AVA Rafting & Zipline was created in 1998 in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley in Buena Vista, CO. Duke Bradford saw a need for a rafting company focusing on providing a superior adventure trip, so Arkansas Valley Adventures was born. After expanding rafting operations to Clear Creek in Idaho Springs, the Colorado River in Kremmling, the Blue River in Silverthorne and more, Arkansas Valley Adventures adopted the AVA-moniker to better represent our services. Over the years, AVA has striven to be the industry leader of outdoor adventure in the Centennial state. AVA has transformed from a single location rafting operator to a varied adventure outfitter with rafting on 8 rivers, 2 zipline courses, 2 via ferrata courses, an Orvis-endorsed Fly Fishing operation, guided hiking tours in Rocky Mountain National Park, a gear rental provider, off-road rentals, cabins and camping, and much more.
WHY CHOOSE AVA
Since the beginning, our goal has been to be as a leader in the outdoor industry. When you book an adventure with AVA, you can expect the best guides, the best gear, and the best trip.
Your AVA adventure includes all necessary gear and safety equipment. We consistently evaluate our gear for quality and effectiveness to guarantee that you are in the very best hands.
Our wide range of activities and skilled guides allows us to provide something for everyone. We want to fit the trip to you, not fit you to the trip.
The outdoors is our office, and it’s of the highest importance to us to preserve and enhance our office in every possible way. All adventures with AVA are leave no trace, and our outposts prioritize green procedures.