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!
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.
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.
Just one hour north of Breckenridge through the beautiful Gore Canyon is the best fly fishing in Colorado. Enjoy the day with family friends or take a private lesson on the Upper Colorado River near Kremmling, Colorado. Learn more about fly fishing.
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.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES NEAR BRECKENRIDGE
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.
Buena Vista, Colorado located 1 hours and 15 minutes southwest of Breckenridge.
Idaho Springs, Colorado is located 1 hour east of Breckenridge
Kremmling, Colorado is located 1 hours north of Breckenridge
Gerogetown, Colorado, is located 40 minutes east of Breckenridge
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