Welcome to Central Colorado

It’s the stomping ground of war heroes and X Games athletes and the hideaway of billionaires, ski bums and gonzo fugitives. It’s also patrolled by bear, elk, hummingbird and eagle, laced by trail, rail and river, and linked by free transport, epic bike paths and more friendly smiles than seems reasonable. But then again, of course people are smiling. They get to live here.

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$62 Water Sports

Glenwood Springs Half-Day Rafting Trip

By far our most popular trip, this 3 hour rafting trip meets at our river front facility. Heading up river about 9 miles to the Shoshone Rapids in Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River, we get off to an exciting start as we navigate the class III-IV rapids including The Wall, Tombstone, Maneater, Superstition, and many more. The river gradually begins to mellow out and your guide will educate you on the incredible history of Glenwood Canyon and the Colorado River. At lower flows, natural hot springs flow right into the river and we can stop and soak. Your trip will end right back at our private river ramp at our facility, where you can walk from the raft to a warm shower, to your car and belongings, and immediately view photos from your trip.

$77.39 Water Sports

Browns Canyon National Monument Whitewater Rafting with Guide

Browns Canyon is the most popular whitewater rafting section in Colorado, and for good reason! Recently designated a National Monument, this beloved section of the Arkansas River offers 10-18 miles of Class III-IV whitewater that is perfect for the whole family. Whether you’re a first-time rafter or an experienced paddler, Browns Canyon is the place for you!Your Browns Canyon half-day or full-day trip starts just 2 miles south of Buena Vista, CO where you will get ready for your adventure. Knowledgeable staff will help you from start to finish to ensure this whitewater rafting trip is the highlight of your vacation. Splash through exciting whitewater while your professional river guide shows you the time of your life in this unique part of Colorado. Beautiful views of the 14,000 foot peaks, unique granite rock formations and wildlife will inspire you to return again and again, as many do every year. Start your annual whitewater rafting tradition this summer!Once you reach the take-out enjoy snacks and drinks on the 20-minute bus ride home. Once changed back into dry clothes, don't forget to view your photos. A riverside lunch is included on all full-day adventures.

$77.06 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Half day Upper Colorado River Float Tour

This wonderful Colorado River float trip is a gently flowing section that is inviting to all ages. You’ll encounter a few small rapids as the Colorado River winds through the Gore Range and Mountain Ranchland. This is a relaxing day with time to sunbathe, swim or just relax and enjoy the day on your Colorado River rafting trip. The Colorado float half day trip is available two departures per day. This trip departs from our Kremmling Outpost, where you will check in and load an AVA vehicle for the 30-minute drive to the Colorado River. We run from Pumphouse Recreation Area to Radium on this trip. Listen as your guide provides fascinating history and stories about the surrounding area and points out the historic mining cabins scattered along the riverside. Look for the natural hot spring nestled along the river’s bank and keep an eye out for the many birds and animals that are abundant in the area.  The occasional passenger train will rumble by as sunbathe, slip into the river for a quick swim, or just relax on the raft. Cliff jumping is also an available option with cliff heights ranging from five to twenty-five feet. Don't miss your chance to see some of Colorado most beautiful wildlife while floating through the painted canyon walls.

$108 Outdoor Activities

Granite Mountaintop Zipline

The best way to see the Arkansas River Valley, from high above on clifftops and treetops, is via the 44-acre, private zipline course at Granite Outpost. This course, located north of Buena Vista, Colorado, features seven lines with more than 3,500 total feet of zooming cable. Finish off the adventure with a dual-race line covering 900-foot. It leaves guests breathless, yet smiling, from ear to ear.Hearts will race while leaping from the platforms built into natural features such as rock cliffs and towering old-growth pine trees. This course provides a big dose of mountain fun overlooking the 14,000-foot Collegiate Peaks mountain range.

$77.39 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lower Browns Canyon Mildwater Float Trip

A favorite for families with young children or more mature adult groups looking to get on the river without the stress of intense whitewater. After arriving at our office, getting checked in, changing into your river clothes and listening to a safety orientation, you will be driven to the put-in, located approximately 20 minutes from our office. Once there, you will get on the river and enjoy the ride. Most groups chose to not paddle along, enabling you to enjoy the picturesque views, bouncy rapids and quality time with family and friends while the guide maneuvers the boat. After the trip, we will drive you back to our office where you can view the professional photos taken of your trip. We look forward to getting on the river with you!

$107 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Vail Village Food and Walking Tour

Taste gourmet food from Vail’s top chefs and restaurants and learn what inspired them to make this growing ski town their home. The 2.5-hour tour will depart from Vail Mountain Lodge and guide you through the food and history that makes Vail a world-class destination for every season. As you walk through the village and indulge in the international and Colorado-inspired cuisine, you will explore the historical landmarks and artwork that define this adventure-filled town. All food tastings, selected alcohol pairings (if option selected), and guided commentary are included. Apologies for any inconvenience, but there are no substitutions for the alcohol pairings. If you enjoy eating, drinking, and strolling the town, then this tour is for you.