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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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  • 24 HOURS IN BROWNS CANYON


  • LOCATION:
     Buena Vista, CO VIEW MAP
    ACTIVITIES: Overnight & Multiday Rafting
    DURATION: Overnight Multiday
    DIFFICULTY: Level 4 (exciting)
    RIVER RATING: Class III
    MINIMUM AGE: 7 years old
    PRICE: from $339 Ages 13+
    from $329 Ages 7-12

  • CLEAR CREEK GOLD RUSH + ZIPLINE PACKAGE


  • LOCATION:
    Idaho Springs, CO VIEW MAP
    ACTIVITIES: Denver, CO Ziplining, Whitewater Rafting Colorado
    DURATION: Full Day
    DIFFICULTY: Level 4 (exciting)
    RIVER RATING: Class III
    MINIMUM AGE: 6 years old
    PRICE: from $158 for adults 13+
    from $153 for ages 6-12

  • Cabin Rentals


  • LOCATION:
     Buena Vista, CO VIEW MAP
    ACTIVITIES: Lodging, Overnight & Multiday Rafting
    DURATION: Overnight Multiday
    DIFFICULTY: Level 1 (leisurely)
    MINIMUM AGE: 0 years old
    PRICE: from $150 per night – up to 4 people

COLORADO IS 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.

 

Get Outside

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 a couple of our favorite ideas for Weekend Getaways in Colorado.

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WEEKEND GETAWAY IDEAS

  • 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
    • Head 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 up 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 rental bike or scooter and take 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