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Address: 12844 US Highway 24/285, Buena Vista, CO 81211-9534
Phone Number: +1 719-395-2409
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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On Colorado's most popular river, The Arkansas, world-class whitewater and...

On Colorado's most popular river, The Arkansas, world-class whitewater and jaw-dropping scenery come standard. However, at American Adventure Expeditions, our commitment to Whitewater Hospitality ensures that you'll feel welcome, wanted, and comfortable throughout your entire adventure. Spend a day on the water with us...Leave with a lifetime of memories!

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Summertime Fun!

Absolutely exciting and fun to the max! We went as a family and we had five college age boys and four 50 - 60 year olds on the raft. This type of fun has been on our bucket list... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Em S
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely exciting and fun to the max! We went as a family and we had five college age boys and four 50 - 60 year olds on the raft. This type of fun has been on our bucket list and it worked out just fine. The tour guides, the staff and everyone there were really, really helpful and kind. The... More 

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Thank Em S
Litchfield, Illinois
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77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My husband, 10 year old grandson and I did the half-day Brown River Canyon rafting trip. Beautiful canyon! Levi was our guide, and he was wonderful. At no time did we feel unsafe and his instructions were clear throughout the trip. He was conscious of our grandson at all times while still allowing us to perform some fun maneuvers. After... More 

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Thank notcarla
AmericanAdventureExp, General Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi notcarla, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience rafting with Levi through Browns Canyon! We are delighted to hear that you, your husband, and 10 yr old grandson had a wonderful time rafting and enjoyed the BBQ after as well. You are correct, Browns Canyon is beautiful, and we are glad you enjoyed those fresh from... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Beau, our guide, was awesome. We did tricks that none of the other boaters were doing. He let us know ahead of time what to do thus making it more enjoyable. The scenery was beautiful.

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Thank Tampazar
AmericanAdventureExp, General Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Tampazar, Thank you for taking the time to review your great adventure with Beau! We are glad to hear that you had an amazing time and enjoyed the beautiful scenery! AAE More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We did the royal gorge 1/2 day trip. It was a lot of fun Jon was a great guide. I felt like the trip was a little short. but that isnt necessarily a bad thing. I was getting cold towards the end. the water felt great!

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Thank Laura x
AmericanAdventureExp, General Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Laura x, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience rafting the Royal Gorge with Jon! We are glad to hear that you had a lot of fun and enjoyed the water. We would love to host you on one of our full day trips if you are looking for a longer experience next time! AAE More 

Spring, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Had 2 boats full of ages 12-48 and had a GREAT time! Wonderful guides.. Great scenery, water was cold but had the splash guards and was borderline too warm.

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Thank Kevin C
AmericanAdventureExp, General Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Kevin C, Thank you for taking the time to review your rafting experience with AAE! We are glad to hear that everyone had a great time, enjoyed the guides as well as the scenery, and were kept warm and toasty despite the cold water! AAE More 

Taylors Falls, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Our trip down the river was quite the adventure! We had Beau as our guide and he was fantastic. Very energetic and knowledgeable. He made sure we had fun and that we were all safe, (especially Tami) ;) The scenery was breathtaking and we even got to see some big horned sheep along the way! Thanks for the adventure! We... More 

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Thank meghanjulik
AmericanAdventureExp, General Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi meghanjulik, Thank you for taking the time to review your fantastic experience with Beau! We are so glad to hear that you had a fun time riding the rapids, enjoyed the scenery, and even spotted some bighorn sheep! Come see us again when you are ready for another adventure! AAE More 

Colleyville, Texas
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Admittedly the weather wasn't the best when we started out. We had barely put in when it started raining. And that first splash of cold water between the legs was a real eye-opener. But what made the trip was our guide Levi. I've been on a couple dozen rafting trips and he is in a class by himself. He kept... More 

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Thank hemisgeology
AmericanAdventureExp, General Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi hemisgeology, Thank you for taking the time to review your raft trip with Levi. If we could make everyday a sunny day we certainly would but sadly we cannot control the weather. We are very happy to hear that you still had a great time with Levi despite the rain! Thanks again and we hope to host you on... More 

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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went white water rafting with Beau on my birthday and it was an amazing time! Everyone was great considering we were running late for our trip but they waited for us understanding we made an 11 drive from Las Vegas (on a road trip). Everyone made me feel special on my birthday! The entire staff was... More 

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Thank Jen B
AmericanAdventureExp, General Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Jen B, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience rafting with Beau. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing time rafting with us on your birthday! Thanks for making that drive out to visit us and we hope to host you on the river again someday! AAE More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Beau was an amazing guide! He taught us everything we needed to know to be successful and have a wonderful time on the river this weekend! Thank you!

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Thank lramz
AmericanAdventureExp, General Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Iramz, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience rafting with Beau! We are glad to hear that you had an amazing time and enjoyed having Beau as your guide. Thank you for choosing AAE and we look forward to hosting you again next season! AAE More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Our river trip was awesome! Beau, our guide was knowledge and fun! He grills a great cheese burger too. Wonderful fun for the entire family.

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Thank Rozz B
AmericanAdventureExp, General Manager at American Adventure Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Rozz B, Thank you for the review! We are glad to hear that your family had a wonderful time on the river as well as enjoyed the BBQ lunch after. We hope to get the chance to host your family again someday! AAE More 

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