AVA Rafting from A to Z – we truly have a bit of everything!

Balloon rides:

Balloon RidesAVA offers hot air balloon rides in two locations – soar above the hills and valleys outside of Breckenridge or Winter Park.

Cabins & Camping:

Our Granite Outpost has private cabins and campsites that make doing multiple days of activities affordable and convenient.


Take on the Upper Colorado River in your own inflatable kayak.  Floating down the river in duckies offers added freedom and thrill.

Early Bird Specials:

Get up early and save!  We’re offering big discounts on our first trips of the day at our Idaho Springs outpost.

Fly Fishing:

Enjoy the solitude of the riverside while honing your angling skills.  Tours available in Buena  Vista and Breckenridge.

Granite Outpost:

Located just north of Buena Vista, our Granite Outpost is host to rock climbing, whitewater rafting, ziplining, cabins, camping, and hiking.  The perfect destination for all true adventurers!

Horseback Riding:

Take in the sweeping views of the Arkansas River Valley or the historic mountain town of Breckenridge from horseback and time travel back to the Old West!

Idaho Springs Outpost:

Just 30 minutes from Downtown Denver, our Idaho Springs outpost has rafting from family friendly to advanced Class V.  It is also home to our mountaintop zipline course.

Jackets and wetsuits FREE:

We don’t believe in nickel and diming our guests. We want you to be warm and comfortable on your rafting trip, so we make sure that we’ve taken care of the technical gear for you.

Kremmling Outpost:

Located close to Steamboat, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Winter Park, our Kremmling outpost has mellow family floats, fun duckie trips, and the hardcore Class V Gore Canyon.

Location, location, location:

AVA offers rafting on rivers throughout the state of Colorado.  Whether you’re in Durango, Colorado Springs, Denver, Breckenridge, Steamboat or Aspen, we’ve got a trip nearby.

Multi-day trips:

Why end your rafting trip when the sun goes down?  Our two-day and three-day trips just double and triple the thrills!  And you’ll have a chance to truly get away from daily life and relax.

Numbers and Pine Creek:

We made a name for ourselves running these advanced sections of the Arkansas River, and 15 years later, we’re still the premiere company for Numbers and Pine Creek whitewater rafting trips.

Our staff:

We’d be nothing without our amazing staff. From the best guides in the state, the most rigorous training program for our new staff, and our top-notch customer service, we set the bar for companies across Colorado!


Why limit yourself to just one thrilling activity?  Package rafting and ziplining, rafting and rock climbing, or ziplining and rock climbing for an action-packed day.

Quintessential Brown’s Canyon:

No other trip says whitewater rafting in Colorado quite like Brown’s Canyon.  A can’t-miss when you visit!

Rock climbing and rappelling:

Scale the craggy rock cliffs at our Granite Outpost, and rappel down for a unique Colorado adventure.

Specials and discounts daily:

That’s right, DAILY!  We have some kind of deal going on every day of the year, so don’t forget to check it out when you’re planning a trip.

Train rides:

Learn about Colorado’s history and take in amazing views as you kick back on a train in Georgetown on Canon City.

Upper Colorado:

Gorgeous scenery, abundant wildlife, historic mining cabins, and more – the Upper Colorado provides a laidback way to experience Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.


From float trips to Class V advanced whitewater; from horseback riding to fly fishing; from camping to kayaking; from ziplining to rock climbing.  We’ve got a bit of everything – don’t worry, you won’t get bored when you plan a vacation with AVA!

Whitewater Wednesdays:

Join us on Wednesdays and get FREE transportation from Breckenridge or Keystone to our Brown’s Canyon full day rafting trip.

X-treme Whitewater:

Gore Canyon: No other trip could be the X on this list!  Gore Canyon is the biggest, the wildest, the gnarliest, and the most advanced whitewater in Colorado.

Yampa and Lodore:

Escape to the wilderness!  These 3 and 4 day trips take you deep into the Colorado wilderness.  You might have a hard time coming back to civilization, but when you do, you’ll return feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.


The hottest activity in Colorado!  Choose from our Granite course or our Idaho Springs course, and think about packaging your mountaintop ziplining with whitewater rafting for a truly thrill-filled day!


Don’t limit yourself to just one or two trips with AVA – we have so many activities for your Colorado vacation!