Breckenridge Rafting - Breckenridge, Colorado

Whitewater Rafting

Trip Ideas: Other Outdoor

One of the best group activities during the summer, whitewater rafting in Breckenridge and its surrounding rivers can make a splash during any vacation. Whitewater rafting is one of the best-kept secrets in Breckenridge and it isn’t just for thrill seekers.  Trips can be customized by age, ability level, and sense of adventure.  From adrenaline junkies looking for huge waves and pounding hearts to those looking for a relaxing float trip that showcases scenery, solitude, wildlife, and history; there’s a rafting experience that’s perfect for your group.

Rafting is one of the top activities to do with the kids. Guided rafting trips are fun for first timers as well as experienced rafters looking to try a new river.  Whitewater rafting on Colorado’s rivers will create lifelong memories. You can find everything from a half-day mellow whitewater experience to a four-day float trip. There are a variety of outfitters in Breckenridge that can accommodate all levels and types of whitewater adventures.


Whitewater Rafting in Breckenridge: Nearby Destinations

Brown’s Canyon

Summer group rafting in Browns Canyon outside of Breckenridge
Whitewater rafting through Browns Canyon.

A trip down Browns Canyon National Monument is a fun and thrilling rafting adventure. This is a moderate level whitewater trip with spectacular mountain views. This trip is great for beginners, families and experienced rafters alike.

Full Moon Rafting

  • Outside of Breckenridge, Colorado, experience Browns Canyon under the moonlight on a raft! Full Moon Rafting is a special adventure that not many people have the opportunity to experience. As the sun sets over the Collegiate Peaks, just as the moon begins to rise high over the Arkansas River Valley, you’ll begin your journey down Browns Canyon. There’s nothing like the thrill of paddling through illuminated whitewater rapids!

Clear Creek

Creeking isn’t reserved for just kayakers. This conveniently located II-IV whitewater stretch has become an afternoon playground for those traveling between Denver and Breckenridge. Families with small children to those experienced whitewater thrill seekers will find something for everyone just off I-70 in Clear Creek Canyon.


A trip down the Numbers section is a technical stretch of the Arkansas River. The continuous rapids are recommended for experienced paddlers who are looking for a challenge.

Blue River

Whitewater rafting in Breckenridge down the Blue River
Whitewater rafting in Breckenridge down the Blue River is an incredible experience.

The Blue River will lead you through the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area where you will find breathtaking mountain views. This is a great trip for all ability levels.

Colorado River

A raft trip down the Colorado River will prove to be a fun and relaxing day. This is a great tip for families and first-time rafters.

If you have additional questions on whitewater rafting in Breckenridge you can contact a Breckenridge Information Specialists at 877-864-0868 or stop by the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 S. Main Street.

You can also download Breckenridge Vacation Planner for help planning your trip

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