River Rafting in May
Ski season is coming to an end, and that means one thing for the high country: whitewater rafting trips and summer fun! Welcome to the 2013 season of AVA Rafting and Mountaintop Zipline Tours! AVA will start to run rafting trips on Friday, May 3rd on the Arkansas River with trips departing from our Granite Outpost. We’ll follow that by opening our Clear Creek rafting trips on Saturday, May 4th at our Idaho Springs Outpost.
Granite Outpost/ Arkansas River Trips
Starting May 3rd, we’ll be running our Brown’s Canyon trips, including the Brown’s Canyon ½ Day, Brown’s Canyon Express (3/4 Day), and Brown’s Canyon Sizzler (full day). Overnight trips will be available for those wanting some extra time on the river. Depending on water levels, we will be getting ready to open our more advanced rafting Arkansas River trips, as well, including the Numbers and Pine Creek.
In addition to opening up whitewater river rafting, we’ll also be opening up our Granite zipline course with 7 different zips totaling over 3500’ of zipping. Our rock climbing tours will begin, as well, which means you can package rafting and ziplining, rafting and rock climbing, or ziplining and rock climbing for a truly action-packed day. Want to do all three? We renovated our cabins over the winter, and they’ll be open for business May 3rd, too! So stay with AVA for the weekend and check out all the great activities available.
Idaho Springs Outpost/ Clear Creek Trips
Starting May 4th, we’ll be running trips on Clear Creek, including the Clear Creek Beginner and the Clear Creek Intermediate. Depending on water levels, we’ll be getting ready for the Clear Creek Advanced, as well. Trip times are available throughout the day, so we can accommodate all schedules whether you’re looking to spend the rest of the day exploring Idaho Springs or need to squeeze in some whitewater after a day of work.
Our Idaho Springs mountaintop zipline tours are running already, so if you just can’t wait for the rafting season to start, take advantage of April Colorado ziplining. Our 6 zips of varying lengths zigzag down the cliffs behind our outpost, providing stellar views and high adrenaline fun. If you do decide to wait until the river’s flowing, package our white water rafting trips and Colorado zip line tours for a perfect day of thrills.
Kremmling Outpost/ Colorado River Trips
Our Kremmling Outpost is scheduled to open our Upper Colorado River float trip options on May 17th with Upper Colorado full day and half day float trips, as well as inflatable kayak trips and stand up paddleboard trips, all of which make for fantastic family rafting trips. We are expanding the number of overnight rafting trips we offer, as well. We’ll be posting more details as Opening Day approaches!
Join AVA and enjoy all the extra snow we got this spring – it’s sure to make for some fantastic whitewater. Rafting season is upon us!