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5.0 stars (based on 1,353 rating)

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 !!!! 😃

Susan Gunn
April 22, 2017
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alison dillard

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

alison dillard
April 22, 2018
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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.

Shawna Henderson
April 22, 2019
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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

Leila
April 22, 2021
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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.

Craig Lewis
April 22, 2021
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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!

Kate Lane
August 22, 2020
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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!!!

Mayra Ocampo
August 22, 2020
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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”?

Andy Vaughan
August 22, 2020
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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!

Mason Moyer
August 22, 2020
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Hannah Monson

Jamie was an awesome rafting guide! Book with her!

Hannah Monson
September 22, 2020
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Vannessa Blackman

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

Vannessa Blackman
September 22, 2020
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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!

Chelsea Hamelin
October 22, 2020
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Bob Musca

Bob Musca
January 22, 2021
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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.

T. Cramer
April 22, 2018
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Katie Schneider

Loved it!

Katie Schneider
April 22, 2018
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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.

Kerry Fink
April 22, 2019
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Michael Floyd

Andy was very helpful and professional. He helped my husband and I plan a wonderful trip along the Colorado River!!

Michael Floyd
June 22, 2020
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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.

Tima T
July 22, 2020
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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.

Katrina Griesenhofer
July 22, 2020
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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.

Kristi Martin
September 22, 2020
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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!

Ansar Khan
November 22, 2020
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corytracy123

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

corytracy123
April 8, 2021
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Kira Whitfield

Kira Whitfield
April 22, 2021
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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!

Annie Pyron
April 22, 2017
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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.

Joel Anderson
April 22, 2018
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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.

RayD
April 22, 2019
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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.

Andrew Semryck
April 22, 2019
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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

Amy petrick
April 22, 2019
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Bradly Michael

Bradly Michael
April 22, 2019
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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!

Erin Esbeck
April 22, 2019
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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!

Lance Taylor
April 22, 2019
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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!

Tesla Hodges
April 22, 2019
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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!!!!!!

How 2 Media
April 22, 2019
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Nicole Donelan

Loved this experience, highly recommend & excellent guides

Nicole Donelan
April 22, 2021
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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!

Robert Zinkus
April 22, 2021
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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.

Jonathan Walker
April 22, 2021
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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

Larry Laux
April 22, 2021
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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!

Jerry Wade
April 22, 2021
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Mackenzie Dotson

Mackenzie Dotson
April 22, 2021
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Mackenzie Dotson

AVA IS BAE I CAN’T WAIT FOR NEXT YEAR

Mackenzie Dotson
April 22, 2021
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Dustin Foster

Dustin Foster
July 22, 2020
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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.

Chip Fox
July 22, 2020
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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!

Deni Th
July 22, 2020
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Sara Phillips

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

Sara Phillips
July 22, 2020
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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!

mick hooper
July 22, 2020
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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.

Michael Peterson
July 22, 2020
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eva june

eva june
August 22, 2020
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Dave Kruse

Best place to go Rafting in Colorado, bar none.

Dave Kruse
August 22, 2020
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Monica Layton

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

Monica Layton
August 22, 2020
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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.

Toreador0328
August 22, 2020
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lindsey volkmanp

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

lindsey volkmanp
August 22, 2020
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Celest 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.

Celest Lemaster
August 22, 2020
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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!

Araceli Schnaufer
September 22, 2020
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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!

Eric Lewis
April 22, 2016
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Susan Gunn

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

Susan Gunn
April 22, 2017
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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!

Kelly Thrall
April 22, 2018
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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!

Mike Moser
April 22, 2018
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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.

T. Cramer
April 22, 2018
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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.

Shawna Henderson
April 22, 2019
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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!!!

B Jordan
April 22, 2019
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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!!

Misty Shearin
April 22, 2019
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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! 🙌

Fregenet Gebriel
April 22, 2021
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Jonathan Walker

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

Jonathan Walker
April 22, 2021
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Georgia Lolos-Scott

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

Georgia Lolos-Scott
April 22, 2021
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Satomi Takagi

SWARMI & MARY ARE THE BEST

Satomi Takagi
April 22, 2021
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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.

Craig Lewis
April 22, 2021
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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.

Susan Chambers
April 22, 2021
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Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson
June 22, 2020
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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!!

Rowan Cecil
June 22, 2020
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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.

ThisMomIs LIT
July 22, 2020
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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!

Brett Williams
July 22, 2020
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Crystal Sorrell

We did the 1/3 day rafting trip out of Idaho Springs. It was my daughter’s 1st time rafting and she didn’t want anything too scary. It was the perfect amount of time on the water with a little bit of thrills.

Crystal Sorrell
July 22, 2020
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jeremy thompson

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

jeremy thompson
July 22, 2020
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Tj Leggitt

Dan was awesome!

Tj Leggitt
July 22, 2020
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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 ☺️

Maddy Hem
July 22, 2020
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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!

Warren Hem
July 22, 2020
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Robert Healy

Great place. Great guides, great time!!

Robert Healy
July 22, 2020
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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!

D M
July 22, 2020
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Eric Bunge

Eric Bunge
July 22, 2020
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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.

Elizabeth Salisbury
July 22, 2020
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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!!

Me Luv
August 22, 2020
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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.

Laurie Lichnerowicz
August 22, 2020
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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.😄

Avrumi Nussbaum
August 22, 2020
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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.

Austin Alexander
August 22, 2020
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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.

Jenny Alfano
August 22, 2020
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Gail Melancon

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!

Gail Melancon
August 22, 2020
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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.

Tiffany Sanov
August 22, 2020
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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.

Beth Dresel
September 22, 2020
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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.

Tierra Izzo
September 22, 2020
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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.

Anthony Alvarado
September 22, 2020
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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.

Travis Owens
September 22, 2020
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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!

Seth Fowler
September 22, 2020
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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!

Natalie C
September 22, 2020
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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 😄

Shannon Ko
October 22, 2020
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Gustavo Teles

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

Gustavo Teles
October 22, 2020
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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!

Roxy Carroll
November 22, 2020
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Dan Knitzer

Dan Knitzer
April 22, 2021
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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!

Dirk Adams
April 1, 2021
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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.

Kelsey Ryno
April 1, 2021
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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!!

Joanna Deaton
April 8, 2021
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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!

Marti Lindstrom
April 8, 2021
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Dewayne Little

Dewayne Little
April 22, 2021
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Evamarie S.

We had an amazing time! Spencer and Gooze were extremely friendly, funny, and patient. They made the experience so much more fun! The views were awesome and…

Evamarie S.
April 16, 2021
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Amazing views! And wonderful tour guide Jed!

This tour had some amazing spots picked out for a half day tour outside Denver. Our guide Jed made the drive in to a fun local history lesson which made the drives seem like we just went down the road. He kept us entertained and had great recommendations along the way.

Marquita Orta
April 18, 2021
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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 !!!! 😃

Susan Gunn
April 22, 2017
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alison dillard

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

alison dillard
April 22, 2018
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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.

Shawna Henderson
April 22, 2019
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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.

Craig Lewis
April 22, 2021
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Jay Ibakumarra

We did the rafting and have 4 words: Super fun! Do it!

Highly recommend going if you’re in the area. Our family of 6 had so much fun. Even my almost 71 year old mother was able to join us, and had a blast! (She didn’t paddle)

Grayson and Lane were great, and made it so fun. Don’t forget to tip your guides!

Jay Ibakumarra
June 22, 2020
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Will Barrett

Will Barrett
June 22, 2020
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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.

Mark Dewees
July 22, 2020
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Megan Zimmer

Megan Zimmer
August 22, 2020
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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.

Sebastien Pichoff
August 22, 2020
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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!

Sara Phillips
September 22, 2020
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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!

Chelsea Hamelin
October 22, 2020
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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.

T. Cramer
April 22, 2018
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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.

Kerry Fink
April 22, 2019
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Jessica Mon

Jessica Mon
June 22, 2020
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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.

Tima T
July 22, 2020
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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.

Alyssa Morrow
October 22, 2020
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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!

This IS Idaho Springs
November 22, 2020
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corytracy123

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

corytracy123
April 22, 2021
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Kira Whitfield

Kira Whitfield
April 16, 2021
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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!

Annie Pyron
April 22, 2017
AVA Rafting & Zipline

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.

Joel Anderson
April 22, 2018
AVA Rafting & Zipline

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.

RayD
April 22, 2019
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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.

Andrew Semryck
April 22, 2019
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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

Amy petrick
April 22, 2019
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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!

Erin Esbeck
April 22, 2019
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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!

Lance Taylor
April 22, 2019
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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!

Tesla Hodges
April 22, 2019
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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!!!!!!

How 2 Media
April 22, 2019
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Nicole Donelan

Loved this experience, highly recommend & excellent guides

Nicole Donelan
April 22, 2021
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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!

Robert Zinkus
April 22, 2021
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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.

Jonathan Walker
April 22, 2021
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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

Larry Laux
April 22, 2021
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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!

Jerry Wade
April 22, 2021
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Mackenzie Dotson

Mackenzie Dotson
April 22, 2021
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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! 👍❤

April Grooters
July 22, 2020
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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.

Tit for tat
July 22, 2020
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Dzmitry Rakoushchyk

Amazing new experience

Dzmitry Rakoushchyk
July 22, 2020
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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

Jeremy Levine
July 22, 2020
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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.

D. R.
July 22, 2020
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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!

Bradley O’Loughlin
July 22, 2020
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Eric Sanderson

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

Eric Sanderson
August 22, 2020
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Cindy Pate

Awesome experience with Alex G as our guide

Cindy Pate
August 22, 2020
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Celest 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.

Celest Lemaster
September 22, 2020
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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!

Araceli Schnaufer
September 22, 2020
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William S. Spann

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

William S. Spann
September 22, 2020
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John Snee

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

John Snee
September 22, 2020
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Juan Gonzalez

Juan Gonzalez
October 22, 2020
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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!

Eric Lewis
April 22, 2016
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Susan Gunn

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

Susan Gunn
April 22, 2017
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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!

Kelly Thrall
April 22, 2018
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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!

Mike Moser
April 22, 2018
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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.

T. Cramer
April 22, 2018
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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.

Shawna Henderson
April 22, 2019
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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!!!

B Jordan
April 22, 2019
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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!!

Misty Shearin
April 22, 2019
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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! 🙌

Fregenet Gebriel
April 22, 2021
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Jonathan Walker

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

Jonathan Walker
April 22, 2021
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Georgia Lolos-Scott

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

Georgia Lolos-Scott
April 22, 2021
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Satomi Takagi

SWARMI & MARY ARE THE BEST

Satomi Takagi
April 22, 2021
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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.

Craig Lewis
April 22, 2021
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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.

Susan Chambers
April 22, 2021
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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.

ThisMomIs LIT
July 22, 2020
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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!

Angela Bereski
July 22, 2020
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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.

NA M
July 22, 2020
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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!

Tom Catanzano
July 22, 2020
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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.

Josiah Kenyon
July 22, 2020
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Angela Walker

Had a blast

Angela Walker
July 22, 2020
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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.

Tammy Christopherson
July 22, 2020
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S Nelson

Good exciting ride!!!!

S Nelson
July 22, 2020
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Brittney Whitney

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

Brittney Whitney
July 22, 2020
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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.

christine clevenstine
July 22, 2020
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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.

Tammy Dullnig
July 22, 2020
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Amber Kwesie

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

Amber Kwesie
July 22, 2020
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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!

Brett Williams
July 22, 2020
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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!!

Me Luv
August 22, 2020
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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.

Laurie Lichnerowicz
August 22, 2020
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Dylan Randle

Awesome trip!

Dylan Randle
August 22, 2020
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Ted Friesner

Ted Friesner
August 22, 2020
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Aaron Karan

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

Aaron Karan
August 22, 2020
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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.

Jenny Alfano
September 22, 2020
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Gail Melancon

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!

Gail Melancon
September 22, 2020
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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.

Beth Dresel
September 22, 2020
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woodeN spoons

The best.

woodeN spoons
September 22, 2020
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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!

Alethea Flores
September 22, 2020
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Nathaniel Boyett

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

Nathaniel Boyett
September 22, 2020
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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.

Tierra Izzo
September 22, 2020
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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

Mw D
September 22, 2020
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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.

Anthony Alvarado
September 22, 2020
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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!

Seth Fowler
October 22, 2020
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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 😄

Shannon Ko
October 22, 2020
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Gabi Medina

Loved it!!!!!!

Gabi Medina
October 22, 2020
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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!

lubna samara
October 22, 2020
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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.

Omar Maymi
April 22, 2021
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Dan Knitzer

Dan Knitzer
April 1, 2021
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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!

Dirk Adams
April 8, 2021
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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.

Kelsey Ryno
April 8, 2021
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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!!

Joanna Deaton
April 22, 2021
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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!

Marti Lindstrom
April 22, 2021
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Dewayne Little

Dewayne Little
April 22, 2021
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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.

Faithbridge Church
April 22, 2017
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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 !!!! 😃

Susan Gunn
April 22, 2017
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Glenn Long

Glenn Long
April 22, 2018
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Sasha DeLeon

Kyle was an amazing guide! We had such a great time water rafting. We will be back. If your headed down to blue river ask to ride with Kyle he’s great!

Sasha DeLeon
April 22, 2018
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alison dillard

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

alison dillard
April 22, 2018
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Tara Parsons

My family had a great time white water rafting with AVA. Avery was a terrific guide and helped my kids feel like pros during the entire trip while keeping us safe and entertained.

Tara Parsons
April 22, 2018
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Evan Makowski

Our group had a great time! Sunshine and Emily were our guides and they were awesome working with everyone. We mostly scaled the side of the mountain and in between there were some bridges to cross. You jump off a bridge and safely land onto a platform and you will scale down the mountain on a pulley system. After all this you will zip line all the way back to their office.

We had a great time and it’s fun to test yourself and the whole time you are enjoying the view of the city and the near by mountains.

Evan Makowski
April 22, 2018
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Alex Marsh

We did a float trip on the Colorado with some family that was in town from Germany. Our youngest was 4 along with some other pretty young kids and out guide Katie kept everyone entertained the whole trip, including the bus ride. I always call AVA when I have family in town that want to do a commercial rafting trip.

Alex Marsh
April 22, 2018
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Mike Parker

Mike Parker
April 22, 2018
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Barry Cibula

My family did a half day zip and a half day on Browns canyon last summer and had a great time. Our guides were the best!

Barry Cibula
April 22, 2018
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Tiffany Greenhill

Tiffany Greenhill
April 22, 2018
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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.

Shawna Henderson
April 22, 2019
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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.

Michelle Held
April 22, 2019
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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!

Jesse Roiz
April 22, 2019
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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!!!

Tabitha Roiz
April 22, 2019
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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!!

Jennie Hoffmann
April 22, 2019
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Todd Tenbrink

Bobby was a great guide, my family had an awesome first time rafting experience!

Todd Tenbrink
April 22, 2019
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Jonathan Gear

We had a great day of first zip lining and then rafting. Both were great. THey really are separate experiences, but if you do them both you get a very full and complete day. The zip-lining is a short (5 min) bus drive away from the AVA center in BV. The guides were great. I wish I could remember their names to call them out, but each were unique characters. We had some people in our group who were a little nervous, but they made it both safe and fun. In the afternoon, we went rafting. Cameron was out guide and he was great. Super safe and very knowledgeable. I had my sons and nieces on our boat (all teenagers) and they had an absolute blast. Ask for Cameron if you can, and ask him about his hiking experiences. Rafting was a 30 min bus ride away and 45 minute return, but it went quickly. For rafting, I really recommend a light wicking shirt (not cotton.). You will get wet and cotton would be uncomfortable. Expect to get wet. Bring some attachments for your sunglasses (or buy them for $8 at the AVA store.) My only feedback for AVA is there was quite a but of unnecessary waiting around after lunch (we were waiting for a late group to arrive.) Would be better to tighten it up. The day ended up being very long – we did not leave until around 7pm. Overall, great experience and I highly recommend.

Jonathan Gear
April 22, 2019
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Philippe Fournier

Not the best place to go past september. But still fun To do.

Philippe Fournier
April 22, 2019
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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.

Katy Grant
April 22, 2021
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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!

jason young
April 22, 2021
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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.

John Rivers
April 22, 2021
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Leila B

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

Leila B
April 22, 2021
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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.

Jamie Skyles
April 22, 2021
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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.

Aaron Paton
April 22, 2021
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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!!!

Ann Wiebe
April 22, 2021
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jason sutfin

FANTASTIC!! Our family absolutely loved it! Our guide, Shawn, was top notch. He’s a great teacher and was so good with our kids. That dudes a rock star!! We’re already talking about our next trip to CO and AVA will be part of it!

jason sutfin
April 22, 2021
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Shelly Poire

We had the best time! Our guide, Seth, made it so much fun! It’s a great memory from our family vacation. Thanks AVA Rafting and Zipline!

Shelly Poire
April 22, 2021
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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.

Craig Lewis
April 22, 2021
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patti3for3

For our first time rafting, we did the Brown’s half day and we really didn’t want it to be over! Shawn Daws was our enthusiastic guide. He was informative, fun and he even taught our 14 yo son how to steer from the back! I highly recommend this as a first time experience, it left us wanting to go again as soon as possible!!

patti3for3
April 22, 2021
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Glenn Parker

Thank you for a fun and exciting trip! Shawn D. was an exceptional guide – funny, encouraging, had knowledge of the land and taught us the basics quickly. I couldn’t have had a better experience for my first time rafting.

Glenn Parker
April 22, 2021
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Th3 Knut

I got Shaun Daws as a tour mentor and he was very frendly and I had a blast white water rafting. He was loud kind and funny. I had a great time

Th3 Knut
April 22, 2021
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Jeff Honold

Great people and a great ride! They are great to work with

Jeff Honold
April 22, 2021
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Erik Casad

Awesome guides,well organized great for any skill level.

Erik Casad
April 22, 2021
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Cierra Shoemaker

Definitely the highlight of our trip! The staff was so fun and nice and made the whole experience delightful! The entire ride was super smooth and exciting at the same time. I would for sure recommend this place to anyone who wants a day full of fun.

Cierra Shoemaker
April 22, 2021
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Jason Greves

Thank you guides Adrian and Devon for a wonderful and safe ziplining experience! We hope to see you when we return!

Jason Greves
April 22, 2021
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J Michael Johnston

I work here now. Place is amazing!!! Not because I work here; I’m not saying I make it amazing.

J Michael Johnston
April 22, 2021
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Myah Olstad

Our tour guide was fun and made the whole experience a blast! The trip down river was exhilarating and can’t wait to ride more of what they have to offer. They prepare you for every scenario and leave you with a great experience. Recommend for any summer trip to Colorado and they have options for every level of rafting so no one is left out.

Myah Olstad
June 22, 2020
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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!

Joao Alencar
July 22, 2020
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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!

Jill O’Connor
August 22, 2020
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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.

Alice Romano – THV Student
August 22, 2020
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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!

Alyson Schulz
August 22, 2020
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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!

Audrey Stephens
September 22, 2020
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Joesph Hoffmann

Joesph Hoffmann
April 22, 2019
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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

Elena Podmareva
April 22, 2019
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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.

Clint Bobo
April 22, 2019
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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.

Seán Kane
April 22, 2019
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Dail Hong

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

Dail Hong
April 22, 2019
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George K. O.

This was a great experience we all enjoyed. The crew was simply great especially our boat captain Nick . Very knowledgeable on “reading the river”

George K. O.
April 22, 2019
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marguerite miller

Ken was the best guide and we had a blast. Definitely the best river raft trip we have ever taken.

marguerite miller
April 22, 2019
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Jonathan Brand

Our guide Ken and the entire staff at AVA were great. We had a fantastic trip. I would gladly book more trips with AVA in the future!

Jonathan Brand
April 22, 2019
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Michelle Kavanaugh

We went rafting in September and our guides were professional, fun, knowledge and very entertaining. I couldn’t imagine having a better time. We’re recommending it to everyone. Make sure you ask for Ken Omiya to bye your guide! He’s the best!

Michelle Kavanaugh
April 22, 2019
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Christian Simanjuntak

Christian Simanjuntak
April 22, 2021
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Sam Stebbings

Sam Stebbings
April 22, 2021
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Larry Peitersen

Larry Peitersen
April 22, 2021
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Daniel Daffer

Daniel Daffer
April 22, 2021
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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!

Swann M.
April 22, 2021
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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.

Benjamin Taylor
April 22, 2021
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Alicia Fryer

Alicia Fryer
April 22, 2021
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Missy Enberg

Incredible trip and guides were the best. Seth was terrific. Very knowledgeable and experienced. He should be commended for his terrific attitude and professionalism.

Missy Enberg
April 22, 2021
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Noah Pate

Noah Pate
April 22, 2021
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turki alturki

Great team!

turki alturki
April 22, 2021
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k j

k j
April 22, 2021
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Justin Tolley

Justin Tolley
April 22, 2021
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Paul Ventre

Paul Ventre
April 22, 2021
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K C

We chose the Kremmling Upper Colorado “scenic float” with our 5 year old daughter. Calling the reservations center was easy and convenient. Pleasant people all around at this company – definately no shortage on customer service.
Seth was our tour guide. Not only was he extremely friendly and patient with our 5 year old chatter box, he was rich in historical landmark knowledge of the area which made my experience that much more enjoyable and entertaining, but it hey – I’m a history dork. We stopped and let the daredevils jump off of “Jump Rock”, a 25 foot cliff. The little daredevils made a splash off of the 6 foot “Punk Rock”. I chickened out. No regrets there.
Since we went late in the season, the river was low. I felt this was an excellent opportunity to introduce our daughter to rafting on the Colorado River. They have lots to offer for all experience levels.
If you’re on the fence, not sure if you want to do a trip – or just not sure what company to book with- just book with AVA. Just do it, you won’t regret it.

K C
April 22, 2021
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Lise Chase

Our guide Rowan was awesome. It’s a great float day on the water which is what we were looking for. People had fun diving off the 30 foot Cliff along the way and a 5 foot Cliff for kids.

Lise Chase
April 22, 2021
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Paper Towels

Paper Towels
April 22, 2021
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Ross Jordan

Phenomenal experience. Eric and Grayson made our first trip an awesome one! We had fun listening to stories, seeing wildlife and enjoying some class 2 rapids…maybe a 3 in there…or maybe they were just being nice to us. Either way, loved it and would HIGHLY recommend these guys and AVA Rafting. Going back for a fly fishing trip now.

Ross Jordan
April 22, 2021
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FiveInchesOfFURY

Grayson was great,and great service all around

FiveInchesOfFURY
April 22, 2021
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Sharon Vasquez

We had a great time with this outfit. Our raft guides were so knowledgeable, kind, and energetic. My husband and I took our kids on a class I/II river – this was their first rafting experience and they loved it! Thanks so much AVA – we’ll be back!

Sharon Vasquez
April 22, 2021
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Bryan Russell

Bryan Russell
April 22, 2021
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Josh Hobbs

Josh Hobbs
June 22, 2020
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Jay Ibakumarra

We did the rafting and have 4 words: Super fun! Do it!

Highly recommend going if you’re in the area. Our family of 6 had so much fun. Even my almost 71 year old mother was able to join us, and had a blast! (She didn’t paddle)

Grayson and Lane were great, and made it so fun. Don’t forget to tip your guides!

Jay Ibakumarra
July 22, 2020
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Will Barrett

Will Barrett
July 22, 2020
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Brian Thompson

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

Brian Thompson
July 22, 2020
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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.

Mark Dewees
August 22, 2020
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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!

Will Grissom
August 22, 2020
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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!

Tylor Johnson
August 22, 2020
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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!!

Sarah Peak
August 22, 2020
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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!

Nate Jordan
August 22, 2020
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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.

Kevin Kirkeby
August 22, 2020
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Michaela Judd

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

Michaela Judd
August 22, 2020
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Tanya Lange

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

Tanya Lange
August 22, 2020
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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.

Anthony Simsheuser
August 22, 2020
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Megan Zimmer

Megan Zimmer
September 22, 2020
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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.

Sebastien Pichoff
September 22, 2020
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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!

Kate Lane
September 22, 2020
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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!!!

Mayra Ocampo
September 22, 2020
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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”?

Andy Vaughan
September 22, 2020
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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!

Mason Moyer
September 22, 2020
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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.

Chase Pope
September 22, 2020
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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!

Sara Phillips
October 22, 2020
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Hannah Monson

Jamie was an awesome rafting guide! Book with her!

Hannah Monson
October 22, 2020
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Vannessa Blackman

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

Vannessa Blackman
October 22, 2020
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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!

Chelsea Hamelin
October 22, 2020
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Giuliano Zanti

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

Giuliano Zanti
October 22, 2020
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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.

Chris Gorton
October 22, 2020
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Bob Musca

Bob Musca
February 22, 2021
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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.

T. Cramer
April 22, 2018
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Barbie Gonzalez

Great place supper friendly and organise staff, Kenny and Mike are the best.We would defiantly be coming back.

Barbie Gonzalez
April 22, 2018
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Katie Schneider

Loved it!

Katie Schneider
April 22, 2019
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Kristie 24

Steve is by far the best white water rafting guide EVER!!!! With over 30 plus years of experience, he is able to navigate the waters like no other. As a first time white water rafter, I was definitely apprehensive of what could happen out there but Steve knew exactly how to lead the raft, organize groups, and do this all in a very fun and safe manner. I would highly recommend doing any of the activities with AVA. They know what they are doing and without a doubt you will have a great time!

Kristie 24
April 22, 2019
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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 .

Alex Marie
April 22, 2019
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Vincent Stypula

Mark did a fantastic job guiding our boat down the Upper Colorado river. The rest of the AVA staff was professional and respectful. Would definitely book future adventure trips with AVA.

Vincent Stypula
April 22, 2019
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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.

Kerry Fink
April 22, 2019
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Vanessa V

Caleb and Matt were the best guides to have for having gone the first time to zip line. I needed extra attention and they were very patient and accomodating 🙂 Will make sure that I reccomend them anytime someone is trying to go zipling for their first time !!!

Vanessa V
April 22, 2019
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J

We were a bachelor party crew that came all the way from Chicago. This was the best tour i’ve ever received in Denver and our tour guides were super friendly, funny, but serious about our safety (all at the same time). Once we’re back in Denver, we’ll make sure to go w/ AVA again!!! I have some friends coming in from Chicago soon, and i’ll make sure i recommend them to you all as well. Thanks for a wonderful time (even though i was scared to death). Yes, you guys know, i’m Jaison….that is me. But I’m glad i pulled through and you all had the confidence in me to get it done. Much appreciated for a WONDERFUL time! 5 stars all day long.

J
April 22, 2019
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Manuel Jimenez

All of the guides did an outstanding job, zip lining was a blast

Manuel Jimenez
April 22, 2019
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mike h

mike h
April 22, 2019
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Emma Ullenius

We did a full day with AVA, zip-lining in morning and rafting in the afternoon.
Our guides for the zip line (EmJ and Sam) were extremely helpful and personable, they truly made our experience better. The lines were nice for people who hadn’t zip-lined, and there were multiple high rope-esque options to partake in.
Neil led our rafting tour and was amazing! He had unmatched energy and made the tour truly memorable

Emma Ullenius
April 22, 2021
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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!

Hunter Thibodeaux
April 22, 2021
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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!

Erica Pallardy
April 22, 2021
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Fishgoblue 85

We went to the Idaho Springs location for zip lining. Course was great for us and the staff was friendly and helpful. But our zip line guides, EmJ and Tess were fun, amazing and great ladies.

Fishgoblue 85
April 22, 2021
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Paul Escobedo

Paul Escobedo
April 22, 2021
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Breanna Wilkey

Breanna Wilkey
April 22, 2021
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Frank Nguyen

Had an amazing time with AVA! Make sure to request Brett for the rafting if you get the chance! Very friendly and awesome at his job. Will definitely be coming back for a more intense trip. Oh Hecka Yeah!

Frank Nguyen
April 22, 2021
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Devon Hopkins

This was my first time rafting and it couldnt have been better. If youre looking for a place to raft look no further. All the staff was super friendly and ready to accommodate us in anyway possible. Highlight of the trip though was our guide Brett. Definitely made the trip top notch. Knew the area really well and was joking around to lighten up the nerves.

Devon Hopkins
April 22, 2021
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Trupti thombre

SO much fun it was.

Trupti thombre
April 22, 2021
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Maggie N.

I did a white water rafting project and choose this website to do the project on. After doing the project I was interested in going there. 🙂

Maggie N.
April 22, 2021
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Jessica Mon

Jessica Mon
July 22, 2020
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Michael Floyd

Andy was very helpful and professional. He helped my husband and I plan a wonderful trip along the Colorado River!!

Michael Floyd
July 22, 2020
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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.

Tima T
July 22, 2020
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Brad Harris

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

Brad Harris
July 22, 2020
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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.

Katrina Griesenhofer
August 22, 2020
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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.

Kristi Martin
October 22, 2020
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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.

Alyssa Morrow
November 22, 2020
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Desiree Byrd

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

Desiree Byrd
November 22, 2020
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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!

This IS Idaho Springs
December 22, 2020
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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!

Ansar Khan
December 22, 2020
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corytracy123

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

corytracy123
April 20, 2021
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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!

Andrew Hoots
April 22, 2016
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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.

Emily Geisler
April 22, 2016
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Matt Simmons

Matt Simmons
April 22, 2016
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Lacy Boyd

WOW!!! ROCK STAR ADVENTURE, ROCK STAR GUIDES!!!!! Could NOT have asked for a better adventure or better guides for this exciting day for my family!!!! Shawn, Crystal and Damon were absolutely stellar zip line and white water guides! I sincerely trust AVA and its staff for a safe, thrilling adventure for all skill levels. Today was a day we will not forget!!

Lacy Boyd
April 22, 2016
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Patrick Sweetman

Raft guides were very knowledgeable. I’ve rafted in PA and CO and this was one of my favorite experiences. We had Chris Baer as our raft guide and he recommended some other rafting trips through different companies. Really appreciated their hospitality!

Patrick Sweetman
April 22, 2017
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Kate C

We booked rafting and camping with AVA at the Granite outpost. Booking was easy over the phone and they even gave us a campsite for free because we were rafting. When we got there, we were disappointed to find that the campsites were not as described on the website and were tiny–barely big enough for a single pup tent, much less big enough for one large or two small tents as the website described. The sites were also at the top of a steep hill, which would have been impossible for our grandmother to climb while she was there with us. We almost had to cancel the whole trip and go home.

However, the staff at the outpost were absolutely incredible and made our experience shoot from a 0 to 5 stars right away. They took shovels and rakes up the hill, moved rocks, and made a larger campsite for us, even offering to haul sand bags up to level it out. They helped us carry all of our gear up the hill. Then, a few minutes later, the boss came up and said they had a last-minute cancellation on one of their cabins and offered it to us. We accepted and he let us use it with no additional charge. It was a trip saver!

The staff at the outpost–from the boss to the front desk staff to the cooks–and our guide on the river were all absolutely amazing and they made our trip incredible. We will definitely go see them again!!

Kate C
April 22, 2017
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Joel Giffin

We did the Advanced Full Day rafting trip as a bachelor party June 2016. We had Shaun Lammert and Kurt as guides. It was awesome! Awesome trip, nobody dumped into the river, great BBQ lunch, great energy from crew. Two gnarly thumbs up!

Joel Giffin
April 22, 2017
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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!

Sara Riedesel
April 22, 2017
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Bob Breedlove

Bob Breedlove
April 22, 2017
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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.

matt myers
April 22, 2017
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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!

Serena Perry
April 22, 2017
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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!!!!!

Gretchen Wall-Franklin
April 22, 2017
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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!

Michelle O
April 22, 2017
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Woody Motten

Sooooooo much fun!!! Lucas rules!!!

Woody Motten
April 22, 2017
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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!

Quentin Smith
April 22, 2017
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Leon Stevens

Great outfit pit on a great trip!

Leon Stevens
April 22, 2017
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Enoch Pedersen

Epic place, offered lots of good trips and had awesome staff

Enoch Pedersen
April 22, 2017
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Emily Gray

Emily Gray
April 22, 2017
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Brandon Barlow

Scheduled at the last minute and the staff was very accommodating. Nice outpost with plenty of merchandise available. We did the full day Brown’s canyon trip and it was great for beginners. Our guide, Colin, was AWESOME. He was knowledgeable and fun to be around. The views along the way were beautiful and the full day trip includes a sizzling lunch, prepared by the guides. Would highly recommend this trip for beginner adults with a sense of adventure.

Brandon Barlow
April 22, 2017
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Bob Hughes

Had accident on the trip but was tended to very professionally by guide who has been a firefighter paramedic.

Bob Hughes
April 22, 2017
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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!

Annie Pyron
April 22, 2017
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Kaitie Ries

We had an absolutely fantastic time doing the Brown’s Canyon 1/2 day trip. The staff was so friendly, helpful and organized, and our guide Sparkles/Jessica was funny, knowledgeable, skilled and so nice. We’re already planning our next trip this summer and can’t wait to take on a new trip with her!

Kaitie Ries
April 22, 2018
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Reza Fakhrai

Friendly, professional staff. Very accommodating and knowledgeable about the area. We had a blast on the full day rafting trip! Highly recommended.

Reza Fakhrai
April 22, 2018
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Michael Eperesi

Great rafting trip on the Arkansas river great guides Matt and Apley

Michael Eperesi
April 22, 2018
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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.

Joel Anderson
April 22, 2018
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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.

Raymond Wiggins
April 22, 2018
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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!

Andrew Flieg
April 22, 2018
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Katie Cain

Katie Cain
April 22, 2018
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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.

Preston Jones
April 22, 2018
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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!

Brandy Willoughby
April 22, 2018
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John Zinn

Fun rapids and great guide. Thanks Mike from PA.

John Zinn
April 22, 2018
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A H

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

A H
April 22, 2018
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Kenny Macdonald

Excellent rafting trip- Brown’s Canyon express. The guides were excellent. Safety first, great training and preparation for all ages. The staff was fun and river was awesome. Beautiful experience. Hats off to Alex, our guide. She was terrific.

Kenny Macdonald
April 22, 2018
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Tim Dearborn

AVA’s guides make all the difference in the world. I went on the full-day Numbers/Narrows trip. Our guide, Collin, had over 11 years experience and was practically born on a boat. He was able to navigate us rocky, narrow areas with a minimal amount of paddling where we saw rafts from other companies getting stuck. I had complete confidence in him, which is saying a lot, as I haven’t white-water rafted in 25 years. Also note, if comparing companies, that wetsuits and splash jackets are included in AVA’s price at no additional charge.

My adult nephews also went zip-lining with AVA and again loved their guides.

Tim Dearborn
April 22, 2018
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Toufic Diab

Awesome experience, awesome staff and great Hank as a guide. Will do it again

Toufic Diab
April 22, 2018
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Phil Gould

My wife and I went on the full day rafting trip out of Granite with some friends. We had an absolute blast. The attention to detail is very apparent with this guiding company. Our guide was Colin. He was awesome! Very skilled on the raft, very knowledgeable of the history of the area, and had lots of good tips for things to do in the area. He made us laugh the whole trip and continuously exceeded expectations the whole trip. We were served a hot meal for lunch, cooked by the guides that was awesome. We’ll definitely be rafting again with AVA.

Phil Gould
April 22, 2018
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Heather Ragaller

Our family had a wonderful time at AVA! James and Ben were great guides on the zip line and were very entertaining as well. Kept us laughing and having fun the whole time! Hunter did an amazing job guiding us through Brown’s Canyon. All the staff was very friendly and helpful! Great memories made!

Heather Ragaller
April 22, 2018
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Scott S

Amazing guide company, highly recommended!! Crook was a great guide, knowledgeable and fun! We did the Brown’s Canyon trip with a nine year old and it was his favorite thing out of an action packed week-long vacation in Colorado. This company has lots of parking and facilities for changing clothes, a crowd of 42 was easily accommodated on the day we were there. Thanks for the great day AVA!!

Scott S
April 22, 2018
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Brent Firebaugh

On our day raft trip, our guide (Lucas?) was fantastic, even with a raft full of first-time rafters he got us through the entire trip without hardly a bump against any rocks or obstacles; He had us feeling like pros! It was a real pleasure to spend our day on the river with him.

I would also like to give a shout out to the rest of the staff as they were all wonderful.

There are many rafting companies to choose from; I would highly recommend AVA!

Brent Firebaugh
April 22, 2018
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Misti Cooper

Misti Cooper
April 22, 2018
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Autumn Morgenstern

We took the waterfall horseback riding tour and had a fantastic time! Our guide was great and would definitely recommend.

Autumn Morgenstern
April 22, 2018
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Kristen Baty

Best place for rafting and all your great adventures in Colorado.

Kristen Baty
April 22, 2019
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Stephanie D

Stephanie D
April 22, 2019
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Janet Methvin

Our guide was fantastic. He made sure everyone in our group had a great experience. I would definitely raft with AVA again.

Janet Methvin
April 22, 2019
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Jennifer Gimson

Had a great time rafting the numbers with these guys! The water was very cold, but they give you wetsuits and splash jackets so we actually weren’t as cold as we thought we’d be. The water level was pretty low when we went so the river was much more technical than the massive waves we’re used to in West Virginia, but we still really enjoyed it. I wouldn’t say there were many opportunities to fall out or flip over even in the class VI sections. If you do the full day numbers tour, just be aware that the second half is much taimer than the first – we enjoyed the first half much more. Would love to come back and do the class V bit.

Jennifer Gimson
April 22, 2019
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Jay Yarborough

Awesome experience rafting the Numbers Section of the Arkansas River. Flow was a little low that day, but the guide did a good job of positioning the boat for some harder lines. I think they did a great job with safety too. They were very thorough with their instructions and procedures and when one of our members fell out, the guide got him back into the boat quickly and still managed to give us paddling directions. Additionally, the AVA headquarters was nice and clean with changing areas and bathrooms.

Jay Yarborough
April 22, 2019
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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.

RayD
April 22, 2019
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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.

Andrew Semryck
April 22, 2019
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Kenneth Lane

Chris made our adventure both exciting and safe. His knowage of the river was on the expert level. I most highly recommend this business as everyone was kind and caring with our special needs son. You will be surprised!

Kenneth Lane
April 22, 2019
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Sam Taylor

Amazing experience!!!

Sam Taylor
April 22, 2019
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Nicole L

Rafted Brown Canyon today, guide was Lily. She was really chill and made it fun. The trip down the river was both calming and challenging in a good way, cold, and pretty organized for the most part. Only complaint I would have is allowing us all to put wet suits on in smaller groups at a time if there is a large group. We had to wait a long time for 2 people before putting wetsuits on and then again before leaving. Didn’t mind that much, but would have made sense if we could have started getting ready a bit quicker. Other than that, appreciated how every guide cared about the safety of everyone.

Nicole L
April 22, 2019
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MrMarlindj

Chris Baer was an awesome guide. We stayed in one of the cabins onsite – very clean and comfortable. We took the Numbers trip and loved every second of it! Lunch was great!! We will definitely be back.

MrMarlindj
April 22, 2019
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Jeanette Clement

Great rafting experience on the Pine/Numbers day trip. They are really fantastically located so you only have to ride five minutes to put in and 15 after you take out. Our guide Chris was great and super knowledgeable about the river. I would highly recommend them!

Jeanette Clement
April 22, 2019
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Caylon Vielehr

Such a great place. Guide Jozi Campbell did a great job both on the river and the zip lines. Love this place and if I went back I’d ask for Jozi again.

Caylon Vielehr
April 22, 2019
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Jesus Marquez

(Translated by Google) I loved the experience and I plan to return, the guides are very friendly

(Original)
Me encantó la experiencia y pienso regresar, los guías son muy amables

Jesus Marquez
April 22, 2019
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Jennifer woodworth

Jennifer woodworth
April 22, 2019
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Melonie Myers

Went for memorial weekend and had a blast zip lining and white water rafting.

Melonie Myers
April 22, 2019
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Van brewski

Van brewski
April 22, 2019
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Micah Thorner

Great trip and our guide, Sparkles was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and made my group feel very comfortable and confident for the whole trip.

Micah Thorner
April 22, 2019
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Christa Seamon

Christa Seamon
April 22, 2019
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Gary Lovingood

Best time of our 2 week Colorado trip. Great guide(Skunk) and lots of fun.

Gary Lovingood
April 22, 2019
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Seth Paxton

Friendly. Good guides. Numbers is a fun set of rapids

Seth Paxton
April 22, 2019
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Riley Exum

Zach Hubbard was an awesome guide!! He was very personable and most importantly was an expert at getting us down the river! I had an amazing time and would definitely recommend for anyone in the area.

Riley Exum
April 22, 2019
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Christopher Svaty

Christopher Svaty
April 22, 2019
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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.

Roger Rendleman
April 22, 2019
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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!

Maegan Figueroa
April 22, 2019
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Evan Cameron

Evan Cameron
April 22, 2019
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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

Jeremy Young
April 22, 2019
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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

Amy petrick
April 22, 2019
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Dennis Bashaw

A great time. Very well organized. Lots of fun. Our guide Jonathan was awesome.

Dennis Bashaw
April 22, 2019
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Zach Fehr

Zach Fehr
April 22, 2019
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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.

Timothy Strong
April 22, 2019
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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.

Alex Arntzen
April 22, 2019
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Amanda Pringle

Amanda Pringle
April 22, 2019
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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.

Kristi M. Smith
April 22, 2019
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BME Allen

BME Allen
April 22, 2019
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Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones
April 22, 2019
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Cherina Avis

Cherina Avis
April 22, 2019
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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.

Richard Brooks
April 22, 2019
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Joshua Crawford

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

Joshua Crawford
April 22, 2019
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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!

Matt Skinner
April 22, 2019
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Brian 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!

Brian Maddix
April 22, 2019
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nickp0834

Awesome staff, would go rafting again

nickp0834
April 22, 2019
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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.

Jay Wente
April 22, 2019
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James Barry

James Barry
April 22, 2019
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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.

Neo II
April 22, 2019
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John Sullivan

John Sullivan
April 22, 2019
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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.

Daniel Graver
April 22, 2019
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Annika Szyniec

Annika Szyniec
April 22, 2019
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Mandy Blackburn

Mandy Blackburn
April 22, 2019
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Bob Woodward

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

Bob Woodward
April 22, 2019
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Wade Stevens

Best rafting and ziplining in Colorado!

Wade Stevens
April 22, 2019
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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.”

Daniel Ziegler
April 22, 2019
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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.

Claire Shea
April 22, 2019
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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!

Erin Esbeck
April 22, 2019
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Scot Arey

Scot Arey
April 22, 2019
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msolo

The zip lining was great. the guides at the zip line were top notch! Unfortunately, the rafting was another story. We waited and waited for over 1.5 hours for our rafting to start and nobody was very forthcoming as to when we would start even though we were already running more than 1hr plus behind . .. So, I give the zip lining a 5/5 stars, and the rafting part, I really cannot rate other than to explain the problems we had b/c we had to leave as we were running 1.5 hours late and were going to miss our next appt if we stayed. Hope this is the exception rather than the norm . . .

A couple of hours after we had to cancel we received a very nice call from them apologizing and explaining that the Denver water authority had stopped water from into the river so that was the reason for the delay. Good customer service in them calling us back.

msolo
April 22, 2019
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Jonathan Cobb

Awesome!! We took our 2 daughters (11 and 7) for their first rafting experience on the Upper Colorado trip from Kremmling. We had some wind and rain in the early part of the trip, but our guide Lynn was fantastic and it ended up being everyone’s favorite part of our Colorado vacation. We’ll definitely be back!

Jonathan Cobb
April 22, 2019
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Pamela Swartz

We signed up for the Zip lining and Numbers package in Buena Vista. Highly recommend AVA and their guides, Nico, Alex, Joey, and Jake. They were awesome on the zip line course. Their attitudes were superb and kept us laughing. By the 2nd line they were calling us by our first name. The course was great. It wasn’t your standard zip line where you zip from towers. You were actually zipping from a mountain. Views were amazing. After a great lunch we went out rafting with Jozie as our guide. She was excellent as well. The river was low which made it technical but also very fun. She worked hard while keeping a great attitude and really knew how to navigate. This day was the highlight of our trip and a shout out to the guides for making it more fun! Sign up with AVA and with these guides and you won’t be disappointed.

Pamela Swartz
April 22, 2019
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Patti P

Our guides were AMAZING. Thanks Adrian, Kate, and Anthony.

Patti P
April 22, 2019
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Lislia Padilla

It was a fun family activity!! Will definitely come back during the peak season to have a different experience at the rapids!

Lislia Padilla
April 22, 2019
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Marcus Yoder

Marcus Yoder
April 22, 2019
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Kelsie Little

Kelsie Little
April 22, 2019
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Spencer Willkom

Lynn was an awesome guide, the rafting was great and the scenery was spectacular! The class 2 rapids are small, easy and fun and made for a relaxing trip. Go if you’re out there!

Spencer Willkom
April 22, 2019
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Kaleen Cullen

Safe, friendly and fun!

Kaleen Cullen
April 22, 2019
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Wesley Billstone

Took my daughter on an overnight trip ( advanced) with AVA. What a great time! AVA and crew we’re absolutely fantastic. Fantastic meals on the river, tents were in good condition, and the supplied sleep pads were great. Would recommend AVA, and I have travelled and used many guided adventure trips over the years,, and these guys performed. I would consider doing a week long trip with AVA, if offered.

Wesley Billstone
April 22, 2019
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jeremy dando

Amazing scenery, great guides, great river

jeremy dando
April 22, 2019
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Rebecca Mayer

Great time rafting. They were very organized and communicated well before and during our event. We’ll come back next year.

Rebecca Mayer
April 22, 2019
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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!

Lance Taylor
April 22, 2019
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Charles Gies

Charles Gies
April 22, 2019
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Kerry Arrington

Kerry Arrington
April 22, 2019
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Arielle Rippley

Arielle Rippley
April 22, 2019
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Alex Ivlev

We went on a zipline tour and loved every moment of it. The guides were friendly and funny, our whole group had fun. There are 6 (or 7? I forgot) inter-connected ziplines, each one is different. We got to jump from platforms, ramps, rocks, tree branches, etc. Awesome stuff! The only thing that wasn’t good was the photos their ‘pro photographer’ took: blurry and out of focus. I could have done better with my phone! So just bring your phone and take your own photos (and save $35!)

Alex Ivlev
April 22, 2019
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Joe Hammond

Joe Hammond
April 22, 2019
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Chris Wise

Chris Wise
April 22, 2019
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Kenny Hubbell

We went here as part of my brother’s bachelor party. Most of us were first-time rafters and we opted for a level 4. It was probably the right choice, but part of me wishes I’d gone for the next level up. If you’re a confident swimmer and know how to use a paddle, you’d be perfectly fine with level 4.

Kenny Hubbell
April 22, 2019
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Marcus Caselles

We signed on with AVA after another rafting company basically cancelled on us for that date, and very happy we did. We had a great experience with the trip, the guide, and the office staff. Plus it was less pricy than the original tour company. I would recommend this company and the Arkansas River rafting experience to my friends.
We did buy a picture, but I was a little disappointed with the one-location picture opportunity from the company, and was glad to have brought a rugged waterproof camera option so I could take additional pictures of my own.

Marcus Caselles
April 22, 2019
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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!

Tesla Hodges
April 22, 2019
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Dan Carver

Seriously, guys, the staff was so great here.

We had a bit of a mix up with my niece’s reservation, but they took care of everything. Informative and helpful and really friendly.

The rafting trip was great for my crew of little ones. Challenging enough that we had to pull together, and low level enough (class III) that my 10yo was able to contribute. He and our guide quipped back and forth the whole trip, too. (Thanks, Alex)

We chose to camp, but my wife is not super outdoorsy, so it was a nice easy-access tent site with beautiful views. Bring warm clothes, though 😉

Are you still reading? Book your trip already!

Dan Carver
April 22, 2019
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Heather Casalino

My husband and I went zip lining and white water rafting for our anniversary. This was one of the best experiences of our life. Our guides were amazing. They even provides a hot lunch between adventures. Everything about this trip was perfect!

Heather Casalino
April 22, 2019
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Scott Whitney

A good introduction to Via Ferratas for those who haven’t done one before. The staff was friendly too. However, compared to similar courses in other locations, it was too small for my tastes. Most of the time was spent on ziplines rather than one the side of a cliff where I wanted to be.

Scott Whitney
April 22, 2019
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Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams
April 22, 2019
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Cash DeWitt

The guides really do all that they can to make this a great experience

Cash DeWitt
April 22, 2019
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Bob Musca

Bob Musca
April 22, 2019
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Cindy Loayza

Had a wonderful afternoon with Dillon as our guide on Sept. 10th. The river was, thankfully, higher than we expected at this time of year. The class 3’s were fun – wanted more! We were fortunate to see an eagle fly down to grab a fish right in front of us- unfortunately, he missed, but it was an amazing sight. Dillon was conversational and educational- wonderful guide. The scenery was breathtaking. Will do this again with AVA for sure! They were extremely organized and efficient.

Cindy Loayza
April 22, 2019
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Megan Johnson

Megan Johnson
April 22, 2019
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Elan Jones

Elan Jones
April 22, 2019
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Eric Bray

Good tours

Eric Bray
April 22, 2019
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Michail Ostrowski

Michail Ostrowski
April 22, 2019
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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!!!!!!

How 2 Media
April 22, 2019
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Adam Wangler

Adam Wangler
April 22, 2019
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Keith Poese

Most knowledgeable guides/instructors on the Arkansas River

Keith Poese
April 22, 2019
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Katie Blackwell

Katie Blackwell
April 22, 2021
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nate minkler

nate minkler
April 22, 2021
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Amber Guthiel

AMAZINGGG expirence!!! We had a group of 6 who had never ziplined or white water rafted and they exceeded all expectations. Preston was our raft guide and made the whole ecpirence a blast. We already discussed that we will be back to do a higher level route. This is the place to be if you want a day filled with fun and amazing scenery 😊

Amber Guthiel
April 22, 2021
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Mayank Sardana

Mayank Sardana
April 22, 2021
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Jody Purtell

We started our vacation ziplining! This was an amazing experience and the guides and staff at AVA were awe-mazing! Anthony was our lead he was very knowledgeable, safety conscience, and was made for the position he is in!! Emily was the other amazing guide! She treated us with so much kindness and added much humor on our 2.5 hour tour. Many thanks to Miranda taking over 66 photos that we will always cherish!! Highly recommend this company and group of people. Thank you!! 💓⛰️

Jody Purtell
April 22, 2021
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Corey Green

Mattie and Emily were great. Emily went half way down the zip line to help someone who accidentally got stopped. Great service!

Corey Green
April 22, 2021
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Nick Chlam

Great guides. Very friendly and solid service. Warm towels right after getting back.

Nick Chlam
April 22, 2021
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Ay D

We did zip lining on a Wednesday and rafting on a Friday. Overall all of the AVA staff was awesome and were very patient with all of our questions. Very helpful in making sure we were prepared for both trips. We had Adrian and Marty as our guides for the zip lining and they did an awesome job teaching us while showing off the beautiful scenery around. For rafting we had Chris as our raft captain and guide, the trip was an absolute blast! Scenery was great and for as crazy as the white water rafting may look Chris navigated us through the level 5 rapids like we knew what we were doing. Had an excellent time and appreciated the hospitality for the fajita lunch. AVA is highly recommended from us, we will be back when the CFS are ripping!

Ay D
April 22, 2021
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Nicole Donelan

Loved this experience, highly recommend & excellent guides

Nicole Donelan
April 22, 2021
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Jason Cyphert

Was awesome best rafting in the state best guides hands down the best price,and experience!

Jason Cyphert
April 22, 2021
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Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson
April 22, 2021
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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!

Robert Zinkus
April 22, 2021
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Shannon Izor

Love this place. We did the rock climbing and repelling with David. He was amazing!! We did the ziplining with Mike and David. They are the best. These two made the trip even better. We did the rafting and had an amazing time. Everything was great. We really felt like everyone cared about making our trip a great one. Thank you everyone and we would absolutely recommend this place. Ask for David or Mike.

Shannon Izor
April 22, 2021
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Brook

Had an awesome time! Brought my son who is 16 and two nieces 11 and 12. Avery was our guide who was very experienced and alleviated any fears my nieces had.

Brook
April 22, 2021
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MichellieB U

Zipline lots of fun! Staff were great, friendly and were extra safe. Thanks Jill and Nico!

MichellieB U
April 22, 2021
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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.

Jonathan Walker
April 22, 2021
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Chris Eldredge

Chris Eldredge
April 22, 2021
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Carolyn Semyonova

Carolyn Semyonova
April 22, 2021
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Ashley Walker

Kids had a blast! Staff went above and beyond to ensure they had a great experience. Thank you!

Ashley Walker
April 22, 2021
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dennis schmidt

AVA Rafting was awesome. Guides know the river, very professional, but know how to have fun. Great experience from top to bottom.

dennis schmidt
April 22, 2021
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Michelle Breehl

Michelle Breehl
April 22, 2021
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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!

Scott Payne
April 22, 2021
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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!

Kelsey O’Connor
April 22, 2021
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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.

Sara Dickinson
April 22, 2021
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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!

Carlee Carpenter
April 22, 2021
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Tom Zenthoefer

Great trip great guides

Tom Zenthoefer
April 22, 2021
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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!

Charles Anderson
April 22, 2021
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Heather B

A big shout out to Avery, Jared, Brandon, and Kelly! Y’all are awesome!

Heather B
April 22, 2021
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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!!!

Kevin Brandt
April 22, 2021
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Bryan ODonnell

Bryan ODonnell
April 22, 2021
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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!

BIG Life
April 22, 2021
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Becca Burgener

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

Becca Burgener
April 22, 2021
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Tena Bowser

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

Tena Bowser
April 22, 2021
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Ryan Cook

Awesome time!

Ryan Cook
April 22, 2021
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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.

Austin Hulse
April 22, 2021
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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.

Spyder Chapman
April 22, 2021
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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.

Mike Ivey
April 22, 2021
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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.

Patricia Ramos
April 22, 2021
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Patti Hammerle

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

Patti Hammerle
April 22, 2021
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tommy Williams

Joey was awesome highly recommend this group

tommy Williams
April 22, 2021
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ronald torrence

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

ronald torrence
April 22, 2021
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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.

Steve Elefson
April 22, 2021
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Ted Hummel

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

Ted Hummel
April 22, 2021
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Matthew Carrigan

Matthew Carrigan
April 22, 2021
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Matt Barrach

Matt Barrach
April 22, 2021
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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.

Eileen Wojciechowski
April 22, 2021
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Raymond Cordero

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

Raymond Cordero
April 22, 2021
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Fernie Lechuga

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

Fernie Lechuga
April 22, 2021
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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.

Peter Davey
April 22, 2021
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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.

Josh F
April 22, 2021
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Shawn Thomas

great team very safe

Shawn Thomas
April 22, 2021
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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!!

Leah Wards
April 22, 2021
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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.

Pampered Wife
April 22, 2021
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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.

Charles Smith
April 22, 2021
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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

Bailey Filbin
April 22, 2021
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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.

Portia Griffin
April 22, 2021
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Gabe Caldwell

Gabe Caldwell
April 22, 2021
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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.

Will Gallagher
April 22, 2021
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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!

Kevin Loschke
April 22, 2021
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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.

Bart Bolger
April 22, 2021
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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!

Jeremy Nielsen
April 22, 2021
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Ranjini Mei Hua Sri

Rafting was great with Kirk, and we had really fun and entertaining guides, Niko and Chip, for ziplining.

Ranjini Mei Hua Sri
April 22, 2021
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Stacy Mikelson

We booked online and I ended up booking the wrong date. We found this out unfortunately after we drove 1.5 hours to get there. They were super cool about it and squeezed us in. They could have sent us packing, but didn’t. The staff was professional, serious about safety, yet made it exciting and fun. I highly recommend.

Stacy Mikelson
April 22, 2021
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Tina Keller

We did a 2 day adventure with AVA. We loved every minute of our trip and our guides. Day 1 was rafting with Jared. Amazing guide. He has been rafting for many years and his experience clearly shows. We did Brown’s Canyon and I would recommend that for first timers or people with kids who have never rafted. Day 2 was Zip and via Ferrata. As much as I love to Zip, I would recommend the via Ferrata over it. You can Zip anywhere. We have done it in Hawaii and Germany. The via Ferrata was so different and so fun. Our guides were Adrian and Patrick. I would highly recommend them. If you go Rock Climbing I would request Patrick.

Tina Keller
April 22, 2021
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MACKENZIE KELLER

I enjoyed AVA so much. It is such a great company and the guides there were awesome. I did the full day white water rafting tour and the full day via farad-a aerial adventure tour. Our guides were Jared, Adrian, and Patrick. All of them were amazing and made the trips so much more fun.

MACKENZIE KELLER
April 22, 2021
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Brock Feldman

Brock Feldman
April 22, 2021
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Angel Vergara

Really cool !! We have been in five different places rafting, this is the best place for rafting I highly recommended

Angel Vergara
April 22, 2021
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Ryaz Sadat

Ryaz Sadat
April 22, 2021
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Aaron Thurn

Aaron Thurn
April 22, 2021
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Dave Saslow

I have been on many rivers; we did the Brown Canyon trip with AVA last week. The trip itself was spectacular, as scenic as any I have been on. Chris Baer was our guide and he was full of local knowledge and stories. My two teenagers had a great time for hours without having a phone on them and the two ten year old twins in the boat squealed and giggled the whole time. It was joyous. However, the juiciest the water got was 3 class at a couple points; since we were in an 8 person boat, it was mostly a float trip rather than a true white water experience. Great for the family – if you want fear and danger, do Brown Canyon in a one person duckie.
Or even better, do the Gore Canyon trip. That will scare you.

Dave Saslow
April 22, 2021
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Natalie Waddell-Rutter

Loved the personal attention with only two rafts on the 3/4 day Browns Canyon trip. Our guides were informative and fun (we had family in both rafts, so I know they were both great). The river was full of fun rapids – our best whitewater rafting trip yet!

Natalie Waddell-Rutter
April 22, 2021
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Lori L

Loved the 1/2 day raft trip down the Arkansas River through Brown’s Canyon. Our guide, “Goose”, was fantastic! Not only was he highly skilled at navigating the river, he provided great commentary and some good laughs. Looking forward to returning for the 3/4 or full-day trip. Highly recommend this outing!

Lori L
April 22, 2021
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Jon Doll

Awesome trip down the Arkansas river! Some great rapids and our guide Preston was funny and kept us safe and comfortable!

Jon Doll
April 22, 2021
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Scott Graham

Scott Graham
April 22, 2021
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Ibs G

Ibs G
April 22, 2021
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Bluejay Gamers

Guides where Shaun and jake… best guides around!!! Had an amazing time

Bluejay Gamers
April 22, 2021
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Cory Ford

The guide was amazing! We got Avery and she killed it. The Numbers had some awesome class 3 and 4 rapids.

Cory Ford
April 22, 2021
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Ryan Laurie

My family and I went zip lining and had a lot of fun. Our guides Shawn and Brandon were great and were very funny. We had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend.

Ryan Laurie
April 22, 2021
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Wayne Laurie

Brandon and Shawn were awesome, very cool and funny dudes, one of the big things I took away from them is safety. They took safety for my family very seriously which allowed us to have a good time.

Wayne Laurie
April 22, 2021
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Brandon Hodges

AVA is a great company with courteous and helpful staff. The booking process was seamless even though we booked same day. We went zip lining at the Granite Outpost in Buena Vista. The guides Emily and Kelly were awesome. They kept it fun but also made sure we were safe. My daughters (8 and 10) loved the experience and never felt intimidated or scared. The zip lines are built right into the natural landscape instead of the typical platforms built along the highway. Beautiful views and thrilling rides. Highly recommended.

Brandon Hodges
April 22, 2021
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Ethan Light

Great experience overall, and I would recommend it to anyone visiting the area. Our guides Shawn and Adrian were helpful and funny.

Ethan Light
April 22, 2021
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Dan Wicker

Had a great day with Colin, Joey and Jen as our guides. We did the Brown’s Canyon Sizzler full day trip which is much better than half day! Highly recommend this outfit!

Dan Wicker
April 22, 2021
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Markus Rhoten

Shawn and Adrian are awesome guides! Super friendly and professional! 5 stars.

Markus Rhoten
April 22, 2021
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Doug Erich

Doug Erich
April 22, 2021
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Jacob Lammers

My family and I (7 individuals) did the Via Ferrata excursion with Brandon and Shawn. They were hilarious- sooo many bad jokes that the jokes did become funny. They were laid back enough for us not to be nervous yet great instructors. Would recommend to anyone who likes an adventure! The free fall wasn’t open yet for the public- but looks like it would be fun!

Jacob Lammers
April 22, 2021
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Jon Morgan

Jared was AWESOME! Super smart dude.

Jon Morgan
April 22, 2021
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Christina Dickey

Our guides were well educated on usage of equipment, totally showed us how to use everything and be safe. The runs were awesome going through trees and to rocks, etc. Highly recommend it.

Christina Dickey
April 22, 2021
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Jason Hurley

Jason Hurley
April 22, 2021
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Pete Spratlin

Great experience for the whole family!

Pete Spratlin
April 22, 2021
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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

Larry Laux
April 22, 2021
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Panda Stampede

The staff was excellent and I would recommend to people looking for a adventurous place to play. My guiders especially we’re very funny and kind. There names were Brandon and Shawn. They deserve a raise!

Panda Stampede
April 22, 2021
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Cee Luvv

Skywalker was the best guide. A true pro and a great guy. Loved the experience. Would come back and do it all again in a heartbeat. Thank you!

Cee Luvv
April 22, 2021
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Kendra Mirasol

All of our guides were AMAZING. Everyone spent an appropriate amount of time setting expectations and explaining our responsibilities. They addressed our concerns and were flexible and made “tweaks” necessary to accommodate our needs.

Jarrod – allayed our initial jitters getting over that cliff when rappelling. Told great stories about the area and what type of wildlife we might see.

Zach – knew every drop, rock and roll of the Arkansas river. Felt so comfortable heading down Pine Creek and Numbers because of his clear explanations and scenario building.

Emily and Shawn – a great team of zip line guides. Emily connected with us by remembering every detail we told her. Shawn entertained us with humor and flair.

Everyone covered safety, safety, safety, and encouraged us to have FUN!

We will be back!!!

Kendra Mirasol
April 22, 2021
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Dan

Our group did the Via Ferrata/Zipline tour. Shawn and Brandon were AMAZING! They made the entire experience super fun! I am afraid of heights but they both really value safety and keep you comfortable and having fun the entire time! I definitely recommend the team at Ava Rafting 10/10. Don’t forget to look down!!

Dan
April 22, 2021
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patrick odonnell

Incredible trip. Even though I am afraid of heights, the guides Shawn and Brandon made it safe and fun. They rocked. Thank you!! A must for a good rush.

patrick odonnell
April 22, 2021
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Garrett Holloway

AVA is outstanding. This was our second trip rafting trip with them in the past couple of years, and they don’t disappoint. Our guide (Jared, I think) was totally awesome and took good care of us on the Numbers. We will be back for more next time we visit Colorado. Pro-tip: Old sneakers work best for rafting shoes. Don’t be one of the people who show up in flip-flops!

Garrett Holloway
April 22, 2021
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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!

Jerry Wade
April 22, 2021
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Sabrina Leunig

We took our three kids 8, 10, 12 to go zip lining and white water rafting. They enjoyed the zip love and LOVED the white water rafting class 3. It was flowing at about 660 cu ft/sec and was perfect for our family. Our guide Shawn Daws was funny, experienced and made the trip smoothly. Will definitely go rafting again.

Sabrina Leunig
April 22, 2021
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Claudia

We found out about AVA here on Google and came to Colorado on a 4 day trip from Florida and choose the half day rock-climbing and pm rafting package. Consider us newbies who aren’t even familiar with the elevation, nonetheless all the awesome activities provided by AVA. I must say I was extremely impressed with all the customer service provided by the entire team! Wow they all work so well together and seem like family. Safety is their number one priority and they are so great at explaining all the safety precautions to a newbie like me, that I felt prepared and confident for each activity. Shoutout to Shawn Adrian, one of the best tour guides AVA has! We joined him in our rock climbing adventure and he was so great at explaining all the details of safe belaying and then finding the best spots to climb, also talking us through tough spots and giving a gentle push when you want to give up, really helping us make it to the top and feel proud! Thank you so much Shawn for being awesome! You are clearly very experienced and so great with people, you made us laugh and made the experience so fun! AVA is a great company and I recommend it to anyone.

Claudia
April 22, 2021
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Mackenzie Dotson

Mackenzie Dotson
April 22, 2021
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Damon Osgood

We had a blast on the via ferrata! Adrian, Shawn, and Brandon were excellent guides and a ton of fun.

Damon Osgood
April 22, 2021
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Sharon Diener

AVA Rafting and Zipline was the best choice we could have made for our whitewater rafting trip. The guides were amazing!! They did a great job with instructions before and during the trip. The company has trips available for any level of adventure you’d be looking for, and for a variety of lengths. Thanks for a great trip!!!

Sharon Diener
April 22, 2021
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Thomas Thompson

Thomas Thompson
April 22, 2021
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Ryan Trost

Ryan Trost
April 22, 2021
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Matthew Brune

Great guides

Matthew Brune
April 22, 2021
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Mackenzie Dotson

AVA IS BAE I CAN’T WAIT FOR NEXT YEAR

Mackenzie Dotson
April 22, 2021
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Bill Devanny

Bill Devanny
April 22, 2021
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Doug Harano

Awesome raft guides!

Doug Harano
April 22, 2021
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Kyle

Guide did a good job. Did the browns canyon express and had a blast.

Kyle
April 22, 2021
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Sheekha Singh

Sheekha Singh
April 22, 2021
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Suzi B

Awesome day with AVA – Brandon and Preston were great!
Highly recommended

Suzi B
April 22, 2021
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Jimmy Durden

We had a wonderful experience at AVA Rafting. We rafted the Arkansas in a small raft with just the 2 of us and our guide. We had whitewater rafted before and the experience was much more exciting than our previous experiences. The river was beautiful and the ride was thrilling. I would highly recommend this company and this trip.

Jimmy Durden
April 22, 2021
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Helen Forti

Love this company. Devo is a great guide. Our family had him 2x and always fun. Our kids enjoyed the river rafting even our youngest who was 6.

Helen Forti
April 22, 2021
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Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson
April 22, 2021
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charlie virciglio

Didn’t see the turn until too late great place tho ask for skunk

charlie virciglio
June 22, 2020
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Beth Buehrer

The whole experience was wonderful. They had plenty of gear to offer, including optional wetsuits and jackets, as well as required helmets and PFDs. The guides were all very informative and answered all of our questions prior to heading down to the put in spot. Our guide was Chris Baer, who with 19 years of experience as a raft guide, was EXCEPTIONAL. We knew we were in great hands with Chris, who guided us expertly through the rapids. Even my 58 year old mother felt safe and had a great time (she was pretty nervous). He was full of tidbits about the Arkansas River Valley and had so many great stories to tell of his experiences. I could not recommend this company enough, would love to do this again!

Beth Buehrer
June 22, 2020
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Kayla Schimetz

Kayla Schimetz
June 22, 2020
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Martina Nugent

Martina Nugent
June 22, 2020
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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

William Peck
July 22, 2020
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Brady Hancock

Always amazing come here every year

Brady Hancock
July 22, 2020
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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!

Tyler Eldridge
July 22, 2020
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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! 👍❤

April Grooters
August 22, 2020
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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.

Tit for tat
August 22, 2020
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Dzmitry Rakoushchyk

Amazing new experience

Dzmitry Rakoushchyk
August 22, 2020
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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

Jeremy Levine
August 22, 2020
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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.

D. R.
August 22, 2020
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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!

Bradley O’Loughlin
August 22, 2020
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Dustin Foster

Dustin Foster
August 22, 2020
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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.

Chip Fox
August 22, 2020
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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!

Deni Th
August 22, 2020
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Sara Phillips

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

Sara Phillips
August 22, 2020
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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!

mick hooper
August 22, 2020
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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.

Michael Peterson
August 22, 2020
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Ryan O’Neal

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

Ryan O’Neal
August 22, 2020
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Adrian Reyes

Adrian Reyes
August 22, 2020
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Bill Creason

Bill Creason
August 22, 2020
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Donovan Romero

Donovan Romero
August 22, 2020
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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

Miguel Isaza
August 22, 2020
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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.

Annie
August 22, 2020
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Eric Sanderson

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

Eric Sanderson
September 22, 2020
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Cindy Pate

Awesome experience with Alex G as our guide

Cindy Pate
September 22, 2020
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eva june

eva june
September 22, 2020
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Dave Kruse

Best place to go Rafting in Colorado, bar none.

Dave Kruse
September 22, 2020
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Monica Layton

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

Monica Layton
September 22, 2020
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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.

Toreador0328
September 22, 2020
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lindsey volkmanp

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

lindsey volkmanp
September 22, 2020
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Celest 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.

Celest Lemaster
September 22, 2020
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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!

Araceli Schnaufer
September 22, 2020
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Aaliyah Adams

Aaliyah Adams
September 22, 2020
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William S. Spann

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

William S. Spann
October 22, 2020
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John Snee

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

John Snee
October 22, 2020
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Juan Gonzalez

Juan Gonzalez
November 22, 2020
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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.

Cheryl Harp
April 22, 2013
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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.

Megan Kuehler
April 22, 2014
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jinx fury

Went on the intermediate rafting, had a great time!

jinx fury
April 22, 2015
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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!

Deena H
April 22, 2015
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Ashley Newland

Ashley Newland
April 22, 2015
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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!

Donny Clark
April 22, 2015
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Kayla O’Connor

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

Kayla O’Connor
April 22, 2015
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BrendaJo McNulty

Expensive but worth it! So much fun. 🙂

BrendaJo McNulty
April 22, 2015
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Paul Caraballo

Great guides and an excellent river trip! Highly recommend AVA for white water rafting not to far away from Denver.

Paul Caraballo
April 22, 2016
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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!

Eric Lewis
April 22, 2016
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Anthony Brown

My sisters, I, and my 69 year Gma, had a blast! We did the zip lining and the beginners course for rafting. Everything was fantastic and all 3 of our guides (Maddie, Justin, Shiloh) were fantastic!

Anthony Brown
April 22, 2016
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Alan Alex

Alan Alex
April 22, 2016
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Daniel Jones

Lindsey was our Guide and she was awesome! When the zombie apocalypse happens I am planning on driving up to Idaho springs so she can guide my group through all of the dangerous territories. She knows the river better than anyone and will be able to keep us away from roaming hordes of walkers. Plus she will be able to navigate our group through the area without flipping the raft so that we don’t get surrounded by herds of the undead and eaten alive! One of the greatest things though is that she knows the best hiding places on the river so we can ambush other survivors to replenish our food and gear.

Daniel Jones
April 22, 2016
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John Demereckis

Ziplining was an awesome experience. Very safety conscious, double cables and double pulleys. Guides made it fun also but zipping down was awesome. Multiple ziplines to work your way down the mountain. Going again soon.

John Demereckis
April 22, 2016
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Fabiola Huerta

Fabiola Huerta
April 22, 2016
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Dr Malcolm Rude

AVA’s rafting trip was the highlight of our vacation. They were easy to book with and a lot of fun for the rafting. I look forward to going back.

Dr Malcolm Rude
April 22, 2017
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Tayler Schultz

Loved this place! We had Hunter for a rafting guide. He made it A BLAST! would highly recommend this place and would come back rafting if in the area ♡

Tayler Schultz
April 22, 2017
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Tabetha Schultz

We came from Wisconsin and LOVED our experience! We had Hunter as a guide he did a awesome job!

Tabetha Schultz
April 22, 2017
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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.

Michael Hicks
April 22, 2017
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Ryan Shea

Super fun time but be prepared to get soaked if you are in the front.

Ryan Shea
April 22, 2017
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Brogan Stritchko

Loved it we had nah highly recommend using himS your rafting guide

Brogan Stritchko
April 22, 2017
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john abene

john abene
April 22, 2017
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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!

Molly Meyers
April 22, 2017
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hugo herrera

first time rafting,highly recommended, very professional staff, very safe, and fun, our guide Kurt very friendly and makes you feel safe

hugo herrera
April 22, 2017
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Travis Koeman

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

Travis Koeman
April 22, 2017
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Susan Gunn

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

Susan Gunn
April 22, 2017
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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.

James Nichols
April 22, 2017
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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!

B.T. Austin
April 22, 2017
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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!!!!

M Glenn
April 22, 2017
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Selwyn Erapuram

Selwyn Erapuram
April 22, 2017
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Peter Rodgers

First time doing this, totally worth it.

Peter Rodgers
April 22, 2017
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Dee Fry

Dee Fry
April 22, 2017
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Tansen Panesar

Excellent tour guides and great routes

Tansen Panesar
April 22, 2017
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Eric Krivoy

(Translated by Google) Excellent guides

(Original)
Exelentes guias

Eric Krivoy
April 22, 2017
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Greg Davis

Great experience for my daughter and I. She is 13 and we did a 1/2 day (couple hours). The staff and equipment were top notch. Next time we would go for a shorter and more aggressive ride if we get another opportunity when she is older. Our guide Frank was great !

Greg Davis
April 22, 2017
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Ivan Delint

Good fun getting tossed around a raging river. Took a rock on the hip and it caused me to flip up into and under the water level, took a slamon or somethin’ slimmy to the face then flipped back up on to air. Never will I experience this again, the doctor certainly doesn’t recommend it either but whatever! Good fun.

Ivan Delint
April 22, 2017
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Siddhu l.v

Great place. Had lot of fun. We were the only once or only raft that fell into the rapid (thanks to our excellent group coordination in rowing/paddling..lol) but thanks to our instructor, we were all pulled back into the raft safe and mostly in hurt.

Siddhu l.v
April 22, 2017
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Misty Craig

Couldn’t ask for a better experience. Tony and the other guides are very professional, and they make sure everyone has a great time. Totally worth the drive, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

Misty Craig
April 22, 2017
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Jason P

Amazing! Incredible course – thrilling, beautiful, challenging. Our guides were Travis and Tony who put us at ease with their great sense of humor and made it an experience we will never forget!

Jason P
April 22, 2018
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Craig Lowary

We had a great time zip lining with AVA in Idaho Springs! Our guides were very helpful and walked us through all of the necessary steps at each line. Our group was 11 people and the experience lasted 3 hours. No restrooms or water when you’re out on the course. Would recommend bringing a water bottle that can be clipped to a belt!

Craig Lowary
April 22, 2018
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rudy hernandez

First time rafting and it went perfect, not too soft and not too crazy. Our guide Patrick was fun but always serious and 100% focused on everyone’s safety.

rudy hernandez
April 22, 2018
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Ronda Sabey

We had an awesome rafting adventure on Clear Creek. Our guide, Kurt did a great job keeping us on course and preparing us for a fun trip. Definitely a must if you are in the Idaho Springs area.

Ronda Sabey
April 22, 2018
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Eric Willy

Incredible!! A trip of a lifetime, great water, great experience, great guides and great Time. All 15 of us loved it!!

Eric Willy
April 22, 2018
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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!

Kelly Thrall
April 22, 2018
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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.

Geremiah Gilliland
April 22, 2018
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kathy pequeno

kathy pequeno
April 22, 2018
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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.

Gregory Lewis
April 22, 2018
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Julia Berteletti

Julia Berteletti
April 22, 2018
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Rodney Meyer

great time !!!!!

Rodney Meyer
April 22, 2018
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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 🙂

Lionheart Home Staging
April 22, 2018
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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. 🙂

Deidre Freer
April 22, 2018
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Mikey Show

Went down the Clear Creek Gold Rush with Samwise. Fantastic time and fantastic staff all around.

Mikey Show
April 22, 2018
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Matt Pladgeman

Great company awesome tour guides

Matt Pladgeman
April 22, 2018
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Andrew Thimmig

Great rafting for families and first timers. I was used to a little more intense rapids than this trip but what truly made it great was our guide Hunter. He made the rapids seem far more intense than they were and the first time rafters in the group bragged about it all day. The experience would not have been the same without him, thanks again.

Andrew Thimmig
April 22, 2018
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Jacob Jarvis

Did the Gold Rush rafting trip. Great for first timers and checking out scenery. Garret was our guide and he was great.

Jacob Jarvis
April 22, 2018
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Ed Mascorro

Great fun for a family. The whitewater raft trip was a hit with the kids!

Ed Mascorro
April 22, 2018
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Lindsey Kline

SO MUCH FUN AND SO BEAUTIFUL

Lindsey Kline
April 22, 2018
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Kristi Donahue

We had a BLAST rafting with Caleb as our guide! He was AWESOME and obviously very skilled. We felt totally comfortable and his expertise showed throughout our trip. Beautiful, adventurous and quite the adrenaline rush! I can’t wait to do it again!

Kristi Donahue
April 22, 2018
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Ariana Scurti

Rafting: My family and I had fantastic time on our AVA rafting trip. Our guide, Caleb, went above and beyond in making the adventure unforgettable. He was an absolute professional and made sure we were safe, happy, and enjoying ourselves the whole time! We would love to go back and raft with Caleb and certainly would recommend this trip to a friend.
Via Ferrata: Sunshine and Emily were excellent guides on the Via Ferrata trip. They were incredibly patient and made sure we were safe at all times. My family and I had a fantastic time. We had the opportunity to climb, repel downwards, and zipline on this trip which created a completely unique experience. We would love to do this again and would recommend it to anyone who likes adventure!

Ariana Scurti
April 22, 2018
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Edgar Vega

I have an awesome time with the guys at rafting and the ladies at Zip-lining very professional team I totally recommend it.

Edgar Vega
April 22, 2018
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DR

Friendly staff had a blast!

DR
April 22, 2018
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Jose Lozano

Jose Lozano
April 22, 2018
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Jennifer Olson

We had a great time ziplinning with AVA. Our guides, Bailey and Kenny, were fantastic. They worked hard to make sure we all had a great time. Bailey even had our 10 year old ride tandem with her to make sure she wasn’t scared. Thanks!

Jennifer Olson
April 22, 2018
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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!

Mike Moser
April 22, 2018
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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.

T. Cramer
April 22, 2018
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Chelsi Hornbaker

Rafting trip was amazing! Ken was our guide, and he was great. Kept the trip lively and fun (even though it was a bit chilly!). He is very knowledgeable about the area, rafting, and other tidbits. Would highly recommend!! Can’t wait to book another adventure.

Chelsi Hornbaker
April 22, 2018
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Preston Garrison

I had a great time came all the way from New Jersey everybody was courteous, friendly and helpful with making my reservations. My guide was funny cool and informative I’m sorry I can’t remember his name. I would definitely recommend AVA Rafting and Zip- line to anybody I had a really good time and can’t wait to come back and do it again.

Preston Garrison
April 22, 2018
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Tim Grijalva

Tim Grijalva
April 22, 2018
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Lisa Bell

Had a great first time zip lining! Our guides were excellent and fun!!

Lisa Bell
April 22, 2018
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Savanah Henderson

Savanah Henderson
April 22, 2019
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George Fayad

George Fayad
April 22, 2019
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Jordan McGee

Jordan McGee
April 22, 2019
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Victoria Senerchia

Rapids were awesome especially for the river being low. The guides were great and super fun to talk to about things to do and see in the surrounding areas.

Victoria Senerchia
April 22, 2019
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Aaron Moore

Great adventure! Both our zipline guides and rafting guide made for fun trips.

Aaron Moore
April 22, 2019
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martin flores

Great experienced staff who put safety first.

martin flores
April 22, 2019
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Mani Arugonda

Thank you Luke and Katie! I and my bunch of brothers headed to AVA Idaho Springs for the memorial day long weekend. We had so much fun. Especially, Luke and Katie for taking well care of our group with instructions and safety wise. Overall, I had a pleasant experience. Will definitely come down again for rafting, may be I will move up a class IV.

Liam, our rafting guy, was super fun. Thanks!

Thanks, Guys!

Mani Arugonda
April 22, 2019
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Chris

Chris
April 22, 2019
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David Perkowski

David Perkowski
April 22, 2019
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Yirmiyahu Lebowitz

Great guides

Yirmiyahu Lebowitz
April 22, 2019
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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.

Shawna Henderson
April 22, 2019
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Cameron Thornton

Cameron Thornton
April 22, 2019
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Terri

Lynne and Shawn provided a fun and safe day of rafting.

Terri
April 22, 2019
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Emma Hudson

In summary we loved it!
We did the intermediate class 4 rapid as my husband had never rafted before and was nervous. Our guide was Charlie, who was nuts but absolutely amazing! We had so much fun that we immediately booked for the class 5 trip the next day. That time we had Shaun who was again excellent, and expertly got us through with maximum good times.
The water is cooooold due to the river existing of melted snow from the winter months so you just need to accept that by the end you won’t feel your feet, and probably your hands but this did not deter us from going back.
My advice would be to buy water sports shoes and neoprene socks before going as they were a little overpriced there but not too bad if you forget.

Emma Hudson
April 22, 2019
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DerockD

DerockD
April 22, 2019
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Aliciaa Robinson

Great experience Matt and Spencer wws awesome, my husband and my first time and they made us feel very comfortable no matter the height… great great great experience

Aliciaa Robinson
April 22, 2019
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Nivek Block

Nivek Block
April 22, 2019
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Nathan Query

Wife and I really enjoyed our first time rafting. Our guide was Liam and he was awesome! We did the upper clear creek and the water was cold but manageable. The wet suit and splash guards really help. You can purchase photos and have them sent to your phone and/or email. We got two for $35 and will be printing them when we get home. Their outpost at Idaho Springs has plenty of merch and the staff was very helpful. We will be booking another adventure soon!

Nathan Query
April 22, 2019
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Jus myO

We checked in and I was impressed with how well organized it was. The vehicle ride to the top of the zip line even had a surprise. A short nature walk after that started the adventure for my wife (68), our 2 adult sons, and myself (68). I was impressed with the safety steps taken without detracting from the fun. The guides were real pros. I was most impressed with how the course was tied into the natural mountainside. There were also fun challenges that made it more than just a zipline course. All in all a great time for us first timers and I would recommend it to anyone.

Jus myO
April 22, 2019
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pal Coronel

Brandon and enj by far best people to experience this ride with. Will come again for there service

pal Coronel
April 22, 2019
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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.

Ian Campbell
April 22, 2019
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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. 😏

Tina Henshaw
April 22, 2019
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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

Thomas Pfadenhauer
April 22, 2019
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Ciara Talburt

Ciara Talburt
April 22, 2019
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Tom Smith

Tom Smith
April 22, 2019
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Heather Reece

Heather Reece
April 22, 2019
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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.

Daniel Hauglie
April 22, 2019
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Calvary Zender

Calvary Zender
April 22, 2019
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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

Ronald Lara
April 22, 2019
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Andy Johnsrud

Andy Johnsrud
April 22, 2019
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kirk baker

kirk baker
April 22, 2019
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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.

Kathy McClurkin
April 22, 2019
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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.

Daniel Sudano
April 22, 2019
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MH DROID

MH DROID
April 22, 2019
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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!

Jose Luis Mena
April 22, 2019
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Lindsay Gagliano

Lindsay Gagliano
April 22, 2019
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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!

Jeff Hettinger
April 22, 2019
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Suman Pandey

Great experience! Our guide Chris was awesome.

Suman Pandey
April 22, 2019
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Mark Balian

Mark Balian
April 22, 2019
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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.

Brian Balk
April 22, 2019
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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.

Aaron Kiefer
April 22, 2019
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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.

Christa Hoag
April 22, 2019
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Lori Chew

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

Lori Chew
April 22, 2019
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David Beers

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

David Beers
April 22, 2019
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Ethan Bradley

Ethan Bradley
April 22, 2019
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TDT

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

TDT
April 22, 2019
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Donna Cooper

Fun, cool experience. Guides very good.

Donna Cooper
April 22, 2019
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Rebecca Mischler

Such an awesome time rafting! Great guide!

Rebecca Mischler
April 22, 2019
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Mathew Wheatley

Mathew Wheatley
April 22, 2019
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Reese Dickinson

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

Reese Dickinson
April 22, 2019
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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!

Ashley Suh
April 22, 2019
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Brandon duhon

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

Brandon duhon
April 22, 2019
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Patrick Montgomery

Awesome time with the best guides!

Patrick Montgomery
April 22, 2019
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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.

Debra Beasley
April 22, 2019
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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!!!

B Jordan
April 22, 2019
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Carlton Chamberlain

Carlton Chamberlain
April 22, 2019
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Shannon Vasquez

Shannon Vasquez
April 22, 2019
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North Central Missouri College

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

North Central Missouri College
April 22, 2019
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Robert Osborne

We had a Great Time.. we’ll be back!?

Robert Osborne
April 22, 2019
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Julian Brodie

Julian Brodie
April 22, 2019
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Patricia Reyes

Patricia Reyes
April 22, 2019
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Rhiannon Scanlon

Rhiannon Scanlon
April 22, 2019
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Matthew Hoepfner

Matthew Hoepfner
April 22, 2019
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Justin Falk

Justin Falk
April 22, 2019
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Bethany Biggerstaff

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

Bethany Biggerstaff
April 22, 2019
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Aaron Galloway

Fun experience, friendly staff

Aaron Galloway
April 22, 2019
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Adi Mordechai

Adi Mordechai
April 22, 2019
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Todd Meierhoffer

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.

Todd Meierhoffer
April 22, 2019
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Josh Alvis

Josh Alvis
April 22, 2019
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R Brew

Emily and MJ were awesome guides on the Idaho Springs zip line course! Lots of variety and options. Thanks for a fun filled morning.

R Brew
April 22, 2019
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Drew Haase

This was my first time rafting and I gotta say it was incredible! Caleb was our instructor/book of knowledge who not only knew some cool stuff along the Arkansas River but additionally was very patient and did a terrific job. I would recommend Caleb and AVA to anyone who might be in the area or wanting to travel to Colorado.

Drew Haase
April 22, 2019
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J W

J W
April 22, 2019
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Charles Failing

first time ziplining, it was a great experience. the guides were terrific, helpful and safety minded. thank you for making our trip to Colorado a fond memory.

Charles Failing
April 22, 2019
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Anthony Acosta

Had a blast . went on a vacation and this was one of the highlights . Emjay and Katie were great / PATIENT instructors and made this a great experience . the view is amazing and you feel safe thank you

Anthony Acosta
April 22, 2019
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Nichole Alexander

We showed up with the intention of rafting but after we booked and paid they said we were ziplining. The stream was too low to raft so they had suspended rafting for a time and only ziplining was available so we stayed and did that. It was a lot of fun and the guides were very entertaining.

Nichole Alexander
April 22, 2019
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Nate Pascal

Nate Pascal
April 22, 2019
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Aaron Hurst

Aaron Hurst
April 22, 2019
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Roderick Bradley

Roderick Bradley
April 22, 2019
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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!!

Misty Shearin
April 22, 2019
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Kris Hedrick

So much fun! Amazing experience.

Kris Hedrick
April 22, 2019
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charlie virciglio

charlie virciglio
April 22, 2019
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Justin Cheng

Great experience thanks Shaun!!

Justin Cheng
April 22, 2019
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John Dodge

Expensive but totally worth it

John Dodge
April 22, 2019
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Shawn Baer

Shawn Baer
April 22, 2019
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Ashes Dhakal

Ashes Dhakal
April 22, 2019
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Bg Prasad

Bg Prasad
April 22, 2019
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Jared Jewett

Sunshine and Swani were AMAZING!!!!!! We zip lined and we had a group of five they explained everything very well and you could tell they love what they are doing. We will definitely be back!

Jared Jewett
April 22, 2019
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Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith
April 22, 2019
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Asha U.

Everything from beginning to end was really fun.

Asha U.
April 22, 2019
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Nate Rajski

Nate Rajski
April 22, 2019
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Summer Emison

First time in Colorado with my son to visit my old high school friend. She wanted to give us an adventure and we sure got one. Thanks to Swami for seeing the joy in my eye 😐 going on that zip line course! He made it an experience we won’t soon forget. Haha. Thank you for the awesome day! I plan to come back to do some rafting. Tandem style. I hope. 🤣

Summer Emison
April 22, 2019
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Joe Peterson

Joe Peterson
April 22, 2019
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Girish Nazare

Great staff! They took very good care of my family who were first timers.

Girish Nazare
April 22, 2019
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P Lauj

So much fun! Tim and Jake were awesome instructors! Thank you so much

P Lauj
April 22, 2019
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Terry Sippell

Tony and Kurt were our zipline guides. Kept us laughing and kept us safe! Great experience!

Terry Sippell
April 22, 2019
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Michelle Amundsen

Michelle Amundsen
April 22, 2019
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Kenia Martínez

Awesome experience!

Kenia Martínez
April 22, 2021
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yeshwanth Gunasekaran

yeshwanth Gunasekaran
April 22, 2021
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Christine Jolly

This experience is a must!

Christine Jolly
April 22, 2021
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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! 🙌

Fregenet Gebriel
April 22, 2021
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Tincey Thomas

Tincey Thomas
April 22, 2021
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Bill Dauben

My kids had never been on a Zipline so I went online and found this place. Went to book it online but not same day booking so I made the call and set it up. We arrived about and hour early. Setting in the original gold Rush town we awaited our turn to suite up and zip.

Onece we check in, signed all the waivers we met our guides. Spencer and Jacob. We geared up and jumped in the back of the truck. (no worries, seat belts provided). We drove through the little town of Idaho spring and up some to the launch point. It was a 100 yard walk to the first launch point where they went through all of the directions, hand signals and saftey instructions. Of coarse when it was time to go, my kids made me go first.

Between the ziplines were crazy bridges, serious mountain trails and even a tight rope (cable) to walk on. At one of the stations you had the option to ziplines, or walk this small cabled board bridge, well half of a bridge and jump straight down….which we all did.

Great time, great guides!

Bill Dauben
April 22, 2021
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Daron Stiles

Great time rafting the lower canyon of Clear Creek today. The staff, hospitality and equipment were all TOP NOTCH. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and prepared us for an exciting and safe trip.

Daron Stiles
April 22, 2021
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Dave B

Good, friendly, funny guides. Thanks Simon and Charlie! Had a great time on the water!

Dave B
April 22, 2021
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Carlos Rivas

Carlos Rivas
April 22, 2021
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Jonathan Walker

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

Jonathan Walker
April 22, 2021
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Justin Kinsey

Had a good time zipping on their lines and floating down the river on their rafts. EmJ is a wicked good zip line guide. Troy made the float more entertaining for sure.

Justin Kinsey
April 22, 2021
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Mike Parker

Great rafting fun helpful and friendly staff

Mike Parker
April 22, 2021
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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

Freddie Santiago
April 22, 2021
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Connie Bravo

Connie Bravo
April 22, 2021
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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!

Angela Alvarado
April 22, 2021
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Catherine Booth

Catherine Booth
April 22, 2021
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Weston Hood

Was fun, I’ll come again

Weston Hood
April 22, 2021
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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!

John Vo
April 22, 2021
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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!!!

Susan Tagg
April 22, 2021
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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!

Rachael Miller
April 22, 2021
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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.

vk p
April 22, 2021
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Georgia Lolos-Scott

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

Georgia Lolos-Scott
April 22, 2021
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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!

Brian Burckhalter
April 22, 2021
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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!

Carrie Harrison
April 22, 2021
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Bryant Jackson

Bryant Jackson
April 22, 2021
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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. 😊😊😊

Jarott Jaskolka
April 22, 2021
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Chand Chintakunta

Chand Chintakunta
April 22, 2021
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Justin Reynolds

Justin Reynolds
April 22, 2021
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sai anirudh

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

sai anirudh
April 22, 2021
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J Taylor

J Taylor
April 22, 2021
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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.

Emmy Webb
April 22, 2021
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Allan Meredith

Allan Meredith
April 22, 2021
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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.

Eric Covell
April 22, 2021
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Gnanabhaskar Tenali

Gnanabhaskar Tenali
April 22, 2021
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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!

Loretta Aguilar
April 22, 2021
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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!!

Rhonda Jorgensen
April 22, 2021
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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!

Zina C
April 22, 2021
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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.

Danielle Hajicek
April 22, 2021
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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!!!

Taylor
April 22, 2021
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Rene Reza

Rene Reza
April 22, 2021
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Esperanza Martinez

Esperanza Martinez
April 22, 2021
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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!

Thomas Faulk
April 22, 2021
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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!

Russ Logan
April 22, 2021
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Maria Falcón

Great experience! Fun guides!

Maria Falcón
April 22, 2021
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Andrew Spiller

Kids loved it

Andrew Spiller
April 22, 2021
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Dennis Page

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

Dennis Page
April 22, 2021
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Leah Andreja

We went with Taz white water rafting, hit some class 3’s. Absolutely loved rafting with him. He was enthusiastic, funny and he made the trip awesome. I’ve gone rafting several times and this was my best run.
One of our party fell out after a rapid and he maneuvered the raft and got the kid out fast. I don’t think he was in there for more than a minute. Totally calm, professional and fast. We will absolutely be going back.

Leah Andreja
April 22, 2021
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Grant Reed

Did Via Ferrata at Idaho Springs location and it was great. Went with three other people who were very hesitant to get on the mountain; it was easy for them and we all had fun!

Grant Reed
April 22, 2021
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Satomi Takagi

SWARMI & MARY ARE THE BEST

Satomi Takagi
April 22, 2021
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Lula Lavender

SWARMY AND MARY ARE SO FIRE

Ya zip lining was hella fire 🔥

I’m also just posting so their parents know they’re working

Lula Lavender
April 22, 2021
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Scott Riley

Our guide Devin was awesome. He was very informative and provided a great rafting trip. We will definitely go here again.

Scott Riley
April 22, 2021
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jbudooski

jbudooski
April 22, 2021
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Jonas Knudson

Jonas Knudson
April 22, 2021
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Skylar Myers

Skylar Myers
April 22, 2021
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Alice Erb

Great place great guides. SHOUT OUT TO Emj and Mary. Made to feel super comfortable and helped in every way you needed it

Alice Erb
April 22, 2021
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Kathy Frazier

Connor was an amazing guide today. I had a blast! I will definitely visit you again and refer friends.

Kathy Frazier
April 22, 2021
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Cheryl Kern

Great place! Very organized! Brett was a fantastic guide!!

Cheryl Kern
April 22, 2021
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Gustavo Perez

Gustavo Perez
April 22, 2021
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Scott Halstead

Jacob and Alec were fantastic! 👍👍👍

Scott Halstead
April 22, 2021
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Randy Severino

What a wonderful trip. We had 15 in our group. Zip line and rafting. We had kids age 13 to 62, we all felt like kids today. So much fun. The zip line was a mix of bridges and zip lines. Great coarse! Thank you Jacob and Clair. You took care of the kids and us older folks. This was a family memory we will never forget. The photos were amazing, shots right out of field and stream magazine. I definitely recommend getting the photos.

Randy Severino
April 22, 2021
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Refugio Salgado

Refugio Salgado
April 22, 2021
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Scott Stewart

Short drive from Denver and really fun!!!

Scott Stewart
April 22, 2021
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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.

Craig Lewis
April 22, 2021
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Codey Small

Wow our guide hunter was amazing rafing made fun

Codey Small
April 22, 2021
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brent Laracuente

brent Laracuente
April 22, 2021
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Ryan Morita

Awesome trip. Samwise was an excellent guide!

Ryan Morita
April 22, 2021
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David Johnson

MJ and Tessa were our ziplining guides and were awesome, helping us navigate all the lines and keeping us focused on having fun. Sam Wise was our rafting guide, and you could tell he really knew what he was doing. He turned us into a rafting team and helped us tame the rapids. I’ve done ziplining a few times, but this was my first rafting experience; can’t wait to do it again!

David Johnson
April 22, 2021
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James Tilton

The Via Ferrata was AMAZING thanks to our guides. Alec, Spencer, Emily, and Dylan were knowledgeable, helpful, and funny. Highly recommend!

James Tilton
April 22, 2021
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Tobin Malleck

What a blast! Huge props to Emj and Mary!!

Tobin Malleck
April 22, 2021
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Kirk Kolek

Had a blast ziplining! Mary and Dillon were great, and made it fun for all.

Kirk Kolek
April 22, 2021
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Aman Koirala

I went there with my friends and it was really fun. We were guides by Clara Kennedy for rafting. She was so cool, fun and professional.

Aman Koirala
April 22, 2021
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surab shrestha

We were 5 of us for rafting and luckily we got the most cool and friendly guide: Clara Kennedy. This place is definitely worth a visit and if you are lucky to have her as a guide then you’re gonna have a very good time.

surab shrestha
April 22, 2021
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Tiffanie Deupree

This was our first time and it was amazing. Mary and Dillon were great.

Tiffanie Deupree
April 22, 2021
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Tanesha Bonton

Tanesha Bonton
April 22, 2021
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Josha Kruvand

Great trip for families! My 6 year old daughter loved the Clear Creek rafting!

Josha Kruvand
April 22, 2021
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Rebecca Mayer

Rebecca Mayer
April 22, 2021
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Connie Graeff

Connie Graeff
April 22, 2021
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Garth Murray

Rafting was an absolute BLAST here. We took the 3/4 day ride and enjoyed every bit of it. Our guide, Simon, was terrific all the way through, staying upbeat and engaging. He definitely made the ride even better. Overall, highly recommended!

Garth Murray
April 22, 2021
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Matt Kopp

Went rafting on 8/16/19 with Simon and he was rhe best! Im a “fluffy guy” and fell in the water on the 50/50 part and he calmly pulled me in, amazing job! He was just so chill and in control. He made the experience a memorable one!

Matt Kopp
April 22, 2021
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Liza Frasca

Reasonably priced. Very organized. Great guides. Fun time

Liza Frasca
April 22, 2021
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Krista Townsend

Krista Townsend
April 22, 2021
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ashley jones

Thanks for the ride Corbin, you were a great guide. It was myself and my 10 yet old twins. We had a blast. Corbin allowed us to name our raft, SS Shaniqua( how they came up with that, I’ll never know) can’t wait to come back amd ride again. You ROCK Corbin!

ashley jones
April 22, 2021
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