Best Whitewater Guide Service
With 8 rivers to run across the state, AVA took home the trophy for the Best Whitewater Guide Service in the Rocky Mountains. Our four main outposts in Colorado are located in Buena Vista, Kremmling, Idaho Springs, and Breckenridge, running all levels of whitewater perfect for those thrill-seekers and families of all generations.
Arkansas River | Buena Vista
Head to AVA’s Buena Vista outpost to raft the most famous whitewater stretch in the country through Browns Canyon, or one of the most difficult commercially ran rapids on Pine Creek. The Arkansas River yields incredible views of the valley and Collegiate Peaks, making for a fantastic destination for a classic Colorado adventure.
Clear Creek | Idaho Springs
Our Idaho Springs location is perfectly situated just 30 minutes west of downtown Denver. You’ll enjoy an afternoon in the Rocky Mountains on our many trips down Clear Creek. AVA’s Gold Rush trip is popular among families, or challenge yourself on the steep, continuous rapids of our Phoenix Full Day excursion.
Colorado River | Kremmling
If your youngest adventurer is 2 years old or you’re on the hunt for a relaxing day on the river, the Colorado River is for you. Bring all generations of your family reunion on our scenic float down the Upper C and make lasting memories on this Class II stretch of whitewater.
Blue River | Breckenridge
Looking for an activity in Summit County? AVA Rafting & Zipline runs a 1/3 Day trip on the Blue River. This Express adventure makes for a perfect morning on the water before you venture through the mountains for the afternoon!
Best Adventure Park
AVA’s award-winning Cliffside Zipline course has won Best of the Rockies in previous years, and it continues to hold it’s reign. This course consists of 6 lines overlooking the historic town of Idaho Springs and is built into the natural surrounding area, making it the perfect backcountry adventure close to the Denver area. You’ll catch views of the Continental Divide and cross multiple suspended bridges and a 50-foot free fall as you make your way down the cliffside.
Come on an adventure with AVA Rafting & Zipline this year! We only have a few weeks left until our rafting kicks off, and we’re already indulging in some spring activities at our Idaho Springs location. Take advantage of our current deals, or call one of our adventure specialists today to get you set up for the trip of a lifetime this year.