a front flip.

July 20, 2021

Lisa H

Jim & Colleen were awesome! They are very patient and helpful! Being a first timer ziplining they explained everything step by step and made the entire experience for me and my family wonderful!! Ziplining is a must do!!

July 20, 2021

Marcus Moreno

Zip line with Tim and Sara was amazing. Both were professional, respectful, and full of energy..
A must with Tim and Sara for guides..

Rafting: Sam killed it. We had a blast with him..
I would decently raft with Sam again.
Sam is our man..

July 20, 2021

Tasha Hardrick

Awesome rafting experience! Hubby and I went on a Saturday around 1130. They provided life vest, wet suit and splash jacket. The only suggestion I have is when meeting on the back deck to go over some details is to have the person speaking to have a megaphone because it was hard to hear her over the sound of the river and zipline going. Great time otherwise. Will recommend and return.

July 20, 2021

Jessica Jones

July 20, 2021

Rosie R. Trujillo

I’d like to visit again. I had so much fun. Lee the instructor was very helpful and and also so funny

July 20, 2021

Marc M

Zip line is rocking! Beautiful scenery, completely safe yet exhilarating! Ask for Sarah and Merlin. They were upbeat, funny and professional.

July 20, 2021

alchenok 369

Great instructors: Jim and Colleen. 6 ziplines. The guys are professional and funny, very personable and sweet. The experience is not my favorite – just thought I will enjoy it more. Also I think a little over prized. Wear things with zippers for a phone and car keys.

July 20, 2021

Ryan Dubelbeis

What a great day out on the water and in the trees. Chris did a great job on the water and was very knowledgeable. Simon and Jim did a fantastic job with my family on the zip line. Very informational, put some who where afraid at ease. They made th trip really fun.

July 20, 2021

Jeramy Lamza

Had an amazing time white water rafting. Brett and Joe were awesome instructors and we had a great time.

July 20, 2021

Natalia M Spencer

My boyfriend and I went zip lining on June 22nd for my birthday. It was a wonderful and memorable experience! Sara and Colleen was very knowledgeable, fun, interactive, and professional! I highly recommend doing taking an adventure at AVA Rafting and Zipline! 💪🥳🎉

July 20, 2021

Mustafa S Hussain

We took level 4 but was like level 3.. guide did his best efforts to keep us entertained

July 20, 2021

Elizabeth Quinn

Tesa and Max were Awesome!..what a great experience

July 20, 2021

Justin Rice

My girlfriend and I did the White Water Rafting last year when we were staying in Breck. We had an amazing time and our guide was hilarious. I thought I wrote a review on this but better later then never… Awesome value, great service, incredibly enjoyable, highly recommend!

July 20, 2021

Rachel DiCarlo

Brett was our rafting guide down the lower canyon for our half day trip. He was very professional in teaching us proper techniques, especially to safely make it through the “spicy” class IV-V rapids. Brett clearly knows these waters very well! Would highly recommend!

July 20, 2021

Kristie Ruth

Our guide Robert was wonderful! He was knowledgeable about the area and whitewater rafting along with a fun and caring personality. The Rapids were fun and exciting!! First ever experience ragting and I cannot wait to go again!

July 20, 2021

Brad Treptow

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Ray Baltera

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Morgan Bendt

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Clinton hanks

July 20, 2021

Lisa Negron

I did the water rafting on 6/26 with brett and 12pm zipline with hanna and colleen. Brett’s energy and hilarious jokes made this exhilarating ride nothing short of fun snd memorable. Felt very safe with brett as he is very professional and thorough in his instruction and guidance. Hanna and colleen were SO cool too. They were very clear on what needed to be done and it was like hanging out with long time girlfriends. They were so much fun and the absolute sweetest duo. Two savages with pretty faces. I’d go on another adventure with all three in s heartbeat. Thank you guys for making my first time visit a memorable one!!!!! -Lisa from Chicago- I will be back for more.

July 20, 2021

Susan Crook

Great time. Tim and MJ Great guides

July 20, 2021

Mike Urbaniak

White Water Rafting on Clear Creek in Mid June is fantastic. Rapids were crazy.
So many great things to say about their way of doing things. The one small drawback was our boat guide was super hard core.
Every other guide seemed so much more laid back. But I do get it. He needs us to get through safely. But being told correct way to stroke 15x is a bit much. If we had any other guide this would be a 6 star out of 5.

July 20, 2021

Kashish Goel

Had a great time rafting for the first time. We did level 5 with Shaun, he was amazing

July 20, 2021

Brenda Velo

Emj and Max were fabulous. My fam ages 13 and up did a level 3 zipline. I’m afraid of heights but I really wanted to do this. Both of our guides made this such a great experience. The first zip was very nerve racking for me but wow thes two were amazing. Made us feel very comfortable. I really trusted them, they knew what they were doing. I highly recommend them and AVA.

July 20, 2021

Julie Gooding

Joe was our rafting guide. he was absolutely amazing! we had so much fun on this trip and would really recommend …10 out of 10

July 20, 2021

T.J. Diamond

Our family of 6 (parents late 50s, 4 adult children) had a blast on our raft trip, with Shelby as our fantastic and fun guide. We had planned originally to raft the Blue River near Silverthorne, but we were notified the week earlier that their water levels were too low to allow for trips. We were about to fly into Colorado for a week, and only had that day to raft. Fortunately, they were able to switch us to the Idaho Springs location. We were hoping for more level 3 rapids than we got on Clear Creek, but it was still fun. Mostly 2s but fun. I was very grateful that our raft with Shelby as the guide was in the front the whole trip . .. that way we looked ahead and saw the beauty of the open river, without any rafts in our view. I know that sounds selfish (everyone else had other rafts to see as they followed us), but it was definitely a perk of being in her raft. We liked the fact also that Shelby asked us which music genre to play, as she had her own little speaker that we could listen to as we rafted. She was very skilled, knowledgeable and spunky. A great day for our family. Next time, we’ll be sure to do level 3 with some level 4s.

July 20, 2021

derek bennett

Great place, wonderful staff!

July 20, 2021

Jacob Carlton

Super fun.

July 20, 2021

Melissa Eckart

We took our party of nine (ages 9-40) zip lining at Idaho Springs. Our guides, Jess and Danny, were so much fun! The zip lines were great and the bonus features were too. The kids loved the free fall and skateboard line. We definitely recommend!

July 20, 2021

gunner may

My wife and I did the white water rafting for half a day down the lower clear creek. It was an amazing time especially for it being our first time. Our guide Siggy was great and really made the trip fun and safe. Would highly recommend this place.

July 20, 2021

Larry Adams

We had the time of our life and learned a lot about ziplining, and rope safety..
Brian and Randi were amazing guides and I cannot recommend them enough.
Can’t wait to come back and take the other course, and then rafting

July 20, 2021

Amy Sharp

Family of 5. Both ziplining and rafting were a lot of fun. When my youngest (8) wasn’t sure after the first zipline…our guides, Jess and Sara, talked him through it and rode tandem down the rest with him. He loved it! Conner was our raft guide and he did an awesome job. We learned a bit about Idaho Springs and Clear Creek, and had a ton of fun. We would do both activities again!

July 20, 2021

Thayne Johnson

Best rafting spot. Guides are friendly and willing to help with everything. Our family of five loved it!

July 20, 2021

rksdbeal

We had an exciting white water rafting adventure! Eric was a great guide and Julie was there to save the day! This was so fun and our family made great memories! We will definitely do this again!! You can tell AVA staff is well trained and they love their jobs! Everyone from check in to departure was so fun and upbeat! Thank you for helping our family make amazing memories!-sherry and Rob

We did White water rafting the first day and then zip lining and rock climbing on the Via Ferrata on the second. Amazing day trip in Denver area!

July 20, 2021

Elizabeth Martinez

AVA is our go-to for our annual CO rafting trip! Love the staff!!!

July 20, 2021

Megan Lee

So much fun! Was definitely nervous as this was my first time rafting and we were hitting the 3 & 4 level rapids but the guides prepare you well ahead of time. Amazing experience and ready to go back for a tougher course!

July 20, 2021

Laurelle Campbell

Lard was an awesome guide. Great company for safety and extreme fun. Perfect for beginners to get their feet wet in rafting. From the family that asked for donuts and adventure, it was served up perfectly. Thanks for the memories!! You can’t go wrong with them!

July 20, 2021

K. M.

Had an absolute blast doing the gold rush rafting tour! Kris, our guide, was hilarious and also extremely knowledgeable on the water. Made us feel very safe and showed us a great time! Highly recommend, very professional and all very nice people. Thanks for the awesome adventure!

July 20, 2021

Kamal Naran

We had a great time, great staff and facilities!

July 20, 2021

Sue Hogan

White water rafting was fabulous! Just the right tempo for first timers. Lena was great and gave us perfect direction.
Ziplining was super! Gooz and M.J. showed attention to detail, gave us encouragement and made it a blast! We would certainly come back and do it again!!!

July 20, 2021

Laurie DeMillard

We had a large group and got stuck in traffic and they still accommodated the group. Once we got to the course, we had two participants that needed extra assistance and our guides, Jess and Sarah, were amazing at getting everyone down safely and making sure we had a fun experience! So nice and professional! Highly recommend for anyone looking to Zipline in Colorado! Beautiful views and great guides can’t be beat!

July 20, 2021

Kirk Eriksen

The Professor and Randi were awesome for our Zipline experience and Lucas did a great job with our white water rafting.

July 20, 2021

Michael Harris

Lee was an awesome guide down some Level 4+ rapids! Couldn’t recommend him more.

July 20, 2021

Sam Billig

AVA was awesome all around. Went rafting (Gold Rush) with group of 17 down Clear Creek on short notice. Benen/Shoelace was a great guide, other two guides for our group were great too.
The grounds were clean, equipment was clean, and could not have asked for a better experience.
Shout out to Katie in reservations – it was white glove treatment!

July 20, 2021

Toad Songs

We did the 1/3 day Gold Rush raft trip. Corbin was our guide. It was our first time and we were with another family who also were first timers. We had a thrilling time! The trip is fun and a little bit challenging as well! Corbin did great guiding us and making sure we had a good time. It was fun and we would love to go again if we are back in the area!

July 20, 2021

Nikki Hennigan

Sunshine, Kris and the Professor were all amazing guides. We did both zip lining and rafting; they made it so much fun for us. Also our son is a double amputee and they made sure he could participate in everything! Also a shoutout to Benen and the whole AVA crew for being awesome. You all made Drew’s (and our) day!

July 20, 2021

Gregg Hennigan

First, the rafting and zipline experiences were great at Idaho Springs. Our family had a blast. Even better, Kris (rafting) and Sunshine and Prof (zipline) went above and beyond to accommodate our son. These activities are not easy for a boy with prosthetic legs, and these three guides helped make it so that he could do everything anyone else would, and he loved it. I’d recommend AVA to everyone.

July 20, 2021

David Foster

The Via Ferrata trip was a blast and our guide Simon was amazing!

July 20, 2021

Joel Fridman

Experient and patient guides makes the difference, and it seems they have a good crew here.
Annie was very polite and helpful with our little ones on the boat.
I’m definitely returning some day to try a higher level of rating with these guys.

July 20, 2021

Abby Bedford

Excellent company. Well run and a lot of fun! Frank, our guide, made Clear Creek safe, enjoyable, and exciting. If you have the chance, raft with AVA!

July 20, 2021

Katie Love

Awesome time doing Via Ferrata! We got the BEST guides Otter and Simon, ask for them if you want a good laugh with your trip! Great job AVA, we’ll be back, bring friends and will pass on the recommend.

July 20, 2021

Darren Love

Shout out to Otter and Simon for a great time on our Via Ferrata course today, thanks for the laughs guys!

July 20, 2021

Kelley Nemec

Ran smoothly, was a lot of fun and would do it again!

July 20, 2021

Ann Sonkowsky

Would have been a 5 except the tour was late but we got to do an extra experience. This is 6 separate zip lines and a wooden bridge down the side of the mountain. Our guides Otter and Randy were professional, knowledgeable and humorous. I’m deathly afraid of heights but was able to do the whole thing because they made me so comfortable.

July 20, 2021

Susan Gunn

Best time ever! A big shot out to the most experienced and enthusiastic zip line guides! Thank you Kyle, Shawn, James and Alejandro !!!! 😃

July 13, 2021

alison dillard

We really loved our guide and raft trip with AVA Rafting & Zipline! We will definitely go again when we return to Colorado!

July 13, 2021

Shawna Henderson

Love new adventures, then make sure to put Via Ferrata on your list while visiting Breckenridge. The team at AVA has an amazing course located in beautiful Idaho Springs off I-70. It is a nice getaway to experience both WhiteWater Rafting in the morning and Via Ferrata in the afternoon. The best part of the trip was the incredible views from the side of the mountain. A great activity for a family or group. Our guides Bailey and Emily were top-notch. Both safe, yet their experience made the trip exceptional. They had fun facts about the surrounding area.

July 13, 2021

Craig Lewis

My family and I took the half day Upper Colorado River float trip from Kremmling (about an hour trip from Breckenridge, easy to navigate and scenic). Thrill level was perfect for us — 6 beginners ranging from age 6 to 40, none of whom would place rafting anywhere near our comfort zones. Most of the trip was a scenic float; a couple miles’ worth were what they called class 2 to 3 rapids. The guides were great, really knowledgeable and friendly, allaying our fears almost immediately. The only regret we had was not booking the full day.

July 13, 2021

Jess W

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Elizabeth Owen

Incredible experience!!! Lee was the main rafting guide and he was both hilarious and informative and ready to help at any given moment!!! He did an incredible job!! For the rafting, our guide was Robert and he was amazing!! Kept us laughing while keeping us safe!! Would 100% come back and totally recommend!!!

July 13, 2021

Zachary Perry

Absolutely incredible experience! The river was the fastest I’ve ever rafted on and was truly thrilling! We had Lee as our raft guide and as the head guide for the trip, and he was hilarious, professional, and extremely competent at handling every situation we came across on our trip. His genuine passion for his work and for keeping everyone safe and enjoying their trip carried over to everyone and made the trip incredibly fun and entirely unforgettable! 10 out of 10 will do again!

July 13, 2021

Mike Fortun

Our 2 families of 11 people aged 12 to 63 had and awesome time on the 3/4 day Browns Canyon raft trip. Fish and Erico were both great guides, friendly and funny and took great care of us.

July 13, 2021

Sophie Kasahara

My family went zip lining and whitewater rafting and it was amazing! My family had never been white water rafting before, and I was pretty nervous. The team of guides and specifically our guide Lucas was so calm and clear that I felt safe and had a blast the whole time! Our zip lining team was amazing too! EmJ and Professor explained all of the safety features clearly. They knew who was nervous and adapted accordingly for them! There were some cool zip line features I hadn’t done before, and we got to try out the self braking system which was new for me! Overall, amazing experience. Will definitely be back when I visit Colorado again!

July 13, 2021

Clint Bobo

Came in as a walk in after another company in the area lost our reservation. AVA was able to find room for us at the last minute. I’ve done the Upper Colorado trip with 3 other outfitters, but this was by far one of the most enjoyable trips I’ve had. Ken, our guide, made it extremely fun for the kids and adults, got us plenty wet, and knew a lot about the area. I highly recommend booking with AVA.

July 13, 2021

Daniel Daffer

July 13, 2021

Swann M.

This was our first water rafting experience. I had planned this trip for about a month so I had done some research before deciding to book with AVA. We were a family of 4, 2 adults and one 7 year old and one 10 year old. We did the level 1 half a day ” float” experience on the Colorado River at 9 am. The guides are really fun. They enjoy their job. My guide was more on the quiet side but its not a big deal. The views you get in this experience are breathtaking. Just stunning views of mountains and forest. My group was originally 7 and we were split up. I would have liked to have known in advanced that we needed to clarify if we were going to be in a group. No one told me and honestly I wasn’t aware of the time and strategy that is put in place to give us a safe experience. Also I had originally wanted to book another rafting trip but when I called they let me know the website was not updated and the age had changed. Updating the site would be helpful. I forgot my waterproof cellphone necklace and that is my fault but I’d just like to suggest selling some at the gift shop. you will get wet, there are about 2 to 3 rapids you go over and some splashing with water guns. Take sunblock, water shoes and bug spray. Over all an awesome experience. I will definitely be back!

July 13, 2021

Mark Dewees

My family and I just finished our Full Day Scenic Rafting trip with AVA and i must say it was an excellent experience. Our trip leader Brian and the other guide (I am sorry i cant remember his name as he was in the other raft) we both very professional, helpful and friendly. It was an amazing experience and even my mother who was extremely apprehensive about whitewater rafting thoroughly enjoyed herself. I would highly recommend AVA Rafting and Zipline to anyone wanting to try rafting.

July 13, 2021

Megan Zimmer

July 13, 2021

Sebastien Pichoff

We had a great time rafting down a stretch of the Colorado river. Our guide Ken was great and friendly. Knew a lot about the river too. Everything went smooth from our arrival, to the raft experience o n the river, and finally the bus ride back to the start. We will definitely raft again with them. May be a higher category rapids next time. Everything felt safe in relation to the covid epidemic, mask required everywhere but on your raft, all the equipment we used was clean.

July 13, 2021

Sara Phillips

We did the kayaking trip with Lee and had a great time! We love all of the guided tours we have done with AVA. They hire great people and they are super professional. I always feel safe and my business is appreciated! Can’t wait to hang out with the AVA folks again!

July 13, 2021

Chelsea Hamelin

The staff was amazing by the start! The lady on the phone was sooo helpful & kind to my Dad & his girlfriend. When we arrived at Ava, everyone was super friendly & made us sure that we would be safe and told us clearly what safety procedures to follow. The guides were super chill & funny. What an amazing, exciting, fun & relaxing experience! We will be back!

July 13, 2021

Denver Smith

July 13, 2021

Paul Patrin

Ryan and Kayla were great guides. My family has an awesome time reading with them.

July 13, 2021

Gabi Balboa

Rafting with a view! Max was our guide and made sure we had a great time. Do not be afraid to raft this with small children. The rapids are very small but still fun.

July 13, 2021

Charlie Mcquiston

When I called and described the kayaking trip my wife and I were going for, they gave the perfect suggestion and provided everything we needed. Everyone was super kind and helpful, and we will definitely be back soon!

July 13, 2021

Regina Singer

We did a kayak trip and the guides pulled in to a local hot spring right off the river and let us soak a while. Pretty cool…rafts wouldn’t be able to beach there to go…so cool. River and Cam took really good care of us

July 13, 2021

Audrey DeLucia

We loved rafting with Nelson! We laughed at bad jokes, learned some cool facts, and got just wet enough. Tim drove up with a great lunch too. We’d do AVA again for sure!

July 13, 2021

Matt Galloway

Our guide, Kaleb, was so great and patient with our kids; even went swimming to make sure one of them didn’t fall out. Kaleb really made the experience fun for my first-timer family. Will definitely go again, maybe a higher class trip!

July 13, 2021

Marie Robbins

These guys were awesome, great rafting trip with the kids. Max was an awesome guide. Let Max know he did great getting us unstuck on that big rock, and keeping my son from floating down the river. Awesome time. We will upgrade the rapids next time.

July 13, 2021

Crystal Sanders

We did a first time family rafting trip today, and it was amazing. Nelson was our guide and he was great…plus he was hilarious so that’s a bonus. I would highly recommend!

July 13, 2021

T. Cramer

Had a really fun time this weekend on the via ferrata. If they ever expand this route, we would totally come back and do it again. We had gorgeous weather and our guides, Emily and Sunshine were awesome! Thanks again.

July 13, 2021

Kerry Fink

Went zip lining with Matt & Shaun and had an awesome time, they were fun, informative and great tour guides for the trip. Would definitely book a trip with AVA again.

July 13, 2021

Tima T

Did the zip line & rafting combo years back & never wrote a review, but it was a great day. The zip line views were amazing and guides were funny & calming. Felt safe the whole time. Even lunch was good. Would definitely do again if I go back to CO.

July 13, 2021

Alyssa Morrow

I did the zip lining course and was led by Tyler and Randy. They were really amazing in calming nerves and super understanding. They thoroughly instruct you before each line and make sure you’re safe. Great experience and my and my family LOVED it! So fun and the scenery is gorgeous.

July 13, 2021

This IS Idaho Springs

Voted as the Best Rafting in Idaho Springs for 2019 and 2020, you’ve got to come to AVA to get your adrenaline rushing! Rafting down Clear Creek is the most fun and exciting way to take in the nature and beauty of Idaho Springs. If rafting isn’t your thing, they also have zip-lining and via ferrata, which we also highly recommend! Check them out today!

July 13, 2021

Kira Whitfield

July 13, 2021

Alexandra Prichard

My husband and I went on the Starlight Zipline Tour last night and it was so much fun. There was only on line that was “self-braking” so it was more hands on, you’re gliding down and when needing to break pushing down on the line to slow down/stop.

Our guides were MJ and Gooze and they were so helpful and patient! I felt totally comfortable with them leading the excursion and they made it quite entertaining too!

Will definitely come back and recommend to others!

July 13, 2021

Chaniece Issac

CAN’T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS PLACE…I was completely terrified to go rafting but I walked away with the best experience to brag about. I had an amazing experience, Corbin made everything go smoothly

July 13, 2021

Stephanie Henderson

This was awesome!!! We had a wonderful time, the guide was amazing, the facilities and supplies are great! ***PSA!!!!!! *** we did not get a rental due to availability and took an Uber here, we had the hardest time getting back to Denver. Uber does not run around the area actively! We were stuck for hours. The staff was so wonderful and would have given us a ride back into town (thank God) but Uber was finally available! It was a wonderful experience, staff great, I encourage you to ensure transportation to and from if you don’t have your own!!!!!

July 13, 2021

Daisy Dejw

July 13, 2021

s Yousef

This was awesome! We had a wonderful time, the guide was amazing, the facilities and supplies are great!

July 13, 2021

West Family

We’ve been rafting in Colorado Springs and Lake Tahoe. This place was awesome! Professional and safe! Lived every minute of it

July 13, 2021

Ed Osorio

had a blast!!! we’ll be going back for the intermediate rafting.

July 13, 2021

Harley Bear

July 13, 2021

Karissa Helmberger

Our experience with AVA rafting today was outstanding. Our guide, Mac, was fantastic. He was very aware, responsive, and hilarious!! The water was running perfect and we had a blast!

July 13, 2021

David Garcia

July 13, 2021

erica white

My friend and I chose AVA rafting for our whitewater rafting experience and we are so glad we did! We’re from out of town and just relied on reviews for direction. The staff is very courteous, kind, and patient with any and all of their customers. We felt very confident as we headed out for the new-to-us adventure and that is largely due to our guide, Sean, who took us through all the steps so clearly. We highly recommend this friendly business to everyone!

July 13, 2021

Roland Vasquez

It’s an experience I will never forget

July 13, 2021

Ashley James

The tour guides were amazing, highly recommend this trip to anyone on vacation or just looking for something new to do in their own backyard.

July 13, 2021

matt myers

I have done the Browns Canyon run twice with AVA, Once with work and once with the family. I had a good time the first time, and amazing time the second. I can’t remember the first guides name, but the second was Avery. She was amazing. if we go back I would request to be in her boat. She was fun, knowledgeable, talkative, and friendly. She took the trip from good to great.

July 13, 2021

Serena Perry

First of all, I love this company. The guides were so friendly and made me very comfortable. It was my first time zipping and the father-son duo were excellent! Shawn and Adrian were very fun and professional. Highly recommend this company with Shawn and Adrian especially! Thank you!

If you decide to do the rafting trip as well, ask for Hank! I’ve been rafting 3 times before, and he has been by far the best guide I’ve ever had! He was super fun and professional! The rafting was as fun as it was safe! I will be going back to ava with my family next year and we will make sure he is our guide!

Thank you so much, Shawn, Adrian and hank for an amazing family trip!

July 13, 2021

Annie Pyron

I’ve been counting the days until AVA Granite opens back up! This company & location astounded me last summer and I’m so excited to have found it! Almost rafting season!

July 13, 2021

Joel Anderson

This was our 1st zip line tour, and it was awesome. Our guides were fun & entertaining, and we could tell they throughly enjoy their job.

July 13, 2021

Andrew Flieg

Our party didn’t stay over night, so this review is strictly for the rafting experience. All eight of us had a blast. We have yet to stop talking about it . This was the highlight of our week in Breckenridge. The Numbers was a nice class IV that challenged the whole group. Our guides made everything seamless and exciting…most importantly safe!

July 13, 2021

RayD

We were looking for something fun to do while on vacation in Breckenridge during the off season and came across Ava R&Z. They had an opening for a twilight Zipline tour and we booked it. We had 2 amazing guide’s Mikey and Kate and had allot of fun Zip lining into the dark. Beautiful canyon views and weather we couldn’t ask for anything more.

July 13, 2021

Andrew Semryck

This place know rafting. What a great experience. I did a half day tour which took about 4 hours. This river adventure was heading down class 3 & class 4 rapids. A meal was prepared by the guides as well. This was so much fun that I will do a all day trip next time and maybe even an overnight trip as well in the future.

July 13, 2021

Amy petrick

End of April, My friend and I had a girls weekend for her 40th Birthday! We went rafting and zipline, IT WAS AWESOME! AVA Staff were pleasant, knowledgeable and made us feel safe while having fun! We spend the whole day with the staff, ate a hot lunch. “Sprinkles” & “Shunk” taught us a lot about rafting and about Brown Bear Canyon. Very knowledgeable about the area and history. I can’t wait to take my family once our youngest is old enough! Thanks for a fun trip! –Amy from Nebraska

July 13, 2021

Joshua Crawford

Excellent experience and our guide Lily did an excellent job of guiding us through Browns Canyon!

July 13, 2021

Matt Skinner

Great rafting tour! Avery was our guide and she is amazing!!! She knows every rock in that river and will ensure your tour is perfect!

July 13, 2021

Brian “Hydro” Maddix

True professionals who have a good time and really enjoy their “work.” My so and I rolled in last minute, no reservations. Initially all guided white water rafting trips were filled up. (They only do guided trips.) They checked, and sure enough they had two openings. Arrived 11:45 am, on a 12:30 pm trip down the Numbers on the Arkansas River. What a blast!

July 13, 2021

Erin Esbeck

Website full of helpful info. Nice range of adventures. We rappelled down to the Arkansas River & ran the Gauntlet: Pine Creek & The Numbers. Fish, our knowledgeable & fun guide, made sure we were prepared to take on the rowdy rapids before & during the run. Awesome thrills, serene moments, and delish fajita lunch & cold Coors to wrap our day. Wear a swimsuit, synthetic (workout) tank/T-shirt, and lightweight running shorts so you dry quickly after peeling off your wetsuit. Bring your GoPro & strap it into your helmet – you will want the footage!

July 13, 2021

Lance Taylor

My wife and I signed up for the Browns Canyon Rafting and Zip-Line package. Our rafting guide (Matt) was very knowledgeable and professional, it was all around a great experience and his quick witted humor also added to the fun. During the Zip-Line portion our instructors (Sam & Ericka) were also very knowledgeable and professional, their outgoing personalities and quick wit also made the experience very enjoyable. We highly recommend AVA and will definitely book with them again when we return to visit the BV area. Thanks for a great time!

July 13, 2021

Tesla Hodges

Got a WWR & Zipline with camping package. Got there to check in for the rafting in the AM. Fed us fresh food on the river, guide Josie was awesome & relaxed with the beginners. Fed us the best steak dinner (included) when we got back to camp, next AM when ziplining. Great hideout. Love the valley. Definitely doing level 5 waters next!

July 13, 2021

How 2 Media

This place is AMAZING!!!! When you visit AVA Rafting & Zipline, you’d be hard pressed to find a better time! They have ziplines, Via Ferrata, and Whitewater Rafting, and you just can’t find a better time! Don’t miss out!!!!!!

July 13, 2021

Nicole Donelan

Loved this experience, highly recommend & excellent guides

July 13, 2021

Robert Zinkus

SO AWESOME!! Adrian and Cam are some the best guides this side of the Pecos! Incredibly professional, fun, and funny. They put the zip in lining!! I’m so asking for them again when I come back!
Can’t wait for the rafting trip tomorrow.

OK. Alex G. our river guide showed us quite a time! She is totally awesome just like Can & Adrian. I mean the guys set the bar high, and “G” sailed right over it with wit, comedy, and coolness. I recommend you request these guides and tip them well when you do. They are great guides, but even better people.
Enjoy your adventure with AVA!

July 13, 2021

Jonathan Walker

Great Experience. My family did the whole day raft through the canyon. The guide Hank and guide in training Tyler were great. The lunch was good as well.

July 13, 2021

Mike Ivey

Great trip! The Arkansas River and the Canyon were beautiful. Had high water and a great guide Shawn D.that keep us on top of all the rapids. Good signal calling kept us on track though the holes and kept us all in the boat. A trip to remember always.

July 13, 2021

Patricia Ramos

We did the Narrows Trip and had an amazing time! Our guide Bear was fun, knowledgeable and guided us down safely! We will return for The Numbers.

July 13, 2021

Patti Hammerle

Kirk was an amazing guide who kept us laughing and feeing safe the whole time. A great first rafting experience.

July 13, 2021

tommy Williams

Joey was awesome highly recommend this group

July 13, 2021

Larry Laux

We went on a rafting trip down the Arkansas river yesterday with AVA rafting company. Shawn Daws was our guide for the day. We have been on other white water trips and I must say that we had the best time!! Shawn was a delight. Very knowledgeable. He made sure everyone on the raft had a great time! So glad we got him as our guide! Thank you for a memorable trip. 🙂
Larry Laux & Richard Wenske

July 13, 2021

Jerry Wade

Went on the numbers & narrows white water rafting trip. Crook was our guide and it was a great time.

I went for an unwanted swim in the Arkansas but ultimately that just added to the experience.

They provide food at the end of the trip. Definitely recommend AVA!

July 13, 2021

April Grooters

This place was great! Joey was our guide and did an outstanding job with a touch of humor with his favorite “geriatric” population! I look forward to our next visit! 👍❤

July 13, 2021

Tit for tat

We liked rafting with AVA very much. The best part was our awesome guide, who we couldn’t leave a tip for. He was very good, he made the rafting trip more entertaining. While we were trying very hard to figure out which one of the instructors was ours, they hopped on the bus and left. We think his name might have been Despain. As advice for the future, maybe make it easier to differentiate between people without their gear on. 🤔 The fact that we didn’t leave a tip poisoned the rest of our trip.

July 13, 2021

Dzmitry Rakoushchyk

Amazing new experience

July 13, 2021

Jeremy Levine

Amazing experience, the guides were knowledgeable and kind. Would seriously recommend, but DO NOT attempt a skill level above 3 if you’re a beginner

July 13, 2021

D. R.

Had a great day – exploring Brown’s Canyon on our first rafting experience. Durham was amazing – his humor, friendliness, and professionalism made the entire experience top notch! Can’t wait to come back and ride again.

July 13, 2021

Bradley O’Loughlin

Did the browns canyon over night stay with my two boys (8 and 11) with Lilly as our guide. By far the best experience you could ask for. Lilly got us through the rock labyrinth that the Arkansas river is without even a hiccup. Kirk was the guide on the other group that camped with us, super cool dude as well. “Skunk” was maning the gear boat, lemme just say your stuff is in great hands, was awesome to see him drive that raft packed full of gear by himself made it look so easy. The teamwork and coordination of those 3 made camp a place we never wanted to leave. Don’t forget to add the ziplining, that was amazing!

July 13, 2021

Eric Sanderson

Fun activities. Always ensuring safety in all activities. Enjoyed rafting and Via feratia( sp?) at both locations.

July 13, 2021

Cindy Pate

Awesome experience with Alex G as our guide

July 13, 2021

Celest “Celly” Lemaster

My friends and I did the rafting & zip-lining combo. Our guides Sean, Hannah, & Corbin were fantastic. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.

July 13, 2021

Araceli Schnaufer

What a great experience! Joining AVA Rafting was pleasant from the beginning. Easy reservation process, clear communication and instructions. Our guide, Fish, was very knowledgeable and personable. My family and I felt safe and had lots of fun! We recommend AVA Rafting & Zipline to all!

July 13, 2021

William S. Spann

I’d book again. Wonderful day of great memories.

July 13, 2021

John Snee

Excellent! Our guides Hanna and Patrick were great and a lot of fun. Highly recommend AVA!

July 13, 2021

Juan Gonzalez

July 13, 2021

Jill Lopez

Absolute blast on our trip. Even though the water levels were low we still had a great time!! Would definitely do a trip through AVA again!!! Worth every dollar!

July 13, 2021

Richard Bollinger

We did the Zipline & Rafting tour. It was awesome. Although it was late May and the water was cold. The team did a great job of ensuring we were comfortable , and as warm as could be. Best money I have spent on this trip was buying the Neoprene socks from the outpost. Guides were knowledgeable, and fun to be on the water with. My family did the zipline course, and I got to walk around and take pictures. They had an excellent time and the staff was extremely professional. I would highly recommend this outfit to anyone looking for an adventure while in Colorado.

July 13, 2021

Alan Marrufo

We had a really great experience today, Im pretty sure we had the best guides Derek & Aiyana
Definitely recommend coming in here

July 13, 2021

Celia Landaverde

Aiyana & Megan did an amazing job! Had a great time

July 13, 2021

trent b (p4ndepravity)

I’ve ziplined before and AVA Buena Vista’s course layout was very exciting and offered great speed and even better views of the surrounding rockies. Jim and Colleen, our guides, really multiplied the fun of the course. They were professional and knowledge, but also made the outing a memorable one. We will definitely be back and will recommended to others.

July 13, 2021

Michael Ward

The staff was superb!!! I would recommend this group to all, the guides we’re very knowledgeable , well trained and truly professional bunch!

July 13, 2021

Jeb Wildschut

I took my 13 year old son here to do the Via Ferrata. It was sick. My expectations were blown. More climbing then I thought we would get which was great. Sarah and Dylan were our guides and they did great. Dylan cracked me up and Sarah and him together lead like champs. Spencer and Luke also helped and assisted as “Shadows” and overall leadership which we lucked out on. Jim and Colleen also helped outwit gear and supervision which was sweet so we got the royal treatment. I had a blast and will be back again. My wife and younger son (age 9) did the zip lining with Derek and Hudson (hopefully I am remembering all the names!!!) We had a great time. I have done several zip courses at several places and I can tell you that the Via Ferrata is worth it. Solid friendly staff.

July 13, 2021

Pete Davidson

July 13, 2021

Caytlyn Lugenbeel

Dylan and Derek really helped make this a fun experience! The zipline course was varied and had some wonderful views, but these two were really the stars of the show!

Thank you for being awesome!

July 13, 2021

Tyler Bennett

They called late the day before to modify our full day trip into a half day and the customer service rep was kind of rude about it. We also paid for a photo package for zipline and they don’t even take photos on the zipline. The sales/customer service reps are extremely hard to get a hold of over the phone.

On the positive side, they gave us a refund in both cases. We did the browns canyon half day and zipline …. Both were fantastic adventures and the guides were knowledgeable & funny. It started off rough, but we ended up having a great time

July 13, 2021

Rinard Pratt

I had a blast white water rafting and ziplining with AVA. Megan and Ayana were the best guides for ziplining. Their training was awesome. The white water rafting was a blast. I cant remember my guides name but he was very informative on training and sight seeing info.

July 13, 2021

Becky Haymond

My family, which included a 7 and 9 yr old, did the zip line and rafting package, which also included a delicious lunch. Not only did Derrik and Cayden show us a great time on the lines, but they also made us feel safe at all times. After the zip lining we had a bite and the hopped on with Bear, our rafting guide, who again did not disappoint. We went in June and the water was chilly, but very refreshing! Thanks AVA and your awesome staff!

July 13, 2021

Phillip Manuel

We went zip lining and it was awesome! The trip was a blast. The course was fun and had a variety of lines. Derek and Dylan were amazing guides. They made us feel safe and welcome on the course. We will definitely be back again.

July 13, 2021

Aaron Rosenberg

July 13, 2021

Jake Armstrong

July 13, 2021

Amadeusz Swiatek

everyone was super nice and helpful and I had a great time throughout the whole rafting trip.

July 13, 2021

Haze Brignac

July 13, 2021

Keith Roskowski

We did the 1/2 day raft trip. Amazing time and so much fun!!! Randy is super-awesome and so knowledgeable. We highly recommend AVA!

July 13, 2021

Heather MacArthur

July 13, 2021

Jeff Gibson

First timer at rafting. Had a great experience. Will definitely go again.

July 13, 2021

Robert Wallace

Great place to go when you’re looking for an adventure. They take care of you from start to finish. Super knowledgeable and great experience all around. Can’t wait to come back and try more.

July 13, 2021

Jeremy Scudder

Went rafting with 8 other family members and had a blast! This company and every one of their staff members we interacted with were excellent. Ryan and Alden were our guides and clearly knew the river and the rafts very well plus they were good humored and informative. The AVA photographer did a killer job capturing photos of us conquering a rapid! Loved our experience!

July 13, 2021

Shanmuga Sundar P

July 13, 2021

paula buehrer

Whitten was great as our river rafting guide. Got us safely down the river!!! Glad to be on solid ground.

July 13, 2021

Melissa Lee

I had so much fun zip lining with our group and leaders Jim and Kayden. Kayden and Jim really seem to love the thrill and Excitement of showing the group how to get the most out of this experience. Our half-day adventure was filled with laughs, stories and jokes, along with all the adrenaline!

July 13, 2021

Angie

Luke and Hudson were wonderful rock climbing guides. In fact beyond wonderful, I don’t have the right words to express the confidence and encouragement they offered to our 10 year old twin girls. The experience was beyond what we expected. They went out of their way to make us comfortable and to make our adventure one of a kind! We are already planning on a trip back to Colorado and WILL book with AVA!!

July 13, 2021

The Tree

First time rock climbing besides a few trips to an indoor wall! Luke Colleen and Hudson were great! I felt so comfortable and safe! Super fun would definitely do it again!!

July 13, 2021

Carolyn Vreeman

This was an amazing trip down the river!

July 13, 2021

Mae Killeen

We went zip lining with a group of 5 and it was amazing. Chels and Sarah were the best guides. They were really fun and clearly knew exactly what they were doing. We had a great time!

July 13, 2021

Timothy Hastings

July 13, 2021

Dave Moser

July 13, 2021

Brian Black

First time for our family doing a zip line. Our guides were Caden, Jake, and Spencer, they did an awesome job. I would recommend this place to anyone that wants to have fun.

July 13, 2021

Pete D

Chris was an awesome guide for the “Numbers” class IV section. Next time we’ll request him for Pine Creek (Class V)!

July 13, 2021

Rachel DiCarlo

We tried the via ferrata for our first time and had an absolute blast! Colleen and Luke were our guides– They were professional and kept us safe but also knew how to show us a really great time in the mountains! 11/10 would recommend if you’re in the area! We drove over 2 hours to get there and it was totally worth it!

July 13, 2021

Thomas Donner

July 13, 2021

Luke Godwin

A friend and I just showed up hoping to experience white water for the first time; we were not disappointed. They had an open spot the next day on their Sizzler trip (class III rapids down Brown’s Canyon, 12 miles with a shore lunch). We booked our spots and showed up the next day. The guides were courteous, knowledgeable, personable, and professional. They provide safety gear and optional wetsuits and splash jackets (bring your own shoes and swimsuits). After a short ride on the bus, we launched into the Arkansas River just south of Buena Vista. The majority of the run was class I and II rapids; after our first class III, we stopped and had hot chicken fajitas, fresh fruit, and pb&j served up for lunch (there was the option of just beans and rice with veggies for vegetarian). We then proceeded with our day; we saw a big horn sheep ram that walked with us along the railroad tracks and a large quantity of mountain goats with several babies along the side of the river. We hit the second class III rapid shortly before we got to our pullout. Brandon Hughes was our guide and was quite knowledgeable about the area and gave us an amazing ride through the white water.
This was the highlight of our trip, we even booked a spot doing their zip line course the following day. It was equally professional and enjoyable. We had a blast at AVA and will definitely be coming back in the future!

July 13, 2021

anthony byard

Had a great time even in the cold rain. Our guide was super knowledgeable and very funny

July 13, 2021

Brad Treptow

Great people, Ryan is an awesome rafting guide, enjoyed great weather & Brown’s Canyon trip!

July 13, 2021

Reese C. Lewis

Brown’s Canyon float was great fun, and our guide Rachel from LSU showed us a great time. Definitely would like to do it again!

July 13, 2021

Michael Mascone

Did a half day rafting trip. Will be back for a full day next time! Fantastic guides and friendly staff!

July 13, 2021

Jeremy Ray

Did the Zipline with Derrick and Dillion and they were so helpful and fun with our family. Did the rafting and had Sara as our guide, she was awesome and never put anyone in the water. She was great. Would highly recommend this place.

July 13, 2021

Gretchen Howell

We had a ball rafting Browns Canyon with this outfitter. Jake our guide was fantastic, as was the team.leader Ryan (?) . Everyone very professional, prepared and fun. Went over and above for our group, we loved it.

July 13, 2021

James Jones

First time ziplining and first time rafting. AVA was ABSOLUTELY the right choice. Chelsea, Sarah, Jake and Chris were unbelievably patient, friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Honestly…the entire crew made me feel as if they were going to be my guide. So it really felt like a 5 star experience but with kind & down to earth people. So thank you AVA, you have introduced a new ziplining rafter to the world.😅🤓

July 13, 2021

james sillano

July 13, 2021

Courtney McRae-Alston

July 13, 2021

Joshua Vega

Amazing Fun for the whole family. We can do it again and again and enjoy it. Chris Baer is the best hands down professional guide over 25 year experience around the world we had fun and we felt and where safe the whole time

July 13, 2021

Brad Rodaway

Wow wow wow. What an experience!!!! Nice views while you were zip lining. Our 2 lady instructors made the experience very enjoyable.!!!!!

July 13, 2021

Yasmany Armas

July 13, 2021

Sharon Heath

Our family of five had an absolute blast zip lining today with Colleen and Jim. Both were super nice, professional and knowledgeable! They made sure we were safe and at ease throughout the entire experience! The views were spectacular and we can’t wait to be back!

July 13, 2021

Abby Eastman

Cody was very swag. He did awesome flips, and was cool. We saw some pretty cool stuff and we got to ride in swaggy school busses. We also got food at the end which was pretty bussin. So yeah if u go here u will have fun. Also give Cody good reviews so he can get money. 🥳🥶👻😹🦾🫁🧜‍♂️💆‍♂️💃🧦🐸🦛🌵🌪🥨🦴🍭🥌🎹🛶🏖🎚💰💵💸💴🔋🔫✝️✝️

July 13, 2021

Elisabeth Fontenot

Our family used AVA for a Colorado rafting trip and Brown’s Canyon trip last week. We had a blast and wanted to give a shout out our guides Ryan and Jake. They were very knowledgeable and made the trips a lot of fun. We also did the zip line at Buena Vista AVA and Micah and Chloe were super helpful, had a great time! All in all we were very satisfied w/our AVA adventures, keep up the good work.

July 13, 2021

Omar Afzal

We were lucky enough to have Caden and Jim as our zip lining guides and I can’t thing of a way that the experience could have been better. Fun, exciting, memorable, and worth it.

July 13, 2021

Jill Williams

Colleen and Jim were amazing guides. Worth every penny! Our kids had a blast and the scenery took my mind off the height!

July 13, 2021

Kurt Roberts

Great place to White water raft and Zipline. The staff is amazing. Definitely will return

July 13, 2021

Ashley Newland

July 13, 2021

Donny Clark

I cannot say enough to enough people about how much fun my wife and I had. We were first timers and opted for the intermediate rafting trip. The AVA place was packed but they did a great job of getting you where you needed to be (if you cannot follow simple instructions then you shouldn’t be rafting/zip lining/climbing/etc anyways). They provided all the gear needed and took us to the launch. They gave quick and direct instruction and ensured everyone was comfortable; even my wife who was about terrified before we got on the water. Then we got on the water, our guide was knowledgeable about the area and interacted with us between rapids. I cannot wait to go back; they hooked someone for life!

July 13, 2021

Kayla O’Connor

We had an amazing time! The guides were great and fun. I will certainly be going back for more!!!

July 13, 2021

Eric Lewis

AVA hosted our corporate event with 3/4 day rafting & lunch for 30 people. Great reservation staff that was very helpful for us as this was our first time, amazing experienced rafting guides who were a lot of fun and knowledgeable, and a delicious catered BBQ lunch! Clear Creek is a prime river for rafting for all skills. Our entire group had so much fun and at a reasonable cost!
I hope to have to opportunity to go back and take the family!

July 13, 2021

Travis Koeman

Our family of 5 had a great experience! Aaron our raft guide did an excellent job!! We would definitely highly recommend AVA!!!

July 13, 2021

Susan Gunn

Best time ever! Our river guide Parker was amazing😃 Thank you!!!

July 13, 2021

Kelly Thrall

I had such an amazing time on AVA’s New Via Ferrata! I did not really know what to expect because I have never been on a Via Ferrata Tour before but I absolutely loved it!! If you are looking for a fun and adventurous activity that is physically and mentally challenging, then I highly suggest exploring this new Via Ferrata Tour with AVA Rafting & Zip Line! You will have so much fun!

July 13, 2021

Geremiah Gilliland

Great trip! Amazing water and a awesome guide named Forrest. Had my 8 year old son and he also had a blast. I have since recommended to friends and family.

July 13, 2021

kathy pequeno

July 13, 2021

Mike Moser

My son, Mitch and I were in good hands on the zipline with Megan & Luke. They explained each line understandably, moved the group along and were entertaining in the process. The check-in crew was very informative and helpful as well. Overall, a great experience!

July 13, 2021

T. Cramer

The via ferrata was a lot of fun. Group size was small. Tour guides Emily and Sunshine were great. Would do it again, definitely if they expand the via ferrata parts.

July 13, 2021

Shawna Henderson

If you are looking for a fun and unique experience for a group or family, then the Via Ferrata is a ton of fun. Not only do you get a little of everything, zip lining, repelling, and suspended log runs, you also are amazed by the incredible views of the surrounding mountains. A perfect activity for those that want a challenge in a fun safe environment. Via Ferrata started in the Italian Alps and perfect for those that want a fun adventure in a secure environment limited any fall. The experience is breathtaking and a must do on your Colorado Adventure list. Our guides Emily and Bailey were amazing making the trip a real wild adventure.

July 13, 2021

Lori Chew

Lynn was the BEST raft guide! Our raft trip was amazing! She kept us informed and entertained!

July 13, 2021

David Beers

People who work there, love their jobs and it shows. Had a great time

July 13, 2021

Ethan Bradley

July 13, 2021

TDT

Awesome! Water was a little low in late June but still a great rafting trip! Liam and Sam were terrific!

July 13, 2021

Donna Cooper

Fun, cool experience. Guides very good.

July 13, 2021

Rebecca Mischler

Such an awesome time rafting! Great guide!

July 13, 2021

Mathew Wheatley

July 13, 2021

Reese Dickinson

Our bachelorette party had an absolute blast on the zip line course. Huge thanks to Tony for making our trip memorable!

July 13, 2021

Ashley Suh

The starlight ziplining tour was awesome! I would consider looking up a clear night before booking if you’re interested in ziplining under the stars. Our tour guides, Emily and Sunshine, were very sweet and patient with both the children and my boyfriend, who has a tad fear of heights! We would definitely go on another tour with AVA again!

July 13, 2021

Brandon duhon

Well run facility . Worth the trip!! First time zipline and rafting .

July 13, 2021

B Jordan

Our family (traveled with teens) thoroughly enjoyed our Upper Clear Creek adventure in Idaho Springs!! The rafting and ziplining were awesome and our guides were fabulous!!! Liam was our rafting guide and Lizzie & Juju were the ziplining guides…they were great!!!

July 13, 2021

Misty Shearin

The customer service from start to finish was fantastic. Everyone if friendly & accomidating.

Our rafting guide Wasp was great. He worked really hard & kept us all in the boat. The water was a little more shallow than desired & required a lot of work on his part. Thanks Wasp! You were awesome!

Our zipline guides were Erica & Sam. They were funny, knowledgeable & pure awesomeness! Thanks for an awesome adventure!

Btw potential customers, Don’t forget to tip your guide!!

July 13, 2021

Fregenet Gebriel

Ava Rafting & Zipline in Idaho Springs, Co is one of the best experiences ever. I’ve Ziplined before in South Korea and in Dominican Republic but neither compares to the experience with Spencer & Emily. There are surprise optional courses you can take and it’s adventurous, daring and everything in between. Spencer and Emily are all vibes: positive, encouraging and kind! Special thanks to Spencer!! Thank you for walking the ropes with me! If you find yourself in Colorado, this adventure is so worth it! 🙌

July 13, 2021

Jonathan Walker

Great experience. Our river guide Will was great. Our zipline guides MJ and Jacob were great.

July 13, 2021

Georgia Lolos-Scott

Our guides EmJ & Alec we’re awesome! They were fun, entertaining and kept us safe! Great fun because if our guides!!

July 13, 2021

Jarott Jaskolka

What a rush! Great ride and Lindsey was one of the best guides that we’ve ever had. Highly recommend. PS: there are 7 of us on that raft. 😊😊😊

July 13, 2021

Chand Chintakunta

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Justin Reynolds

July 13, 2021

sai anirudh

One of the best rafting places in Colorado. Guides here are so friendly and adventures with them is so much fun.

July 13, 2021

J Taylor

July 13, 2021

Emmy Webb

We took a group of six rafting and had the BEST experience. Our guide’s name was Lucas and he made sure that we had a great time. We did level four and had 4 teens and 2 parents. It was a thrilling experience, but none of us ever felt unsafe. The water was freezing cold, but we wore wet suits and splash shirts that kept us from being miserable. The only thing that caught us by surprise is that we could not wear any cotton including our socks (apparently cotton steals your body heat when it gets wet) so we had to wear tennis shoes without socks. Overall, it was an unbelievable experience, we loved Lucas, and we would totally do it again.

July 13, 2021

Satomi Takagi

SWARMI & MARY ARE THE BEST

July 13, 2021

Craig Lewis

Rafting was great. The water was very high, and everybody had a blast.

We had a large group (18 people), and they had no trouble accommodating us. One of our party was recovering from a broken ankle (wearing a brace, not a cast), and they were very accommodating. Our guides went out of their way to make sure the injured person was safe and having fun.

July 13, 2021

Susan Chambers

My 90 year old Aunt Doris & I drove from Tulsa Oklahoma to zip line with Ava, had a marvelous time, they took very good care of us, would definitely go back.

July 13, 2021

ThisMomIs LIT

Great experience overall! 10/10. Went Rafting today for the 1st time ever & had soo much fun! One of the guides Seth gave us a great run down of how things would go once the group gathered, super organized & QUICK! Everyone was anxious to get out there. Our guide was “TALL ERIC” & he made the experience that much better. Super down to earth, gave great instruction & made us all feel comfortable being we were 1st timers EVER on a Level 4 course. I will definitely be back to this place to try the next level & some other activities as well. They even give you a coupon for a free drink & TommyKnockers & that place was great too haha.

July 13, 2021

Angela Bereski

AVA provided an easy online booking experience and an awesome, well-organized rafting trip! The Gold Rush trip was perfect for the beginners in our group. Our guide, Hillary, was AWESOME! She made sure we were safe, having fun, and was an overall amazing guide! HIGHLY recommend!

July 13, 2021

NA M

Good beginning rafting. Nice views within Clear Creek Canyon. The guides were great, knowledgeable and energetic. They guided the raft well. Good job to Hillary and Lee.

July 13, 2021

Tom Catanzano

The rapids are awesome and the guides were great! Super accommodating to beginners and those with a bit of experience! Bring an extra set of dry shoes and clothes. Have fun!

July 13, 2021

Josiah Kenyon

Fantastic experience! I have been rafting many times but the ride, view, rapids and fun information made this a 5 star experience!

Be sure to request Dagnar. Super fun and informative! He sent us on a more adventurous path and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

July 13, 2021

Angela Walker

Had a blast

July 13, 2021

Tammy Christopherson

Lee was our rafting guide. He did a great job instructing us and getting us safely thru Hell’s 1/2 mile. We had an awesome time on a tough trip. Lots of rapids, and loved the waterfalls! The office and restrooms were very clean and had all the amenities you would need.

July 13, 2021

S Nelson

Good exciting ride!!!!

July 13, 2021

Brittney Whitney

Awesome Experience… Our guide, Brett, was amazing… Would definitely recommend if you are vacationing/live near Idaho Springs, CO

July 13, 2021

christine clevenstine

They have a very smooth and professional set up. Everything from the guides to pictures! The whole staff is awesome, and the experience is exhilarating.

July 13, 2021

Tammy Dullnig

We have rated with this outfitter for years. We go to the Idaho Springs location. We did the 3/4 day trip and had a blast. The guide totally made the trip. Everyone stayed in the boat and we didn’t flip. We’ll likely be back next summer.

July 13, 2021

Amber Kwesie

Went rafting! Lee and Seth are amazing guides! Great experience! Fun Thrill!

July 13, 2021

Brett Williams

We had a fantastic time with Shelby & Alex. They were great river guides. They kept us safe while having a ton of fun. I highly recommend them both!

July 13, 2021

Me Luv

Our family had the best time on this Zip-line course, this is NOT the course you see off the highway it’s up the cliffside.

Our guides Tessa & Mickey were absolutely amazing. They were professional, friendly, funny & made zip lining look effortless & graceful.

The first zipline “jump” was a bit frightful straight off a cliff. The boys fearless, were quick to leap first & left me to figure it out. And with my fear of heights & also not the most adventurous nor athletic person, we were off!! Mickey & Tessa were so patient & understanding with me on the course & allowed me to move at my own pace. Without your help, guidance & patience I probably wouldn’t haven’t finished the entire course. Beyond grateful for the both of you today!! Thank you again 😉

We had the most amazing time definitely will be back to try their Rafting experience!!

July 13, 2021

Laurie Lichnerowicz

Our group of 7 went to AVA Rafting & Ziplining for a fun day of adventure while vacationing in Colorado. We were excited for the thrill of ziplining above the picturesque views of Idaho Springs. The Via Ferrata is a challenging course where you are walking around the cliffs on iron bars all while harnessed in and attached to cables. We jumped off a bridge, rappelled down a cliff, and ziplined down two sections to get to the bottom of the entire course. It was 3 hours of thrilling adventure all the while being entertained by our guides. Chris “Pye” and Travis – AKA “Riggs”. They were both very experienced guides. They were informative on how to use our equipment, how to properly position oursleves for repelling, instructed us to keep us safe, and also kept us laughing. I highly recommend you visit AVA and ask for them to guide your group. We will come back to Colorado to do more adventures with AVA like the river rafting.

July 13, 2021

Dylan Randle

Awesome trip!

July 13, 2021

Ted Friesner

July 13, 2021

Aaron Karan

Had a great time zip lining with Tim and Brion. Lots of fun for all ages.

July 13, 2021

Jenny Alfano

AVA Rafting & Zipline is AWESOME!! Definitely check this place out. We did the ziplining trip in Idaho Springs, CO. Our guides, Dagnar and Gooze were AMAZING! They were funny and provided us with a safe, fun, beautiful experience for our whole family. Gooze was especially awesome in helping our youngest son zipline and have a great time! Dangar also provided us with some history of the area prior to the trip which was great and interesting! Also, they provided local hiking spots in which we took one post zip line and it was so beautiful. This is your place for a fun, Colorado adventure! Highly recommend.

July 13, 2021

Gail Melancon (Gabby1103)

Had a fantastic time in Colorado. AVA Rafting & Zipline was a great and fun experience. Our guide for whitewater rafting was so informative and offered local animal information/habitat and mining history…fascinating!

July 13, 2021

Beth Dresel

We did the Idaho Springs Cliffside Ziplining on 8/23/2020. Our guides Tim & Brian were fantastic! They made our trip fun and exciting while also calming my fear of heights. The course along the cliffside was such a neat way to add some excitement to the lines. If you sign up for this trip you have to do the free fall jump! It was so much fun 🙂 We would definitely book another trip when we make our way back to Colorado.

July 13, 2021

woodeN spoons (woodeN)

The best.

July 13, 2021

Alethea Flores

Rose and Tess were the best on the zipline. I was scared for my first time but they made me feel comfortable. Alexander was the best guide on the raft. He was from Austin Texas like us and he gave us a great experience!

July 13, 2021

Nathaniel Boyett

Great zipping experience. Max was super helpful and also pretty entertaining 😄
Highly recommend this outfit. Good peeps.

July 13, 2021

Tierra Izzo

We experienced the Via Farrata route with Max and Tessa & had a great experience. Our guides were friendly, professional, and effective. I always felt safe and we were pleasantly surprised by getting to do some zip lining and ropes course-style stuff along the way. This was our first time on the via and it was pretty cool. We had expected it to be more like rock climbing, but it was slightly different. Along the route there are rebar posts that you hang on to as you move along. Not a bag thing just a very different experience from rock climbing and having to pick your route. Overall this was a great way to spend the afternoon. Highly recommended.

July 13, 2021

Mw D

Great guides! The via ferrata was fun! Very safe course plus there’s some zip lines and a bungie jump, etc. built into it. Was definitely worth it

July 13, 2021

Anthony Alvarado

Brina & Rose were excellent guides and we had a blast together. Thank you for helping to create a lifelong experience for our family! We look forward to zip lining with AVA again for sure.

July 13, 2021

Seth Fowler

What an experience will never forget this trip down to Colorado a day full of kayaking in the Colorado River followed by ziplines in Idaho Springs. Rafting/Kayaking (kremmling) instructors Jon&Mark where very helpful also had some great jokes along the bus ride.(Idaho Springs) Zipline instructors Randy& Max were also very friendly and did great in their demonstration will definitely be returning on my next trip to Colorado!

July 13, 2021

Shannon Ko

Rose & Randi were the best…this was my first trip & I felt completely safe with their instruction!! I will definitely come back & recommend family & friends! Thank you R & R for a great time & for making me feel normal for screaming the whole time 😄

July 13, 2021

Gabi Medina

Loved it!!!!!!

July 13, 2021

lubna samara

We had a wonderful experience doing the Via Ferrata with our guides, Mickey and Dagnar. It was our first time climbing, but we felt confident the whole time. They really made the whole experience enjoyable and explained everything in detail. I will definitely be coming back and only requesting Mickey and Dagnar!

July 13, 2021

Omar Maymi

I took my wife and my three children (Ages 14, 12 and 6) zip lining and we had an awesome awesome experience. The crew was very friendly, professional, educational and fun. They took really good care of my 6 year old especially and made us feel very comfortable. I highly recommend this place for all family types and ages.

July 13, 2021

Dewayne Little

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Denver Smith

If you get a chance to pick you guide, Shoestring is the guy you want. Super cool dude and made our trip so much fun

July 13, 2021

Armando Jaramillo

Friendly staff. Very easy to make reservations online

July 13, 2021

Ricardo Grenier

Had my bachelor party here. I did the rafting 3/4 and zipline. I did make a mistake on the headcount but the rafting guides were super accommodating and fixed my mistake. Thank you Seth, Eric, Tim and Randy for such an amazing adventure!!! Cheers!

July 13, 2021

Trey Thompson

These guys and gals are the real deal. My wife and I went to AVA at Idaho Springs, CO. They are professional, experts at what they do (of course) and know how to coach you to conquering your fears or how to hype you up. Our zip line guides were Hudson and Tim. They were a lot of fun, patient and I could tell they truly cared about the experience you were having. Our rafting guide was Brett. Brett, like Hudson and Tim, cared about your experience. He made the rafting trip fun and memorable. I would highly recommend AVA to anyone. We will be back.

July 13, 2021

Juan Mata

Great place to visit ,good staff .

July 13, 2021

Brian Jones

Amazing ziplines with great views of the city and the mountains. Shoutout to Luke and Hudson, they were great guides! Also very fun white water rafting. Shoutout to Annie, she was also a great guide! Highly recommend. -Austin

July 13, 2021

Savanna Atkinson

My group and I went on the zip line course as well as the white water rafting. For the zip line course, we had Luke and Hudson, and they were so helpful in navigating the course! They were super friendly and were very responsive to questions we had. For our white water rafting course, we had Joe. Joe was AMAZING!! He made my group feel super confident and excited for the course, and always made sure we were safe and comfortable. If you want something to do in Colorado, please consider this place!!!

July 13, 2021

Ann Kent

We had a great experience rafting with our 4 kids ages 6-15. Staff were kind and competent and made us feel comfortable .

July 13, 2021

Benjamin Hiller

July 13, 2021

Edgar Acuna

AVA did not disappoint! This zipline tour was one of the best we have experienced. We did the starlight zipline tour and zooming through the trees at night was amazing! You have great views of Idaho Springs and silhouettes of the mountain line! We had a group of 10 people and they all had a great time. It was roughly a two hour tour with 6 ziplines. One thing to keep in mind is that this zipline tour has you use your hand to slow yourself down. It takes a lot of confidence within yourself to know how to do it properly. What made this tour unique and worthwhile were the tour guides MJ and Gooze (hope the spelling is correct). Their instructions were always clear and gave great feedback if we ever needed to correct ourselves. MJ had some very cheesy jokes that made the tour light and funny. I think if you’re looking for a great and fun time, this is the tour for you!

July 13, 2021

Nicole Stevens

Amazing rafting adventure!

July 13, 2021

Tim Spehar

Hunter was a great guide. We did class 5 rapids! No problems at all. What fun!

July 13, 2021

T J

Great trip. We did the class 3 in the morning and class 4 in the afternoon. We had Seth and kris as tour guides. Pretty great time.

July 13, 2021

Amiana

Jim and Colleen were absolutely lovely. We had a great time zip lining and they made everything so easy and fun!

July 13, 2021

Charlize A Curcio

First time in colorado, first time on a plane, first time ziplining and it was such a amazing experience. Jim and Colleen were awesome and they were also from Jersey! they were funny and very communicative, i would definitely do this again!

July 13, 2021

cody penick

The place was top notch. The instructors were professional and fun to be around. I would totally do it again. Don’t and I mean don’t use uber or lyft to take you out there. YOU WILL BE STRANDED.

July 13, 2021

Charline

Very very safe experience! Everything is safe and secure, and we felt very at ease. Super friendly staff as well. We had Jim and Colleen, and they were incredible- very funny pair, super clear with directions and assistance- absolutely no trouble with them.

July 13, 2021

David Gallagher

This rafting company is not what the sport is about. All around this establishment there is trash. The other side of the street is probably the worst. Respect for the river should be number one and with that comes respecting the environment and your neighbors.

EDIT: Hats off to you guys for a good summer clean up. Things look a lot better than they did just a little bit ago.

July 13, 2021

Jim Blatzheim

July 13, 2021

Eric Elleson

Could not speak higher about this experience! Our guide, Seth, was great! If you’re looking for a great rating experience near Denver, I’d suggest AVA!

July 13, 2021

Brandi Faulkerson

best trip !!! we will be back!!

July 13, 2021

Jaime Hoots

We did the zipline course today with Jim and Colleen. Had the time of our lives! They were great guides, and lots of fun.

July 13, 2021

Tom Tichy

It was a blast! I went with my 13yo and 10yo and it was a lot of fun. Our two guides EmJ and Sarah did a great job showing us how to zip line and have fun. Extra thanks for Sarah for rescuing my son when he got stuck and extra wow to EmJ for doing a front flip.

July 13, 2021

Lisa H

Jim & Colleen were awesome! They are very patient and helpful! Being a first timer ziplining they explained everything step by step and made the entire experience for me and my family wonderful!! Ziplining is a must do!!

July 13, 2021

Marcus Moreno

Zip line with Tim and Sara was amazing. Both were professional, respectful, and full of energy..
A must with Tim and Sara for guides..

Rafting: Sam killed it. We had a blast with him..
I would decently raft with Sam again.
Sam is our man..

July 13, 2021

Tasha Hardrick

Awesome rafting experience! Hubby and I went on a Saturday around 1130. They provided life vest, wet suit and splash jacket. The only suggestion I have is when meeting on the back deck to go over some details is to have the person speaking to have a megaphone because it was hard to hear her over the sound of the river and zipline going. Great time otherwise. Will recommend and return.

July 13, 2021

Jessica Jones

July 13, 2021

Rosie R. Trujillo

I’d like to visit again. I had so much fun. Lee the instructor was very helpful and and also so funny

July 13, 2021

Marc M

Zip line is rocking! Beautiful scenery, completely safe yet exhilarating! Ask for Sarah and Merlin. They were upbeat, funny and professional.

July 13, 2021

alchenok 369

Great instructors: Jim and Colleen. 6 ziplines. The guys are professional and funny, very personable and sweet. The experience is not my favorite – just thought I will enjoy it more. Also I think a little over prized. Wear things with zippers for a phone and car keys.

July 13, 2021

Ryan Dubelbeis

What a great day out on the water and in the trees. Chris did a great job on the water and was very knowledgeable. Simon and Jim did a fantastic job with my family on the zip line. Very informational, put some who where afraid at ease. They made th trip really fun.

July 13, 2021

Jeramy Lamza

Had an amazing time white water rafting. Brett and Joe were awesome instructors and we had a great time.

July 13, 2021

Natalia M Spencer

My boyfriend and I went zip lining on June 22nd for my birthday. It was a wonderful and memorable experience! Sara and Colleen was very knowledgeable, fun, interactive, and professional! I highly recommend doing taking an adventure at AVA Rafting and Zipline! 💪🥳🎉

July 13, 2021

Mustafa S Hussain

We took level 4 but was like level 3.. guide did his best efforts to keep us entertained

July 13, 2021

Elizabeth Quinn

Tesa and Max were Awesome!..what a great experience

July 13, 2021

Justin Rice

My girlfriend and I did the White Water Rafting last year when we were staying in Breck. We had an amazing time and our guide was hilarious. I thought I wrote a review on this but better later then never… Awesome value, great service, incredibly enjoyable, highly recommend!

July 13, 2021

Rachel DiCarlo

Brett was our rafting guide down the lower canyon for our half day trip. He was very professional in teaching us proper techniques, especially to safely make it through the “spicy” class IV-V rapids. Brett clearly knows these waters very well! Would highly recommend!

July 13, 2021

Kristie Ruth

Our guide Robert was wonderful! He was knowledgeable about the area and whitewater rafting along with a fun and caring personality. The Rapids were fun and exciting!! First ever experience ragting and I cannot wait to go again!

July 13, 2021

Brad Treptow

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Ray Baltera

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Morgan Bendt

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Clinton hanks

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Lisa Negron

I did the water rafting on 6/26 with brett and 12pm zipline with hanna and colleen. Brett’s energy and hilarious jokes made this exhilarating ride nothing short of fun snd memorable. Felt very safe with brett as he is very professional and thorough in his instruction and guidance. Hanna and colleen were SO cool too. They were very clear on what needed to be done and it was like hanging out with long time girlfriends. They were so much fun and the absolute sweetest duo. Two savages with pretty faces. I’d go on another adventure with all three in s heartbeat. Thank you guys for making my first time visit a memorable one!!!!! -Lisa from Chicago- I will be back for more.

July 13, 2021

Susan Crook

Great time. Tim and MJ Great guides

July 13, 2021

Mike Urbaniak

White Water Rafting on Clear Creek in Mid June is fantastic. Rapids were crazy.
So many great things to say about their way of doing things. The one small drawback was our boat guide was super hard core.
Every other guide seemed so much more laid back. But I do get it. He needs us to get through safely. But being told correct way to stroke 15x is a bit much. If we had any other guide this would be a 6 star out of 5.

July 13, 2021

Kashish Goel

Had a great time rafting for the first time. We did level 5 with Shaun, he was amazing

July 13, 2021

Brenda Velo

Emj and Max were fabulous. My fam ages 13 and up did a level 3 zipline. I’m afraid of heights but I really wanted to do this. Both of our guides made this such a great experience. The first zip was very nerve racking for me but wow thes two were amazing. Made us feel very comfortable. I really trusted them, they knew what they were doing. I highly recommend them and AVA.

July 13, 2021

Julie Gooding

Joe was our rafting guide. he was absolutely amazing! we had so much fun on this trip and would really recommend …10 out of 10

July 13, 2021

T.J. Diamond

Our family of 6 (parents late 50s, 4 adult children) had a blast on our raft trip, with Shelby as our fantastic and fun guide. We had planned originally to raft the Blue River near Silverthorne, but we were notified the week earlier that their water levels were too low to allow for trips. We were about to fly into Colorado for a week, and only had that day to raft. Fortunately, they were able to switch us to the Idaho Springs location. We were hoping for more level 3 rapids than we got on Clear Creek, but it was still fun. Mostly 2s but fun. I was very grateful that our raft with Shelby as the guide was in the front the whole trip . .. that way we looked ahead and saw the beauty of the open river, without any rafts in our view. I know that sounds selfish (everyone else had other rafts to see as they followed us), but it was definitely a perk of being in her raft. We liked the fact also that Shelby asked us which music genre to play, as she had her own little speaker that we could listen to as we rafted. She was very skilled, knowledgeable and spunky. A great day for our family. Next time, we’ll be sure to do level 3 with some level 4s.

July 13, 2021

derek bennett

Great place, wonderful staff!

July 13, 2021

Jacob Carlton

Super fun.

July 13, 2021

Melissa Eckart

We took our party of nine (ages 9-40) zip lining at Idaho Springs. Our guides, Jess and Danny, were so much fun! The zip lines were great and the bonus features were too. The kids loved the free fall and skateboard line. We definitely recommend!

July 13, 2021

gunner may

My wife and I did the white water rafting for half a day down the lower clear creek. It was an amazing time especially for it being our first time. Our guide Siggy was great and really made the trip fun and safe. Would highly recommend this place.

July 13, 2021

Larry Adams

We had the time of our life and learned a lot about ziplining, and rope safety..
Brian and Randi were amazing guides and I cannot recommend them enough.
Can’t wait to come back and take the other course, and then rafting

July 13, 2021

Amy Sharp

Family of 5. Both ziplining and rafting were a lot of fun. When my youngest (8) wasn’t sure after the first zipline…our guides, Jess and Sara, talked him through it and rode tandem down the rest with him. He loved it! Conner was our raft guide and he did an awesome job. We learned a bit about Idaho Springs and Clear Creek, and had a ton of fun. We would do both activities again!

July 13, 2021

Thayne Johnson

Best rafting spot. Guides are friendly and willing to help with everything. Our family of five loved it!

July 13, 2021

rksdbeal

We had an exciting white water rafting adventure! Eric was a great guide and Julie was there to save the day! This was so fun and our family made great memories! We will definitely do this again!! You can tell AVA staff is well trained and they love their jobs! Everyone from check in to departure was so fun and upbeat! Thank you for helping our family make amazing memories!-sherry and Rob

We did White water rafting the first day and then zip lining and rock climbing on the Via Ferrata on the second. Amazing day trip in Denver area!

July 13, 2021

Elizabeth Martinez

AVA is our go-to for our annual CO rafting trip! Love the staff!!!

July 13, 2021

Megan Lee

So much fun! Was definitely nervous as this was my first time rafting and we were hitting the 3 & 4 level rapids but the guides prepare you well ahead of time. Amazing experience and ready to go back for a tougher course!

July 13, 2021

Laurelle Campbell

Lard was an awesome guide. Great company for safety and extreme fun. Perfect for beginners to get their feet wet in rafting. From the family that asked for donuts and adventure, it was served up perfectly. Thanks for the memories!! You can’t go wrong with them!

July 13, 2021

K. M.

Had an absolute blast doing the gold rush rafting tour! Kris, our guide, was hilarious and also extremely knowledgeable on the water. Made us feel very safe and showed us a great time! Highly recommend, very professional and all very nice people. Thanks for the awesome adventure!

July 13, 2021

Kamal Naran

We had a great time, great staff and facilities!

July 13, 2021

Sue Hogan

White water rafting was fabulous! Just the right tempo for first timers. Lena was great and gave us perfect direction.
Ziplining was super! Gooz and M.J. showed attention to detail, gave us encouragement and made it a blast! We would certainly come back and do it again!!!

July 13, 2021

Laurie DeMillard

We had a large group and got stuck in traffic and they still accommodated the group. Once we got to the course, we had two participants that needed extra assistance and our guides, Jess and Sarah, were amazing at getting everyone down safely and making sure we had a fun experience! So nice and professional! Highly recommend for anyone looking to Zipline in Colorado! Beautiful views and great guides can’t be beat!

July 13, 2021

Kirk Eriksen

The Professor and Randi were awesome for our Zipline experience and Lucas did a great job with our white water rafting.

July 13, 2021

Annie F.

I AM SOOO HAPPY that I decided to go white water rafting on my trip to Denver. I am a beginner and I felt so incredibly comfortable with all of my gear and…

July 13, 2021

Zipline and rafting

Our zip line and rafting experience was great! We all had a great time and felt we were educated well. I would definitely do this again!

July 8, 2021

Rafting with the Homies

Safety First, Adventure minded company and we (me, wife, 15yr daughter) had a blast and will never forget this experience. In our top 5 for sure.

Joe (raft guide) made it an exceptional adventure.

We have to do this again before we leave back to California.

AVA experience was more personal that what I saw and heard from others using other companies. Other companies were over crowded and parking limited. Choose AVA and you’ll have a dope experience!

July 8, 2021

Susan Gunn

Best time ever! A big shot out to the most experienced and enthusiastic zip line guides! Thank you Kyle, Shawn, James and Alejandro !!!! 😃

July 6, 2021

alison dillard

We really loved our guide and raft trip with AVA Rafting & Zipline! We will definitely go again when we return to Colorado!

July 6, 2021

Shawna Henderson

Love new adventures, then make sure to put Via Ferrata on your list while visiting Breckenridge. The team at AVA has an amazing course located in beautiful Idaho Springs off I-70. It is a nice getaway to experience both WhiteWater Rafting in the morning and Via Ferrata in the afternoon. The best part of the trip was the incredible views from the side of the mountain. A great activity for a family or group. Our guides Bailey and Emily were top-notch. Both safe, yet their experience made the trip exceptional. They had fun facts about the surrounding area.

July 6, 2021

Jennie Hoffmann

AVA Rafting in Kremmling, CO is an awesome experience! Our guide, Jamie, was informative, safe, and fun!! We really liked her. We were also very impressed with how organized and smooth the event was. And thanks to the amazing bus driver, Chile, for keeping us safe!!

July 6, 2021

Craig Lewis

My family and I took the half day Upper Colorado River float trip from Kremmling (about an hour trip from Breckenridge, easy to navigate and scenic). Thrill level was perfect for us — 6 beginners ranging from age 6 to 40, none of whom would place rafting anywhere near our comfort zones. Most of the trip was a scenic float; a couple miles’ worth were what they called class 2 to 3 rapids. The guides were great, really knowledgeable and friendly, allaying our fears almost immediately. The only regret we had was not booking the full day.

July 6, 2021

Alice Romano – THV Student

We had a group of 10 and had an outstanding time! Highlight was cliff jumping…our whole group did it! Edi was a rockstar guide (stand up comedian extraordinare) Scotty owned the road, and Gus was..living his best life.

July 6, 2021

Alyson Schulz

We had an amazing time with AVA! The staff welcomed us immediately and provided excellent instruction in what we could expect. Our guide was Devo. Not only was he hilarious, but he knows the river like the back of his hand. He is a self-taught geologist with a wealth of knowledge about the landscape. You will leave his tour wanting to know more about the Colorado Gore Canyon while giggling about the one-liners he was throwing out. We would do this again a heartbeat!

July 6, 2021

Audrey Stephens

My best friend and I did a package of rafting and ziplining. Both activities were amazing. We had Lee as a guide for rafting and he made sure that we had fun and also made us laugh. We then had Rose and Max for our ziplining guides. They were easygoing and funny while still making sure to make everything safe. Loved the experiences we had and would highly recommend them to anyone staying in Colorado!

July 6, 2021

Kristen Linn

Ziplining with AVA was a new and exciting experience for my husband and I. We are both terrified of heights. However, our guides, Chelsea and Sarah made the experience fun and safe. We had a great time and would love to return!

July 6, 2021

Jess W

July 6, 2021

Elizabeth Owen

Incredible experience!!! Lee was the main rafting guide and he was both hilarious and informative and ready to help at any given moment!!! He did an incredible job!! For the rafting, our guide was Robert and he was amazing!! Kept us laughing while keeping us safe!! Would 100% come back and totally recommend!!!

July 6, 2021

Zachary Perry

Absolutely incredible experience! The river was the fastest I’ve ever rafted on and was truly thrilling! We had Lee as our raft guide and as the head guide for the trip, and he was hilarious, professional, and extremely competent at handling every situation we came across on our trip. His genuine passion for his work and for keeping everyone safe and enjoying their trip carried over to everyone and made the trip incredibly fun and entirely unforgettable! 10 out of 10 will do again!

July 6, 2021

Mike Fortun

Our 2 families of 11 people aged 12 to 63 had and awesome time on the 3/4 day Browns Canyon raft trip. Fish and Erico were both great guides, friendly and funny and took great care of us.

July 6, 2021

Sophie Kasahara

My family went zip lining and whitewater rafting and it was amazing! My family had never been white water rafting before, and I was pretty nervous. The team of guides and specifically our guide Lucas was so calm and clear that I felt safe and had a blast the whole time! Our zip lining team was amazing too! EmJ and Professor explained all of the safety features clearly. They knew who was nervous and adapted accordingly for them! There were some cool zip line features I hadn’t done before, and we got to try out the self braking system which was new for me! Overall, amazing experience. Will definitely be back when I visit Colorado again!

July 6, 2021

Joesph Hoffmann

July 6, 2021

Elena Podmareva

We took an easy tour with children. It was too calm even for them. Views we’re spectacular. We saw a bald eagle. Overall good experience

July 6, 2021

Larry Peitersen

July 6, 2021

Brian Thompson

Great family experience. Our guides, David and Katie, were fantastic. Our toddler had a blast on the river.

July 6, 2021

Kevin Kirkeby

Great trip for our family of 6 with the youngest being 6 years old. We will definitely be a return customer on our next CO trip.

July 6, 2021

Michaela Judd

Guides were awesome and so much fun. Even in the rain 😁

July 6, 2021

Tanya Lange

This was a great trip. Even with the river being crowded it was really fun and our guide John was great!

July 6, 2021

Anthony Simsheuser

our tour guide was David and we did the Colorado rafting trip. It was lots of fun and worth the money. It was a pretty mellow trip but David made it fun for the kids. We bounced off rocks when possible and stopped for quick dips in the river as well. I would recommend this trip to young families.

July 6, 2021

Chelsea Hamelin

The staff was amazing by the start! The lady on the phone was sooo helpful & kind to my Dad & his girlfriend. When we arrived at Ava, everyone was super friendly & made us sure that we would be safe and told us clearly what safety procedures to follow. The guides were super chill & funny. What an amazing, exciting, fun & relaxing experience! We will be back!

July 6, 2021

Giuliano Zanti

Incredible experience 10/10 would go again! Our guide Ryan was terrific!

July 6, 2021

Chris Gorton

Alexander took us on a white water rafting guide in a group of 5. Very, very funny – we had a blast. An amazing employee and a beautiful float.

July 6, 2021

Denver Smith

July 6, 2021

Courtney Klimm

Our guides Nelson and Grayson were awesome. They were patient with us newbies and had a lot of fun facts about the land. Provided lunch after our morning half day float. Would definitely recommend and plan to come back next time we’re in Colorado!

July 6, 2021

Paul Patrin

Ryan and Kayla were great guides. My family has an awesome time reading with them.

July 6, 2021

Gabi Balboa

Rafting with a view! Max was our guide and made sure we had a great time. Do not be afraid to raft this with small children. The rapids are very small but still fun.

July 6, 2021

Charlie Mcquiston

When I called and described the kayaking trip my wife and I were going for, they gave the perfect suggestion and provided everything we needed. Everyone was super kind and helpful, and we will definitely be back soon!

July 6, 2021

Regina Singer

We did a kayak trip and the guides pulled in to a local hot spring right off the river and let us soak a while. Pretty cool…rafts wouldn’t be able to beach there to go…so cool. River and Cam took really good care of us

July 6, 2021

Audrey DeLucia

We loved rafting with Nelson! We laughed at bad jokes, learned some cool facts, and got just wet enough. Tim drove up with a great lunch too. We’d do AVA again for sure!

July 6, 2021

Matt Galloway

Our guide, Kaleb, was so great and patient with our kids; even went swimming to make sure one of them didn’t fall out. Kaleb really made the experience fun for my first-timer family. Will definitely go again, maybe a higher class trip!

July 6, 2021

T. Cramer

Had a really fun time this weekend on the via ferrata. If they ever expand this route, we would totally come back and do it again. We had gorgeous weather and our guides, Emily and Sunshine were awesome! Thanks again.

July 6, 2021

Kerry Fink

Went zip lining with Matt & Shaun and had an awesome time, they were fun, informative and great tour guides for the trip. Would definitely book a trip with AVA again.

July 6, 2021

Hunter Thibodeaux

My wife and I came white water rafting here on our one year wedding anniversary. We took a week long vacation to Denver and I can honestly say the day we went white water rafting was amazing. I was raised in southern Louisiana so white water rafting isn’t a thing where I live, so it was my first experience to be surrounded my mountains going through rapids. It was even more fun because no one in our group wanted the front of the raft so my wife and I took it on and got SOAKING wet from head to toe, the water was FREEZING but it was the best experience I’ve ever had. Our leader (I think that’s what you call him) made the experience so amazing for us, I wish I could remember his name, it was like a year ago. (All I remember was he had a rad mustache.) Once I’m finished with school my wife and I plan on moving to Colorado Springs, and I actually really look forward to paying you guys a visit! And I think I might wanna try zip lining the next time I go as well! Thank you guys for creating lasting memories for us! SHOCKABRA!

July 6, 2021

Tima T

Did the zip line & rafting combo years back & never wrote a review, but it was a great day. The zip line views were amazing and guides were funny & calming. Felt safe the whole time. Even lunch was good. Would definitely do again if I go back to CO.

July 6, 2021

Brad Harris

We had the best time on the river with Eric! He was amazing! We will definitely be back!

July 6, 2021

Desiree Byrd

Mickey and Gooz were very professional and funny. My boyfriend and I had a good time ziplining for the first time.

July 6, 2021

corytracy123

the two guides max and saddie made our time the best! they were very nice and fun.

July 6, 2021

Alexandra Prichard

My husband and I went on the Starlight Zipline Tour last night and it was so much fun. There was only on line that was “self-braking” so it was more hands on, you’re gliding down and when needing to break pushing down on the line to slow down/stop.

Our guides were MJ and Gooze and they were so helpful and patient! I felt totally comfortable with them leading the excursion and they made it quite entertaining too!

Will definitely come back and recommend to others!

July 6, 2021

Chaniece Issac

CAN’T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS PLACE…I was completely terrified to go rafting but I walked away with the best experience to brag about. I had an amazing experience, Corbin made everything go smoothly

July 6, 2021

Stephanie Henderson

This was awesome!!! We had a wonderful time, the guide was amazing, the facilities and supplies are great! ***PSA!!!!!! *** we did not get a rental due to availability and took an Uber here, we had the hardest time getting back to Denver. Uber does not run around the area actively! We were stuck for hours. The staff was so wonderful and would have given us a ride back into town (thank God) but Uber was finally available! It was a wonderful experience, staff great, I encourage you to ensure transportation to and from if you don’t have your own!!!!!

July 6, 2021

Daisy Dejw

July 6, 2021

s Yousef

This was awesome! We had a wonderful time, the guide was amazing, the facilities and supplies are great!

July 6, 2021

West Family

We’ve been rafting in Colorado Springs and Lake Tahoe. This place was awesome! Professional and safe! Lived every minute of it

July 6, 2021

Ed Osorio

had a blast!!! we’ll be going back for the intermediate rafting.

July 6, 2021

Harley Bear

July 6, 2021

Karissa Helmberger

Our experience with AVA rafting today was outstanding. Our guide, Mac, was fantastic. He was very aware, responsive, and hilarious!! The water was running perfect and we had a blast!

July 6, 2021

Bob Breedlove

July 6, 2021

Annie Pyron

I’ve been counting the days until AVA Granite opens back up! This company & location astounded me last summer and I’m so excited to have found it! Almost rafting season!

July 6, 2021

Joel Anderson

This was our 1st zip line tour, and it was awesome. Our guides were fun & entertaining, and we could tell they throughly enjoy their job.

July 6, 2021

Raymond Wiggins

Great staff. Great guide (Matt). Great trip. Brown’s Canyon with family of 6 (Children ages 7-13). Couldn’t recommend this company higher.

July 6, 2021

RayD

We were looking for something fun to do while on vacation in Breckenridge during the off season and came across Ava R&Z. They had an opening for a twilight Zipline tour and we booked it. We had 2 amazing guide’s Mikey and Kate and had allot of fun Zip lining into the dark. Beautiful canyon views and weather we couldn’t ask for anything more.

July 6, 2021

Andrew Semryck

This place know rafting. What a great experience. I did a half day tour which took about 4 hours. This river adventure was heading down class 3 & class 4 rapids. A meal was prepared by the guides as well. This was so much fun that I will do a all day trip next time and maybe even an overnight trip as well in the future.

July 6, 2021

Amy petrick

End of April, My friend and I had a girls weekend for her 40th Birthday! We went rafting and zipline, IT WAS AWESOME! AVA Staff were pleasant, knowledgeable and made us feel safe while having fun! We spend the whole day with the staff, ate a hot lunch. “Sprinkles” & “Shunk” taught us a lot about rafting and about Brown Bear Canyon. Very knowledgeable about the area and history. I can’t wait to take my family once our youngest is old enough! Thanks for a fun trip! –Amy from Nebraska

July 6, 2021

Kristi M. Smith

Great day rafting through Brown’s Canyon. Our guide Zeb was wonderful – clear instructions and nice information about the area. We had so much fun we seriously contemplated trying to fit in another day of rafting during our 5 day vacation.

July 6, 2021

Bradly Michael

July 6, 2021

Ryan Jones

July 6, 2021

Cherina Avis

July 6, 2021

Richard Brooks

The staff here are great and vibe really well with the clients. Professional and on time, I will use them every time I’m in the area.

July 6, 2021

Erin Esbeck

Website full of helpful info. Nice range of adventures. We rappelled down to the Arkansas River & ran the Gauntlet: Pine Creek & The Numbers. Fish, our knowledgeable & fun guide, made sure we were prepared to take on the rowdy rapids before & during the run. Awesome thrills, serene moments, and delish fajita lunch & cold Coors to wrap our day. Wear a swimsuit, synthetic (workout) tank/T-shirt, and lightweight running shorts so you dry quickly after peeling off your wetsuit. Bring your GoPro & strap it into your helmet – you will want the footage!

July 6, 2021

Lance Taylor

My wife and I signed up for the Browns Canyon Rafting and Zip-Line package. Our rafting guide (Matt) was very knowledgeable and professional, it was all around a great experience and his quick witted humor also added to the fun. During the Zip-Line portion our instructors (Sam & Ericka) were also very knowledgeable and professional, their outgoing personalities and quick wit also made the experience very enjoyable. We highly recommend AVA and will definitely book with them again when we return to visit the BV area. Thanks for a great time!

July 6, 2021

Tesla Hodges

Got a WWR & Zipline with camping package. Got there to check in for the rafting in the AM. Fed us fresh food on the river, guide Josie was awesome & relaxed with the beginners. Fed us the best steak dinner (included) when we got back to camp, next AM when ziplining. Great hideout. Love the valley. Definitely doing level 5 waters next!

July 6, 2021

How 2 Media

This place is AMAZING!!!! When you visit AVA Rafting & Zipline, you’d be hard pressed to find a better time! They have ziplines, Via Ferrata, and Whitewater Rafting, and you just can’t find a better time! Don’t miss out!!!!!!

July 6, 2021

Nicole Donelan

Loved this experience, highly recommend & excellent guides

July 6, 2021

Robert Zinkus

SO AWESOME!! Adrian and Cam are some the best guides this side of the Pecos! Incredibly professional, fun, and funny. They put the zip in lining!! I’m so asking for them again when I come back!
Can’t wait for the rafting trip tomorrow.

OK. Alex G. our river guide showed us quite a time! She is totally awesome just like Can & Adrian. I mean the guys set the bar high, and “G” sailed right over it with wit, comedy, and coolness. I recommend you request these guides and tip them well when you do. They are great guides, but even better people.
Enjoy your adventure with AVA!

July 6, 2021

Jonathan Walker

Great Experience. My family did the whole day raft through the canyon. The guide Hank and guide in training Tyler were great. The lunch was good as well.

July 6, 2021

Bryan ODonnell

July 6, 2021

BIG Life

I took a group of 32 women on a Colorado Adventure Retreat. We first hiked 7 miles up a mountain, then went on the 1/2 day rafting adventure (level 3). It was perfect in every way. I had women between the ages of 13 and 65, and every single one loved it. Each of our guides were knowledgeable and fun. WE WILL BE BACK!

July 6, 2021

Becca Burgener

Nico and Cam made our zipline adventure a blast! Incredible!

July 6, 2021

Tena Bowser

Great time and the guides were great at easing our anxiety!! We zip lined and rafted for the 1st time

July 6, 2021

Ryan Cook

Awesome time!

July 6, 2021

Austin Hulse

We had a group of 7 doing the Numbers trip with AVA, and they were fantastic. Jared was our guide and he was exceptional. We went on this trip as part of a bachelor party and he made our time special and memorable. We definitely want to come back and hope we are blessed to have Jared again – he had us laughing the entire time.

July 6, 2021

Spyder Chapman

We had a wonderful trip with a great group of guides who made the trip extremely fun. Would highly recommend this company to anyone.

July 6, 2021

A Google User

July 6, 2021

Larry Laux

We went on a rafting trip down the Arkansas river yesterday with AVA rafting company. Shawn Daws was our guide for the day. We have been on other white water trips and I must say that we had the best time!! Shawn was a delight. Very knowledgeable. He made sure everyone on the raft had a great time! So glad we got him as our guide! Thank you for a memorable trip. 🙂
Larry Laux & Richard Wenske

July 6, 2021

Jerry Wade

Went on the numbers & narrows white water rafting trip. Crook was our guide and it was a great time.

I went for an unwanted swim in the Arkansas but ultimately that just added to the experience.

They provide food at the end of the trip. Definitely recommend AVA!

July 6, 2021

Tyler Eldridge

Kirk was such an amazing guide.
Really knew what he was doing and was such a treat to have his personality open up the group.

My fiance and I will definitely be back to hit the rougher waters in the near future.

Thanks again Kirk for helping me enjoy my first time on the rapids. We will see you again soon!

July 6, 2021

Bill Creason

July 6, 2021

Donovan Romero

July 6, 2021

Miguel Isaza

We did the Via Ferrata experience, if you like new adventures this is a must do. Guides where great. We had a wonderful time

July 6, 2021

Annie

Twilight Zipline at Buena Vista is only 4 zip lines, rather than 6, but costs the same price. This was not stated anywhere online or on our email confirmation. We called the next day and they gave us a partial refund, without any hassle. Only bad part about the customer service is that I had to wait on hold for 20 minutes on the phone before speaking to a representative.

Besides being disappointed that the adventure was cut shorter than expected, we had a blast. Breathtaking views and our guides, Matt and Joey, were nice and funny. We felt very safe and our kids loved it. You do have to stand close to everyone on some of the platforms, so it would have been nice if they were stricter on everyone wearing masks properly. Also, be prepared to hike uphill a little to get to the platforms and cross some bridges.

July 6, 2021

Celest “Celly” Lemaster

My friends and I did the rafting & zip-lining combo. Our guides Sean, Hannah, & Corbin were fantastic. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.

July 6, 2021

Araceli Schnaufer

What a great experience! Joining AVA Rafting was pleasant from the beginning. Easy reservation process, clear communication and instructions. Our guide, Fish, was very knowledgeable and personable. My family and I felt safe and had lots of fun! We recommend AVA Rafting & Zipline to all!

July 6, 2021

Aaliyah Adams

July 6, 2021

Darlene Morey

My 3 sisters and I recently went ziplining with Brandon and Spencer-1 in Buena Vista. We had a wonderful time and they were fun, energetic and patient with us (especially me). SO MUCH FUN and next time we are in Colorado we will definitely go back.

July 6, 2021

Richard Bollinger

We did the Zipline & Rafting tour. It was awesome. Although it was late May and the water was cold. The team did a great job of ensuring we were comfortable , and as warm as could be. Best money I have spent on this trip was buying the Neoprene socks from the outpost. Guides were knowledgeable, and fun to be on the water with. My family did the zipline course, and I got to walk around and take pictures. They had an excellent time and the staff was extremely professional. I would highly recommend this outfit to anyone looking for an adventure while in Colorado.

July 6, 2021

Alan Marrufo

We had a really great experience today, Im pretty sure we had the best guides Derek & Aiyana
Definitely recommend coming in here

July 6, 2021

Katy Lund

My husband and I came all the way from Florida and did the zip line tour through the mountains and it was absolutely beautiful. Our guides were Hudson and Luke and they went the extra mile to make the experience a lot of fun! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to have a good time and experience some adrenaline.

July 6, 2021

Diana Rodriquez

My husband and I did the half day of ziplining and the half day of rafting, with lunch provided in between. We had an absolute blast! Our guides for the ziplining tour, Chelz, Sarah, and Spencer were so fun and easy going! Our guide for the rafting trip, Collin was also great! He was hilarious but also very knowledgeable about the river and geology of the area. The rest of the staff were great as well, super polite and gave great recommendations for sites around the area. We would recommend this company to anyone and will definitely be back when we visit again.

July 6, 2021

Sam Levy

Best ziplining experience you could ask for! Chelz + Kaden were awesome guides and gave us a great experience. Thank you!

July 6, 2021

Heidi MacRunnels

We did the zip line and rafting package yesterday. I dont think we could have had better tour guides for both! Jim and Colleen (they are actually very young for their names) were so cool and so happy to be obviously doing what they love as our zip lining guides! Siggy was out rafting guide and was so fun and funny. Both were very educational as well in teaching us about the area and other things we didn’t know about colorado! We’re from sioux falls, SD and we loved everything about ava in our experience! 15/10 would reccomend!

July 6, 2021

Celia Landaverde

Aiyana & Megan did an amazing job! Had a great time

July 6, 2021

trent b (p4ndepravity)

I’ve ziplined before and AVA Buena Vista’s course layout was very exciting and offered great speed and even better views of the surrounding rockies. Jim and Colleen, our guides, really multiplied the fun of the course. They were professional and knowledge, but also made the outing a memorable one. We will definitely be back and will recommended to others.

July 6, 2021

Michael Ward

The staff was superb!!! I would recommend this group to all, the guides we’re very knowledgeable , well trained and truly professional bunch!

July 6, 2021

Jeb Wildschut

I took my 13 year old son here to do the Via Ferrata. It was sick. My expectations were blown. More climbing then I thought we would get which was great. Sarah and Dylan were our guides and they did great. Dylan cracked me up and Sarah and him together lead like champs. Spencer and Luke also helped and assisted as “Shadows” and overall leadership which we lucked out on. Jim and Colleen also helped outwit gear and supervision which was sweet so we got the royal treatment. I had a blast and will be back again. My wife and younger son (age 9) did the zip lining with Derek and Hudson (hopefully I am remembering all the names!!!) We had a great time. I have done several zip courses at several places and I can tell you that the Via Ferrata is worth it. Solid friendly staff.

July 6, 2021

Pete Davidson

July 6, 2021

Caytlyn Lugenbeel

Dylan and Derek really helped make this a fun experience! The zipline course was varied and had some wonderful views, but these two were really the stars of the show!

Thank you for being awesome!

July 6, 2021

Tyler Bennett

They called late the day before to modify our full day trip into a half day and the customer service rep was kind of rude about it. We also paid for a photo package for zipline and they don’t even take photos on the zipline. The sales/customer service reps are extremely hard to get a hold of over the phone.

On the positive side, they gave us a refund in both cases. We did the browns canyon half day and zipline …. Both were fantastic adventures and the guides were knowledgeable & funny. It started off rough, but we ended up having a great time

July 6, 2021

Rinard Pratt

I had a blast white water rafting and ziplining with AVA. Megan and Ayana were the best guides for ziplining. Their training was awesome. The white water rafting was a blast. I cant remember my guides name but he was very informative on training and sight seeing info.

July 6, 2021

Becky Haymond

My family, which included a 7 and 9 yr old, did the zip line and rafting package, which also included a delicious lunch. Not only did Derrik and Cayden show us a great time on the lines, but they also made us feel safe at all times. After the zip lining we had a bite and the hopped on with Bear, our rafting guide, who again did not disappoint. We went in June and the water was chilly, but very refreshing! Thanks AVA and your awesome staff!

July 6, 2021

Phillip Manuel

We went zip lining and it was awesome! The trip was a blast. The course was fun and had a variety of lines. Derek and Dylan were amazing guides. They made us feel safe and welcome on the course. We will definitely be back again.

July 6, 2021

Aaron Rosenberg

July 6, 2021

Jake Armstrong

July 6, 2021

Amadeusz Swiatek

everyone was super nice and helpful and I had a great time throughout the whole rafting trip.

July 6, 2021

Haze Brignac

July 6, 2021

Keith Roskowski

We did the 1/2 day raft trip. Amazing time and so much fun!!! Randy is super-awesome and so knowledgeable. We highly recommend AVA!

July 6, 2021

Heather MacArthur

July 6, 2021

Jeff Gibson

First timer at rafting. Had a great experience. Will definitely go again.

July 6, 2021

Robert Wallace

Great place to go when you’re looking for an adventure. They take care of you from start to finish. Super knowledgeable and great experience all around. Can’t wait to come back and try more.

July 6, 2021

Jeremy Scudder

Went rafting with 8 other family members and had a blast! This company and every one of their staff members we interacted with were excellent. Ryan and Alden were our guides and clearly knew the river and the rafts very well plus they were good humored and informative. The AVA photographer did a killer job capturing photos of us conquering a rapid! Loved our experience!

July 6, 2021

Shanmuga Sundar P

July 6, 2021

paula buehrer

Whitten was great as our river rafting guide. Got us safely down the river!!! Glad to be on solid ground.

July 6, 2021

Melissa Lee

I had so much fun zip lining with our group and leaders Jim and Kayden. Kayden and Jim really seem to love the thrill and Excitement of showing the group how to get the most out of this experience. Our half-day adventure was filled with laughs, stories and jokes, along with all the adrenaline!

July 6, 2021

Angie

Luke and Hudson were wonderful rock climbing guides. In fact beyond wonderful, I don’t have the right words to express the confidence and encouragement they offered to our 10 year old twin girls. The experience was beyond what we expected. They went out of their way to make us comfortable and to make our adventure one of a kind! We are already planning on a trip back to Colorado and WILL book with AVA!!

July 6, 2021

The Tree

First time rock climbing besides a few trips to an indoor wall! Luke Colleen and Hudson were great! I felt so comfortable and safe! Super fun would definitely do it again!!

July 6, 2021

Carolyn Vreeman

This was an amazing trip down the river!

July 6, 2021

Mae Killeen

We went zip lining with a group of 5 and it was amazing. Chels and Sarah were the best guides. They were really fun and clearly knew exactly what they were doing. We had a great time!

July 6, 2021

Timothy Hastings

July 6, 2021

Dave Moser

July 6, 2021

Brian Black

First time for our family doing a zip line. Our guides were Caden, Jake, and Spencer, they did an awesome job. I would recommend this place to anyone that wants to have fun.

July 6, 2021

Pete D

Chris was an awesome guide for the “Numbers” class IV section. Next time we’ll request him for Pine Creek (Class V)!

July 6, 2021

Rachel DiCarlo

We tried the via ferrata for our first time and had an absolute blast! Colleen and Luke were our guides– They were professional and kept us safe but also knew how to show us a really great time in the mountains! 11/10 would recommend if you’re in the area! We drove over 2 hours to get there and it was totally worth it!

July 6, 2021

Thomas Donner

July 6, 2021

Luke Godwin

A friend and I just showed up hoping to experience white water for the first time; we were not disappointed. They had an open spot the next day on their Sizzler trip (class III rapids down Brown’s Canyon, 12 miles with a shore lunch). We booked our spots and showed up the next day. The guides were courteous, knowledgeable, personable, and professional. They provide safety gear and optional wetsuits and splash jackets (bring your own shoes and swimsuits). After a short ride on the bus, we launched into the Arkansas River just south of Buena Vista. The majority of the run was class I and II rapids; after our first class III, we stopped and had hot chicken fajitas, fresh fruit, and pb&j served up for lunch (there was the option of just beans and rice with veggies for vegetarian). We then proceeded with our day; we saw a big horn sheep ram that walked with us along the railroad tracks and a large quantity of mountain goats with several babies along the side of the river. We hit the second class III rapid shortly before we got to our pullout. Brandon Hughes was our guide and was quite knowledgeable about the area and gave us an amazing ride through the white water.
This was the highlight of our trip, we even booked a spot doing their zip line course the following day. It was equally professional and enjoyable. We had a blast at AVA and will definitely be coming back in the future!

July 6, 2021

anthony byard

Had a great time even in the cold rain. Our guide was super knowledgeable and very funny

July 6, 2021

Brad Treptow

Great people, Ryan is an awesome rafting guide, enjoyed great weather & Brown’s Canyon trip!

July 6, 2021

Reese C. Lewis

Brown’s Canyon float was great fun, and our guide Rachel from LSU showed us a great time. Definitely would like to do it again!

July 6, 2021

Michael Mascone

Did a half day rafting trip. Will be back for a full day next time! Fantastic guides and friendly staff!

July 6, 2021

Jeremy Ray

Did the Zipline with Derrick and Dillion and they were so helpful and fun with our family. Did the rafting and had Sara as our guide, she was awesome and never put anyone in the water. She was great. Would highly recommend this place.

July 6, 2021

Gretchen Howell

We had a ball rafting Browns Canyon with this outfitter. Jake our guide was fantastic, as was the team.leader Ryan (?) . Everyone very professional, prepared and fun. Went over and above for our group, we loved it.

July 6, 2021

James Jones

First time ziplining and first time rafting. AVA was ABSOLUTELY the right choice. Chelsea, Sarah, Jake and Chris were unbelievably patient, friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Honestly…the entire crew made me feel as if they were going to be my guide. So it really felt like a 5 star experience but with kind & down to earth people. So thank you AVA, you have introduced a new ziplining rafter to the world.😅🤓

July 6, 2021

james sillano

July 6, 2021

Paul Caraballo

Great guides and an excellent river trip! Highly recommend AVA for white water rafting not to far away from Denver.

July 6, 2021

Eric Lewis

AVA hosted our corporate event with 3/4 day rafting & lunch for 30 people. Great reservation staff that was very helpful for us as this was our first time, amazing experienced rafting guides who were a lot of fun and knowledgeable, and a delicious catered BBQ lunch! Clear Creek is a prime river for rafting for all skills. Our entire group had so much fun and at a reasonable cost!
I hope to have to opportunity to go back and take the family!

July 6, 2021

hugo herrera

first time rafting,highly recommended, very professional staff, very safe, and fun, our guide Kurt very friendly and makes you feel safe

July 6, 2021

Susan Gunn

Best time ever! Our river guide Parker was amazing😃 Thank you!!!

July 6, 2021

Kelly Thrall

I had such an amazing time on AVA’s New Via Ferrata! I did not really know what to expect because I have never been on a Via Ferrata Tour before but I absolutely loved it!! If you are looking for a fun and adventurous activity that is physically and mentally challenging, then I highly suggest exploring this new Via Ferrata Tour with AVA Rafting & Zip Line! You will have so much fun!

July 6, 2021

Mike Moser

My son, Mitch and I were in good hands on the zipline with Megan & Luke. They explained each line understandably, moved the group along and were entertaining in the process. The check-in crew was very informative and helpful as well. Overall, a great experience!

July 6, 2021

T. Cramer

The via ferrata was a lot of fun. Group size was small. Tour guides Emily and Sunshine were great. Would do it again, definitely if they expand the via ferrata parts.

July 6, 2021

Shawna Henderson

If you are looking for a fun and unique experience for a group or family, then the Via Ferrata is a ton of fun. Not only do you get a little of everything, zip lining, repelling, and suspended log runs, you also are amazed by the incredible views of the surrounding mountains. A perfect activity for those that want a challenge in a fun safe environment. Via Ferrata started in the Italian Alps and perfect for those that want a fun adventure in a secure environment limited any fall. The experience is breathtaking and a must do on your Colorado Adventure list. Our guides Emily and Bailey were amazing making the trip a real wild adventure.

July 6, 2021

Andy Johnsrud

July 6, 2021

Kirk Baker

July 6, 2021

Kathy McClurkin

Called to schedule zip lining in Idaho Springs. I was scheduled for rafting instead. When the error was recognized it was immediately corrected it appropriately and we were put in a zip tour. The staff helping with the error were accommodating and responsive. Mary and Matt were our guides and they were helpful and fun. I would recommend them anytime. We would return for other activities with AVA.

July 6, 2021

Daniel Sudano

Went rafting with the boys here for a bachelor party. If your near denver go to AVA’S. You want Sam as your guide. He absolutely made our day. Knows what he’s doing, very funny, very professional. Uber’s are tough to get back to your hotel but if you ask, somebody might be getting off work and they’ll gladly take you (for a fee)… Most of them are hard working college kids saving their money. And since you don’t see that alot with this generation it was amazing all the way around. Big shout out to Sam. Great job buddy.

July 6, 2021

MH DROID

July 6, 2021

Jose Luis Mena

So much fun!!!!!!!!!!! We did the 1/2 Day Upper Clear Creek trip. It can get a bit rough and there is a potential of flipping over and falling into the chilly 40 degree water… we did. But the crew was fast to act and ensure we all made it back to our raft safely. This was quite the adventure!

July 6, 2021

Lindsay Gagliano

July 6, 2021

Jeff Hettinger

So much fun! This was the first time i had ever been white water rafting and i will be coming back. We had a very large group (80 of us from work) not only was the staff helpful and knowledgeable they were great at getting the entire team down the rapids safely. Great job to the AVA rafting team that guided our giant group down the river. Thanks for making this trip amazing!

July 6, 2021

Suman Pandey

Great experience! Our guide Chris was awesome.

July 6, 2021

Mark Balian

July 6, 2021

Brian Balk

Great time for the entire family. We took our 6 and 9 year olds rafting and were so impressed with AVA. Well organized, friendly staff, good gear. Miles was our guide and he did a fantastic job of giving instructions and fun facts about the area. If you are searching for a guide service, stop now and book with AVA.

July 6, 2021

Aaron Kiefer

This was by far the best rafting experience i’ve ever had. The guide (Bret) was very good, knowledgeable, helpful and funny. He made sure that we had a great time.

July 6, 2021

Christa Hoag

We had a great time. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Our guide, Brett was the best. He was very friendly and even gave us some history of sites on the way down the river. Seemed like he really enjoys his job, as did the other employees.

July 6, 2021

B Jordan

Our family (traveled with teens) thoroughly enjoyed our Upper Clear Creek adventure in Idaho Springs!! The rafting and ziplining were awesome and our guides were fabulous!!! Liam was our rafting guide and Lizzie & Juju were the ziplining guides…they were great!!!

July 6, 2021

Misty Shearin

The customer service from start to finish was fantastic. Everyone if friendly & accomidating.

Our rafting guide Wasp was great. He worked really hard & kept us all in the boat. The water was a little more shallow than desired & required a lot of work on his part. Thanks Wasp! You were awesome!

Our zipline guides were Erica & Sam. They were funny, knowledgeable & pure awesomeness! Thanks for an awesome adventure!

Btw potential customers, Don’t forget to tip your guide!!

July 6, 2021

Fregenet Gebriel

Ava Rafting & Zipline in Idaho Springs, Co is one of the best experiences ever. I’ve Ziplined before in South Korea and in Dominican Republic but neither compares to the experience with Spencer & Emily. There are surprise optional courses you can take and it’s adventurous, daring and everything in between. Spencer and Emily are all vibes: positive, encouraging and kind! Special thanks to Spencer!! Thank you for walking the ropes with me! If you find yourself in Colorado, this adventure is so worth it! 🙌

July 6, 2021

Jonathan Walker

Great experience. Our river guide Will was great. Our zipline guides MJ and Jacob were great.

July 6, 2021

vk p

This was the second year we used the AVA rafting for an excursion. This time the river was up, and we had 2 boats. It was so much fun. The pictures we bought were amazing. -The cost for the pictures they took , $60 plus was not….
They did spend more time this year on safety since the river was fast and high ,which we appreciated. The cost of the trip included a wet suit. We did need the suit since the temperature at the end of June was in the 50’s….
We will use them again.
Great company ,great guides, just be ready to spend a lot for their pictures.

July 6, 2021

Georgia Lolos-Scott

Our guides EmJ & Alec we’re awesome! They were fun, entertaining and kept us safe! Great fun because if our guides!!

July 6, 2021

Brian Burckhalter

We had an awesome experience. The views, different lines, and the amount of time spent made this a very memorable experience. Our guides, Alec and JuJu, were very good with their words of encouragement, regional facts and stories, and their great jokes! They made our experience an exceptional one. Thanks!

July 6, 2021

Carrie Harrison

Bucket list item checked off. Was an amazing experience and I am pretty much of a scaredy-cat. JuJu and Alex were the best!

July 6, 2021

Bryant Jackson

July 6, 2021

Satomi Takagi

SWARMI & MARY ARE THE BEST

July 6, 2021

Craig Lewis

Rafting was great. The water was very high, and everybody had a blast.

We had a large group (18 people), and they had no trouble accommodating us. One of our party was recovering from a broken ankle (wearing a brace, not a cast), and they were very accommodating. Our guides went out of their way to make sure the injured person was safe and having fun.

July 6, 2021

Susan Chambers

My 90 year old Aunt Doris & I drove from Tulsa Oklahoma to zip line with Ava, had a marvelous time, they took very good care of us, would definitely go back.

July 6, 2021

ThisMomIs LIT

Great experience overall! 10/10. Went Rafting today for the 1st time ever & had soo much fun! One of the guides Seth gave us a great run down of how things would go once the group gathered, super organized & QUICK! Everyone was anxious to get out there. Our guide was “TALL ERIC” & he made the experience that much better. Super down to earth, gave great instruction & made us all feel comfortable being we were 1st timers EVER on a Level 4 course. I will definitely be back to this place to try the next level & some other activities as well. They even give you a coupon for a free drink & TommyKnockers & that place was great too haha.

July 6, 2021

Martina N

July 6, 2021

Siders Arie

Dandy was the best we had a blast OMG yasss!!! Must do. I did a level 4 and it was perfect!

July 6, 2021

Pam Kuepper

July 6, 2021

Brett Williams

We had a fantastic time with Shelby & Alex. They were great river guides. They kept us safe while having a ton of fun. I highly recommend them both!

July 6, 2021

Amber Beashore

Our guide, Elissa, was awesome. We had a wonderful first time experience white water rafting with our four teenagers. I highly recommend this group (and Elissa as a guide). We’ll definitely be back!!

July 6, 2021

Julie Arends

We had an amazing experience with Tas White Water Rafting and Tim and zip lining. They all did a fantastic job!!

July 6, 2021

Alisha Woodson

July 6, 2021

Ryan Lowry

July 6, 2021

Me Luv

Our family had the best time on this Zip-line course, this is NOT the course you see off the highway it’s up the cliffside.

Our guides Tessa & Mickey were absolutely amazing. They were professional, friendly, funny & made zip lining look effortless & graceful.

The first zipline “jump” was a bit frightful straight off a cliff. The boys fearless, were quick to leap first & left me to figure it out. And with my fear of heights & also not the most adventurous nor athletic person, we were off!! Mickey & Tessa were so patient & understanding with me on the course & allowed me to move at my own pace. Without your help, guidance & patience I probably wouldn’t haven’t finished the entire course. Beyond grateful for the both of you today!! Thank you again 😉

We had the most amazing time definitely will be back to try their Rafting experience!!

July 6, 2021

BAEHR FAMILY

July 6, 2021

Laurie Lichnerowicz

Our group of 7 went to AVA Rafting & Ziplining for a fun day of adventure while vacationing in Colorado. We were excited for the thrill of ziplining above the picturesque views of Idaho Springs. The Via Ferrata is a challenging course where you are walking around the cliffs on iron bars all while harnessed in and attached to cables. We jumped off a bridge, rappelled down a cliff, and ziplined down two sections to get to the bottom of the entire course. It was 3 hours of thrilling adventure all the while being entertained by our guides. Chris “Pye” and Travis – AKA “Riggs”. They were both very experienced guides. They were informative on how to use our equipment, how to properly position oursleves for repelling, instructed us to keep us safe, and also kept us laughing. I highly recommend you visit AVA and ask for them to guide your group. We will come back to Colorado to do more adventures with AVA like the river rafting.

July 6, 2021

Josh P

July 6, 2021

Jenny Alfano

AVA Rafting & Zipline is AWESOME!! Definitely check this place out. We did the ziplining trip in Idaho Springs, CO. Our guides, Dagnar and Gooze were AMAZING! They were funny and provided us with a safe, fun, beautiful experience for our whole family. Gooze was especially awesome in helping our youngest son zipline and have a great time! Dangar also provided us with some history of the area prior to the trip which was great and interesting! Also, they provided local hiking spots in which we took one post zip line and it was so beautiful. This is your place for a fun, Colorado adventure! Highly recommend.

July 6, 2021

Gail Melancon (Gabby1103)

Had a fantastic time in Colorado. AVA Rafting & Zipline was a great and fun experience. Our guide for whitewater rafting was so informative and offered local animal information/habitat and mining history…fascinating!

July 6, 2021

Beth Dresel

We did the Idaho Springs Cliffside Ziplining on 8/23/2020. Our guides Tim & Brian were fantastic! They made our trip fun and exciting while also calming my fear of heights. The course along the cliffside was such a neat way to add some excitement to the lines. If you sign up for this trip you have to do the free fall jump! It was so much fun 🙂 We would definitely book another trip when we make our way back to Colorado.

July 6, 2021

Marshall Sklar

Did family zip lining. This is real deal zip lining unlike much of the other cheaper imposters. The staff was professional and cared about our safety. Excellent experience all around.

July 6, 2021

Jeannie Dilger

Seth and Brian did a great job with our zipline group. Some were experienced and some were novices, but all had great fun!

July 6, 2021

Tierra Izzo

We experienced the Via Farrata route with Max and Tessa & had a great experience. Our guides were friendly, professional, and effective. I always felt safe and we were pleasantly surprised by getting to do some zip lining and ropes course-style stuff along the way. This was our first time on the via and it was pretty cool. We had expected it to be more like rock climbing, but it was slightly different. Along the route there are rebar posts that you hang on to as you move along. Not a bag thing just a very different experience from rock climbing and having to pick your route. Overall this was a great way to spend the afternoon. Highly recommended.

July 6, 2021

Anthony Alvarado

Brina & Rose were excellent guides and we had a blast together. Thank you for helping to create a lifelong experience for our family! We look forward to zip lining with AVA again for sure.

July 6, 2021

Seth Fowler

What an experience will never forget this trip down to Colorado a day full of kayaking in the Colorado River followed by ziplines in Idaho Springs. Rafting/Kayaking (kremmling) instructors Jon&Mark where very helpful also had some great jokes along the bus ride.(Idaho Springs) Zipline instructors Randy& Max were also very friendly and did great in their demonstration will definitely be returning on my next trip to Colorado!

July 6, 2021

Shannon Ko

Rose & Randi were the best…this was my first trip & I felt completely safe with their instruction!! I will definitely come back & recommend family & friends! Thank you R & R for a great time & for making me feel normal for screaming the whole time 😄

July 6, 2021

Kimikiwi Andersen

Awesome day on the ziplines!! Rose and Randi were amazing and I would love to have them as guides again. 👌👍❤ This was my second trip with AVA and I once again had a great time and look forward to my next adventure!

July 6, 2021

desirae Perez

We had sooooo much fun!!! I’m terrified of heights and they did such a great job of making me feel relaxed! The staff was really funny and professional! I would highly recommend!!! Dagnar and Randy were our guides and they f******* rule!!!

July 6, 2021

Joanna Deaton

Went zip lining with my family today had great fun. My 10 year old was very nervous but quickly lost all that fear. MJ and Siggy? And hunter were great guides and had lots of fun!! Loved how the lines were build into the terrain and not just towers you climbed up!!

July 6, 2021

Marti Lindstrom

We visited the Idaho Springs location and did zip lining. It was myself and three teenagers. We had an incredible time. MJ and Martina were our guides and they were exceptional. They were fun and helpful. They gave excellent instructions and made us feel very safe! There were 6 lines, all a little different. I think we definitely got our money’s worth! I highly recommend adding this adventure to your trip planning!

July 6, 2021

Courtney McCarthy

Had a great time ziplining this morning! Gooze and Clay were super awesome guides. Will absolutely come back next time we’re in Colorado. 10/10 would recommend!

July 6, 2021

Khadija Walker

July 6, 2021

Denver Smith

If you get a chance to pick you guide, Shoestring is the guy you want. Super cool dude and made our trip so much fun

July 6, 2021

Kyle Zaback

Great experience ziplining! I was a bit skeptical of how long it would be given there’s only 6 ziplines, but there were some high ropes course type features as well which made it much more fun. Our guides EmJ and Tim had such great attitudes and hilarious jokes which really made the experience. Would highly recommend going here if you’re looking for an awesome time ziplining.

July 6, 2021

Maltalicious

Bret and Hunter were great guides and kept everyone positive. Taught us a few things also. Great time on a lvl 4.

July 6, 2021

Chris Kratschmer

Awesome trip down the river; our guide Shaun was great and clearly highly experienced. Did a stretch of the river with a bunch of Class 5s and we cruised through them.

July 6, 2021

Armando Jaramillo

Friendly staff. Very easy to make reservations online

July 6, 2021

Ricardo Grenier

Had my bachelor party here. I did the rafting 3/4 and zipline. I did make a mistake on the headcount but the rafting guides were super accommodating and fixed my mistake. Thank you Seth, Eric, Tim and Randy for such an amazing adventure!!! Cheers!

July 6, 2021

Trey Thompson

These guys and gals are the real deal. My wife and I went to AVA at Idaho Springs, CO. They are professional, experts at what they do (of course) and know how to coach you to conquering your fears or how to hype you up. Our zip line guides were Hudson and Tim. They were a lot of fun, patient and I could tell they truly cared about the experience you were having. Our rafting guide was Brett. Brett, like Hudson and Tim, cared about your experience. He made the rafting trip fun and memorable. I would highly recommend AVA to anyone. We will be back.

July 6, 2021

Juan Mata

Great place to visit ,good staff .

July 6, 2021

Brian Jones

Amazing ziplines with great views of the city and the mountains. Shoutout to Luke and Hudson, they were great guides! Also very fun white water rafting. Shoutout to Annie, she was also a great guide! Highly recommend. -Austin

July 6, 2021

Savanna Atkinson

My group and I went on the zip line course as well as the white water rafting. For the zip line course, we had Luke and Hudson, and they were so helpful in navigating the course! They were super friendly and were very responsive to questions we had. For our white water rafting course, we had Joe. Joe was AMAZING!! He made my group feel super confident and excited for the course, and always made sure we were safe and comfortable. If you want something to do in Colorado, please consider this place!!!

July 6, 2021

Ann Kent

We had a great experience rafting with our 4 kids ages 6-15. Staff were kind and competent and made us feel comfortable .

July 6, 2021

Benjamin Hiller

July 6, 2021

Edgar Acuna

AVA did not disappoint! This zipline tour was one of the best we have experienced. We did the starlight zipline tour and zooming through the trees at night was amazing! You have great views of Idaho Springs and silhouettes of the mountain line! We had a group of 10 people and they all had a great time. It was roughly a two hour tour with 6 ziplines. One thing to keep in mind is that this zipline tour has you use your hand to slow yourself down. It takes a lot of confidence within yourself to know how to do it properly. What made this tour unique and worthwhile were the tour guides MJ and Gooze (hope the spelling is correct). Their instructions were always clear and gave great feedback if we ever needed to correct ourselves. MJ had some very cheesy jokes that made the tour light and funny. I think if you’re looking for a great and fun time, this is the tour for you!

July 6, 2021

Nicole Stevens

Amazing rafting adventure!

July 6, 2021

Tim Spehar

Hunter was a great guide. We did class 5 rapids! No problems at all. What fun!

July 6, 2021

T J

Great trip. We did the class 3 in the morning and class 4 in the afternoon. We had Seth and kris as tour guides. Pretty great time.

July 6, 2021

Amiana

Jim and Colleen were absolutely lovely. We had a great time zip lining and they made everything so easy and fun!

July 6, 2021

Charlize A Curcio

First time in colorado, first time on a plane, first time ziplining and it was such a amazing experience. Jim and Colleen were awesome and they were also from Jersey! they were funny and very communicative, i would definitely do this again!

July 6, 2021

cody penick

The place was top notch. The instructors were professional and fun to be around. I would totally do it again. Don’t and I mean don’t use uber or lyft to take you out there. YOU WILL BE STRANDED.

July 6, 2021

Charline

Very very safe experience! Everything is safe and secure, and we felt very at ease. Super friendly staff as well. We had Jim and Colleen, and they were incredible- very funny pair, super clear with directions and assistance- absolutely no trouble with them.

July 6, 2021

David Gallagher

This rafting company is not what the sport is about. All around this establishment there is trash. The other side of the street is probably the worst. Respect for the river should be number one and with that comes respecting the environment and your neighbors.

EDIT: Hats off to you guys for a good summer clean up. Things look a lot better than they did just a little bit ago.

July 6, 2021

Jim Blatzheim

July 6, 2021

Eric Elleson

Could not speak higher about this experience! Our guide, Seth, was great! If you’re looking for a great rating experience near Denver, I’d suggest AVA!

July 6, 2021

Brandi Faulkerson

best trip !!! we will be back!!

July 6, 2021

Jaime Hoots

We did the zipline course today with Jim and Colleen. Had the time of our lives! They were great guides, and lots of fun.

July 6, 2021

Tom Tichy

It was a blast! I went with my 13yo and 10yo and it was a lot of fun. Our two guides EmJ and Sarah did a great job showing us how to zip line and have fun. Extra thanks for Sarah for rescuing my son when he got stuck and extra wow to EmJ for doing a front flip.

July 6, 2021

Lisa H

Jim & Colleen were awesome! They are very patient and helpful! Being a first timer ziplining they explained everything step by step and made the entire experience for me and my family wonderful!! Ziplining is a must do!!

July 6, 2021

Marcus Moreno

Zip line with Tim and Sara was amazing. Both were professional, respectful, and full of energy..
A must with Tim and Sara for guides..

Rafting: Sam killed it. We had a blast with him..
I would decently raft with Sam again.
Sam is our man..

July 6, 2021

Tasha Hardrick

Awesome rafting experience! Hubby and I went on a Saturday around 1130. They provided life vest, wet suit and splash jacket. The only suggestion I have is when meeting on the back deck to go over some details is to have the person speaking to have a megaphone because it was hard to hear her over the sound of the river and zipline going. Great time otherwise. Will recommend and return.

July 6, 2021

Jessica Jones

July 6, 2021

Rosie R. Trujillo

I’d like to visit again. I had so much fun. Lee the instructor was very helpful and and also so funny

July 6, 2021

Marc M

Zip line is rocking! Beautiful scenery, completely safe yet exhilarating! Ask for Sarah and Merlin. They were upbeat, funny and professional.

July 6, 2021

alchenok 369

Great instructors: Jim and Colleen. 6 ziplines. The guys are professional and funny, very personable and sweet. The experience is not my favorite – just thought I will enjoy it more. Also I think a little over prized. Wear things with zippers for a phone and car keys.

July 6, 2021

Ryan Dubelbeis

What a great day out on the water and in the trees. Chris did a great job on the water and was very knowledgeable. Simon and Jim did a fantastic job with my family on the zip line. Very informational, put some who where afraid at ease. They made th trip really fun.

July 6, 2021

Jeramy Lamza

Had an amazing time white water rafting. Brett and Joe were awesome instructors and we had a great time.

July 6, 2021

Natalia M Spencer

My boyfriend and I went zip lining on June 22nd for my birthday. It was a wonderful and memorable experience! Sara and Colleen was very knowledgeable, fun, interactive, and professional! I highly recommend doing taking an adventure at AVA Rafting and Zipline! 💪🥳🎉

July 6, 2021

mustafa hussain

We took level 4 but was like level 3.. guide did his best efforts to keep us entertained

July 6, 2021

Elizabeth Quinn

Tesa and Max were Awesome!..what a great experience

July 6, 2021

Justin Rice

My girlfriend and I did the White Water Rafting last year when we were staying in Breck. We had an amazing time and our guide was hilarious. I thought I wrote a review on this but better later then never… Awesome value, great service, incredibly enjoyable, highly recommend!

July 6, 2021

Rachel DiCarlo

Brett was our rafting guide down the lower canyon for our half day trip. He was very professional in teaching us proper techniques, especially to safely make it through the “spicy” class IV-V rapids. Brett clearly knows these waters very well! Would highly recommend!

July 6, 2021

Kristie Ruth

Our guide Robert was wonderful! He was knowledgeable about the area and whitewater rafting along with a fun and caring personality. The Rapids were fun and exciting!! First ever experience ragting and I cannot wait to go again!

July 6, 2021

Brad Treptow

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Ray Baltera

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Morgan Bendt

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Clinton hanks

July 6, 2021

Lisa Negron

I did the water rafting on 6/26 with brett and 12pm zipline with hanna and colleen. Brett’s energy and hilarious jokes made this exhilarating ride nothing short of fun snd memorable. Felt very safe with brett as he is very professional and thorough in his instruction and guidance. Hanna and colleen were SO cool too. They were very clear on what needed to be done and it was like hanging out with long time girlfriends. They were so much fun and the absolute sweetest duo. Two savages with pretty faces. I’d go on another adventure with all three in s heartbeat. Thank you guys for making my first time visit a memorable one!!!!! -Lisa from Chicago- I will be back for more.

July 6, 2021

Susan Crook

Great time. Tim and MJ Great guides

July 6, 2021

Mike Urbaniak

White Water Rafting on Clear Creek in Mid June is fantastic. Rapids were crazy.
So many great things to say about their way of doing things. The one small drawback was our boat guide was super hard core.
Every other guide seemed so much more laid back. But I do get it. He needs us to get through safely. But being told correct way to stroke 15x is a bit much. If we had any other guide this would be a 6 star out of 5.

July 6, 2021

Kashish Goel

Had a great time rafting for the first time. We did level 5 with Shaun, he was amazing

July 6, 2021

Brenda Velo

Emj and Max were fabulous. My fam ages 13 and up did a level 3 zipline. I’m afraid of heights but I really wanted to do this. Both of our guides made this such a great experience. The first zip was very nerve racking for me but wow thes two were amazing. Made us feel very comfortable. I really trusted them, they knew what they were doing. I highly recommend them and AVA.

July 6, 2021

Julie Gooding

Joe was our rafting guide. he was absolutely amazing! we had so much fun on this trip and would really recommend …10 out of 10

July 6, 2021

T.J. Diamond

Our family of 6 (parents late 50s, 4 adult children) had a blast on our raft trip, with Shelby as our fantastic and fun guide. We had planned originally to raft the Blue River near Silverthorne, but we were notified the week earlier that their water levels were too low to allow for trips. We were about to fly into Colorado for a week, and only had that day to raft. Fortunately, they were able to switch us to the Idaho Springs location. We were hoping for more level 3 rapids than we got on Clear Creek, but it was still fun. Mostly 2s but fun. I was very grateful that our raft with Shelby as the guide was in the front the whole trip . .. that way we looked ahead and saw the beauty of the open river, without any rafts in our view. I know that sounds selfish (everyone else had other rafts to see as they followed us), but it was definitely a perk of being in her raft. We liked the fact also that Shelby asked us which music genre to play, as she had her own little speaker that we could listen to as we rafted. She was very skilled, knowledgeable and spunky. A great day for our family. Next time, we’ll be sure to do level 3 with some level 4s.

July 6, 2021

derek bennett

Great place, wonderful staff!

July 6, 2021

Jacob Carlton

Super fun.

July 6, 2021

Melissa Eckart

We took our party of nine (ages 9-40) zip lining at Idaho Springs. Our guides, Jess and Danny, were so much fun! The zip lines were great and the bonus features were too. The kids loved the free fall and skateboard line. We definitely recommend!

July 6, 2021

gunner may

My wife and I did the white water rafting for half a day down the lower clear creek. It was an amazing time especially for it being our first time. Our guide Siggy was great and really made the trip fun and safe. Would highly recommend this place.

July 6, 2021

Faithbridge Church

We booked a ½ day zip line and ½ white water rafting. It will be a lasting memory of our family. Mike and Mikey were are zip lining guides. They were professional and fun, caring for each individual at the level. Val was our guide on the river. She knows her stuff. We felt very confident with her as our guide. AVA had professional employees that were helpful and fun. Btw the fajitas were good too.

June 29, 2021

Susan Gunn

Best time ever! A big shot out to the most experienced and enthusiastic zip line guides! Thank you Kyle, Shawn, James and Alejandro !!!! 😃

June 29, 2021

alison dillard

We really loved our guide and raft trip with AVA Rafting & Zipline! We will definitely go again when we return to Colorado!

June 29, 2021

Shawna Henderson

Love new adventures, then make sure to put Via Ferrata on your list while visiting Breckenridge. The team at AVA has an amazing course located in beautiful Idaho Springs off I-70. It is a nice getaway to experience both WhiteWater Rafting in the morning and Via Ferrata in the afternoon. The best part of the trip was the incredible views from the side of the mountain. A great activity for a family or group. Our guides Bailey and Emily were top-notch. Both safe, yet their experience made the trip exceptional. They had fun facts about the surrounding area.

June 29, 2021

Jesse Roiz

My wife and I did the three day Mild to Wild June 19-21st 2018. Mike Crook and Nic were absolutely amazing, their extensive knowledge of the Arkansas River made us feel so comfortable tackling class 1 all the way to the fast paced class 5 white water. From the time we arrived at AVA in Buena Vista we were treated like family. Mike and Nic handled everything we could of possibly needed on this trip and treated us like family from start to finish. Nico was our rock climbing and repelling guide, this guy is part mountain goat and walked us through the entire process. Anthony was our zipline guide, and just like everyone we met at AVA was a happy and well trained guide (zipline #5 is awesome). To sum it up we thought this would be a once in a life time trip, but after our experience we can’t wait to return with our two children and share our new found love for AVA Adventures and the Arkansas River valley. I would give them 10 stars if it was possible!

June 29, 2021

Tabitha Roiz

We had such a wonderful experience with Ava and all there employees, we had Mike crook and nic with us on the mild to wild and they made us feel right at home, Niko was with us for rock climbing, which I am afraid of heights but he helped me get over that fear quickly, and Anthony was with us to do zip lining which was amazing, we can’t wait to return and have another great adventure!!!

June 29, 2021

Craig Lewis

My family and I took the half day Upper Colorado River float trip from Kremmling (about an hour trip from Breckenridge, easy to navigate and scenic). Thrill level was perfect for us — 6 beginners ranging from age 6 to 40, none of whom would place rafting anywhere near our comfort zones. Most of the trip was a scenic float; a couple miles’ worth were what they called class 2 to 3 rapids. The guides were great, really knowledgeable and friendly, allaying our fears almost immediately. The only regret we had was not booking the full day.

June 29, 2021

Joao Alencar

We experienced the Via Ferrata tour with Anthony and Durham as guides!! What an amazing afternoon! They were extremely professional and knowledgeable making the whole experience extremely pleasant!!! Would give a 6 starts if there was an option!

June 29, 2021

Jill O’Connor

We had a great day on the river with Alex. We were well informed, safe and ready for the rapids. We had a blast, just enough action and were clearly on the right boats. We definitely watched other companies and crews struggling or getting stuck. Thanks, Alex!

June 29, 2021

Jen Picker

My son and I did the zip line and rafting package. We had a really great time. Would recommend AVA to anyone looking for this kind of activity. What made it so great were our guides. Megan and Aiyana were outstanding and made zip line fun and relaxed (even for those a bit scared of heights). Skywalker was our rafting guide and he was phenomenal. Kept us all in the boat and shared many fun stories. Great day with great memories.

June 29, 2021

Kristen Linn

Ziplining with AVA was a new and exciting experience for my husband and I. We are both terrified of heights. However, our guides, Chelsea and Sarah made the experience fun and safe. We had a great time and would love to return!

June 29, 2021

Jess W

June 29, 2021

Elizabeth Owen

Incredible experience!!! Lee was the main rafting guide and he was both hilarious and informative and ready to help at any given moment!!! He did an incredible job!! For the rafting, our guide was Robert and he was amazing!! Kept us laughing while keeping us safe!! Would 100% come back and totally recommend!!!

June 29, 2021

Zachary Perry

Absolutely incredible experience! The river was the fastest I’ve ever rafted on and was truly thrilling! We had Lee as our raft guide and as the head guide for the trip, and he was hilarious, professional, and extremely competent at handling every situation we came across on our trip. His genuine passion for his work and for keeping everyone safe and enjoying their trip carried over to everyone and made the trip incredibly fun and entirely unforgettable! 10 out of 10 will do again!

June 29, 2021

Mike Fortun

Our 2 families of 11 people aged 12 to 63 had and awesome time on the 3/4 day Browns Canyon raft trip. Fish and Erico were both great guides, friendly and funny and took great care of us.

June 29, 2021

Sophie Kasahara

My family went zip lining and whitewater rafting and it was amazing! My family had never been white water rafting before, and I was pretty nervous. The team of guides and specifically our guide Lucas was so calm and clear that I felt safe and had a blast the whole time! Our zip lining team was amazing too! EmJ and Professor explained all of the safety features clearly. They knew who was nervous and adapted accordingly for them! There were some cool zip line features I hadn’t done before, and we got to try out the self braking system which was new for me! Overall, amazing experience. Will definitely be back when I visit Colorado again!

June 29, 2021

Will Grissom

We took the half day on the upper Colorado. Great guide (David) and amazing scenery. The check in was a little chaotic but it worked out and we understand that procedures are challenging during the pandemic. Arrive a bit early!

June 29, 2021

Tylor Johnson

Our group of 15 had a wonderful time with an all day guided raft trip down the upper Colorado River. Our guides were wonderful and knowledgeable throughout the trip. They provided an awesome lunch, I expected a boring paper bag prepacked lunch, but it was far better than that! Would recommend this float trip to anyone! Well worth every penny!

June 29, 2021

Sarah Peak

I choose AVA for all of my rafting adventures and have yet to be disappointed! The guides are all kind and extremely knowledgeable in their field. Would 100% recommend any of the AVA outposts for your rafting, fishing, kayaking, zipline and ATV adventure needs!!

June 29, 2021

Nate Jordan

Awesome time rafting and great outfit. Our guide, Christian, was extremely knowledgeable and did an excellent job making sure our kids were having fun. I highly recommend AVA and Christian!

June 29, 2021

Chase Pope

Good trip. My only critique would be that nowhere on the website did it say that we would be paired with a family on a raft trip. We had kayaks but were with a family with 3 children all under the age of 6. Had to wait for them to jump off a rock before continuing to kayak. Guide was great.

June 29, 2021

Chelsea Hamelin

The staff was amazing by the start! The lady on the phone was sooo helpful & kind to my Dad & his girlfriend. When we arrived at Ava, everyone was super friendly & made us sure that we would be safe and told us clearly what safety procedures to follow. The guides were super chill & funny. What an amazing, exciting, fun & relaxing experience! We will be back!

June 29, 2021

Denver Smith

June 29, 2021

Cameron Younglove

We did the UTV rental and the rafting. UTV was amazing, it’s a giant playground, with endless trails and views, never again will I visit CO without a stop here! The rafting was great too, our guide was awesome and made it a cool expirence, enjoyed it more than expected!

June 29, 2021

Courtney Klimm

Our guides Nelson and Grayson were awesome. They were patient with us newbies and had a lot of fun facts about the land. Provided lunch after our morning half day float. Would definitely recommend and plan to come back next time we’re in Colorado!

June 29, 2021

Paul Patrin

Ryan and Kayla were great guides. My family has an awesome time reading with them.

June 29, 2021

Gabi Balboa

Rafting with a view! Max was our guide and made sure we had a great time. Do not be afraid to raft this with small children. The rapids are very small but still fun.

June 29, 2021

Charlie Mcquiston

When I called and described the kayaking trip my wife and I were going for, they gave the perfect suggestion and provided everything we needed. Everyone was super kind and helpful, and we will definitely be back soon!

June 29, 2021

Regina Singer

We did a kayak trip and the guides pulled in to a local hot spring right off the river and let us soak a while. Pretty cool…rafts wouldn’t be able to beach there to go…so cool. River and Cam took really good care of us

June 29, 2021

Audrey DeLucia

We loved rafting with Nelson! We laughed at bad jokes, learned some cool facts, and got just wet enough. Tim drove up with a great lunch too. We’d do AVA again for sure!

June 29, 2021

T. Cramer

Had a really fun time this weekend on the via ferrata. If they ever expand this route, we would totally come back and do it again. We had gorgeous weather and our guides, Emily and Sunshine were awesome! Thanks again.

June 29, 2021

Kerry Fink

Went zip lining with Matt & Shaun and had an awesome time, they were fun, informative and great tour guides for the trip. Would definitely book a trip with AVA again.

June 29, 2021

Tima T

Did the zip line & rafting combo years back & never wrote a review, but it was a great day. The zip line views were amazing and guides were funny & calming. Felt safe the whole time. Even lunch was good. Would definitely do again if I go back to CO.

June 29, 2021

Neal Lacoste

My spouse surprised me with a trip to Colorado for my birthday and the plans included rafting. This is perfect for anyone new to rafting however it is still challenging and that’s what I really enjoyed the most. To be honest it was our guide Bret who made the experience worth while. He was extremely professional and he made sure we were prepared for everything ahead big and small. He was also really friendly and doesn’t judge anyone. Thanks Bret I wish we had more to tip because you worked really hard and we appreciated it, but we will be back in the future during a more prepared trip and we hope to see you again!

June 29, 2021

Alexandra Prichard

My husband and I went on the Starlight Zipline Tour last night and it was so much fun. There was only on line that was “self-braking” so it was more hands on, you’re gliding down and when needing to break pushing down on the line to slow down/stop.

Our guides were MJ and Gooze and they were so helpful and patient! I felt totally comfortable with them leading the excursion and they made it quite entertaining too!

Will definitely come back and recommend to others!

June 29, 2021

Chaniece Issac

CAN’T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS PLACE…I was completely terrified to go rafting but I walked away with the best experience to brag about. I had an amazing experience, Corbin made everything go smoothly

June 29, 2021

Stephanie Henderson

This was awesome!!! We had a wonderful time, the guide was amazing, the facilities and supplies are great! ***PSA!!!!!! *** we did not get a rental due to availability and took an Uber here, we had the hardest time getting back to Denver. Uber does not run around the area actively! We were stuck for hours. The staff was so wonderful and would have given us a ride back into town (thank God) but Uber was finally available! It was a wonderful experience, staff great, I encourage you to ensure transportation to and from if you don’t have your own!!!!!

June 29, 2021

Daisy Dejw

June 29, 2021

Andrew Hoots

BEST rafting trip my wife and I have ever had! Huge “thank you” to Chris for showing us a great time on the Arkansas River. We hope to see you on the Gauley sometime this fall!

June 29, 2021

Sara Riedesel

We took our two kids, 7 and 9, on the Brown’s Canyon Express rafting trip on June 19, 2016. We went through AVA at the Granite Post. This was the best experience and worth every penny! Our guide, Paul, was fabulous and so knowledgeable. Everyone with AVA was helpful from beginning to end making sure we were fitted correctly on our gear and our kids were safe. Couldn’t ask for nicer folks! The amount of time on the water was perfect for our age children. We can’t wait to raft class 4/5 when our kids are older! I highly recommend AVA!

June 29, 2021

Annie Pyron

I’ve been counting the days until AVA Granite opens back up! This company & location astounded me last summer and I’m so excited to have found it! Almost rafting season!

June 29, 2021

Joel Anderson

This was our 1st zip line tour, and it was awesome. Our guides were fun & entertaining, and we could tell they throughly enjoy their job.

June 29, 2021

RayD

We were looking for something fun to do while on vacation in Breckenridge during the off season and came across Ava R&Z. They had an opening for a twilight Zipline tour and we booked it. We had 2 amazing guide’s Mikey and Kate and had allot of fun Zip lining into the dark. Beautiful canyon views and weather we couldn’t ask for anything more.

June 29, 2021

Andrew Semryck

This place know rafting. What a great experience. I did a half day tour which took about 4 hours. This river adventure was heading down class 3 & class 4 rapids. A meal was prepared by the guides as well. This was so much fun that I will do a all day trip next time and maybe even an overnight trip as well in the future.

June 29, 2021

Amy petrick

End of April, My friend and I had a girls weekend for her 40th Birthday! We went rafting and zipline, IT WAS AWESOME! AVA Staff were pleasant, knowledgeable and made us feel safe while having fun! We spend the whole day with the staff, ate a hot lunch. “Sprinkles” & “Shunk” taught us a lot about rafting and about Brown Bear Canyon. Very knowledgeable about the area and history. I can’t wait to take my family once our youngest is old enough! Thanks for a fun trip! –Amy from Nebraska

June 29, 2021

Dennis Bashaw

A great time. Very well organized. Lots of fun. Our guide Jonathan was awesome.

June 29, 2021

Zach Fehr

June 29, 2021

Timothy Strong

Fantastic trip. Little cold, little late starting, but our guide made it worth it. “accidentally” went down number 7 rapid backwards and it was one of the highlights of the trip. That night saw all the raft guides chillin at FIBArk. Kewl krew for sure.

June 29, 2021

Alex Arntzen

Staff was friendly and professional. We had a large group, some of who didn’t like heights, and our guides, Anthony, Moona, Sebastian, and Sam, did a great job making us feel comfortable. Zip lining was a blast, and I would definitely recommend AVA.

June 29, 2021

Amanda Pringle

June 29, 2021

Erin Esbeck

Website full of helpful info. Nice range of adventures. We rappelled down to the Arkansas River & ran the Gauntlet: Pine Creek & The Numbers. Fish, our knowledgeable & fun guide, made sure we were prepared to take on the rowdy rapids before & during the run. Awesome thrills, serene moments, and delish fajita lunch & cold Coors to wrap our day. Wear a swimsuit, synthetic (workout) tank/T-shirt, and lightweight running shorts so you dry quickly after peeling off your wetsuit. Bring your GoPro & strap it into your helmet – you will want the footage!

June 29, 2021

Lance Taylor

My wife and I signed up for the Browns Canyon Rafting and Zip-Line package. Our rafting guide (Matt) was very knowledgeable and professional, it was all around a great experience and his quick witted humor also added to the fun. During the Zip-Line portion our instructors (Sam & Ericka) were also very knowledgeable and professional, their outgoing personalities and quick wit also made the experience very enjoyable. We highly recommend AVA and will definitely book with them again when we return to visit the BV area. Thanks for a great time!

June 29, 2021

Tesla Hodges

Got a WWR & Zipline with camping package. Got there to check in for the rafting in the AM. Fed us fresh food on the river, guide Josie was awesome & relaxed with the beginners. Fed us the best steak dinner (included) when we got back to camp, next AM when ziplining. Great hideout. Love the valley. Definitely doing level 5 waters next!

June 29, 2021

How 2 Media

This place is AMAZING!!!! When you visit AVA Rafting & Zipline, you’d be hard pressed to find a better time! They have ziplines, Via Ferrata, and Whitewater Rafting, and you just can’t find a better time! Don’t miss out!!!!!!

June 29, 2021

Nicole Donelan

Loved this experience, highly recommend & excellent guides

June 29, 2021

Robert Zinkus

SO AWESOME!! Adrian and Cam are some the best guides this side of the Pecos! Incredibly professional, fun, and funny. They put the zip in lining!! I’m so asking for them again when I come back!
Can’t wait for the rafting trip tomorrow.

OK. Alex G. our river guide showed us quite a time! She is totally awesome just like Can & Adrian. I mean the guys set the bar high, and “G” sailed right over it with wit, comedy, and coolness. I recommend you request these guides and tip them well when you do. They are great guides, but even better people.
Enjoy your adventure with AVA!

June 29, 2021

Jonathan Walker

Great Experience. My family did the whole day raft through the canyon. The guide Hank and guide in training Tyler were great. The lunch was good as well.

June 29, 2021

Michelle Breehl

June 29, 2021

Scott Payne

We did the zipline and overnight rafting package and everything was awesome! All the guides were stellar and any worries we had about choosing the right company to book our trip with absolutely vanished! Can’t say enough about AVA!

June 29, 2021

Kelsey O’Connor

I went on a work trip to the Buena Vista outpost and did the full day Brown’s Canyon rafting trip. It was the best team building activity ever! Our guide Jared was top notch, he made us feel like we knew what we were doing, even though we definitely didn’t! We flipped our raft in one rapid but everyone made it out of the river safely and felt prepared for self-rescue and rescuing others. The river was raging, 3700 cfs, it was super fun! Highly recommend!

June 29, 2021

Sara Dickinson

Avery was a awesome guide. Not only did she ensure we knew what we were doing, she provided us with information about the surrounding area and scenery.

June 29, 2021

Carlee Carpenter

AVA’s white water rafting tours are amazing! We did “the numbers” on the Arkansas river and our boat instructor, Chris B. was phenomenal! I couldn’t recommend a better company to experience Colorado with! Everyone on the staff was so incredibly nice and welcoming – highly, highly recommend! Will be returning in the future!

June 29, 2021

Tom Zenthoefer

Great trip great guides

June 29, 2021

Charles Anderson

Amazing trip with family. Class 2, 3, and 4 rapids. Jared was an amazing guide. You will get soaked but it is an exhilarating experience. highly recommend AVA!

June 29, 2021

Heather B

A big shout out to Avery, Jared, Brandon, and Kelly! Y’all are awesome!

June 29, 2021

Kevin Brandt

Did two days of activities with AVA, a full day raft and a full day with via Ferrata and rock climbing. Both outings were awesome!!!
Rafting guide was Behr and he was great. We had 4 with two 16 yr olds and he made sure we knew what to do and had a great time. Behr was even nice enough to loan us jackets when we stopped for lunch as water was cold and it was a chilly day. Highly recommend this trip.
Via Ferrata was so fun and challenging. Guides were Shawn and Patrick and both were outstanding. Gave great direction to newbies and made sure our whole group had fun.
We were lucky enough to have Shawn as our guide again for rock climbing. We were new and he taught us everything we needed to know, knots, belay and how to climb. He tailored it to our group and even had fun with us challenging my 16 yr old son! Can’t say enough positive things about Shawn and our experience.
Highly recommend AVA, for any trip. They had great guides and trip options and were professional through the entire experience. Don’t miss out on a great chance for adventure!!!

June 29, 2021

Larry Laux

We went on a rafting trip down the Arkansas river yesterday with AVA rafting company. Shawn Daws was our guide for the day. We have been on other white water trips and I must say that we had the best time!! Shawn was a delight. Very knowledgeable. He made sure everyone on the raft had a great time! So glad we got him as our guide! Thank you for a memorable trip. 🙂
Larry Laux & Richard Wenske

June 29, 2021

Jerry Wade

Went on the numbers & narrows white water rafting trip. Crook was our guide and it was a great time.

I went for an unwanted swim in the Arkansas but ultimately that just added to the experience.

They provide food at the end of the trip. Definitely recommend AVA!

June 29, 2021

Brady Hancock

Always amazing come here every year

June 29, 2021

Ryan O’Neal

Great Outfit. Loved our guide and all the guides. Worked together efficiently to insure everyone’s safety. Fun Place.

June 29, 2021

Adrian Reyes

June 29, 2021

A Google User

June 29, 2021

A Google User

Best place to go Rafting in Colorado, bar none.

June 29, 2021

A Google User

We had a great time! We did the water rafting and Shaun was awesome!!! I would definitely comeback.

June 29, 2021

A Google User

Absolutely amazing staff. I had such a great time. They are so nice, and funny, and engaging. They have really good pricing. They provided lunch, as well as all the equipment needed. I participated in the rafting. They did a very good job giving a tutorial on how to row and be safe. Our guide, joey, was an absolute joy to have. He even provided us with some sunscreen when we realized we didnt bring any. Got to see many beautiful sights along the river and i had a great time. All of the clothes in their gift shop were very high quality and are extremely comfortable. I cant reccomend them enough. Do yourself a favor and go check them out.

June 29, 2021

A Google User

First time rafting and we couldn’t have asked for a better guide or trip! Definitely looking forward to going again!

June 29, 2021

A Google User

My friends and I did the rafting & zip-lining combo. Our guides Sean, Hannah, & Corbin were fantastic. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.

June 29, 2021

A Google User

What a great experience! Joining AVA Rafting was pleasant from the beginning. Easy reservation process, clear communication and instructions. Our guide, Fish, was very knowledgeable and personable. My family and I felt safe and had lots of fun! We recommend AVA Rafting & Zipline to all!

June 29, 2021

A Google User

June 29, 2021

A Google User

I’d book again. Wonderful day of great memories.

June 29, 2021

A Google User

Excellent! Our guides Hanna and Patrick were great and a lot of fun. Highly recommend AVA!

June 29, 2021

Saprina Grant

Everything went great even with bad weather.

June 29, 2021

Richard Bollinger

We did the Zipline & Rafting tour. It was awesome. Although it was late May and the water was cold. The team did a great job of ensuring we were comfortable , and as warm as could be. Best money I have spent on this trip was buying the Neoprene socks from the outpost. Guides were knowledgeable, and fun to be on the water with. My family did the zipline course, and I got to walk around and take pictures. They had an excellent time and the staff was extremely professional. I would highly recommend this outfit to anyone looking for an adventure while in Colorado.

June 29, 2021

Terri Rehkopf

We were visiting from San Antonio . We did the zip lining with our guide JIM AND KADEN . Jim communicated very well on safety and made it fun for us to remember. They both took their time in making sure we were all ok . Got some history too of bueno vista and all about Colorado . I highly recommend this company to take you out on zip line or water rafting . They are professional and they have hot chocolate along with tea while you wait for your tour . The views are amazing too !!!! Thank you so much for a memorable time in Colorado.

June 29, 2021

Deb Pribyl

We had a wonderful time during our zip line experience. The guides, Chels, Sara, and Dillon, thoroughly ensured our safety. It was the first zipline venture for most of our group and we had a delightful time. It was time well spent!

June 29, 2021

Alan Marrufo

We had a really great experience today, Im pretty sure we had the best guides Derek & Aiyana
Definitely recommend coming in here

June 29, 2021

Katy Lund

My husband and I came all the way from Florida and did the zip line tour through the mountains and it was absolutely beautiful. Our guides were Hudson and Luke and they went the extra mile to make the experience a lot of fun! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to have a good time and experience some adrenaline.

June 29, 2021

Diana Rodriquez

My husband and I did the half day of ziplining and the half day of rafting, with lunch provided in between. We had an absolute blast! Our guides for the ziplining tour, Chelz, Sarah, and Spencer were so fun and easy going! Our guide for the rafting trip, Collin was also great! He was hilarious but also very knowledgeable about the river and geology of the area. The rest of the staff were great as well, super polite and gave great recommendations for sites around the area. We would recommend this company to anyone and will definitely be back when we visit again.

June 29, 2021

Sam Levy

Best ziplining experience you could ask for! Chelz + Kaden were awesome guides and gave us a great experience. Thank you!

June 29, 2021

Heidi MacRunnels

We did the zip line and rafting package yesterday. I dont think we could have had better tour guides for both! Jim and Colleen (they are actually very young for their names) were so cool and so happy to be obviously doing what they love as our zip lining guides! Siggy was out rafting guide and was so fun and funny. Both were very educational as well in teaching us about the area and other things we didn’t know about colorado! We’re from sioux falls, SD and we loved everything about ava in our experience! 15/10 would reccomend!

June 29, 2021

Celia Landaverde

Aiyana & Megan did an amazing job! Had a great time

June 29, 2021

trent b (p4ndepravity)

I’ve ziplined before and AVA Buena Vista’s course layout was very exciting and offered great speed and even better views of the surrounding rockies. Jim and Colleen, our guides, really multiplied the fun of the course. They were professional and knowledge, but also made the outing a memorable one. We will definitely be back and will recommended to others.

June 29, 2021

Michael Ward

The staff was superb!!! I would recommend this group to all, the guides we’re very knowledgeable , well trained and truly professional bunch!

June 29, 2021

Jeb Wildschut

I took my 13 year old son here to do the Via Ferrata. It was sick. My expectations were blown. More climbing then I thought we would get which was great. Sarah and Dylan were our guides and they did great. Dylan cracked me up and Sarah and him together lead like champs. Spencer and Luke also helped and assisted as “Shadows” and overall leadership which we lucked out on. Jim and Colleen also helped outwit gear and supervision which was sweet so we got the royal treatment. I had a blast and will be back again. My wife and younger son (age 9) did the zip lining with Derek and Hudson (hopefully I am remembering all the names!!!) We had a great time. I have done several zip courses at several places and I can tell you that the Via Ferrata is worth it. Solid friendly staff.

June 29, 2021

Pete Davidson

June 29, 2021

Caytlyn Lugenbeel

Dylan and Derek really helped make this a fun experience! The zipline course was varied and had some wonderful views, but these two were really the stars of the show!

Thank you for being awesome!

June 29, 2021

Tyler Bennett

They called late the day before to modify our full day trip into a half day and the customer service rep was kind of rude about it. We also paid for a photo package for zipline and they don’t even take photos on the zipline. The sales/customer service reps are extremely hard to get a hold of over the phone.

On the positive side, they gave us a refund in both cases. We did the browns canyon half day and zipline …. Both were fantastic adventures and the guides were knowledgeable & funny. It started off rough, but we ended up having a great time

June 29, 2021

Rinard Pratt

I had a blast white water rafting and ziplining with AVA. Megan and Ayana were the best guides for ziplining. Their training was awesome. The white water rafting was a blast. I cant remember my guides name but he was very informative on training and sight seeing info.

June 29, 2021

Becky Haymond

My family, which included a 7 and 9 yr old, did the zip line and rafting package, which also included a delicious lunch. Not only did Derrik and Cayden show us a great time on the lines, but they also made us feel safe at all times. After the zip lining we had a bite and the hopped on with Bear, our rafting guide, who again did not disappoint. We went in June and the water was chilly, but very refreshing! Thanks AVA and your awesome staff!

June 29, 2021

Phillip Manuel

We went zip lining and it was awesome! The trip was a blast. The course was fun and had a variety of lines. Derek and Dylan were amazing guides. They made us feel safe and welcome on the course. We will definitely be back again.

June 29, 2021

Aaron Rosenberg

June 29, 2021

Jake Armstrong

June 29, 2021

Amadeusz Swiatek

everyone was super nice and helpful and I had a great time throughout the whole rafting trip.

June 29, 2021

Haze Brignac

June 29, 2021

Keith Roskowski

We did the 1/2 day raft trip. Amazing time and so much fun!!! Randy is super-awesome and so knowledgeable. We highly recommend AVA!

June 29, 2021

Heather MacArthur

June 29, 2021

Jeff Gibson

First timer at rafting. Had a great experience. Will definitely go again.

June 29, 2021

Robert Wallace

Great place to go when you’re looking for an adventure. They take care of you from start to finish. Super knowledgeable and great experience all around. Can’t wait to come back and try more.

June 29, 2021

Jeremy Scudder

Went rafting with 8 other family members and had a blast! This company and every one of their staff members we interacted with were excellent. Ryan and Alden were our guides and clearly knew the river and the rafts very well plus they were good humored and informative. The AVA photographer did a killer job capturing photos of us conquering a rapid! Loved our experience!

June 29, 2021

Shanmuga Sundar P

June 29, 2021

paula buehrer

Whitten was great as our river rafting guide. Got us safely down the river!!! Glad to be on solid ground.

June 29, 2021

Melissa Lee

I had so much fun zip lining with our group and leaders Jim and Kayden. Kayden and Jim really seem to love the thrill and Excitement of showing the group how to get the most out of this experience. Our half-day adventure was filled with laughs, stories and jokes, along with all the adrenaline!

June 29, 2021

Angie

Luke and Hudson were wonderful rock climbing guides. In fact beyond wonderful, I don’t have the right words to express the confidence and encouragement they offered to our 10 year old twin girls. The experience was beyond what we expected. They went out of their way to make us comfortable and to make our adventure one of a kind! We are already planning on a trip back to Colorado and WILL book with AVA!!

June 29, 2021

The Tree

First time rock climbing besides a few trips to an indoor wall! Luke Colleen and Hudson were great! I felt so comfortable and safe! Super fun would definitely do it again!!

June 29, 2021

Carolyn Vreeman

This was an amazing trip down the river!

June 29, 2021

Mae Killeen

We went zip lining with a group of 5 and it was amazing. Chels and Sarah were the best guides. They were really fun and clearly knew exactly what they were doing. We had a great time!

June 29, 2021

Timothy Hastings

June 29, 2021

Dave Moser

June 29, 2021

Brian Black

First time for our family doing a zip line. Our guides were Caden, Jake, and Spencer, they did an awesome job. I would recommend this place to anyone that wants to have fun.

June 29, 2021

Pete D

Chris was an awesome guide for the “Numbers” class IV section. Next time we’ll request him for Pine Creek (Class V)!

June 29, 2021

Rachel DiCarlo

We tried the via ferrata for our first time and had an absolute blast! Colleen and Luke were our guides– They were professional and kept us safe but also knew how to show us a really great time in the mountains! 11/10 would recommend if you’re in the area! We drove over 2 hours to get there and it was totally worth it!

June 29, 2021

Thomas Donner

June 29, 2021

Luke Godwin

A friend and I just showed up hoping to experience white water for the first time; we were not disappointed. They had an open spot the next day on their Sizzler trip (class III rapids down Brown’s Canyon, 12 miles with a shore lunch). We booked our spots and showed up the next day. The guides were courteous, knowledgeable, personable, and professional. They provide safety gear and optional wetsuits and splash jackets (bring your own shoes and swimsuits). After a short ride on the bus, we launched into the Arkansas River just south of Buena Vista. The majority of the run was class I and II rapids; after our first class III, we stopped and had hot chicken fajitas, fresh fruit, and pb&j served up for lunch (there was the option of just beans and rice with veggies for vegetarian). We then proceeded with our day; we saw a big horn sheep ram that walked with us along the railroad tracks and a large quantity of mountain goats with several babies along the side of the river. We hit the second class III rapid shortly before we got to our pullout. Brandon Hughes was our guide and was quite knowledgeable about the area and gave us an amazing ride through the white water.
This was the highlight of our trip, we even booked a spot doing their zip line course the following day. It was equally professional and enjoyable. We had a blast at AVA and will definitely be coming back in the future!

June 29, 2021

anthony byard

Had a great time even in the cold rain. Our guide was super knowledgeable and very funny

June 29, 2021

Brad Treptow

Great people, Ryan is an awesome rafting guide, enjoyed great weather & Brown’s Canyon trip!

June 29, 2021

Reese C. Lewis

Brown’s Canyon float was great fun, and our guide Rachel from LSU showed us a great time. Definitely would like to do it again!

June 29, 2021

Cheryl Harp

My friend and I went on the zip line tour Saturday, June 23, 2012. It was a fantastic trip and to my satisfaction, the guides were very safety conscious. Shaun and Maggie were our guides and they made the trip fun, safe and informative. I was very happy and would highly recommend AVA’s zip line.

June 29, 2021

Deena H

We (family of four) booked our trip a week and a half in advance. The staff was friendly and helpful on the phone. Early booking allowed us time to complete the liability waivers in advance. I strongly recommend that you do this. It saves a lot of time so you can get started with your rafting experience.

This was our first time rafting and we were in great hands. Ivan, our guide, was professional and really helped us to have the best experience possible. We all did our parts and stayed “in” the raft. The bbq lunch was wonderful and a great chance to dry off before taking off again. I recommend that you turn your water pullover inside out to dry it while you eat. I flipped ours to dry the insides and then turned them right side out to dry the outsides too. I definitely think this made putting it back on after lunch more enjoyable. -It was pretty chilly yet on June 19. We wore water shoes but wish we had worn water socks, as mentioned before, the water was really cold. At one point I couldn’t tell if my foot was numb from the cold or from sticking it under the support on the raft to leverage myself. Looking back it was fun either way. The socks will be an addition the next time my family goes and yes, we will definitely do it again! Thank you AVA!

June 29, 2021

Eric Lewis

AVA hosted our corporate event with 3/4 day rafting & lunch for 30 people. Great reservation staff that was very helpful for us as this was our first time, amazing experienced rafting guides who were a lot of fun and knowledgeable, and a delicious catered BBQ lunch! Clear Creek is a prime river for rafting for all skills. Our entire group had so much fun and at a reasonable cost!
I hope to have to opportunity to go back and take the family!

June 29, 2021

Ryan Shea

Super fun time but be prepared to get soaked if you are in the front.

June 29, 2021

Brogan Stritchko

Loved it we had nah highly recommend using himS your rafting guide

June 29, 2021

john abene

June 29, 2021

Molly Meyers

Absolutely a blast. Our guides, Jaccie and Cory are unmatchable in their fun but professional skill. They were attentive to every detail of safety which allowed us to totally experience the big thrill of zipping. This is on our “go to” list for our family and friends, and definitely a way to give our out of town guests a taste of Colorado. Thank you!

June 29, 2021

Susan Gunn

Best time ever! Our river guide Parker was amazing😃 Thank you!!!

June 29, 2021

Eric Willy

Incredible!! A trip of a lifetime, great water, great experience, great guides and great Time. All 15 of us loved it!!

June 29, 2021

Kelly Thrall

I had such an amazing time on AVA’s New Via Ferrata! I did not really know what to expect because I have never been on a Via Ferrata Tour before but I absolutely loved it!! If you are looking for a fun and adventurous activity that is physically and mentally challenging, then I highly suggest exploring this new Via Ferrata Tour with AVA Rafting & Zip Line! You will have so much fun!

June 29, 2021

Mike Moser

My son, Mitch and I were in good hands on the zipline with Megan & Luke. They explained each line understandably, moved the group along and were entertaining in the process. The check-in crew was very informative and helpful as well. Overall, a great experience!

June 29, 2021

T. Cramer

The via ferrata was a lot of fun. Group size was small. Tour guides Emily and Sunshine were great. Would do it again, definitely if they expand the via ferrata parts.

June 29, 2021

Shawna Henderson

If you are looking for a fun and unique experience for a group or family, then the Via Ferrata is a ton of fun. Not only do you get a little of everything, zip lining, repelling, and suspended log runs, you also are amazed by the incredible views of the surrounding mountains. A perfect activity for those that want a challenge in a fun safe environment. Via Ferrata started in the Italian Alps and perfect for those that want a fun adventure in a secure environment limited any fall. The experience is breathtaking and a must do on your Colorado Adventure list. Our guides Emily and Bailey were amazing making the trip a real wild adventure.

June 29, 2021

Tina Henshaw

I never doubted my guides and equipment would keep me safe on the ziplines…which really helped me to push past my fear and dare myself to have fun. My husband planned this zipline activity for for our 19th wedding anniversary. I can’t say he doesn’t keep things interesting. 😏

June 29, 2021

Thomas Pfadenhauer

Ziplining Here was a great experience and our Guides Sunshine and Emily were the absolutely greatest Folks to be with.. a wonderful time, even if Somebody is scared by heights. Knowledgable Guides like Sunshine and Emily will, even then, make it a great time Out with them

June 29, 2021

Ciara Talburt

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Tom Smith

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Heather Reece

June 29, 2021

Daniel Hauglie

Hands down, the best place for high adventure near Denver! I’ll first start by saying that I normally don’t rate or write reviews. These folks were amazing. The customer service was top notch, and they genuinely cared about our well-being. Not only knowledgeable, but also safe, clean, and honest. When I come back, I will definitely use these outfitters again. Our river trip got delayed and we missed the zip line appointment afterwards, no problem, they upgraded us to a later time. The guide was well experienced and safety was always a priority from the river to the zip line. Gear was clean, noticeable well worn but that’s to be expected, and functioning as it should. These people only helped me to relax more and enjoy my vacation and well spent dime. They are honest about everything, even if they lose out on business. They also won’t bulls**t you or give you the “ole runaround.” They deserve every star and then some.

June 29, 2021

Calvary Zender

June 29, 2021

Ronald Lara

this was the first time my wife and I have ever done this kind of adventure it was GREAT we had a wonderful time looking forward to the next chapter in our lives.our tour guides were Fantastic

June 29, 2021

B Jordan

Our family (traveled with teens) thoroughly enjoyed our Upper Clear Creek adventure in Idaho Springs!! The rafting and ziplining were awesome and our guides were fabulous!!! Liam was our rafting guide and Lizzie & Juju were the ziplining guides…they were great!!!

June 29, 2021

Misty Shearin

The customer service from start to finish was fantastic. Everyone if friendly & accomidating.

Our rafting guide Wasp was great. He worked really hard & kept us all in the boat. The water was a little more shallow than desired & required a lot of work on his part. Thanks Wasp! You were awesome!

Our zipline guides were Erica & Sam. They were funny, knowledgeable & pure awesomeness! Thanks for an awesome adventure!

Btw potential customers, Don’t forget to tip your guide!!

June 29, 2021

Fregenet Gebriel

Ava Rafting & Zipline in Idaho Springs, Co is one of the best experiences ever. I’ve Ziplined before in South Korea and in Dominican Republic but neither compares to the experience with Spencer & Emily. There are surprise optional courses you can take and it’s adventurous, daring and everything in between. Spencer and Emily are all vibes: positive, encouraging and kind! Special thanks to Spencer!! Thank you for walking the ropes with me! If you find yourself in Colorado, this adventure is so worth it! 🙌

June 29, 2021

Jonathan Walker

Great experience. Our river guide Will was great. Our zipline guides MJ and Jacob were great.

June 29, 2021

Weston Hood

Was fun, I’ll come again

June 29, 2021

John Vo

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! We had a great guide in Chris and did the 1/2 day upper clear creek which was more than enough for a cold 55 degree morning. We will be coming back and try the longer trips that offer!

June 29, 2021

Susan Tagg

The Via Ferratta was awesome!!! Emily and Spencer were the best guides! We loved their humor and professionalism! We would do it again and highly recommend the Via Ferratta and Emily and Spencer!!!

June 29, 2021

Rachael Miller

My sisters and I did the Via Ferrata mountaineering course, and we had a great experience with Emily and Spencer! They were funny and encouraging, and clearly very experienced! They were also very accommodating and flexible when my sister discovered her fear of heights mid adventure, and let her Zipline around instead of the planned course. Would recommend!

June 29, 2021

Georgia Lolos-Scott

Our guides EmJ & Alec we’re awesome! They were fun, entertaining and kept us safe! Great fun because if our guides!!

June 29, 2021

Satomi Takagi

SWARMI & MARY ARE THE BEST

June 29, 2021

Craig Lewis

Rafting was great. The water was very high, and everybody had a blast.

We had a large group (18 people), and they had no trouble accommodating us. One of our party was recovering from a broken ankle (wearing a brace, not a cast), and they were very accommodating. Our guides went out of their way to make sure the injured person was safe and having fun.

June 29, 2021

Susan Chambers

My 90 year old Aunt Doris & I drove from Tulsa Oklahoma to zip line with Ava, had a marvelous time, they took very good care of us, would definitely go back.

June 29, 2021

Brian Toomey

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Jonathan Taylor

June 29, 2021

ThisMomIs LIT

Great experience overall! 10/10. Went Rafting today for the 1st time ever & had soo much fun! One of the guides Seth gave us a great run down of how things would go once the group gathered, super organized & QUICK! Everyone was anxious to get out there. Our guide was “TALL ERIC” & he made the experience that much better. Super down to earth, gave great instruction & made us all feel comfortable being we were 1st timers EVER on a Level 4 course. I will definitely be back to this place to try the next level & some other activities as well. They even give you a coupon for a free drink & TommyKnockers & that place was great too haha.

June 29, 2021

Amanda Villa

June 29, 2021

Brett Williams

We had a fantastic time with Shelby & Alex. They were great river guides. They kept us safe while having a ton of fun. I highly recommend them both!

June 29, 2021

Logan Parker

My husband and I participated in the Via Ferrata half day adventure. The adventure was rated at Level 5. We are in fairly decent shape, with me in my mid-20s and my husband in his mid-30s. Neither with any rock climbing, rappelling, or ziplining experience. The adventure was not too difficult, but yet was strenuous enough to keep us entertained. There were definitely moments that had our adrenaline pumping, which is exactly what we wanted. We had a great time and everything went as planned. Our guides, Mickey and Gooze, were both friendly. Thanks guys!

June 29, 2021

Alex Rosenblatt

Tour guides were great and the creek is super fun. I would recommend AVA rafting to anyone. My first time going and I did level 4, it was challenging but fun.

June 29, 2021

Raymond Cordero

Great expedition Patrick was a little intense but experienced and ensured safety of the boat.

June 29, 2021

Me Luv

Our family had the best time on this Zip-line course, this is NOT the course you see off the highway it’s up the cliffside.

Our guides Tessa & Mickey were absolutely amazing. They were professional, friendly, funny & made zip lining look effortless & graceful.

The first zipline “jump” was a bit frightful straight off a cliff. The boys fearless, were quick to leap first & left me to figure it out. And with my fear of heights & also not the most adventurous nor athletic person, we were off!! Mickey & Tessa were so patient & understanding with me on the course & allowed me to move at my own pace. Without your help, guidance & patience I probably wouldn’t haven’t finished the entire course. Beyond grateful for the both of you today!! Thank you again 😉

We had the most amazing time definitely will be back to try their Rafting experience!!

June 29, 2021

Laurie Lichnerowicz

Our group of 7 went to AVA Rafting & Ziplining for a fun day of adventure while vacationing in Colorado. We were excited for the thrill of ziplining above the picturesque views of Idaho Springs. The Via Ferrata is a challenging course where you are walking around the cliffs on iron bars all while harnessed in and attached to cables. We jumped off a bridge, rappelled down a cliff, and ziplined down two sections to get to the bottom of the entire course. It was 3 hours of thrilling adventure all the while being entertained by our guides. Chris “Pye” and Travis – AKA “Riggs”. They were both very experienced guides. They were informative on how to use our equipment, how to properly position oursleves for repelling, instructed us to keep us safe, and also kept us laughing. I highly recommend you visit AVA and ask for them to guide your group. We will come back to Colorado to do more adventures with AVA like the river rafting.

June 29, 2021

Jenny Alfano

AVA Rafting & Zipline is AWESOME!! Definitely check this place out. We did the ziplining trip in Idaho Springs, CO. Our guides, Dagnar and Gooze were AMAZING! They were funny and provided us with a safe, fun, beautiful experience for our whole family. Gooze was especially awesome in helping our youngest son zipline and have a great time! Dangar also provided us with some history of the area prior to the trip which was great and interesting! Also, they provided local hiking spots in which we took one post zip line and it was so beautiful. This is your place for a fun, Colorado adventure! Highly recommend.

June 29, 2021

Gail Melancon (Gabby1103)

Had a fantastic time in Colorado. AVA Rafting & Zipline was a great and fun experience. Our guide for whitewater rafting was so informative and offered local animal information/habitat and mining history…fascinating!

June 29, 2021

Beth Dresel

We did the Idaho Springs Cliffside Ziplining on 8/23/2020. Our guides Tim & Brian were fantastic! They made our trip fun and exciting while also calming my fear of heights. The course along the cliffside was such a neat way to add some excitement to the lines. If you sign up for this trip you have to do the free fall jump! It was so much fun 🙂 We would definitely book another trip when we make our way back to Colorado.

June 29, 2021

Miriam Cuellar

June 29, 2021

Tierra Izzo

We experienced the Via Farrata route with Max and Tessa & had a great experience. Our guides were friendly, professional, and effective. I always felt safe and we were pleasantly surprised by getting to do some zip lining and ropes course-style stuff along the way. This was our first time on the via and it was pretty cool. We had expected it to be more like rock climbing, but it was slightly different. Along the route there are rebar posts that you hang on to as you move along. Not a bag thing just a very different experience from rock climbing and having to pick your route. Overall this was a great way to spend the afternoon. Highly recommended.

June 29, 2021

Anthony Alvarado

Brina & Rose were excellent guides and we had a blast together. Thank you for helping to create a lifelong experience for our family! We look forward to zip lining with AVA again for sure.

June 29, 2021

Seth Fowler

What an experience will never forget this trip down to Colorado a day full of kayaking in the Colorado River followed by ziplines in Idaho Springs. Rafting/Kayaking (kremmling) instructors Jon&Mark where very helpful also had some great jokes along the bus ride.(Idaho Springs) Zipline instructors Randy& Max were also very friendly and did great in their demonstration will definitely be returning on my next trip to Colorado!

June 29, 2021

Ethan

Had an amazing time, we went rafting first, Victoria was our guide and she made it a blast. Clearly had knowledge of the river and the wildlife in the area. All on the same rafting trip we stopped at a hot spring and even jumped off a cliff all on the beautiful Colorado River.

June 29, 2021

Sarah Morrell

Despite my fear of heights I came and conquered the via ferrata. Tyler and Max were a tremendous help throughout the course! Thanks guys 😁

June 29, 2021

Shannon Ko

Rose & Randi were the best…this was my first trip & I felt completely safe with their instruction!! I will definitely come back & recommend family & friends! Thank you R & R for a great time & for making me feel normal for screaming the whole time 😄

June 29, 2021

Eric Caprio

Very fun experience at a fair price. Ava was at least $100 less than all the other choices. I went on the 1/3 day gold rush rafting trip. I took 3 of my kids(all under 12) and Megan did a great job making sure I felt safe. She also made sure that all of us had a great time. The intensity of the water was prefect for beginners and the view from the raft are amazing. There is such rugged beauty along the river, with locals saying hello to you as you pass. I would recommend 10/10!

June 29, 2021

Dirk Adams

The staff was VERY friendly and they were all about the zipliners being safe. We came all the way from Texas just to zipline there. Martini and Goose are the best!

June 29, 2021

Kelsey Ryno

Spencer and Max were so awesome today during my first Via Ferrata. They were very patient, encouraging, supportive and they made it fun! Thank you both for such an awesome experience! Highly recommend.

June 29, 2021

Jordon Leiter

June 29, 2021

su s

Otter Trini Chris Brennan thank you guys! We all had an awesome time WWR and ZL ….

June 29, 2021

Denver Smith

If you get a chance to pick you guide, Shoestring is the guy you want. Super cool dude and made our trip so much fun

June 29, 2021

Alex Rivera

Our water rafting guide Shelby was very friendly and informative. The ride was fun and safe. My family will be returning

June 29, 2021

Kyle Zaback

Great experience ziplining! I was a bit skeptical of how long it would be given there’s only 6 ziplines, but there were some high ropes course type features as well which made it much more fun. Our guides EmJ and Tim had such great attitudes and hilarious jokes which really made the experience. Would highly recommend going here if you’re looking for an awesome time ziplining.

June 29, 2021

Maltalicious

Bret and Hunter were great guides and kept everyone positive. Taught us a few things also. Great time on a lvl 4.

June 29, 2021

Chris Kratschmer

Awesome trip down the river; our guide Shaun was great and clearly highly experienced. Did a stretch of the river with a bunch of Class 5s and we cruised through them.

June 29, 2021

Armando Jaramillo

Friendly staff. Very easy to make reservations online

June 29, 2021

Ricardo Grenier

Had my bachelor party here. I did the rafting 3/4 and zipline. I did make a mistake on the headcount but the rafting guides were super accommodating and fixed my mistake. Thank you Seth, Eric, Tim and Randy for such an amazing adventure!!! Cheers!

June 29, 2021

Trey Thompson

These guys and gals are the real deal. My wife and I went to AVA at Idaho Springs, CO. They are professional, experts at what they do (of course) and know how to coach you to conquering your fears or how to hype you up. Our zip line guides were Hudson and Tim. They were a lot of fun, patient and I could tell they truly cared about the experience you were having. Our rafting guide was Brett. Brett, like Hudson and Tim, cared about your experience. He made the rafting trip fun and memorable. I would highly recommend AVA to anyone. We will be back.

June 29, 2021

Juan Mata

Great place to visit ,good staff .

June 29, 2021

Brian Jones

Amazing ziplines with great views of the city and the mountains. Shoutout to Luke and Hudson, they were great guides! Also very fun white water rafting. Shoutout to Annie, she was also a great guide! Highly recommend. -Austin

June 29, 2021

Savanna Atkinson

My group and I went on the zip line course as well as the white water rafting. For the zip line course, we had Luke and Hudson, and they were so helpful in navigating the course! They were super friendly and were very responsive to questions we had. For our white water rafting course, we had Joe. Joe was AMAZING!! He made my group feel super confident and excited for the course, and always made sure we were safe and comfortable. If you want something to do in Colorado, please consider this place!!!

June 29, 2021

Ann Kent

We had a great experience rafting with our 4 kids ages 6-15. Staff were kind and competent and made us feel comfortable .

June 29, 2021

Benjamin Hiller

June 29, 2021

Edgar Acuna

AVA did not disappoint! This zipline tour was one of the best we have experienced. We did the starlight zipline tour and zooming through the trees at night was amazing! You have great views of Idaho Springs and silhouettes of the mountain line! We had a group of 10 people and they all had a great time. It was roughly a two hour tour with 6 ziplines. One thing to keep in mind is that this zipline tour has you use your hand to slow yourself down. It takes a lot of confidence within yourself to know how to do it properly. What made this tour unique and worthwhile were the tour guides MJ and Gooze (hope the spelling is correct). Their instructions were always clear and gave great feedback if we ever needed to correct ourselves. MJ had some very cheesy jokes that made the tour light and funny. I think if you’re looking for a great and fun time, this is the tour for you!

June 29, 2021

Nicole Stevens

Amazing rafting adventure!

June 29, 2021

Tim Spehar

Hunter was a great guide. We did class 5 rapids! No problems at all. What fun!

June 29, 2021

T J

Great trip. We did the class 3 in the morning and class 4 in the afternoon. We had Seth and kris as tour guides. Pretty great time.

June 29, 2021

Amiana

Jim and Colleen were absolutely lovely. We had a great time zip lining and they made everything so easy and fun!

June 29, 2021

Charlize A Curcio

First time in colorado, first time on a plane, first time ziplining and it was such a amazing experience. Jim and Colleen were awesome and they were also from Jersey! they were funny and very communicative, i would definitely do this again!

June 29, 2021

cody penick

The place was top notch. The instructors were professional and fun to be around. I would totally do it again. Don’t and I mean don’t use uber or lyft to take you out there. YOU WILL BE STRANDED.

June 29, 2021

Charline

Very very safe experience! Everything is safe and secure, and we felt very at ease. Super friendly staff as well. We had Jim and Colleen, and they were incredible- very funny pair, super clear with directions and assistance- absolutely no trouble with them.

June 29, 2021

David Gallagher

This rafting company is not what the sport is about. All around this establishment there is trash. The other side of the street is probably the worst. Respect for the river should be number one and with that comes respecting the environment and your neighbors.

EDIT: Hats off to you guys for a good summer clean up. Things look a lot better than they did just a little bit ago.

June 29, 2021

Jim Blatzheim

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Eric Elleson

Could not speak higher about this experience! Our guide, Seth, was great! If you’re looking for a great rating experience near Denver, I’d suggest AVA!

June 29, 2021

Brandi Faulkerson

best trip !!! we will be back!!

June 29, 2021

Jaime Hoots

We did the zipline course today with Jim and Colleen. Had the time of our lives! They were great guides, and lots of fun.

June 29, 2021

Tom Tichy

It was a blast! I went with my 13yo and 10yo and it was a lot of fun. Our two guides EmJ and Sarah did a great job showing us how to zip line and have fun. Extra thanks for Sarah for rescuing my son when he got stuck and extra wow to EmJ for doing a front flip.

June 29, 2021

Lisa H

Jim & Colleen were awesome! They are very patient and helpful! Being a first timer ziplining they explained everything step by step and made the entire experience for me and my family wonderful!! Ziplining is a must do!!

June 29, 2021

Marcus Moreno

Zip line with Tim and Sara was amazing. Both were professional, respectful, and full of energy..
A must with Tim and Sara for guides..

Rafting: Sam killed it. We had a blast with him..
I would decently raft with Sam again.
Sam is our man..

June 29, 2021

Tasha Hardrick

Awesome rafting experience! Hubby and I went on a Saturday around 1130. They provided life vest, wet suit and splash jacket. The only suggestion I have is when meeting on the back deck to go over some details is to have the person speaking to have a megaphone because it was hard to hear her over the sound of the river and zipline going. Great time otherwise. Will recommend and return.

June 29, 2021

Jessica Jones

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Rosie R. Trujillo

I’d like to visit again. I had so much fun. Lee the instructor was very helpful and and also so funny

June 29, 2021

Marc M

Zip line is rocking! Beautiful scenery, completely safe yet exhilarating! Ask for Sarah and Merlin. They were upbeat, funny and professional.

June 29, 2021

alchenok 369

Great instructors: Jim and Colleen. 6 ziplines. The guys are professional and funny, very personable and sweet. The experience is not my favorite – just thought I will enjoy it more. Also I think a little over prized. Wear things with zippers for a phone and car keys.

June 29, 2021

Ryan Dubelbeis

What a great day out on the water and in the trees. Chris did a great job on the water and was very knowledgeable. Simon and Jim did a fantastic job with my family on the zip line. Very informational, put some who where afraid at ease. They made th trip really fun.

June 29, 2021

Jeramy Lamza

Had an amazing time white water rafting. Brett and Joe were awesome instructors and we had a great time.

June 29, 2021

Natalia M Spencer

My boyfriend and I went zip lining on June 22nd for my birthday. It was a wonderful and memorable experience! Sara and Colleen was very knowledgeable, fun, interactive, and professional! I highly recommend doing taking an adventure at AVA Rafting and Zipline! 💪🥳🎉

June 29, 2021

mustafa hussain

We took level 4 but was like level 3.. guide did his best efforts to keep us entertained

June 29, 2021

Elizabeth Quinn

Tesa and Max were Awesome!..what a great experience

June 29, 2021

Justin Rice

My girlfriend and I did the White Water Rafting last year when we were staying in Breck. We had an amazing time and our guide was hilarious. I thought I wrote a review on this but better later then never… Awesome value, great service, incredibly enjoyable, highly recommend!

June 29, 2021

Rachel DiCarlo

Brett was our rafting guide down the lower canyon for our half day trip. He was very professional in teaching us proper techniques, especially to safely make it through the “spicy” class IV-V rapids. Brett clearly knows these waters very well! Would highly recommend!

June 29, 2021

Kristie Ruth

Our guide Robert was wonderful! He was knowledgeable about the area and whitewater rafting along with a fun and caring personality. The Rapids were fun and exciting!! First ever experience ragting and I cannot wait to go again!

June 29, 2021

Brad Treptow

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Ray Baltera

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Morgan Bendt

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Clinton hanks

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Lisa Negron

I did the water rafting on 6/26 with brett and 12pm zipline with hanna and colleen. Brett’s energy and hilarious jokes made this exhilarating ride nothing short of fun snd memorable. Felt very safe with brett as he is very professional and thorough in his instruction and guidance. Hanna and colleen were SO cool too. They were very clear on what needed to be done and it was like hanging out with long time girlfriends. They were so much fun and the absolute sweetest duo. Two savages with pretty faces. I’d go on another adventure with all three in s heartbeat. Thank you guys for making my first time visit a memorable one!!!!! -Lisa from Chicago- I will be back for more.

June 29, 2021

Susan Crook

Great time. Tim and MJ Great guides

June 29, 2021

Mike Urbaniak

White Water Rafting on Clear Creek in Mid June is fantastic. Rapids were crazy.
So many great things to say about their way of doing things. The one small drawback was our boat guide was super hard core.
Every other guide seemed so much more laid back. But I do get it. He needs us to get through safely. But being told correct way to stroke 15x is a bit much. If we had any other guide this would be a 6 star out of 5.

June 29, 2021

Noemi M.

This was such a fun experience. We were so nervous, and by we I mean me and my bff who are total city slickers. Boyfriend was with too but he has no fear so…

June 29, 2021

Incredible

Jim and Colleen on zip line are incredible. Very safety oriented fun positive and confident. Oh yeah got jokes
White water rafting was so save and skilled. Never felt unsafe or unsecured at all with Jake!
Great lunch
Highly recommended

June 28, 2021

Susan Gunn

Best time ever! A big shot out to the most experienced and enthusiastic zip line guides! Thank you Kyle, Shawn, James and Alejandro !!!! 😃

June 22, 2021

alison dillard

We really loved our guide and raft trip with AVA Rafting & Zipline! We will definitely go again when we return to Colorado!

June 22, 2021

Shawna Henderson

Love new adventures, then make sure to put Via Ferrata on your list while visiting Breckenridge. The team at AVA has an amazing course located in beautiful Idaho Springs off I-70. It is a nice getaway to experience both WhiteWater Rafting in the morning and Via Ferrata in the afternoon. The best part of the trip was the incredible views from the side of the mountain. A great activity for a family or group. Our guides Bailey and Emily were top-notch. Both safe, yet their experience made the trip exceptional. They had fun facts about the surrounding area.

June 22, 2021

Michelle Held

Our 1st white water trip in Colorado was an awesome experience!!! I would like to thank both our guide Eric for a great experience and our photographer was wonderful!!! I will totally recommend this company to family and friends.

June 22, 2021

Craig Lewis

My family and I took the half day Upper Colorado River float trip from Kremmling (about an hour trip from Breckenridge, easy to navigate and scenic). Thrill level was perfect for us — 6 beginners ranging from age 6 to 40, none of whom would place rafting anywhere near our comfort zones. Most of the trip was a scenic float; a couple miles’ worth were what they called class 2 to 3 rapids. The guides were great, really knowledgeable and friendly, allaying our fears almost immediately. The only regret we had was not booking the full day.

June 22, 2021

Jen Picker

My son and I did the zip line and rafting package. We had a really great time. Would recommend AVA to anyone looking for this kind of activity. What made it so great were our guides. Megan and Aiyana were outstanding and made zip line fun and relaxed (even for those a bit scared of heights). Skywalker was our rafting guide and he was phenomenal. Kept us all in the boat and shared many fun stories. Great day with great memories.

June 22, 2021

Kristen Linn

Ziplining with AVA was a new and exciting experience for my husband and I. We are both terrified of heights. However, our guides, Chelsea and Sarah made the experience fun and safe. We had a great time and would love to return!

June 22, 2021

Jess W

June 22, 2021

Elizabeth Owen

Incredible experience!!! Lee was the main rafting guide and he was both hilarious and informative and ready to help at any given moment!!! He did an incredible job!! For the rafting, our guide was Robert and he was amazing!! Kept us laughing while keeping us safe!! Would 100% come back and totally recommend!!!

June 22, 2021

Zachary Perry

Absolutely incredible experience! The river was the fastest I’ve ever rafted on and was truly thrilling! We had Lee as our raft guide and as the head guide for the trip, and he was hilarious, professional, and extremely competent at handling every situation we came across on our trip. His genuine passion for his work and for keeping everyone safe and enjoying their trip carried over to everyone and made the trip incredibly fun and entirely unforgettable! 10 out of 10 will do again!

June 22, 2021

Mike Fortun

Our 2 families of 11 people aged 12 to 63 had and awesome time on the 3/4 day Browns Canyon raft trip. Fish and Erico were both great guides, friendly and funny and took great care of us.

June 22, 2021

Sophie Kasahara

My family went zip lining and whitewater rafting and it was amazing! My family had never been white water rafting before, and I was pretty nervous. The team of guides and specifically our guide Lucas was so calm and clear that I felt safe and had a blast the whole time! Our zip lining team was amazing too! EmJ and Professor explained all of the safety features clearly. They knew who was nervous and adapted accordingly for them! There were some cool zip line features I hadn’t done before, and we got to try out the self braking system which was new for me! Overall, amazing experience. Will definitely be back when I visit Colorado again!

June 22, 2021

Sam Stebbings

June 22, 2021

Kate Lane

LOVED our trip for our young family! Dave was the best boat guide, and Ken, Katie, Evie, and Carrie were such a fun team to be with too! We’ll definitely be back again and again! Also, do yourself a favor and go eat at The Dean West when you’re done!

June 22, 2021

Mayra Ocampo

John our guide knew how to make the trip memorable. We did the 1/3 day raft and we enjoyed it so much! He gave the right balance of instruction and cow jokes, and made some of the first-timers in our group feel very comfortable. This was my second time doing Kremmling with AVA and I know it won’t be our last!!!

June 22, 2021

Andy Vaughan

Cameron took time to teach me some things about fly fishing. It was my first time and will definitely be back. Thanks Cameron. Maybe next time I can “answer the phone”?

June 22, 2021

Mason Moyer

Awesome day on the water! My wife and I did the full day in duckies (kayaks) and the guides, Devo and Christian, were awesome and very helpful. They had a great lunch ready for us halfway thru the trip. Guys definitely know what they’re doing and have a blast doing it!

June 22, 2021

Chelsea Hamelin

The staff was amazing by the start! The lady on the phone was sooo helpful & kind to my Dad & his girlfriend. When we arrived at Ava, everyone was super friendly & made us sure that we would be safe and told us clearly what safety procedures to follow. The guides were super chill & funny. What an amazing, exciting, fun & relaxing experience! We will be back!

June 22, 2021

Bob Musca

June 22, 2021

Cameron Bickley

Came here for my birthday weekend last week and had a great time! Amanda and Ken were great guides on the rafting and the rest of the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Also had a great time driving around in their UTV. Would highly recommend going here!

June 22, 2021

Denver Smith

June 22, 2021

Cameron Younglove

We did the UTV rental and the rafting. UTV was amazing, it’s a giant playground, with endless trails and views, never again will I visit CO without a stop here! The rafting was great too, our guide was awesome and made it a cool expirence, enjoyed it more than expected!

June 22, 2021

Courtney Klimm

Our guides Nelson and Grayson were awesome. They were patient with us newbies and had a lot of fun facts about the land. Provided lunch after our morning half day float. Would definitely recommend and plan to come back next time we’re in Colorado!

June 22, 2021

Paul Patrin

Ryan and Kayla were great guides. My family has an awesome time reading with them.

June 22, 2021

Gabi Balboa

Rafting with a view! Max was our guide and made sure we had a great time. Do not be afraid to raft this with small children. The rapids are very small but still fun.

June 22, 2021

Charlie Mcquiston

When I called and described the kayaking trip my wife and I were going for, they gave the perfect suggestion and provided everything we needed. Everyone was super kind and helpful, and we will definitely be back soon!

June 22, 2021

T. Cramer

Had a really fun time this weekend on the via ferrata. If they ever expand this route, we would totally come back and do it again. We had gorgeous weather and our guides, Emily and Sunshine were awesome! Thanks again.

June 22, 2021

Kerry Fink

Went zip lining with Matt & Shaun and had an awesome time, they were fun, informative and great tour guides for the trip. Would definitely book a trip with AVA again.

June 22, 2021

Michael Floyd

Andy was very helpful and professional. He helped my husband and I plan a wonderful trip along the Colorado River!!

June 22, 2021

Tima T

Did the zip line & rafting combo years back & never wrote a review, but it was a great day. The zip line views were amazing and guides were funny & calming. Felt safe the whole time. Even lunch was good. Would definitely do again if I go back to CO.

June 22, 2021

Kristi Martin

Our group of 4 had a great time doing the float with our guides Alex and Christian. It was really beautiful. They told us fun information about the area (Sir Al Gore?? Haha). We all felt very safe and it was the highlight of our trip. I will 100% use AVA again.

June 22, 2021

Aide Morales

Great Trainers, fun Rafting!
Very knowledgeable, fun route, OVERALL GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!

June 22, 2021

Neal Lacoste

My spouse surprised me with a trip to Colorado for my birthday and the plans included rafting. This is perfect for anyone new to rafting however it is still challenging and that’s what I really enjoyed the most. To be honest it was our guide Bret who made the experience worth while. He was extremely professional and he made sure we were prepared for everything ahead big and small. He was also really friendly and doesn’t judge anyone. Thanks Bret I wish we had more to tip because you worked really hard and we appreciated it, but we will be back in the future during a more prepared trip and we hope to see you again!

June 22, 2021

Alexandra Prichard

My husband and I went on the Starlight Zipline Tour last night and it was so much fun. There was only on line that was “self-braking” so it was more hands on, you’re gliding down and when needing to break pushing down on the line to slow down/stop.

Our guides were MJ and Gooze and they were so helpful and patient! I felt totally comfortable with them leading the excursion and they made it quite entertaining too!

Will definitely come back and recommend to others!

June 22, 2021

Chaniece Issac

CAN’T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS PLACE…I was completely terrified to go rafting but I walked away with the best experience to brag about. I had an amazing experience, Corbin made everything go smoothly

June 22, 2021

Annie Pyron

I’ve been counting the days until AVA Granite opens back up! This company & location astounded me last summer and I’m so excited to have found it! Almost rafting season!

June 22, 2021

Joel Anderson

This was our 1st zip line tour, and it was awesome. Our guides were fun & entertaining, and we could tell they throughly enjoy their job.

June 22, 2021

RayD

We were looking for something fun to do while on vacation in Breckenridge during the off season and came across Ava R&Z. They had an opening for a twilight Zipline tour and we booked it. We had 2 amazing guide’s Mikey and Kate and had allot of fun Zip lining into the dark. Beautiful canyon views and weather we couldn’t ask for anything more.

June 22, 2021

Andrew Semryck

This place know rafting. What a great experience. I did a half day tour which took about 4 hours. This river adventure was heading down class 3 & class 4 rapids. A meal was prepared by the guides as well. This was so much fun that I will do a all day trip next time and maybe even an overnight trip as well in the future.

June 22, 2021

Roger Rendleman

Staff was very helpful and they cook some really good fajitas on the fly mid-trip! If you visit them, ask for Jozi for a guide.

June 22, 2021

Maegan Figueroa

Second time going with this company and I’ll be back sooner than later. Jared was our guide on the half day Numbers run! He made the experience that much more enjoyable! All the staff is very helpful and encouraging. Thanks for a great day!

June 22, 2021

Evan Cameron

June 22, 2021

Jeremy Young

Bad ass for sure!!! Worth the money! Make sure you take a private raft 9ft long only and way more intense!!! Malcom the guide was on it. Really gets you involved

June 22, 2021

Amy petrick

End of April, My friend and I had a girls weekend for her 40th Birthday! We went rafting and zipline, IT WAS AWESOME! AVA Staff were pleasant, knowledgeable and made us feel safe while having fun! We spend the whole day with the staff, ate a hot lunch. “Sprinkles” & “Shunk” taught us a lot about rafting and about Brown Bear Canyon. Very knowledgeable about the area and history. I can’t wait to take my family once our youngest is old enough! Thanks for a fun trip! –Amy from Nebraska

June 22, 2021

Erin Esbeck

Website full of helpful info. Nice range of adventures. We rappelled down to the Arkansas River & ran the Gauntlet: Pine Creek & The Numbers. Fish, our knowledgeable & fun guide, made sure we were prepared to take on the rowdy rapids before & during the run. Awesome thrills, serene moments, and delish fajita lunch & cold Coors to wrap our day. Wear a swimsuit, synthetic (workout) tank/T-shirt, and lightweight running shorts so you dry quickly after peeling off your wetsuit. Bring your GoPro & strap it into your helmet – you will want the footage!

June 22, 2021

Lance Taylor

My wife and I signed up for the Browns Canyon Rafting and Zip-Line package. Our rafting guide (Matt) was very knowledgeable and professional, it was all around a great experience and his quick witted humor also added to the fun. During the Zip-Line portion our instructors (Sam & Ericka) were also very knowledgeable and professional, their outgoing personalities and quick wit also made the experience very enjoyable. We highly recommend AVA and will definitely book with them again when we return to visit the BV area. Thanks for a great time!

June 22, 2021

Tesla Hodges

Got a WWR & Zipline with camping package. Got there to check in for the rafting in the AM. Fed us fresh food on the river, guide Josie was awesome & relaxed with the beginners. Fed us the best steak dinner (included) when we got back to camp, next AM when ziplining. Great hideout. Love the valley. Definitely doing level 5 waters next!

June 22, 2021

How 2 Media

This place is AMAZING!!!! When you visit AVA Rafting & Zipline, you’d be hard pressed to find a better time! They have ziplines, Via Ferrata, and Whitewater Rafting, and you just can’t find a better time! Don’t miss out!!!!!!

June 22, 2021

Nicole Donelan

Loved this experience, highly recommend & excellent guides

June 22, 2021

Robert Zinkus

SO AWESOME!! Adrian and Cam are some the best guides this side of the Pecos! Incredibly professional, fun, and funny. They put the zip in lining!! I’m so asking for them again when I come back!
Can’t wait for the rafting trip tomorrow.

OK. Alex G. our river guide showed us quite a time! She is totally awesome just like Can & Adrian. I mean the guys set the bar high, and “G” sailed right over it with wit, comedy, and coolness. I recommend you request these guides and tip them well when you do. They are great guides, but even better people.
Enjoy your adventure with AVA!

June 22, 2021

Jonathan Walker

Great Experience. My family did the whole day raft through the canyon. The guide Hank and guide in training Tyler were great. The lunch was good as well.

June 22, 2021

Chris Eldredge

June 22, 2021

Carolyn Semyonova

June 22, 2021

Ashley Walker

Kids had a blast! Staff went above and beyond to ensure they had a great experience. Thank you!

June 22, 2021

dennis schmidt

AVA Rafting was awesome. Guides know the river, very professional, but know how to have fun. Great experience from top to bottom.

June 22, 2021

Larry Laux

We went on a rafting trip down the Arkansas river yesterday with AVA rafting company. Shawn Daws was our guide for the day. We have been on other white water trips and I must say that we had the best time!! Shawn was a delight. Very knowledgeable. He made sure everyone on the raft had a great time! So glad we got him as our guide! Thank you for a memorable trip. 🙂
Larry Laux & Richard Wenske

June 22, 2021

Jerry Wade

Went on the numbers & narrows white water rafting trip. Crook was our guide and it was a great time.

I went for an unwanted swim in the Arkansas but ultimately that just added to the experience.

They provide food at the end of the trip. Definitely recommend AVA!

June 22, 2021

William Peck

Had a great time doing the all day rafting trip here! We went through a few class 4 rapids and felt prepared even though for most it was our first experience with whitewater rafting. Will likely be coming back with another group based on my experience today

June 22, 2021

Chip Fox

Great rafting trip. Matt was our guide and a very good job. This was our second trip with them and I would certainly recommend them. Staff is experienced and very relaxed. Take the 3/4 day trip if you have the time. You’ll be hard pressed to find better scenery.

June 22, 2021

Deni Th

Took a raft trip down Browns Canyon on 7/14/2020. Alex Staal was our guide. What an awesome guide! He was very knowledgeable and informative. The trip was fun and beautiful! Great job, Alex and AVA Rafting!

June 22, 2021

Sara Phillips

Great guided tour! Can’t wait to hang out with them again!

June 22, 2021

mick hooper

We did the overnight raft trip and we loved it! The river was running at a perfect flow. Our guide, Lily was very friendly and took the time to educate us on safety and how to work together on the raft. We camped at a nice spot on the riverbank. The other guides all worked together to prepare dinner which was steak and potatoes with veggies. We pitched tents and hung out with the others on the trip till time to sleep. Morning was eggs and bacon with coffee. They did all the work loading the rafts. You’re only responsible for setting up your tent. Over all it was a lot of fun!

June 22, 2021

Michael Peterson

Everyone was very nice and helpful. The tour was awesome our guide Alex made the whole thing thank you so much and we will be back.

June 22, 2021

Monica Layton

We had a great time! We did the water rafting and Shaun was awesome!!! I would definitely comeback.

June 22, 2021

Toreador0328

Absolutely amazing staff. I had such a great time. They are so nice, and funny, and engaging. They have really good pricing. They provided lunch, as well as all the equipment needed. I participated in the rafting. They did a very good job giving a tutorial on how to row and be safe. Our guide, joey, was an absolute joy to have. He even provided us with some sunscreen when we realized we didnt bring any. Got to see many beautiful sights along the river and i had a great time. All of the clothes in their gift shop were very high quality and are extremely comfortable. I cant reccomend them enough. Do yourself a favor and go check them out.

June 22, 2021

lindsey volkmanp

First time rafting and we couldn’t have asked for a better guide or trip! Definitely looking forward to going again!

June 22, 2021

Celest “Celly” Lemaster

My friends and I did the rafting & zip-lining combo. Our guides Sean, Hannah, & Corbin were fantastic. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.

June 22, 2021

Araceli Schnaufer

What a great experience! Joining AVA Rafting was pleasant from the beginning. Easy reservation process, clear communication and instructions. Our guide, Fish, was very knowledgeable and personable. My family and I felt safe and had lots of fun! We recommend AVA Rafting & Zipline to all!

June 22, 2021

Saprina Grant

Everything went great even with bad weather.

June 22, 2021

Richard Bollinger

We did the Zipline & Rafting tour. It was awesome. Although it was late May and the water was cold. The team did a great job of ensuring we were comfortable , and as warm as could be. Best money I have spent on this trip was buying the Neoprene socks from the outpost. Guides were knowledgeable, and fun to be on the water with. My family did the zipline course, and I got to walk around and take pictures. They had an excellent time and the staff was extremely professional. I would highly recommend this outfit to anyone looking for an adventure while in Colorado.

June 22, 2021

Terri Rehkopf

We were visiting from San Antonio . We did the zip lining with our guide JIM AND KADEN . Jim communicated very well on safety and made it fun for us to remember. They both took their time in making sure we were all ok . Got some history too of bueno vista and all about Colorado . I highly recommend this company to take you out on zip line or water rafting . They are professional and they have hot chocolate along with tea while you wait for your tour . The views are amazing too !!!! Thank you so much for a memorable time in Colorado.

June 22, 2021

Deb Pribyl

We had a wonderful time during our zip line experience. The guides, Chels, Sara, and Dillon, thoroughly ensured our safety. It was the first zipline venture for most of our group and we had a delightful time. It was time well spent!

June 22, 2021

Alan Marrufo

We had a really great experience today, Im pretty sure we had the best guides Derek & Aiyana
Definitely recommend coming in here

June 22, 2021

Katy Lund

My husband and I came all the way from Florida and did the zip line tour through the mountains and it was absolutely beautiful. Our guides were Hudson and Luke and they went the extra mile to make the experience a lot of fun! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to have a good time and experience some adrenaline.

June 22, 2021

Diana Rodriquez

My husband and I did the half day of ziplining and the half day of rafting, with lunch provided in between. We had an absolute blast! Our guides for the ziplining tour, Chelz, Sarah, and Spencer were so fun and easy going! Our guide for the rafting trip, Collin was also great! He was hilarious but also very knowledgeable about the river and geology of the area. The rest of the staff were great as well, super polite and gave great recommendations for sites around the area. We would recommend this company to anyone and will definitely be back when we visit again.

June 22, 2021

Sam Levy

Best ziplining experience you could ask for! Chelz + Kaden were awesome guides and gave us a great experience. Thank you!

June 22, 2021

Heidi MacRunnels

We did the zip line and rafting package yesterday. I dont think we could have had better tour guides for both! Jim and Colleen (they are actually very young for their names) were so cool and so happy to be obviously doing what they love as our zip lining guides! Siggy was out rafting guide and was so fun and funny. Both were very educational as well in teaching us about the area and other things we didn’t know about colorado! We’re from sioux falls, SD and we loved everything about ava in our experience! 15/10 would reccomend!

June 22, 2021

Celia Landaverde

Aiyana & Megan did an amazing job! Had a great time

June 22, 2021

trent b (p4ndepravity)

I’ve ziplined before and AVA Buena Vista’s course layout was very exciting and offered great speed and even better views of the surrounding rockies. Jim and Colleen, our guides, really multiplied the fun of the course. They were professional and knowledge, but also made the outing a memorable one. We will definitely be back and will recommended to others.

June 22, 2021

Michael Ward

The staff was superb!!! I would recommend this group to all, the guides we’re very knowledgeable , well trained and truly professional bunch!

June 22, 2021

Jeb Wildschut

I took my 13 year old son here to do the Via Ferrata. It was sick. My expectations were blown. More climbing then I thought we would get which was great. Sarah and Dylan were our guides and they did great. Dylan cracked me up and Sarah and him together lead like champs. Spencer and Luke also helped and assisted as “Shadows” and overall leadership which we lucked out on. Jim and Colleen also helped outwit gear and supervision which was sweet so we got the royal treatment. I had a blast and will be back again. My wife and younger son (age 9) did the zip lining with Derek and Hudson (hopefully I am remembering all the names!!!) We had a great time. I have done several zip courses at several places and I can tell you that the Via Ferrata is worth it. Solid friendly staff.

June 22, 2021

Pete Davidson

June 22, 2021

Caytlyn Lugenbeel

Dylan and Derek really helped make this a fun experience! The zipline course was varied and had some wonderful views, but these two were really the stars of the show!

Thank you for being awesome!

June 22, 2021

Tyler Bennett

They called late the day before to modify our full day trip into a half day and the customer service rep was kind of rude about it. We also paid for a photo package for zipline and they don’t even take photos on the zipline. The sales/customer service reps are extremely hard to get a hold of over the phone.

On the positive side, they gave us a refund in both cases. We did the browns canyon half day and zipline …. Both were fantastic adventures and the guides were knowledgeable & funny. It started off rough, but we ended up having a great time

June 22, 2021

Rinard Pratt

I had a blast white water rafting and ziplining with AVA. Megan and Ayana were the best guides for ziplining. Their training was awesome. The white water rafting was a blast. I cant remember my guides name but he was very informative on training and sight seeing info.

June 22, 2021

Becky Haymond

My family, which included a 7 and 9 yr old, did the zip line and rafting package, which also included a delicious lunch. Not only did Derrik and Cayden show us a great time on the lines, but they also made us feel safe at all times. After the zip lining we had a bite and the hopped on with Bear, our rafting guide, who again did not disappoint. We went in June and the water was chilly, but very refreshing! Thanks AVA and your awesome staff!

June 22, 2021

Phillip Manuel

We went zip lining and it was awesome! The trip was a blast. The course was fun and had a variety of lines. Derek and Dylan were amazing guides. They made us feel safe and welcome on the course. We will definitely be back again.

June 22, 2021

Aaron Rosenberg

June 22, 2021

Jake Armstrong

June 22, 2021

Amadeusz Swiatek

everyone was super nice and helpful and I had a great time throughout the whole rafting trip.

June 22, 2021

Haze Brignac

June 22, 2021

Keith Roskowski

We did the 1/2 day raft trip. Amazing time and so much fun!!! Randy is super-awesome and so knowledgeable. We highly recommend AVA!

June 22, 2021

Heather MacArthur

June 22, 2021

Jeff Gibson

First timer at rafting. Had a great experience. Will definitely go again.

June 22, 2021

Robert Wallace

Great place to go when you’re looking for an adventure. They take care of you from start to finish. Super knowledgeable and great experience all around. Can’t wait to come back and try more.

June 22, 2021

Jeremy Scudder

Went rafting with 8 other family members and had a blast! This company and every one of their staff members we interacted with were excellent. Ryan and Alden were our guides and clearly knew the river and the rafts very well plus they were good humored and informative. The AVA photographer did a killer job capturing photos of us conquering a rapid! Loved our experience!

June 22, 2021

Shanmuga Sundar P

June 22, 2021

paula buehrer

Whitten was great as our river rafting guide. Got us safely down the river!!! Glad to be on solid ground.

June 22, 2021

Melissa Lee

I had so much fun zip lining with our group and leaders Jim and Kayden. Kayden and Jim really seem to love the thrill and Excitement of showing the group how to get the most out of this experience. Our half-day adventure was filled with laughs, stories and jokes, along with all the adrenaline!

June 22, 2021

Angie

Luke and Hudson were wonderful rock climbing guides. In fact beyond wonderful, I don’t have the right words to express the confidence and encouragement they offered to our 10 year old twin girls. The experience was beyond what we expected. They went out of their way to make us comfortable and to make our adventure one of a kind! We are already planning on a trip back to Colorado and WILL book with AVA!!

June 22, 2021

The Tree

First time rock climbing besides a few trips to an indoor wall! Luke Colleen and Hudson were great! I felt so comfortable and safe! Super fun would definitely do it again!!

June 22, 2021

jinx fury

Went on the intermediate rafting, had a great time!

June 22, 2021

Eric Lewis

AVA hosted our corporate event with 3/4 day rafting & lunch for 30 people. Great reservation staff that was very helpful for us as this was our first time, amazing experienced rafting guides who were a lot of fun and knowledgeable, and a delicious catered BBQ lunch! Clear Creek is a prime river for rafting for all skills. Our entire group had so much fun and at a reasonable cost!
I hope to have to opportunity to go back and take the family!

June 22, 2021

Michael Hicks

We had a great time during a rafting trip with our company. The guides were fun to work with and did a good job keeping everyone comfortable, entertained, and safe. BONUS – they also have a cool zip line course here.

June 22, 2021

Susan Gunn

Best time ever! Our river guide Parker was amazing😃 Thank you!!!

June 22, 2021

Kelly Thrall

I had such an amazing time on AVA’s New Via Ferrata! I did not really know what to expect because I have never been on a Via Ferrata Tour before but I absolutely loved it!! If you are looking for a fun and adventurous activity that is physically and mentally challenging, then I highly suggest exploring this new Via Ferrata Tour with AVA Rafting & Zip Line! You will have so much fun!

June 22, 2021

Mike Moser

My son, Mitch and I were in good hands on the zipline with Megan & Luke. They explained each line understandably, moved the group along and were entertaining in the process. The check-in crew was very informative and helpful as well. Overall, a great experience!

June 22, 2021

T. Cramer

The via ferrata was a lot of fun. Group size was small. Tour guides Emily and Sunshine were great. Would do it again, definitely if they expand the via ferrata parts.

June 22, 2021

Shawna Henderson

If you are looking for a fun and unique experience for a group or family, then the Via Ferrata is a ton of fun. Not only do you get a little of everything, zip lining, repelling, and suspended log runs, you also are amazed by the incredible views of the surrounding mountains. A perfect activity for those that want a challenge in a fun safe environment. Via Ferrata started in the Italian Alps and perfect for those that want a fun adventure in a secure environment limited any fall. The experience is breathtaking and a must do on your Colorado Adventure list. Our guides Emily and Bailey were amazing making the trip a real wild adventure.

June 22, 2021

pal Coronel

Brandon and enj by far best people to experience this ride with. Will come again for there service

June 22, 2021

Ian Campbell

This was my first whitewater rafting and via ferrata experience. Both were a lot of fun. Bret was a fabulous rafting guide (even had us do a spin maneuver while everyone else just went straight, which was a lot of fun). Sunshine was a great via ferrata guide. Made sure we were all safe and had some good riddles along the climb.

June 22, 2021

B Jordan

Our family (traveled with teens) thoroughly enjoyed our Upper Clear Creek adventure in Idaho Springs!! The rafting and ziplining were awesome and our guides were fabulous!!! Liam was our rafting guide and Lizzie & Juju were the ziplining guides…they were great!!!

June 22, 2021

Misty Shearin

The customer service from start to finish was fantastic. Everyone if friendly & accomidating.

Our rafting guide Wasp was great. He worked really hard & kept us all in the boat. The water was a little more shallow than desired & required a lot of work on his part. Thanks Wasp! You were awesome!

Our zipline guides were Erica & Sam. They were funny, knowledgeable & pure awesomeness! Thanks for an awesome adventure!

Btw potential customers, Don’t forget to tip your guide!!

June 22, 2021

Fregenet Gebriel

Ava Rafting & Zipline in Idaho Springs, Co is one of the best experiences ever. I’ve Ziplined before in South Korea and in Dominican Republic but neither compares to the experience with Spencer & Emily. There are surprise optional courses you can take and it’s adventurous, daring and everything in between. Spencer and Emily are all vibes: positive, encouraging and kind! Special thanks to Spencer!! Thank you for walking the ropes with me! If you find yourself in Colorado, this adventure is so worth it! 🙌

June 22, 2021

Jonathan Walker

Great experience. Our river guide Will was great. Our zipline guides MJ and Jacob were great.

June 22, 2021

Freddie Santiago

Did the White Water Rafting Trip Today… Fantastic Day. The Outfit was Professional, Well Organized. Our Guide Corbin was a Great Guide !! But All Other worked well from what I saw as well. Corbin’s made it Alot of Fun !! But We Also had a Great Team on Raft. The Outfit seemed Much More Concerned with their Guest and their Safety, Not So Much as the Other Outfits on the water same time as us. I am going back tomorrow for the Zip Linning!! Thank You AVA for the Great Experience!! Freddie Santiago

June 22, 2021

Connie Bravo

June 22, 2021

Angela Alvarado

**Update** So we came back the next day to do the zipline since the lightening ended it the first day. Although Im not a fan (too chicken), my family LOVED it. Our guides Mary and Emily really took care of us. Emily could see the look on my face and carried me through and made this a very memorable time for us all. Also, many of the whitewater guides from the previous day recognized us and greeted us. That’s customer service at its finest. When we come back to Colorado, we will, for sure, be stopping in at AVA!

Our family had such an amazing time today. We tried to zip but mother nature had other plans. AVA was super easy to work with, and we were able to rebook for tomorrow. Our guides for that, Hannah and Dillon were awesome. We were able to complete our white water trip with Will on Clear Creek, which has been the highlight of our vacation so far. They suited us up and fully prepared us for this magnificent adventure. We also met some really cool people that rafted with us. They only bad part is when it came to an end. I secretly wished we “accidentally” passed up our take out, but no such luck. Will, thanks for being an outstanding guide!

June 22, 2021

Catherine Booth

June 22, 2021

Georgia Lolos-Scott

Our guides EmJ & Alec we’re awesome! They were fun, entertaining and kept us safe! Great fun because if our guides!!

June 22, 2021

Satomi Takagi

SWARMI & MARY ARE THE BEST

June 22, 2021

Craig Lewis

Rafting was great. The water was very high, and everybody had a blast.

We had a large group (18 people), and they had no trouble accommodating us. One of our party was recovering from a broken ankle (wearing a brace, not a cast), and they were very accommodating. Our guides went out of their way to make sure the injured person was safe and having fun.

June 22, 2021

Susan Chambers

My 90 year old Aunt Doris & I drove from Tulsa Oklahoma to zip line with Ava, had a marvelous time, they took very good care of us, would definitely go back.

June 22, 2021

D M

We had a great time! We felt safe and the guides (Emily and Goose) were patient, playful, and showed us a good time!

June 22, 2021

Brian Johnson

June 22, 2021

Rowan Cecil

We did the upper creek intermediate half day trip and our guide was AMAZING! He made the trip so worth it, I wish I had grabbed his name all I know is he commutes from Morrison 😂😂 if you go on this trip try and find out his name, you won’t regret it!!

June 22, 2021

ThisMomIs LIT

Great experience overall! 10/10. Went Rafting today for the 1st time ever & had soo much fun! One of the guides Seth gave us a great run down of how things would go once the group gathered, super organized & QUICK! Everyone was anxious to get out there. Our guide was “TALL ERIC” & he made the experience that much better. Super down to earth, gave great instruction & made us all feel comfortable being we were 1st timers EVER on a Level 4 course. I will definitely be back to this place to try the next level & some other activities as well. They even give you a coupon for a free drink & TommyKnockers & that place was great too haha.

June 22, 2021

Brett Williams

We had a fantastic time with Shelby & Alex. They were great river guides. They kept us safe while having a ton of fun. I highly recommend them both!

June 22, 2021

jeremy thompson

Went zip lining and it was a blast. Being scared of heights they really helped me feel confident and safe!

June 22, 2021

Tj Leggitt

Dan was awesome!

June 22, 2021

Maddy Hem

I had an AWESOME time on my first rafting trip with our guide Dan! He was super knowledgeable and friendly, and he kept us on course throughout the many rapids that we hit on the lower Clear Creek run. I learned a lot and had a ton of fun. I cannot wait to come back ☺️

June 22, 2021

Warren Hem

Just rafted the Lower Clear Creek and had a blast! Our guide Dan was great! Most of our group had never rafted before, but it wasn’t a problem with his guidance. He made it a ton of fun. I can’t recommend AVA Rafting and Dan enough. Thanks Dan!

June 22, 2021

Robert Healy

Great place. Great guides, great time!!

June 22, 2021

D M

Wonderful experience from start to finish! Our guide was amazing. The pics they took during our whitewater rafting trip were awesome! The food at the end of the trip was really good! 5 stars all the way.. Cant wait to go back!

June 22, 2021

Eric Bunge

June 22, 2021

Elizabeth Salisbury

We went rafting today with AVA and had an experience that would make John Wesley Powell jealouuuus (mostly because none of our crew members went missing). Our rafting guide was Eric and he was top notch. He made sure we had practiced all our strokes and felt like a team before we set off, and got us through some tough spots on the river with the two Ls – leadership and laughs. Would highly recommend, and looking forward to coming back here next June when the water is a bit faster.

June 22, 2021

Me Luv

Our family had the best time on this Zip-line course, this is NOT the course you see off the highway it’s up the cliffside.

Our guides Tessa & Mickey were absolutely amazing. They were professional, friendly, funny & made zip lining look effortless & graceful.

The first zipline “jump” was a bit frightful straight off a cliff. The boys fearless, were quick to leap first & left me to figure it out. And with my fear of heights & also not the most adventurous nor athletic person, we were off!! Mickey & Tessa were so patient & understanding with me on the course & allowed me to move at my own pace. Without your help, guidance & patience I probably wouldn’t haven’t finished the entire course. Beyond grateful for the both of you today!! Thank you again 😉

We had the most amazing time definitely will be back to try their Rafting experience!!

June 22, 2021

Laurie Lichnerowicz

Our group of 7 went to AVA Rafting & Ziplining for a fun day of adventure while vacationing in Colorado. We were excited for the thrill of ziplining above the picturesque views of Idaho Springs. The Via Ferrata is a challenging course where you are walking around the cliffs on iron bars all while harnessed in and attached to cables. We jumped off a bridge, rappelled down a cliff, and ziplined down two sections to get to the bottom of the entire course. It was 3 hours of thrilling adventure all the while being entertained by our guides. Chris “Pye” and Travis – AKA “Riggs”. They were both very experienced guides. They were informative on how to use our equipment, how to properly position oursleves for repelling, instructed us to keep us safe, and also kept us laughing. I highly recommend you visit AVA and ask for them to guide your group. We will come back to Colorado to do more adventures with AVA like the river rafting.

June 22, 2021

Jenny Alfano

AVA Rafting & Zipline is AWESOME!! Definitely check this place out. We did the ziplining trip in Idaho Springs, CO. Our guides, Dagnar and Gooze were AMAZING! They were funny and provided us with a safe, fun, beautiful experience for our whole family. Gooze was especially awesome in helping our youngest son zipline and have a great time! Dangar also provided us with some history of the area prior to the trip which was great and interesting! Also, they provided local hiking spots in which we took one post zip line and it was so beautiful. This is your place for a fun, Colorado adventure! Highly recommend.

June 22, 2021

Gail Melancon (Gabby1103)

Had a fantastic time in Colorado. AVA Rafting & Zipline was a great and fun experience. Our guide for whitewater rafting was so informative and offered local animal information/habitat and mining history…fascinating!

June 22, 2021

Tiffany Sanov

After not seeing each other for over 7 months due to Covid-19, my family met in Breckinridge for a family vacation. We booked two AVA excursions – White water rafting at Buena Vista and zip lining at Idaho Springs. I do not typically write reviews, but I had to share our experience.
Chad, our rafting guide, was great! He expertly guided us down the river while giving us Colorado history and cracking jokes. We had the best day and will book a full day on the river next year.
We felt blessed to be paired with Randy and Ann for zip lining. They were so thorough, knowledgeable, very patient. Our safety was their top priority and everyone in our group appreciated the pep talk and best strategy tips at each platform. Ann really saved the day when she noticed I was terrified to walk across the suspension bridge. She offered to walk in front of me and cheered me on the entire way. I would not have been able to do it without her. ♥️
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND AVA TOURS! From what I have seen, the AVA employees love their jobs and it is evident in their customer service. Thank you for making our first vacation together as a family a fun and memorable one.

June 22, 2021

Derek Rhea

Tim and goose were amazing! The zip lines were fun and on the second one you have to do the 8 ft freefall if you are a little bit of a adrenaline junky like I am! Great time!

June 22, 2021

Beth Dresel

We did the Idaho Springs Cliffside Ziplining on 8/23/2020. Our guides Tim & Brian were fantastic! They made our trip fun and exciting while also calming my fear of heights. The course along the cliffside was such a neat way to add some excitement to the lines. If you sign up for this trip you have to do the free fall jump! It was so much fun 🙂 We would definitely book another trip when we make our way back to Colorado.

June 22, 2021

Tierra Izzo

We experienced the Via Farrata route with Max and Tessa & had a great experience. Our guides were friendly, professional, and effective. I always felt safe and we were pleasantly surprised by getting to do some zip lining and ropes course-style stuff along the way. This was our first time on the via and it was pretty cool. We had expected it to be more like rock climbing, but it was slightly different. Along the route there are rebar posts that you hang on to as you move along. Not a bag thing just a very different experience from rock climbing and having to pick your route. Overall this was a great way to spend the afternoon. Highly recommended.

June 22, 2021

Anthony Alvarado

Brina & Rose were excellent guides and we had a blast together. Thank you for helping to create a lifelong experience for our family! We look forward to zip lining with AVA again for sure.

June 22, 2021

Travis Owens

We had two fantastic guides for our Via Ferrata at Idaho Springs. They made it so fun and were very friendly and knowledgeable. The entire adventure only took about 2.5 hours since there were only 4 people in our group so it was just like 6 friends having a great time. A couple of us had rappelled before but everything else was new to all of us.
We will definitely book with AVA again.

June 22, 2021

Seth Fowler

What an experience will never forget this trip down to Colorado a day full of kayaking in the Colorado River followed by ziplines in Idaho Springs. Rafting/Kayaking (kremmling) instructors Jon&Mark where very helpful also had some great jokes along the bus ride.(Idaho Springs) Zipline instructors Randy& Max were also very friendly and did great in their demonstration will definitely be returning on my next trip to Colorado!

June 22, 2021

Natalie C

Wonderful experience. The three of us has a much better time than we expected. Very professional and kind guides, Max and Tyler were fantastic. It was my first time doing a Via Ferrata, and I’m not a climber, but felt confident. Thank you both!

June 22, 2021

Decorative Materials

We went ziplining for a company outing and had an AMAZING time! Since we had so many people to coordinate with, we had a number of changes while planning and also ended up having to change the date of our trip due to weather. The agents who helped us, Katie and Sarah Grace, were exceptional and were more than happy to help us and accommodate our changes every step of the way. They were easy to get ahold of, very responsive and were a joy to work with. Our guides, Max, Randy, Mickey and Dagnar were amazing and helped us have an unforgettable experience!

June 22, 2021

Shannon Ko

Rose & Randi were the best…this was my first trip & I felt completely safe with their instruction!! I will definitely come back & recommend family & friends! Thank you R & R for a great time & for making me feel normal for screaming the whole time 😄

June 22, 2021

Gustavo Teles

One of the best places to go! Crew is amazing and very nice price

June 22, 2021

Roxy Carroll

Great time! Mickey and Dagmar were great guides and trust me I made them work for it! I am 5ft tall with the armspan of a T-Rex and could not reach the wires. They had me tandem and still worked hard so I could have a good time! Great view. A few obstacles . A lot of fun!

June 22, 2021

Dan Knitzer

June 22, 2021

Mike Stout

Staff was incredible. Such a fun time. They took care of our group with great care.

June 22, 2021

RANDY HANSON

Very professional, extremely courteous, and respectfully answered all my questions!

June 22, 2021

Paul Beierwaltes

Great time and guides. Thanks, Maximo and Hannah.

June 22, 2021

su s

Otter Trini Chris Brennan thank you guys! We all had an awesome time WWR and ZL ….

June 22, 2021

Denver Smith

If you get a chance to pick you guide, Shoestring is the guy you want. Super cool dude and made our trip so much fun

June 22, 2021

Alex Rivera

Our water rafting guide Shelby was very friendly and informative. The ride was fun and safe. My family will be returning

June 22, 2021

Kyle Zaback

Great experience ziplining! I was a bit skeptical of how long it would be given there’s only 6 ziplines, but there were some high ropes course type features as well which made it much more fun. Our guides EmJ and Tim had such great attitudes and hilarious jokes which really made the experience. Would highly recommend going here if you’re looking for an awesome time ziplining.

June 22, 2021

Maltalicious

Bret and Hunter were great guides and kept everyone positive. Taught us a few things also. Great time on a lvl 4.

June 22, 2021

Chris Kratschmer

Awesome trip down the river; our guide Shaun was great and clearly highly experienced. Did a stretch of the river with a bunch of Class 5s and we cruised through them.

June 22, 2021

Armando Jaramillo

Friendly staff. Very easy to make reservations online

June 22, 2021

Ricardo Grenier

Had my bachelor party here. I did the rafting 3/4 and zipline. I did make a mistake on the headcount but the rafting guides were super accommodating and fixed my mistake. Thank you Seth, Eric, Tim and Randy for such an amazing adventure!!! Cheers!

June 22, 2021

Trey Thompson

These guys and gals are the real deal. My wife and I went to AVA at Idaho Springs, CO. They are professional, experts at what they do (of course) and know how to coach you to conquering your fears or how to hype you up. Our zip line guides were Hudson and Tim. They were a lot of fun, patient and I could tell they truly cared about the experience you were having. Our rafting guide was Brett. Brett, like Hudson and Tim, cared about your experience. He made the rafting trip fun and memorable. I would highly recommend AVA to anyone. We will be back.

June 22, 2021

Juan Mata

Great place to visit ,good staff .

June 22, 2021

Brian Jones

Amazing ziplines with great views of the city and the mountains. Shoutout to Luke and Hudson, they were great guides! Also very fun white water rafting. Shoutout to Annie, she was also a great guide! Highly recommend. -Austin

June 22, 2021

Savanna Atkinson

My group and I went on the zip line course as well as the white water rafting. For the zip line course, we had Luke and Hudson, and they were so helpful in navigating the course! They were super friendly and were very responsive to questions we had. For our white water rafting course, we had Joe. Joe was AMAZING!! He made my group feel super confident and excited for the course, and always made sure we were safe and comfortable. If you want something to do in Colorado, please consider this place!!!

June 22, 2021

Ann Kent

We had a great experience rafting with our 4 kids ages 6-15. Staff were kind and competent and made us feel comfortable .

June 22, 2021

Benjamin Hiller

June 22, 2021

Edgar Acuna

AVA did not disappoint! This zipline tour was one of the best we have experienced. We did the starlight zipline tour and zooming through the trees at night was amazing! You have great views of Idaho Springs and silhouettes of the mountain line! We had a group of 10 people and they all had a great time. It was roughly a two hour tour with 6 ziplines. One thing to keep in mind is that this zipline tour has you use your hand to slow yourself down. It takes a lot of confidence within yourself to know how to do it properly. What made this tour unique and worthwhile were the tour guides MJ and Gooze (hope the spelling is correct). Their instructions were always clear and gave great feedback if we ever needed to correct ourselves. MJ had some very cheesy jokes that made the tour light and funny. I think if you’re looking for a great and fun time, this is the tour for you!

June 22, 2021