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Aspen, CO

Aspen is one of the best known spots in Colorado. People flock to the beautiful, historic town both winter and summer for the breathtaking views, recreation, restaurants, nightlife and culture. Although Aspen is a little harder to get to than some Colorado towns, it’s worth all the trouble. You’ll find endless opportunities for fun in this famous town.

Many visitors come for the whitewater rafting near Aspen. Some of the most scenic whitewater trips lie just over Independence Pass from Aspen on the Arkansas River. AVA’s Arkansas River rafting trips are for all ages and abilities, from family whitewater trips to the most advanced rafting in the state. Favorites include the Browns Canyon Sizzler for a families with lunch on the river. For the more adventurous at heart, check out The Gauntlet – Pine Creek & the Numbers, the most advanced section on the entire Arkansas River.

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FUN ASPEN ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • Whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River
  • Zip line tours
  • Mountain biking on nearby trails
  • Hiking
  • Fishing/fly fishing
  • The Alpine Slide
  • Rock climbing
  • Golf

ASPEN WHITEWATER RAFTING

Many visitors come for the whitewater rafting near Aspen. Some of the most scenic whitewater trips lie just over Independence Pass from Aspen on the Arkansas River. AVA’s Arkansas River rafting trips are for all ages and abilities, from family whitewater trips to the most advanced rafting in the state. Favorites include the Browns Canyon Sizzler for a families with lunch on the river. For the more adventurous at heart, check out The Gauntlet – Pine Creek & the Numbers, the most advanced section on the entire Arkansas River.

WHAT TO DO IN ASPEN

You can also join us for a zip line tour in the very same location at our Granite Outpost. Choose a rafting + zipline package that will get you the most adventure for your dollar. The Granite Outpost is located just over an hour away from Aspen. To get to us, you take Independence Pass, one of the most famous drives in the country.

WHERE TO STAY & EAT IN ASPEN

FOR LODGING IN ASPEN, WE RECOMMEND: 

  • The Gant
  • The Innsbruck 
  • Limelight Hotel Aspen
  • Molly Gibson Lodge (pet friendly)

HIT SOME OF OUR FAVORITE SPOTS TO GRAB A DELICIOUS BITE:

  • Matsuhisa – Sushi 
  • Campo De Fiori 
  • Apex tavern – outdoor dining

Want to Take a Yoga Class? Check out 02 Yoga or Arjuna Hot yoga.

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