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Halloween costumes are already packed up, and the turkey and stuffing of Thanksgiving is certainly long gone. The holiday season is officially here! Holiday shopping can be expensive, stressful, and there’s always a chance you buy a gift that won’t fit, they won’t like, or they already have. Avoid the stress of holiday traffic and crowds, and don’t even worry about buying something they won’t like. At A.V.A. Rafting & Zipline, we are here to help you become the best gift giver around. Here are a few gift ideas for the people in your life.

The Adventurer
Can’t settle on an adventure gift for your adventure loving friend? Don’t! Our adventure packages offer spectacular savings on a variety of adventure tours. Give the gift of rafting, ziplining, rappelling, rock climbing and camping, with some cash to spare on your own adventure! To find the perfect package for your adventurous friend, talk to our agents at 877.RAFTING (877.723.8464).

The Environmentalist
Look no further than the Arkansas River for the environmentalist in your life! The Arkansas is home to the Browns Canyon National Monument, one of the United States’ newest national monuments. Take in the beautiful Colorado mountain landscape and keep your eyes peeled for some incredible wildlife, including big horn sheep, eagles and more! Your favorite environmental advocate will be thrilled to paddle through Browns Canyon on a thrilling Browns Canyon Sizzler trip, and they will go crazy for the 24 Hours in Browns Canyon trip that is complete with an evening of camping riverside.

The Adrenaline Junkie
Everyone has that one friend or family member who pushes the limits of sanity. You know who I’m talking about here; the guy or gal that went base jumping after swimming with a bunch of hungry sharks just before riding an alligator through the Everglades. Yes, THAT friend. What do you get the person who loves everything? A Gore Canyon Rafting Trip, of course! Gore Canyon is Colorado’s ultimate challenge in commercial whitewater rafting and is only for serious paddlers. It is well known among rafting enthusiasts as one of the most advanced river trips in the country. This remote canyon on the Colorado River has the steepest gradient drop—an astounding 120 feet a mile—with a vertical waterfall in the heart of the canyon.

The Youngster
So, you’re looking for the perfect outdoor adventure gift for your 7 year old? No problem! We offer trips for all ages an ability levels. Take a trip down Clear Creek in Idaho Springs on our Gold Rush Trip! This beginner-friendly trip is ideal for all abilities and is an excellent family rafting trip. The section of river we run for the Gold Rush rafting trip packs in eleven Class beginner-intermediate whitewater rapids. After you finish up on the rapids, head to our Cliffside Zipline to continue the adventure! You can save big bucks when you book a package, so give our agents a call today to discuss your Raft/Zipline trip!

The ‘Fraidy Cat
Trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone who hates heights and anything involving paddling through rapids? Give the gift of relaxation in the most scenic setting possible! The Colorado River Float Trip is a scenic trip down the Upper Colorado River. Participants are encouraged to sunbathe, to swim, or to simply relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Keep your eyes peeled – you may see a bald eagle overhead!

The Equine-Loving Outdoor Enthusiast
Horseback riding is a great way to explore the serenity and incredible landscape of Colorado. We offer trips in 2 convenient locations: Breckenridge and Buena Vista. Ride through the National Forest of the Collegiate Peaks, absorbing the beauty of the Rocky Mountains all around you, or take in the scenery of the Breckenridge mountains. We have trail rides for all ability levels, making this the perfect gift for any horse enthusiast.

The “Special Someone”
Looking for the perfect romantic gift for the special someone in your life? Why not take them on a beautiful Hot Air Balloon Tour above the Rocky Mountains! This incredibly scenic and memorable trip comes complete with pre-trip coffee and breakfast, as well as an in-flight Champagne toast. What could possibly be better than gently floating over the Rockies as you watch the sunrise with a loved one? Book a Hot Air Balloon Tour for your special someone today!

This is just a taste of the options available for gifting this holiday season. Our agents are happy to help you select the perfect adventure for every type of person in your life. Give us a call at 877.723.8464 to find the perfect trip.