2020 Update: Cabins are currently unavailable, but you can book the 3 day Mild to Wild Deluxe.
We’re not sure you could get a better week packed full of adventure. Whitewater rafting some of the best rapids in the high country and finished with zipping above the Arkansas Valley will give you and your group memories to last a lifetime. The rafting portion starts above Browns Canyon in the Arkansas Valley and will lead you navigating multiple levels of whitewater throughout a few days. Get back to our outpost in Buena Vista and soar above the mountains on our 7-line Mountaintop zipline course. You and your crew will not be disappointed!
Location: Buena Vista, CO VIEW MAP
Activities: Lodging, White Water Rafting, Ziplining, Overnight & Multiday Rafting
Duration: Overnight Multiday
Difficulty: Level 6
River Rating: Class V
Minimum Age: 15 years old
AVA Rafting & Zipline wants to set you up for success on your adventure so the only thing you need to worry about the day your trip sets off is having a great time. Make sure you take a look at our suggested items and gear lists before your excursion so you’re properly packed and good to go once your arrive at our outpost. Don’t worry about wetsuits or splash jackets for your trip, AVA Rafting & Zipline provides these to guests free of charge unlike many other outfitters in the area.
My wife and I did the three day Mild to Wild in mid-June this year. Mike Crook and Nic were absolutely amazing. Their extensive knowledge of the Arkansas River made us feel so comfortable tackling Class III all the way to the fast-paced Class V white water. From the time we arrived at AVA in Buena Vista we were treated like family. Mike and Nic handled everything we could of possibly needed on this trip and treated us like family from start to finish. Nico was our rock climbing and rappelling guide, this guy is part mountain goat and walked us through the entire process. Anthony was our zipline guide, and just like everyone we met at AVA was a happy and well trained guide (zipline #5 is awesome). To sum it up we thought this would be a once in a lifetime trip, but after our experience we can't wait to return with our two children and share our new found love for AVA Adventures and the Arkansas River Valley. I would give them 10 stars if it was possible!