Current as of 9/12/2019
LOW RUNNING HIGH
Clear Creek is a fast moving narrow “creek” along highway 70. However, during most of your trip you won’t know that you are right off the highway because in the river valley you are surrounded by the beautiful national forest. Gold Rush is a class III rafting trip that lasts about 1/3 of a day. This is a great trip for families and those looking to enjoy whitewater and paddling but don’t want to take on large challenging waves. Upper Clear Creek is the class IV section of river that is great for those groups who want to work together and paddle hard through some large splashy waves. Lower Canyon is the class V section of clear creek that moves very fast through large waves. We recommend this trip for those looking to paddle long and hard.
There is a reason that the Arkansas River near Buena Vista is the most commercially rafting river in the United States. This wide river valley is surrounded by 14,000 foot peaks, beautiful granite rocks, and incredible rapids. Browns Canyon offers whitewater rafting that is great for families who want to take in the views of the national park along with paddling through class III rapids. The numbers is a solid class IV trip where you should expect to paddle hard throughout your time on the river. Pine Creek is a section of river that drops in elevation quickly and pushes you through solid class IV rapids. *Expect portages to be involved in this stretch of rafting for the near future. It will be necessary to get out of water and carry raft for small distances occasionally.
On this rafting trip you will experience a float into the canyon, high volume, splashy, fairly exciting class two rapids with one easy class three. These features last about 30-45 minutes of the trip and are all in the canyon. These features are currently appropriate for children over 30lbs. After the canyon you will have a beautiful float to the take out. Often the most exciting part for folks is the 30′ jump rock. To make this trip more challenging, try the stand up paddle boards and inflatable kayaks.
The Blue River is a beautiful river that runs north of Breckenridge and offers great whitewater in the heart of Summit County. This river offers spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and gore range. The Blue River Express is a great trip for those looking to get a little wet and paddle through some class III rapids. This is a quick trip that lasts about 1/3 of a day, so you will have plenty of time to pair it with another activity!
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