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AVA Rafting

AVA offers whitewater rafting trips on 8 rivers in the Rocky Mountains. AVA has multiple outposts and pick-up locations throughout Central Colorado for your convenience. There are trips for all ages and abilities, from beginner Class II to the most advanced Class V whitewater in Colorado. AVA offers outstanding guest service and professionalism. The priority of their guides is to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable time.

AVA provides wetsuit, splash jackets, helmet, life jacket and paddle included in the price of your rafting trip (on trips run by AVA). AVA has world-Class Rafting, Rock Climbing, Fly-fishing and Hiking available at AVA’s 4-acre main outpost in Buena Vista. Scenic 14,000-foot peaks provide the backdrop to this location. Full day trips include our great chicken fajitas lunch cooked right on the river. For AVA creating custom trips is their specialty. AVA has years of experience working with large groups and have great resources such as The Fun Bus. Tell them what kind of adventure you want to create and they’ll make it happen! AVA’s guides are handpicked and go through one of the longest training programs in Colorado. Photos are also available after your trip. AVA prides itself on recycling and on using sustainable practices. Their goal is to provide low-impact environmental recreation. AVA uses only top-quality equipment. AVA’s Wing and Maravia self-bailing rafts are the performance vehicles for whitewater descents. AVA’s Lotus lifejackets are proclaimed to be the most comfortable type-5 jackets available.

AVA – Challenging you to experience the fun and beauty of the Colorado outdoors.

“We strive to bring awareness and understanding of the surrounding wilderness to our guests. Our enjoyable adventures help instill appreciation for the natural environment.”

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Horseback Riding

Any trip to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains in the summer should involve a horseback riding adventure. You will be able to take in the exquisite views of lodgepole pine, aspens, rolling valleys, and granite cliff faces, all while being able to listen to the sounds of the forest and the steady trot of hooves on a dirt path.

Colorado horseback riding trips put a whole new meaning on the word “getaway.” Imagine leaving the noise and frenzy behind, enjoying the serenity imparted from the state’s remarkable beauty on one of our Colorado horseback riding trips. Find the best Colorado horseback riding trips through the National Forest of the Collegiate Peaks. We offer the novice and skilled riders various trails, crossing mountain streams and entering the quiet habitat of the Colorado elk and mule deer. We have an adventure of a lifetime for every member of the family on our Colorado horseback riding trips.

If you plan to stay close to Buena Vista there are many different length trips that will take you out many breath taking locations. Do you have a full day available? You should plan to head out on the Waterfall Ride, or plan an evening trip and watch the sunset over the Rocky Mountains. However if you are looking for great way to spend a couple of hours in Breckenridge? We have the perfect way to spend your morning, or afternoon with a horseback ride that will take you between peak 9 and 10! Take in the views of the ten mile range, continental divide and travel across rivers and past beaver ponds. You will be matched with the perfect horse whether you are an experienced rider, or if it is your first time!

Rock Climbing

Are you looking for a great way to challenge your body and to get your blood flowing? Rock climbing is an excellent way to engage just about every muscle in your body and to engage your mind as you plan your way up rock faces. For experienced climbers to first time climbers our experienced guides will be able to take you for an incredible adventure that will leave you smiling from ear-to-ear. See if you can have the fastest time, or choose a challenging route and see how far you get! With the safety of the ropes and your guide you will feel like a gecko as you scale to new heights and challenge yourself.

AVA provides guided, half-day trips for the beginner or intermediate climber. AVA’s guides will teach you the basics of belaying, rappelling and setting anchors. Whether you want to learn more about the sport so you can do it on your own or you just want to try it for the first time and experience the thrill of climbing, our programs are perfect for you. AVA has half-day, morning and afternoon trips available

AVA’s half-day climbing trip is a great way to follow an early morning raft trip down our Class IV or V sections of river. After you have changed into your dry clothes, we set out for our afternoon climbing and rappelling adventure. Or do it the other way around: climb in the morning and raft in the afternoon! It’s a full day of adventure! Climbing takes place only 4 miles north of AVA’s Buena Vista Outpost on granite cliffs overlooking the Arkansas River. A Colorado experience not to be missed.

Peak 1 Express

Check out this great shuttle option to and from DIA up to the mountains. With Peak 1 Express, you can travel from Denver International Airport to Summit or the Vail Valley  reliably, safely and efficiently. You can book a trip online or over the phone to Breckenridge, Vail, Dillon, Keystone, Copper, Avon, Beaver Creek, and more mountain locations.

Peak 1 Express transports you in their luxurious Mercedes Sprinters  up to the Colorado mountains and anyone is welcome. Skiers, snowboarders, wedding parties, groups, corporate groups, individuals and families are perfect clients for Peak 1. They also offer flexible schedules, well-maintained vehicles and  knowledgeable, local and friendly professional drivers.

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