adventuresChange things up this summer and opt for a mountain vacation instead of a beach getaway this summer! The Rocky Mountains, particularly Summit County, is extremely unique and has an activity for everyone. From mountain biking, to kayaking, rock climbing, and Gondola Rides, options for fun are endless. Arkansas Valley Adventure specializes in Summit County outdoor activities. Check out the list of activities below.


>  Whitewater Rafting

AVA rafts on the Arkansas River, the Colorado River, the Blue River, and Clear Creek. We have everything from a calm float trip (Class 1 and 2) up to advanced whitewater (Class 5). Families staying in either the Breckenridge, Keystone, or Vail area, be sure to check out Brown’s Canyon – a great family whitewater trip on the Arkansas River!


>  Hot Air Balloon Rides

Enjoy a sunrise ride over the majestic Rocky Mountains. The balloon ride depart daily during beginning May 14th from South Park, located in Central Colorado. After taking in the stunning, early morning vistas, you will return to the earth where you will celebrate with a champagne toast and a traditional ballooners breakfast.


>  Rock climbing

Make the most of your day with a half day rock climb tour and either ziplining or whitewater rafting. Our rock climb tours last approximately 4 hours and are guided. All climb are “top rope” climbs. You will wear a harness attached to a rope that will catch you in the event that you lose your grip or footing.


>  Ziplining

adventuresArkansas Valley Adventures has two aerial adventure course. The Cliffside Aerial Tour, located in Idaho Springs, is best for individuals staying in or around Downtown Denver. The Mountaintop Aerial Adventure is located in Granite, an hour drive from Breckenridge or Vail Valley. Both tours take approximately three hours and include a number of challenger courses in addition to the zip lines.

The activities listed above are some of the many adventures Arkansas Valley offers. Be sure to visit our website or call an adventure expert at (877) RAFTING to learn about other activities.