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Along with beautiful scenery, there’s plenty to do winter or summer, including hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding at the resort. as well as Whitewater rafting and zipline tours nearby near to Keystone cater to families as well as adventure seekers with a range of activities appropriate for younger and older children, as well as fantastic options for adults.

Keystone’s convenient location in Summit County also means easy access to the neighboring towns of Dillon, Frisco and Breckenridge. AVA’s river trips on the Arkansas River, Upper Colorado River, Blue River and Clear Creek are all within a 1-hour drive of Keystone, so you’ll have no trouble finding a great white water rafting trip.

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Keystone Rafting & Other Activities

VISIT KEYSTONE, COLORADO

At Keystone, you’ll experience the best of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. It’s the perfect location for families looking to get away from it all.

Keystone’s convenient location in Summit County also means easy access to the neighboring towns of Dillon, Frisco and Breckenridge. AVA’s river trips on the Arkansas River, Upper Colorado River, Blue River and Clear Creek are all within a 1-hour drive of Keystone, so you’ll have no trouble finding a great white water rafting trip.

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What is the closest rafting to Keystone, Colorado

Blue River has great family rafting just 45 minutes from Keystone. For more levels, there is great rafting in Idaho Springs which is just over an hour from Keystone.

What is the closest zipline course to Keystone?

The closest zipline course to Keystone is in Idaho Springs on Mount Evans. This cliffside zipline is just over an hour drive from Keystone towards Denver.

What is the best rafting near Keystone?

The best rafting near Keystone Colorado is the Arkansas River in Buena VIsta Colorado. This beautiful national monument is a great place to raft to take in unbelievable views and perfect whitewater for all levels.

When is the Keystone whitewater rafting season?

The Keystone whitewater rafting season typically starts in May and goes through September. Each year, the season will vary due to the amount of snow we receive but we recommend booking your trip between May and September.

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Is there Family-Friendly rafting near Keystone

There is family-friendly rafting l around Keystone Colorado. The Blue River is great for ages 5+, The Arkansas River is great for ages 7+ and Clear Creek in Idaho Springs is great for 6+.

Is it Safe to go Rafting Near Keystone, Colorado?

Rafting is great for anyone who listens to their guide. Guides go through state-required training to keep all guests safe. When age minimums increase, make sure to take these seriously to stay safe.

How long is the average rafting trip near Keystone?

There are rafting trips near keystone that range from 1/3 day, which takes about 3 hours, to multi-day trips on the river. You will be able to find the perfect length trip for you group with all of this variety.

What should you pack for a Keystone rafting trip?

Always bring shoes that will stay secure to your feet and dry clothes for a rafting trip in Colorado. Rafting companies provide the wetsuit and splash jacket so just wear something athletic under that and shoes that are secure and you will be all set.

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Top Outdoor Activities Near Keystone, Colorado

  • RAFTING NEAR KEYSTONE

    There is rafting for all ages near Keystone, Colorado. The Blue River is the closest, then Clear Creek, next would be Upper Colorado and lastly would be the Arkansas River which is 1 hour and 45 minutes away. Learn more about rafting.

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ACTIVITY OPTIONS BASED ON LOCATION

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES NEAR KEYSTONE BASED ON LOCATION PROXIMITY

If you are looking to make a day trip or stay close to Vail, then the following trips will be great for you.

Summit County, Colorado – 45 minutes from Keystone

Activities:

  1. Blue River Rafting
  2. Hot Air balloons

Buena Vista, Colorado located 1 hours and 45 minutes south of Keystone

Activities:

  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 and 10 minutes east of Keystone

Activities:

  • Clear Creek Canyon Rafting
  • Cliffside Ziplining
  • Mount Evans Via Ferrata

Kremmling, Colorado is located 1 hour and 15 minutes  north of Keystone

Activities:

  1. Upper Colorado Rafting Trips
  2. Stand Up Padddle 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 1 hour east of Keystone

Activities:

  • Georgetown Loops Train Ride
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