1 Aug 2017
Summit County has so much to offer year-round but a favorite has to be the white water rafting. From an easy cruise on a lazy river to serious rapids for the thrill seekers, quick trips and full day floats – Summit County has something for everyone interested in the rivers!
Rafting in Summit County centers around three main rivers: the Blue River, Clear Creek, the Colorado River and the Arkansas River. Incredibly scenic, the Blue River is Summit County proper’s only whitewater river and boasts amazing views of some of the highest peaks in Colorado. A true Summit County experience! Just East of Summit County, in Idaho Springs, Clear Creek rafting trips start in the historic mining town of Idaho Springs. Split the day exploring the famous mining town and a half-day adventure. One of the classic rivers of the Mountain West, the Colorado starts high in the Rockies before flowing through the Grand Canyon. Perfect for canyon scenery, natural hot springs, old mining towns and wildlife viewings, the Colorado River offers a quintessential Rocky Mountain West experience.
Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting offers various trips on all three of these rivers plus more. Get your feet wet on the Blue River with three miles of continuous whitewater and breathtaking views. Perfect for families and rafters of all abilities. Breckenridge Whitewater also offers trips on Clear Creek – just 30 miles from Denver – for beginners (age 6 and up) to advanced rafters (age 15 and up) and multi-day trips on the Colorado River.
With over 30 different trips on six Colorado Rivers, Kodi Rafting continuously ranks as one of the best rafting companies in Summit County. Guides are knowledgeable and experienced. And trips vary for length and level of difficulty based on a ‘mild,’ ‘wet,’ and ‘wild’ scale.
Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting has been in business for over 30 years, providing area tours with highly qualified staff and a customer-oriented environment to make sure you have the best experience possible. With trips on the Blue River, Clear Creek and Colorado available throughout the season at varying difficulty levels, Performance Tours focuses on the safety of the tour, the history of the area and fun of whitewater rafting! See their raft trip comparison chart to choose which tour will be best for you.
Whether you’re a first-time rafter or a seasoned vet, Summit County has something for everyone to get wet and wild!