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We know there are a lot of different options, and it can be difficult to know where to start. Browse below by activity or group type and check out our top-rated trips.

Discover Your Colorado Adventure

Whether you are visiting Colorado for the first time or a local, our beautiful state offers a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities to explore the best of the Rocky Mountains!

Choose from exciting Whitewater Rafting, Ziplining, Via Ferrata, Rock Climbing, Horseback Riding, Fly-Fishing, and Overnight and Multiday trips or packages, along with Off-Road UTV and Bike Rentals, or explore our Lodging options. With our three main outposts in Idaho Springs, Buena Vista, and Kremmling, we have an adventure for you, no matter your Colorado location!

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White Water Rafting

Join AVA for an exhilarating whitewater rafting experience in Colorado. Our expert guides will help you navigate you through class I-V rapids on iconic Colorado rivers including the Arkansas, Colorado, and Clear Creek. With convenient outposts in Idaho Springs, Buena Vista, and Kremmling, AVA provides rafting trips for all levels of adventure seekers to experience thrilling whitewater opportunities amidst stunning Colorado scenery. We provide all necessary gear and will capture your exciting whitewater experience with professional photography.

AVA Top Rafting Trips

group smiling through spray as they paddle down the Arkansas River
Exciting & Active
Best for Families & Groups

Browns Canyon 1/2 Day

Get ready to experience the best of Colorado on our Brown’s Canyon half-day trip. This family-friendly adventure rushes you down the Arkansas River and [...]

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Wild & High Exertion
Best for Thrill Seekers

Numbers 1/2 Day

Looking for that quintessential Colorado whitewater rafting experience? Head to the Numbers section of the Arkansas River! If you are an experienced rafter looking [...]

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Exciting & Active
Most Popular - Great for Kids

Gold Rush Clear Creek Rafting Adventure

Splash down the Clear Creek mining valley on our 1/3 day Gold Rush trip. Just a short half-hour trip from Denver, this family-friendly rafting [...]

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Discover the exhilaration of ziplining across Colorado’s awe-inspiring landscapes with AVA’s Mountaintop and Cliffside Zipline adventures. Our Zip Truck transports you to the starting point, with brief treks between ziplines. We’ve intricately woven our courses into the mountainous terrain, allowing for stunning vistas as you soar from platform to platform. Each AVA guide has undergone rigorous training, and we fit and equip you with all necessary gear, such as harnesses, trolley systems, gloves, and helmets, for an exciting yet safe experience. Upon completion of your trip, swing by our outpost to grab pictures and keepsakes that will forever commemorate your unique AVA zipline experience!

AVA Top Ziplining Trips

Person ziplining through Colorado fall foliage
Thrilling & Very Active
Best for a Full Day of Family Fun

Browns Canyon Half Day + Zipline Package

This multi-adventure package will keep you energized and smiling the entire day, as you fly through the trees on our Mountaintop Zipline course and [...]

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Woman ziplining in the Colorado mountains.
Exciting & Active
Best for Families with Kids

Mountaintop Ziplining In Colorado – Half Day

Fly between towering old-growth pine trees and cliffs on our Mountaintop Zipline, a unique Colorado experience fun for all ages. This course may be [...]

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Colorado Zipline Tours
Exciting & Active
Best for Families with Kids

Cliffside Zipline Half Day

Fly through the trees on our exciting 6-line zipline course in Idaho Springs. This trip includes features such as a dual race line, hanging [...]

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Via Ferrata

Climb high into Colorado’s cliffsides on our Via Ferrata courses located in Idaho Springs and Buena Vista. This outdoor adventure delivers a unique mountaineering experience complete with ladders, cables, suspension bridges, iron steps, and ziplines. Our experienced guides place safety at the forefront of your trip, and we and outfit you with all required equipment. The Mount Blue Sky Via Ferrata showcases sky-high bridges, exciting climbs, and several lines of our zipline course, while the Granite Via Ferrata in Buena Vista begins with a zipline launch, offers breathtaking views of the Arkansas River Valley, a scaling experience along the majestic Collegiate Peaks, and completes the experience with a heart-pounding 80-foot freefall!

AVA Top Via Ferrata Trips

Rock climbing in the Colorado Mountains.
Heart Pounding
Best for a Full Day of Thrills

The Numbers 1/2 Day + Via Ferrata

This adventure will get your heart rate up and keep it up as you embark on our Numbers + Via Ferrata full-day excursion. This [...]

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Guest on the 78-foot free fall on AVA's Granite Via Ferrata course.
Thrilling & Very Active
Best for thrill seekers

Colorado Via Ferrata – Granite

Adventure awaits as you conquer the cliffside on this unique mountaintop climbing experience. Feel a rush of adrenaline as you traverse across and above [...]

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Person on a Via Ferrata course.
Thrilling & Very Active
Best for Cliffside Thrills

Mount Blue Sky, Colorado Via Ferrata

Get your heart up on one of our most daring adventure trips! On our Mount Blue Sky Via Ferrata course, you will traverse the [...]

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Other Adventures

Woman tying knots before rock climbing in Colorado

Rock Climbing

Defy Gravity and test your limits all while taking in the spectacular scenery of the Arkansas River Valley. Our experienced guides will provide everything you need to learn how to rock climb.

People enjoying fly fishing in Colorado.

Fly Fishing

Enjoy a leisurely float while learning from our experienced local fishing guides as they show you the best spots and offer pro tips on fly fishing the might Colorado River.

Off-road vehicles ready for an adventure.

Off-Road Rentals

Explore the Colorado River headwaters region in our brand-new Polaris RZR and RZR Turbo UTVs. With over 200 miles of trails on 20,000 acres, you will have plenty of runway for adventure.

Women riding horses in the backcountry.

Horseback Riding

Nothing will take you back to the Old West like experiencing Colorado from horseback. Choose from a variety of scenic trail rides in the Arkansas River Valley, including sunset and waterfall ride options.

Tent on a lake shore at dusk.

Overnight Trips

Some of the greatest outdoor adventures we have to offer are Colorado overnight trips. You can choose from one night along the river all the way to multiple days in the wilderness. These overnight trips are perfect for groups looking to explore and spend time together.

Mountain bike rentals in Colorado at AVA.

Bike Rentals

Explore the beautiful Rockies from high alpine terrain with views of 14 thousand-foot peaks all on bike. Our bike rentals, located in Breckenridge, Colorado, offer numerous options for biking on trails, paved paths, in town, or downhill at Breckenridge Resort. Choose from E-bikes, leisure bikes, and mountain bikes.

train through the Colorado mountains

Train Rides

Explore Colorado’s rich mining history and take in the gorgeous views as your train winds through the steep mountainsides, towering pines, and narrow river valleys just west of Denver.


Gear & Boat Rental

For the experienced rafter who has completed private excursions in the past, we offer a full range of boat rentals, frames, and river gear, including gear for multi-day excursions, as well as transportation services.


The best of Colorado by day & night

Located onsite at our Buena Vista Outpost, our rustic cabins and campsites place you in the heart of the action so you can pack even more outdoor adventures into your time in Colorado. Our staff can even help you plan an itinerary to take maximum advantage of your stay.

Can’t decide which adventure to choose?

Too many options? Not sure where to start? We know, it’s a lot to choose from! To narrow down the list to a handful of trips that are just right for you, try our Adventure Compass, below, which will provide a customized set of recommendations.

Want a little extra bang for your buck? Try one of our adventure packages and combine Whitewater Rafting with Ziplining, a Via Ferrata, UTVs, or Rock Climbing. If you’re looking for something a little different, don’t worry, our Adventure Specialists can help you create your own custom adventure package!

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