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Whitewater Rafting in Breckenridge, CO

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The scenery and splendor of Colorado surrounds Breckenridge. And what better way to experience it than a trip down one of the nearby rivers. Whether you’re looking for a mild, scenic float through gorgeous canyons, or an advanced, wild ride through raging whitewater rapids, Breckenridge has something for you. If you want a half-day, full-day, or overnight rafting experience, you can find it near Breckenridge. Some companies offer customized trips for large groups—even your entire office can raft. Highly trained guides using top of the line equipment will show you the experience of a lifetime.

Whitewater rafting shows you the splendor of Colorado’s rivers. River trips are available on the Arkansas River, Colorado River, Clear Creek, Eagle River, and Blue River. Whatever your desires, there is a rafting trip for you!

Breckenridge Rafting Trip

Bighorn Sheep Canyon, Class I – III

This trip is ideal for younger people or first-timers. You’ll find plenty of action as you paddle through Spike Buck, drop into Double Dip, and ride the waves of Shark’s Tooth.

Dowd Chute on the Eagle River

Always a local favorite. If you’re ready for the ride of your life, the Dowd Chute is the place to be. Get ready for a wild ride from 5 feet or higher.
Level: Class IV

Scenic Beauty Ruby Horsethief on the Colorado River

Revel in the tranquility of Ruby/Horsethief, located on the Utah-Colorado border near Grand Junction. The southern bank of the river is mostly wilderness, offering beautiful scenery and ancient Native American petroglyphs. This is among the most mellow runs in the state.
Level: Class I–II

State Bridge on the Upper Colorado River

Take your time wandering through the high desert scenery on the Colorado River, between Pump House and State Bridge (between Vail and Steamboat). For a little excitement, the few rapids interspersed throughout this trip can make a big splash. Inexperienced rafters should wait until runoff subsides.
Level: Class II

Blue River Express Float: third-day, $83/person

Enjoy this introduction to whitewater right in Summit County! This Class III whitewater excursion is perfect for those looking to knock out multiple activities in one day, as it is only a three hour time commitment. The trip meets north of Silverthorne on Hwy 9 in the parking lot between mile marker 111 and 112.
Time: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Level: Class II–III whitewater
Restriction: 5+ years only

Brown's Canyon half-day and Zipline, $209/person

Guests will start this trip with a three-hour zipline tour followed by a chef-prepared chicken fajita lunch at the AVA outpost. After lunch, the four-hour rafting trip will begin. This trip meets at the AVA Granite location at 40671 HWY 24, Buena Vista, CO.
Start time: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Level: Class III beginner whitewater
Restriction: 7+ years only and 50+ pounds

Brown's Canyon half-day and Rock Climbing, $204/person

This trip begins with three hours of rock climbing, followed by a chef-prepared fajita lunch, concluding with the four-hour rafting trip through Brown's Canyon. This trip meets at the AVA Granite location at 40671 HWY 24, Buena Vista, CO.
Start time: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Level: Class III beginner whitewater
Restriction: 7+ years only and 50+ pounds

Brown's Canyon Sizzler full-day, $124/person

The Brown's Canyon Sizzler is a full-day raft trip includes a chef-prepared fajita lunch along the riverside during the float. This trip meets at the AVA Granite location at 40671 HWY 24, Buena Vista, CO.
Start time: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Level: Class III beginner whitewater
Restriction: 7+ years only and 50+ pounds

Brown's Canyon on the Arkansas River: half-day $83/person a.m. or $88/person p.m., full-day with lunch $124

About 3 hours south of Vail, this is one of the state’s most popular rafting destinations. This trip offers swelling waves and rugged mountain scenery on the Arkansas River. This trip meets at the AVA Granite location at 40671 HWY 24, Buena Vista, CO.
Start time: 8:30 a.m.–12:30p.m. and 1:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Level: Class III beginner whitewater
Restriction: 7+ year only and 50+ pounds

Pine Creek/Numbers on the Arkansas River

This is the most challenging rafting on the Arkansas River. This section is filled with pourovers and steep drops.
Level: Class IV–IV+

Shoshone on the Colorado River

Experience Colorado’s classic rafting experience. First-timers and veterans alike enjoy the big, soft waves of Shoshone in Glenwood Canyon. This water can rage at an expert-only level, however, so if you’re looking for a relaxing experience, consider the Grizzly Creek just downstream.
Level: Class III

Gore Canyon on the Colorado River

A huge adrenaline rush awaits you at Gore Canyon on the Colorado River. This rapid involves river-wide waterfalls and a good possibility for a swim. It’s a great time within the tight narrows of the razor-sharp cliffs of Gore Canyon.
Level: Class IV

Numbers half-day float, $95/person

This half day float goes down the Arkansas River and meets at the AVA Granite location at 40671 HWY 24, Buena Vista, CO.
Start time: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Level: Class IV intermediate whitewater
Restriction: 15+ years only and decent physical condition

Numbers half-day and Zipline, $214/person

This rafting trip begins with a three-hour zipline, with a chef-prepared fajita lunch following. The four-hour rafting portion will begin after lunch down the Arkansas River. This trip meets at the AVA Granite location at 40671 HWY 24, Buena Vista, CO.
Start time: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Level: Class IV intermediate whitewater
Restriction: 15+ years only and decent physical condition

Numbers half-day and Rock Climbing, $210

The begins with three hours of rock climbing in the morning, followed by a chef-prepared fajita lunch in the afternoon. After lunch the four-hour float down the Arkansas River begins. This trip meets at the AVA Granite location at 40671 HWY 24, Buena Vista, CO.
Start time: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Level: Class IV intermediate whitewater
Restriction: 15+ years only and decent physical condition

Numbers and Narrows full-day, $134/person

Guests will enjoy rafting down the Class IV section of whitewater, known as the Numbers, in the morning before having a chef-prepared fajita lunch riverside in the afternoon. The second half of the day will take place in the very scenic Class III section of the river, known as the Narrows. This trip meets at the AVA Granite location at 40671 HWY 24, Buena Vista, CO.
Start time: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Level: Class III–IV intermediate whitewater
Restriction: 15+ years only and decent physical condition

Upper Colorado half-day $62/person, full-day $118

The Upper Colorado rafting trip is perfect for first-time rafters or those with younger children. Full-day rafters will receive a deli-style lunch along the riverside. This trip meets at the AVA Kremmling location at 1611 Eagle Ave, Kremmling, CO.
Start time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. or 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Level: Class II beginner whitewater
Restriction: 5+ years only