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Let’s face it: you’d rather spend a month on vacation, but you can still plan a quick weekend escape with all the fun you’re seeking. Let AVA help you shape the perfect weekend getaway in Colorado to make the most of your short time. You can plan for high adrenaline action or scenery-soaked relaxation. Both are easy to find in Colorado.

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COLORADO’S BEST IN A WEEKEND

Take a time out! AVA can put together trip combos that satisfy your thirst for adventure, mountain scenery and time away from your busy schedule. Check OUT for a weekend and check IN for adventure!

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU

Whether you’re a busy couple looking for a few moments alone, a family looking to make some lasting memories, or a group of friends wanting some time to reconnect, Colorado is a great place to plan a weekend getaway. Talk to our helpful and knowledgeable staff for ideas. From suggestions on local hotels and watering holes, to the best river trip for you, we’ll help you make it all come together.

WEEKEND GETAWAY IDEAS

This is what we do best. AVA provides the highest quality Colorado mountain adventures in multiple locations to make it simple for you to plan your trip and have fun!

Here are just a couple of our favorite ideas for Weekend Getaways in Colorado:

OVERNIGHT RIVER ADVENTURE + HOT SPRINGS 

Friday:

  • Fly into Denver (or head out if you already live there)
  • Drive to Buena Vista, about 2 ½ hours from Denver
  • Stay at Cottonwood Hot Springs 

Saturday:

  • Breakfast at the Evergreen Café in Buena Vista
  • Check in to AVA for your 2 Day Advanced Rafting Trip. Includes camping on the river, 3 meals + snack, wetsuits and more.

Sunday:

  • Finish rafting trip about 12:30
  • Grab lunch in Leadville on your way back to Denver
  • Hit the trendy eats in downtown Denver

Monday: Fly Home

 

URBAN ADVENTURE + MOUNTAIN MANIA

Friday:

  • Fly into Denver, check into your hotel downtown
  • Pre-game drinks and dinner at the Wynkoop
  • Catch a Rockies game. 

Saturday:

  • Drive to Idaho Springs
  • Cliffside Zipline Tour or Via Ferrata with AVA
  • Lunch in Idaho Springs at Smokin’ Yards BBQ
  • Upper Clear Creek Rafting Trip
  • Return to Denver, grab a b-cycle rental bike and bike the Cherry Creek bike path to dinner

Sunday

  • Grab breakfast at Snooze
  • Check out Red Rocks in Morrison
  • Tour at the Great Divide Brewing Company 
  • Fly home


DOUBLE DUTY WHITEWATER

Friday:

  • Fly to Denver (or head out if you already live there)
  • Drive to our Granite Outpost
  • Stay in one of our rustic cabins on site

Saturday:

  • Check in for your Brown’s Canyon Sizzler full day rafting trip
  • Hit dinner at the Asian Palate
  • Soak at Cottonwood Hot Springs

Sunday:

  • Check in for your Gauntlet advanced rafting trip through Pine Creek & The Numbers
  • Take a hike on the Whipple Trail in Buena Vista before heading back to Denver
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