Colorado is notorious for having the best whitewater in North America, and this year should be no different! The reason Colorado is so prestigious is due to the fact that it not only provides numerous high adrenaline Class V trip options, but it offers several mellow float trips and everything in between. AVA is the best company to cruise the rivers with, as we are able to offer everything from quick trips for the whole family close to Denver, to 10-day secluded wilderness trips on the pristine Dolores River. Clear Creek is located just 30 minutes from downtown Denver in Idaho Springs and offers a variety in whitewater options, with our Gold Rush trip lasting only three hours and great for the whole family, and our Full Day Phoenix with thrilling Class V over the course of the day.
If you are looking for something in between, our Buena Vista Outpost is an excellent option and is only about an hour from Vail and Breckenridge. The Arkansas River reigns supreme in Buena Vista and is able to offer anywhere from a Class III family friendly trip on Browns Canyon to a Class V all thrills trip down Pine Creek or The Gauntlet. This versatile location can offer trips as short as a four-hour time commitment all the way up to three-day voyage that offer wilderness camping as well as comfy cozy cabins after a long day on the water.
For the younger families looking for more mild float trips available to kids as young as two, our Kremmling Outpost is your answer, with trips ranging from 2 hours to 3 days in length. Join us in Kremmling for a trip down the notorious Colorado River. You can even hop in a duckie, also known as an inflatable kayak, or on a stand up paddleboard to add to the challenge!
Regardless of where you are located around the state or what level trip you are looking for, don’t hesitate to give us a call as we will have an excellent option available to you!
AVA became a staple in Colorado’s adventure outfitters with whitewater rafting 20 years ago, and we continue to power along 8 rivers across the state of Colorado. Don’t feel like you have to be tied down to just a whitewater trip; you can get involved in numerous amounts of activities with AVA, including our Via Ferrata tours. If you want a getaway just 30 minutes from the Denver area, Idaho Springs is home to plenty of excursions, including ziplining, the Mount Evans Via Ferrata, and all levels of whitewater. Head further into the Rockies to our Buena Vista location, where you can combine rock climbing, ziplining, or a Via Ferrata with the most famous whitewater in the country on the Arkansas River. The possibilities are endless!
If you’ve made it this far, we’ll bet you’re up for a challenge. AVA’s Rafting + Via Ferrata trips are meant for just that. Find yourself traversing among the mountaintops on one of two Via Ferrata courses in Idaho Springs or Buena Vista, then battle your way along Colorado’s whitewater rapids.
Make your way into the Rockies for a true mountain experience out of AVA’s Buena Vista outpost. Our Via Ferrata is situated along the base of 14,000+ foot Collegiate Peaks, and the Arkansas River is home to some of the most famous whitewater rapids in the country. Plus, with this package, you’ll get to crash in a cozy rustic miner cabin before or after your adventure.
This great combo of excitement and adventure will have you smiling ear to ear all the way home. Choose between mild and scenic stretches of the Arkansas River to heart pumping Class V rapids, then navigate your way along the cliffside above the valley. Our campsites are located at our outpost, so you can hang out all weekend and not worry about transportation.
Book yourself a wonderful time surrounded by the beauty of Colorado. Our job is to make your experience unforgettable, and with a raft and zipline package you’re sure to have the time of your life. Whether you’re visiting Colorado from out of state or the Rockies are your backyard, a mountain getaway is always a great weekend retreat from the hustle of the city.