Scout Troops

Scout Troop Experiences

Your Scout troop summer adventures won’t be complete without a whitewater trip down one of Colorado’s iconic rivers. Immerse yourself in the wilderness at our Buena Vista outpost in the Arkansas River Valley, explore the rugged area near Kremmling, Colorado, or visit our Idaho Springs outpost for a convenient trip close to Denver.

Explore Scout Troops Adventures

Whether you only have a couple days or a couple weeks, we have an option that is right for your troop. Choose from one of our packages or let our adventure specialists help you create a custom package to fit your unique scout group.

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Thrilling & Very Active
Best for thrill seekers

Granite, Colorado Via Ferrata

For those looking for the ultimate thrill, our Granite Via Ferrata located at our Buena Vista outpost provides a unique climbing experience rewarded with incredible views [...]

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Thrilling & Very Active
Best for Cliffside Thrills

Mount Blue Sky, Colorado Via Ferrata

Get your heart up on one of our most daring adventure trips! On our Mount Blue Sky Via Ferrata course, you will traverse the [...]

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Why our activities are perfect for your Scout Troops

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With an AVA adventure, your scout group will learn new skills and put into practice the lessons they have already learned. Our three locations in Colorado and rafting throughout the state offer the chance for your scout group to be immersed in the wilderness; this is the perfect setting to discuss wilderness survival, first aid, preservation, campfire building, and more as your troop builds memories.

Opportunities for learning on an AVA guided adventure:

  • Rock climbing skills: belaying, rappelling, knot tying
  • Whitewater rafting technique
  • Fishing/ fly fishing
  • Camping
  • Wilderness survival
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BEST SCOUT ADVENTURES

One of the favorite Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troop adventures is our 24 Hours in Browns Canyon overnight rafting trip, which combines camping with whitewater rafting to put knowledge of the outdoors into practice. Our overnight trips through Browns Canyon can be the perfect way for your Boy Scout or Girl Scout group to learn more about the natural world around them.

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HEAD TO BUENA VISTA, CO

Let AVA’s Buena Vista Outpost be your base camp as you and your scout troop immerse yourselves in the serenity of the pristine wilderness, 14,000 foot mountains, amazing hiking trails, and sweeping vistas.

We can also make it easy for you by providing bunk houses and meals in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley. Not only will you be in the perfect location for whitewater, climbing, hiking, fishing, and more; we’ll provide your rafting gear and climbing gear. Plus, we’ll be happy to assist in planning hikes and fishing excursions!

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Find us across Colorado! Use our handy map to determine the activities convenient to your destination.

Guest on the 80-foot free fall.

Granite, Colorado Via Ferrata

For those looking for the ultimate thrill, our Granite Via Ferrata located at our Buena Vista outpost provides a unique climbing experience rewarded with incredible views of the Arkansas River, Mosquito Range, and the Sawatch Range. Built at the base of the 14,000+ foot remarkable Collegiate Peaks, this exhilarating venture is an even more intense and thrilling version of rock climbing.

 

Person on a Via Ferrata course.

Mount Blue Sky, Colorado Via Ferrata

Get your heart up on one of our most daring adventure trips! On our Mount Blue Sky Via Ferrata course, you will traverse the cliffside in this unique assisted climbing experience, with views of the Rockies and the town of Idaho Springs present the entire way.

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Rayna N.2024-07-01

We went whitewater rafting and had the time of our lives. Dan was our guide, he was great! It was a wild ride for sure but I wouldn't change it and can't... Read More »

Olivia G.2024-06-11

We had an incredible experience with AVA Rafting & Zipline last weekend for our birthdays! My husband, two friends, and I went white water rafting in Buena... Read More »

Bill A.2023-07-04

Decided in this spot for some fun on a summer vacation in Brekenridge.

The drive from Breck was about 90 min. For meal plans after plan for about 30 in... Read More »

Olivia Karaszewski2024-06-12

We had an incredible experience with AVA Rafting & Zipline last weekend for our birthdays! My husband, two friends, and I went white water rafting in Buena Vista, and it was an adventure we'll never forget. Our guide, Todd, was absolutely amazing. His expertise and enthusiasm made the trip both thrilling and safe. We tackled class 4 rapids, and Todd’s guidance ensured we had an exhilarating and enjoyable time. The scenery was breathtaking, and the entire tour was perfectly organized from start to finish. If you're looking for a top-notch rafting experience with skilled and friendly guides, look no further than AVA Rafting & Zipline. We can't wait to return for another adventure!

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Jennifer Murphy2024-07-03

We loved this rafting trip. We are staying in Vail, so it was a 1 hour 15 minute drive... but it was worth it. We had 2 - 50 year old adults and three teens in our group and we all loved it. The rapids were just thrilling enough for us as we were looking for class 3 rafting. And the trip was a great length. The views of the Canyon were gorgeous the entire way. The guides were very friendly and likeable. We had Elliot and our whole group thought he was great. They had good equipment too: wetsuits, water proof jackets, helmets and life jackets. Their rafts had good spots to lock in your feet so you felt safe and like you wouldn't fall out of the raft... unless you weren't being smart.

Just so folks understand the time commitment: 1 1/4 drive each way from Vail, 1/2 hour to check in and get suited up at their outpost; 1/2 drive to the launch spot; about 1 1/2 hours rafting; 45 mins back to outpost... we were scheduled for 9 and were done and heading out about 12:30.

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Surajit Mukherjee2024-07-08

We went for a family adventure day to AVA near Buena Vista, CO. The front office staffs were exceptionally polite and generous and helped us with many ad-hoc requests like heating up our pizza. Check in and check out processes were smooth and flawless. Our zip line guides Ernie and Jess were fantastic and taught the techniques that took away fear from my kids mind. Jess was able to pull me back when I was stuck in the zip line (of-course because I did not follow the instructions). Jill was our rafting guide and she made the adventure thrilling and enjoyable for the entire family. She is very knowledgeable about the waters and the land forms surrounding it and felt like she enjoys what she is doing. Thanks AVA for gifting us a wonderful day.

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