Rafting

three rafts on the upper colorado river with rocky cliffs on either side.

What to Expect this 2024 Colorado Rafting Season

With rafting starting this weekend, we are stoked for another epic season of adventure! Our outposts in Buena Vista and Idaho Springs open for rafting […]

Wildflowers in Colorado

Colorado Wildflowers: When and Where to See Them

Wildflowers give Colorado a new boost of vibrant colors from May to August, with wildflower blooms starting at lower elevations in early May and higher […]

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Colorado Whitewater Rafting Packing List

We are excited to welcome you to the water for your exciting whitewater rafting trip! Before you leave for your adventure, it’s important to double-check […]

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Best Whitewater Rafting Near Golden, Colorado

Golden was originally named Golden City after an early settler and miner, Tom Golden. Golden City was initially meant to be one of Colorado’s many […]

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Best Places to Kayak Near Golden, Colorado

Golden, Colorado, just west of Denver, is the site of the well-known Coors Brewery and also the prestigious School of Mines. This lovely town includes […]

Colorado River Guide

Best 3 Whitewater Rafting Trips for Large Groups in Colorado

Looking for an amazing whitewater or other outdoor adventure for your group? Then look no further, AVA is the place for you. From groups of […]

October Rafting in Colorado

Best October Rafting in Colorado

As we near the end of the warmer weather in Colorado and prep our ski gear for the winter, the whitewater available for rafting becomes […]

Arkansas River Rafting in Colorado

10 Most Scenic Rivers in Colorado

From mountains, lakes, and rivers, Colorado offers a plethora of unique opportunities for outdoor exploration. Enjoy an alpine hike, a long drive on backcountry roads, […]

Colorado River through the Grand Canyon

5 Colorado River Facts You Should Know

The Colorado River is one of the largest and most well-known rivers in the US, but many people ask “Where is the Colorado River located? […]

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Why Winter is the Best Time to Plan a Summer Adventure

While winter might seem an odd time to plan a summer adventure, savvy travelers know that the colder months offer the best deals and ensure […]