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AVA offers a range rafting adventures in multiple locations, from beginner floats to the biggest Class V thrills. Whether you’re interested in laid back and scenic or high adrenaline thrills; a couple hours on the water or a couple days; or you’re hoping to combine several different activities with your Colorado white water rafting trip, AVA can provide one or more options.

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WHITE WATER RAFTING COLORADO WITH AVA

AVA Rafting offers river trips across the state of Colorado with options ranging from mellow float trips to the most advanced whitewater in the state. Let us find the perfect trip for your group, whether you’re bringing grandma and the grandkids or putting together an activity for a bachelor party.

CHOOSING A COLORADO RAFTING TRIP

Take your time evaluating the different rafting trips or call our sales office to speak to a rafting specialist. Some of the factors to consider when choosing a whitewater rafting trip are the ages and physical fitness levels in your group. Families with younger children should be sure to check the minimum ages and weights listed. Be sure to consider how far you are willing to drive for your river trip; while AVA’s outposts are typically located 1 to 2 hours from Colorado’s top destinations, you’ll want to be sure you know where the trip you’re researching is located.

We highly recommend booking your trip ahead of time, either through our website or by calling 7 days a week all year long at 800-370-0581. Once you’ve booked your trip, a detailed confirmation letter will be emailed to you. This email will include driving directions, a gear list, trip time and date, and more.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON AN AVA WHITE WATER RAFTING TRIP

You will arrive at an AVA outpost and check in. We take care of you from here. With our staff and guides’ instruction, you will gear up and get ready for your trip. Then you will put any other belongings into your car, lock your car and hand us your keys for safekeeping. Then it’s time to head to the river: depending on the trip, you will either start your trip from our office location or board one of our vehicles to take you to the starting point. You will not need to drive your own vehicle!

Have an absolute blast on your trip! You’ll be given an introduction to white water rafting basics, from how to stay in the boat to proper paddling technique. Your guide will also provide a thorough safety orientation so you are prepared for anything that might happen while you are on the river. Then, it’s time to take on the rapids.

After your trip, we pick you up in our vehicles and return you with huge smiles to our office, where you will change and look at pictures if your photo was taken on your trip. We get to say thanks for coming!

WHAT ARE THE RAFTING TRIPS THAT AVA OFFERS?

AVA offers whitewater rafting trips on the famed Arkansas River in Central Colorado, including through the iconic Browns Canyon National Monument. Just 30 minutes from Denver, AVA provides a variety of river trips on Clear Creek, from family friendly to highly technical and continuous whitewater. Further north, check out float trips, inflatable kayaks, stand up paddleboards and more on the Colorado River. AVA also provides options on the Eagle River near Vail, the Blue River by Breckenridge, the Animas close to Durango, the Dolores River near Durango, the Wild and Scenic Cache la Poudre out of Fort Collins and the Salt River in Arizona.

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