Does your sense of adventure push you to try new things? Breckenridge has no shortage of adrenaline pumping options, but if whitewater rafting isn’t on your list, it needs to be!
Rafting is a great way to see the different landscapes of Colorado! The rivers will wind you through mountain towns, steep cliffs, and expansive ranch lands. The pace can go from fast to leisurely, ensuring that you get a break from the action from time to time.
With 4 local outfitters, there are over 100 trips to choose from! Read on to find out more.
KODI Rafting has been voted the number 1 rafting company by Summit County locals more than 10 times! They are the premiere rafting outfitters in the area—no doubt about it. Since 1986, KODI has been providing a wide variety of rafting adventures for everyone from newbie rafters to those more experienced. With more than 30 different raft trips on six Colorado rivers, there’s no end to the fun they can provide!
Raft Trips for KODI Rafting
While KODI has over six different trips to choose from, here are the top 3 near Breckenridge. For a full list of trips and pricing, click here to visit the KODI website.
Arkansas River: Buena Vista, CO
Located about an hour and a half from Breckenridge is Buena Vista, Colorado and the Arkansas River. This is one trip your whole family will love! Enjoy the rapids and the nature around you. Want to read a first hand account of this trip? Well our very own Lauren wrote about her KODI Rafting adventure. Click here to read.
Colorado River: Kremmling, CO
Raft the epic Colorado River in untapped and untamed Kremmling, Colorado! With many different options, the Colorado River raft trips will take you through gorgeous territory. You will see bald eagle nests, abandoned mining cabins, and more.
Ten Mile Creek Rafting: Frisco, CO
Ten Mile Creek is the newest commercially run river in the State of Colorado. This 1/2 day trip takes you through an intense 4-mile stretch of river. With Class IV rapids transporting you through the town of Frisco down to Lake Dillon, this trip does require you to be in good physical shape. The minimum age is 16 and the price is $79/person.
Reservations For KODI Rafting
While reservations are not required, they are highly recommended. Reservations guarantee you and your family a spot on the boat. Walk-ins, while always welcome, are based on availability. To book online, click here.
Cancellations for KODI Rafting
If a reservation is cancelled 14 days prior to your scheduled trip, there is a $10/person administrative fee that is charged. Within 14 days of your trip, guests are subject to a 50% charge. There will be no refunds for cancellations made within 1 week of scheduled trips. Rafting does require a fair amount of advanced preparation, so please be considerate of your KODI Rafting team as well as other guests and let them know as soon as possible.
Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting
Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting has always prided themselves on their professionalism and their ability to provide a high quality outdoor adventure that everyone will love! They do just that. With the best service and best equipment in the industry, you won’t be disappointed. Here’s what you need to know!
Trips and Rates for Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting
While Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting offers many tours, we have listed two that are nearby Breckenridge below. For a full list of trips, pricing, minimum ages, and more, click here to view their website.
Arkansas River- Central, CO
The epic Arkansas River is one of the most popular whitewater rafting spots on the nation! Plunging 5,000 feet in it’s first 125 miles, this water way provides it’s visitors with continuous thrills and amazing memories. As it meanders through the state, passengers will enjoy views of many 14ers, plenty of local wildlife, and must more. There’s plenty of options to go around!
Blue River- Central, CO
Located only minutes from the heart of Breckenridge is the awesome Blue River rafting trip! The Blue River trip is dependent on the water flow from the Dillon Reservoir, but depending on snow melt are still an absolute blast. Call 1.877.RAFTING to find out if this trip is running and to inquire about booking. Prices are $64/person for adults and $59/person for children.
Reservations for Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting Tours
Reservations are highly recommended for Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting. They can be made online (click here to visit their website). You can also call and speak to a representative about which trip is best for your group or family. Their phone number is 1.877.RAFTING.
What If I Need To Cancel A Reservation For Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting?
Because rafting trips take extensive preparations, there is a cancellation policy. A 50% deposit prior to your trip guarantees your spot on the raft. Cancellations that are made over 2 weeks before our trip are 90% refundable. Cancellations made between 2 days and 2 weeks of your trip are 50% refundable. If you cancel within 48 hours of your trip, it is 100% nonrefundable.
If you would like to, you may purchase cancellation insurance (Royal Gorge trips excluded) for 10% of the cost of the trip per person. With that insurance, you can cancel up to 12 hours prior to the trip and get a 90% refund.
What Else Do I Need To Know About Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting?
Trips do run regardless of weather. Rain or shine, you are in for a good time! Trips run from May through September and are dependent on water levels. Previous experience is a recommendation, but certainly not a requirement (specific trips excluded).
Performance Tours – Whitewater Rafting
Performance Tours offers a variety of whitewater rafting adventures for various ability levels. They are celebrating 30 years of award winning service and over 500,000 satisfied guests! Since 1986, they have been Breckenridge’s 1st most experienced, and most trusted rafting company with a safety record that has been unsurpassed. Read on for more information.
Rafting Trips with Performance Tours
Listed below are two of Performance Tours most popular river trips. For a full list, click here to visit their website and view pricing.
Blue River- Breckenridge, CO
The Blue River runs right through downtown Breckenridge. And their rafting trips are located only 15 minutes from town! For mild and moderate trips, this is the place to go. Families with kiddos, there are trips options for kids, just visit their website or call to speak with a specialist.
Browns Canyon- Buena Vista, CO
Beautiful Buena Vista has some of the most amazing whitewater in the area. As you venture through Browns Canyon, you will enjoy the rapids, wildlife, views of 14er’s, and more! From mild to challenging, there’s plenty to choose from.
Reservations for Rafting Trips with Performance Tours
How do you book your whitewater rafting trip with Performance Tours? It’s easy! You can book online (click here to visit their website). Or you can also call, speak to an expert about your trip, and book over the phone. Just call 1-800-328-7238.
Cancellations Policy for Performance Tours
Performance Tours recognizing that things happen, and plans change. Their cancellation policy says if you change or cancel your trip 7+ days in advance, you will get a full refund less a $10/person fee. Cancellations made between 3 and 7 days from your trip get you a 50% refund. Anything within 3 days are non-refundable. If you would like to purchase cancellation insurance, that is available to you. Trips with insurance will have an 8% trip cancellation coverage fee and enable you to cancel up to 6:00 pm the evening before your trip. You will receive a full refund less the $10/person administrative fee.
The Adventure Company
The Adventure Company is passionate about river rafting and very eager to share that passion with you! Founded in Breckenridge in 1987, their trips vary from beginner to expert whitewater segments. They surely have the perfect trip for you. And with their commitment to stay on the smaller side, they can focus on giving their clients personalized attention! In addition, they are the only outfitter in Colorado that hires guides at least in their 4th year of professional guiding, to help ensure your safety and enjoyment. Read on for a few of their trip options.
Listed below are only two river options offered by The Adventure Company. Please click here to visit their website for a full list of trips and pricing.
Colorado River- Frisco, CO
Beginning on the edge of the Continental Divide, the legendary Colorado is fed by snowmelt. With incredible scenic views along the way, the trips on the Colorado River are real crowd pleasers! Learn more about the trips offered by the Adventure Company and the different ability levels offered.
Arkansas River- Buena Vista, CO
The epic Arkansas River takes you for a ride everyone will love! With over 100 miles of whitewater, this snowmelt fed river will put a smile on your face. Venture through Brown’s Canyon over in the Buena Vista area and keep your eyes open for wildlife along the banks of the river.
Booking Your Rafting Trip With The Adventure Company
While reservations are not required, they are highly recommended. Reservations can be made online by clicking here. Or, you can call and speak to an expert about which trip option will be best suited for your group. Call 1-800-497-7238. If you have made reservations more than 7 days in advance, you will be required to put down a 50% deposit. Anything booked within 7 days must be paid in full.
Cancellation Policy For The Adventure Company
Cancellations made 7+ days before your trip result in a refund less their $10/person fee. Any cancellations made within 7 days are fully non-refundable.