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The magic of summer in the mountains comes alive in Breckenridge. This town truly has it all. Breckenridge is the place to stay if you want the vibes of a hip mountain town mixed with the best summer adventures the Colorado mountains have to offer. Best of all, you’ll find whitewater rafting trips near Breckenridge on 5 different rivers!

Whitewater rafting trips from the mellow and mild to the wet and wild are all easy day-trip access from Breckenridge. Choose from shorter, 2-hour trips to overnight vacations. AVA offers trips on the Arkansas River, Colorado River, Blue River, and Clear Creek and has a wide array of choices so you can find the perfect river trip. We know it can be overwhelming to sort through all the information. We’d be happy to help you figure it out.

We don’t stop at whitewater rafting. Breckenridge is a great central location for all of our AVA activities: ziplining, via ferrata, SUP, kayaks, hiking, rock climbing, fly fishing, off-roading, and more!


Breckenridge White Water Rafting & other Activities

Surrounded almost 360 degrees by stunning mountains, you’ll find whitewater rafting, ziplining, hiking, mountain biking, chairlift rides, gold medal fly fishing, outstanding restaurants, a vibrant nightlife, and shopping galore.


What is the closest whitewater rafting to Breckenridge?

Blue River has great family rafting just outside Breckenridge in Summit County. If you are looking for a scenic and float trip, just head a little farther north to the Upper Colorado River. If you are looking for something a little more physical then head to Buena Vista south of Breckenridge or Idaho Springs just 30 minutes west of Denver.

What is the closest zipline course to Breckenridge?

There are two courses near Breckenridge each only about 1 hour from downtown. The first is in Buena Vista, Colorado where you are surrounded by beautiful peaks and river valleys. The next is in Idaho Springs, where you fly over the national forest.

What is the best rafting near Breckenridge?

Buena Vista has world class rafting for anyone age 7+. The views, the rapids, and the town are all stunning. Another beautiful rafting trip near Breckenridge is the Blue River.

When is the Breckenridge whitewater rafting season?

The Breckenridge rafting season typically starts near the end of April and can go through September. Rafting season does depend on the snow pack from the previous winter so it can vary from year to year.

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Is there Family-Friendly white water rafting near Breckenridge?

Rafting is a great family activity. Our rafting trips that are near Breckenridge, on the Blue River, are available to people ages 6+. During short periods of the year, the minimum age can be increased, but there are rafting trips on the Upper Colorado for kids as young as 2.

Is it Safe to go Rafting Near Breckenridge, Colorado?

Whitewater rafting is a thrilling experience for people of all ages. Working hard to paddle through the rapids while taking in breathtaking views is a great way to spend your day. Rafting guides take precautions to keep you safe while you are going rafting.

How long is the average white water trip near Breckenridge?

Rafting trips vary in length so you can find a trip that fits your groups needs. Typically, a 1/3 day trip takes about 3 hours, a 1/2 day trip takes about 4 hours and a full day trip is about a 6 hour time commitment. Times vary due to how the water is flowing that day.

What should you pack for a Breckenridge rafting trip?

The most important thing to pack is a pair of dry clothes. You will receive a wet suit and a a splash jacket but what you wear under that will get wet. Pack those dry clothes to change into after your trip.

Top Outdoor Activities Near Breckenridge, Colorado


    Clear Creek Canyon provides great rafting only 1 hour from Breckenridge. You must be 6 years of age or older to go rafting in Clear Creek Canyon. There are sections of the river that are 15+. Buena Vista has world class rafting only 1 hour south of Breckenridge for anyone ages 7+. Kremmling has great rafting just 1 hour north of Breckenridge for anyone ages 2+. Learn more about rafting.


    Cliffside ziplining in Idaho Springs, Colorado is a great option for flying through the Rockies without having to travel to far. This zipline adventure is integrated into the cliffside where you will zip above the trees, and go through mountain top obstacles. Our ziplining course in Buena Vista is also breath-taking experience with great views of the Arkansas River. Learn more about ziplining.


    First of all, via ferrata is an unbeatable adventure that includes assisted climbing and traversing across a cliff face. Take in scenic views and if you are afraid of heights don't look down! This trip also includes a few ziplines as well. We offer two courses one in Idaho Springs and one in Buena Vista. Learn more about via ferrata.


    Breckenridge is known for its extensive trail network. There are over 792 miles of trails walking (or riding) distance from anywhere in town. If you want a smooth ride, the rec path runs all the way from Breckenridge to Frisco with wonderful views of Lake Dillon and Breckenridge's infamous peaks along the way. Learn more about biking.


    If you are willing to venture a little father then we offer exciting tours and adventures all around Colorado. Try our Stand Up Paddle Board Trip or Inflatable Kayak Trip down the upper Colorado. We also offer fly fishing, guided hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, off-roading, lodging and multi-day activities. Learn more about all of our activites.



If you are looking to make a day trip or stay close to Breckenridge then the 4 following locations will be the best options for you and your group.

Breckenridge, Colorado


  1. Biking
  2. Blue River Rafting
  3. Hot Air balloons

Buena Vista, Colorado located 1 hours and 15 minutes southwest of Breckenridge. 


  1. Arkansas River Rafting
  2. Mountain Top Ziplining
  3. Granite Via Ferrata
  4. Rock Climbing
  5. Overnight & Multi-day Adventures
  6. Horseback Riding
  7. Lodging: Cabins and Campsites

Idaho Springs, Colorado is located 1 hour east of Breckenridge


Kremmling, Colorado is located 1 hours north of Breckenridge


  1. Upper Colorado Rafting Trips
  2. Stand Up Paddle Boards
  3. Inflatable Kayaks
  4. Fly Fishing Trips
  5. River & Rafting Gear Rentals
  6. Off-Roading UTV Rentals
  7. Horseback riding
  8. Guided Hiking
  9. Overnight and Multi-day Adventures

Gerogetown, Colorado, is located 40 minutes east of Breckenridge




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