Wild & High Exertion

The Numbers Half Day + Zipline

Experience an action-packed day with two of Colorado’s best summer activities. Soar between trees on our Mountaintop Zipline course and then splash your way through nonstop whitewater on the Numbers Rafting section of the Arkansas River.

The Highlights Of Your Trip

Experience the best of Colorado with the Arkansas River’s finest whitewater and unparalleled treetop excitement. Adventure seekers will love the steep drops and wilder rapids of the Numbers rafting, and treetop views and thrills will keep everyone’s excitement levels up. Our zipline course is perfect for all levels of adventurer, and physically fit beginners through more advanced rafters will have a blast on the more advanced whitewater of The Numbers.

Minimum age: 15, minimum weight: 50 lbs., maximum weight: 250 lbs.

Book this trip


How much


From $183

Ages 15+ 15% off
with promo SUMMERDAZE15


What's included


  • Rafting
  • Ziplining

Trip Length


Full Day, no lunch


How Hard


Wild & High Exertion

Who can go

Minimum Age

15 years old & Up

What an AVA The Numbers RAFTING + ZIPLINE looks like

Trip Highlights

A. What to Expect

  • A full day of excitement
  • Half-day ziplining on our Mountaintop Zipline course
  • Soar between and among Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, flying from cliff to cliff rather than between platforms
  • Raft approximately 6 miles on the river
  • Navigate steep sections and 8 exciting class III-V rapids!
  • Knowledgeable zip and raft guides to keep you safe and having fun

B. Trip Itinerary*

  • Check-in at our Buena Vista outpost where you will meet you guide
  • Gear up for your zipline adventure and head up into the trees
  • Fly across 6 lines on our zipline course
  • Break for lunch – please pack a lunch for between adventures
  • Meet up with your guide and get ready for your rafting adventure
  • Spend the afternoon on the water, navigating one of the most exciting stretches of Colorado whitewater
  • Return to the outpost and view photos from your trips

*For some trips, the order of adventures may be switched. Please check your individual booking for exact details.

C. Who will love this trip?

  • Adventure seekers looking to experience excitement on the water and in the trees
  • Groups looking to venture into the mountains, exploring Colorado’s best scenery
  • Families with kids ages 15 and older

What to expect

On Your Whitewater Rafting + Zipline Adventure

Father and child ziplining.

Adrenaline from Start to Finish

Start your morning off with our Mountaintop Zipline tour, where you’ll soar through densely wooded areas and by massive mountain faces. Your heart will be pounding with excitement on a zipline adventure everyone will appreciate.

The Numbers rafting offers the excitement of narrow channels, steep drops, and technical maneuverings as you travel through boulder-strewn canyons and gorgeous valleys. Adrenaline seekers will appreciate this more advanced trip and chance to raft Colorado’s best class III through V rapids.

Woman standing on tightrope on AVA's Granite Via Ferrata course.

Magnificent Scenery

On your zipline trip, you will be amazed at how beautiful the snow-capped mountain peaks and Arkansas River are from your very own aerial view. You’ll be exposed to a unique view of Colorado’s Rockies, so be sure to catch your breath in time to take a look!

The Numbers rafting takes place on the Arkansas River and some of Colorado’s bluest water. The sun glinting off the spray as your paddle arcs in and out of the river may be dazzling, but be sure to look around you to take in the majestic bank. You may also spot some wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled.

Included Gear & Packing List

All of your gear will be provided for your rafting and zipline excursions. This includes:

  • PFD
  • Wetsuit
  • Splash jacket
  • Helmet
  • Zipline harness
  • Gloves


  • Shoes that will stay securely on your feet… no flip flops or crocs! (Rafting)
  • Fleece and/or quick dry clothing
  • Waterproof sunscreen & sunglasses
  • Closed toed-shoes (zipline)
  • Longer pants or shorts that will fit in your zipline harness
  • Lunch
  • Cash to tip your raft & zipline guides!
Mountain bike rentals in Colorado at AVA.

Colorado Adventures Continue

Continue the adventure in the Arkansas River Valley and Buena Vista, offering unparalleled experiences for both day-trippers and weekend adventurers.

  • Extend your in one of our cozy cabins or campsites, so it’s easy to continue exploring
  • Try out other outdoor activities including hiking, biking, fly-fishing, or horseback riding
  • Refuel at a restaurant or brewery in Buena Vista
  • Recharge at the nearby Cottonwood Hot Springs or Mount Princeton Hot Springs

Trip Location

Rafters on smooth waters.

Buena Vista

40671 US-24
Buena Vista, CO 81211

If using Google Maps, ‘US 24 North’ is incorrect and will take you 10 miles south of us. Type in the address exactly as listed above to ensure correct directions.

On the hunt for a true mountain excursion?  Head to Buena Vista, Colorado to raft through a national monument on our Brown’s Canyon 1/2 day trip, fly above the Arkansas River Valley on our Mountaintop Zipline, or Rock Climb the majestic Granite Gorge Cliffs, where views of the majestic Collegiate Peaks will take your breath away.

AVA’s Buena Vista Outpost is located just over an hour from Summit County and under two and a half hours from Denver, Colorado.


Yes, please pack a lunch to enjoy between adventures.

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