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Rafting + Ziplining + Cabin



Make your basecamp the Arkansas River Valley and head out each morning for a Colorado outdoor adventure to remember.  Your first day will consist of one of three different full-day whitewater rafting trips, and you’ll get to crash in your rustic miner’s cabin after a hot dinner before day two.  Coffee will await you the next morning before you take on our Mountaintop Zipline course, equipped with 7 different ziplines and reaching up to 30 mph.



Indulge in whitewater rafting on some of the best rapids in the country, and soar through the treetops above the Arkansas Valley the next morning.  Our rustic cabins will give you a place to lay your head at the end of your day on the water, and with them conveniently located at our Buena Vista outpost, you won’t have to travel far between activities.  Let AVA make you your meals and cover all the logistics, so you’ll have a relaxing adventure in the Rockies and won’t have to worry about a thing other than having the time of your life.


Our Rafting + Zipline + Cabin package will give you the ultimate Colorado experience with much less planning on your part.  We’ll take care of almost everything… all you have to worry about is creating lasting memories!

Family friendly trips are available with groups with kids as young as 7 years old, and advanced whitewater experiences are always an option for those ages 15+.  Difficulty levels of whitewater range from intermediate to advance rapids, and all are packaged with our Mountaintop Zipline tour and a cabin stay at our outpost.  All 2-day packages include a delicious chicken fajita lunch, dinner after day 1, and breakfast prior to ziplining on day 2.


These packages are located at our Buena Vista outpost.

Cabin: Our rustic cabins can house up to 4 guests and include log furniture as well as a private bathroom and shower. Each bed is appointed with a mattress, pillow and sleeping bag. Picnic tables and a shared charcoal grill are available outside.
Meals: Our cabin packages include three meals. A hot chicken fajita lunch is provided during the rafting trip. Dinner and breakfast are served at our outpost.


Mountaintop Zipline Tour: 7 separate ziplines provide nearly 4,000 feet of excitement plus additional features including a swinging log bridge and hanging log staircase (minimum age 6, minimum weight 50 lbs). Tours last 2 to 3 hours and include some hiking to access the course.

Whitewater Rafting: a full day tour on one of three stretches of river. Choose from family-friendly whitewater in Browns Canyon, the intensity of the Numbers/ Narrows, or the Arkansas River’s most aggressive whitewater on the Gauntlet. Browns Canyon has a minimum age of 7 and a minimum weight of 50 lbs. The Numbers/ Narrows and the Gauntlet both have a minimum age of 15 and require good physical fitness.

  • The Gauntlet + Rappel + Zipline 2 Day Cabin Package

  • Rafting, rappeling, ziplining, and a cabin… you’re in for a treat with this one!  You’ll start off rappeling down a 75-foot rock face down to the river, where you’ll meet your guide and gear up for the trip.  Some of the most technical, steep, and continuous sections of whitewater await you on the Arkansas River, including the notorious Pine Creek rapid!  AVA runs more guests down these sections of whitewater than any other company, so you can trust your experience guides to get you to the end safe.  We’ll make you a hot chicken fajita lunch, and after returning to the outpost in the evening, you’ll get dinner and enjoy a stay in one of our cabins.  Start your next morning with some breakfast and a coffee before exploring the 44-acre Gold Camp property that holds our Mountaintop Zipline.  This course is set among the tree tops, and the 7 lines will send you flying above the Arkansas Valley.
    Minimum age 7, minimum weight 50 lbs and maximum weight 250 lbs.

  • Browns Canyon Sizzler + Zipline 2 Day Cabin Package

  • Enjoy everything the Arkansas Valley has to offer with this rafting and zipline combo.  America’s favorite stretch of whitewater is what’s on the menu for day 1.  Browns Canyon yields some incredible views and great rapids for all ages and experience levels.  You’ll pull over midday for a hot chicken fajita lunch along the riverside, and later that evening you’ll return to our outpost for dinner and a stay in one of our outpost cabins.  Drink a hot coffee in the crisp morning air before taking on our Mountaintop Zipline!  The zipline is integrated into the surrounding natural areas, and you’ll catch some incredible views of the valley below you.  Soar through this 7-line course and try your hand at the swinging bridges and hanging staircases throughout.
    Minimum age 7, minimum weight 50 lbs and maximum weight 250 lbs.

  • The Numbers / Narrows Full + Zipline 2 Day Cabin Package

  • Day one is full of back to back intense rapids.  The Numbers and Narrows sections of the river are advanced whitewater, so you’ll work up an appetite pretty fast.  Not to worry, we’ll stop midday for a riverside chicken fajita lunch before taking on the rest rapids.  At the end of your first day, you’ll return to our outpost and indulge in a hot dinner before crashing in one of our cabins for a good night’s sleep.  The next morning you’ll grab some breakfast before gearing up for the Mountaintop Zipline.  Built into 44 wooded acres of Gold Camp, this course provides incredible views of the valley below and the snow-capped peaks around you.
    Minimum age 15. Minimum weight 50 lbs, maximum weight 250 lbs.

  • The Gauntlet + Zipline 2 Day Cabin Package

  • Participate in a few days of incredible outdoor adventure with The Gauntlet + Zipine 2 Day Cabin package.  The Gauntlet trip is home to Pine Creek – the steepest, most technical and most continuous stretch of whitewater on the entire Arkansas River.  Day one will start you floating through the gorgeous Granite Gorge before some intense rapids.  We’ll break for a hot chicken fajita lunch midday so you can catch your breath before more rapids in the afternoon.  We’ll head back to the outpost in the evening for a delicious dinner, and you’ll get to sleep in one of our cabins.  Start your next morning with a warm cup of coffee before a fun mountaintop zipline tour.  This 7-line course is built into the natural area on our 44-acre Gold Camp property, and will provide you will beautiful views of the Arkansas Valley as you soar among the treetops.
    Minimum age 7, minimum weight 50 lbs and maximum weight 250 lbs.