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Thank you for choosing Performance Tours Rafting! -Kevin & Mary Jo Foley

Best Rafting Company Summit County

As a local, family-run business we are extremely grateful for our guests, guides, friends and family that have made the last 31 years possible. We wouldn’t be the company we are today without each of our amazing guides, staff members and of course – the guests that make it all possible. Thank You!

 

Each year, The Summit Daily hosts a “Best of Summit” campaign to recognize the best businesses in Summit County. There are various categories including: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Food, Outdoors, Services, Shopping and Weddings. Winners are decided based on a voting system, which is why we are asking for your help!

Performance Tours Rafting has been voted “Best Rafting Company” in Summit County 7 times – including last year – and we would LOVE to make it 8. Please vote for Performance Tours Rafting for Best Rafting Company, under the Outdoor Category for the 2017 Best of Summit. Voting is from August 15 – September 15.

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6 Reasons to Raft in August

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It has been an incredible summer for the whitewater rafting world, but it’s not over yet! We’re making the most of every summer moment and we think you should too…

We will be playing on the Arkansas River through Labor Day, with half day and full day trips departing daily.


Here are 6 reasons to raft in August

1. Above average flows on the Arkansas River.

Thanks to recent rain storms, there’s still plenty of whitewater to splash around in on Browns Canyon and even the Numbers!

2. Escape technology.

 There’s no cell phones, email, or Facebook on the river.

3. Back to school (or work) stories.

What else are you going to talk about on the playground or at the water-cooler?

4. Splash attacks!

 Watch your brother/ sister/ best friend/ or co-worker get splashed in the face… and get a lap full of whitewater yourself! 😉

5. Late Season Savings.

Save 25% off your August Adventure when you book online using the discount code PT25Z or mention this deal when you book over the phone.

6. Because you CAN! If you are fortunate enough to live in Colorado, you can make it to the river and make the most of the last days of summer. If you don’t live in Colorado, we find planning your next summer rafting trip is a great way to beat the end-of-summer blues.


Give us a call or book online to jump in the boat and get in your last splash of summer 2017.

www.performancetours.com

800.328.7238

August Rafting Adventures

August Rafting Adventures near Breckenridge

There’s a rumor out there that it is time to squash.

Some folks think that rafting is an activity limited to early summers in Colorado, but that’s just not true! Thanks to the Arkansas River Voluntary Flow Management program, our guests get to enjoy amazing whitewater rafting conditions well into August. The Arkansas River is truly a recreational paradise: fly fishing, whitewater kayaking, stand up paddle-boarding and our personal favorite – whitewater rafting! If you’re passionate about spending time outdoors, and on the river – the Arkansas River (or ARK to locals) is the place to be.

August Rafting Adventures near Breckenridge Sure, Colorado summers can feel a little short lived, but boy do they sure burn bright! If you’re anything like the Performance Tours Rafting crew, you strive to make the most of every cloudless morning, sunny afternoon and summer evening. We prefer to spend as much time on the river as possible, and thanks to the flow management program on the Ark, we’re able to paddle our way through August.

Looking at current flows and river conditions in Browns Canyon today, you could hardly tell that it’s already August! Recent rain storms and heavy precipitation upstream has brought us higher than average water levels for early August. Guests are enjoying the big waves and exciting splashes on Browns Canyon and Numbers, while families soaking up the sunshine on the ‘mighty’ Mild & Scenic, are happy for the mellow class I-II floats.

Are you interested in booking an August rafting adventure with Breckenridge’s best rafting company? Give our friendly and knowledgable reservation staff a call to reserve the best rafting adventure for you and your crew!

Mild & Mellow, Class 1+

Easy Raft Trip BreckenridgeOur mild and scenic trip is an excellent option for those wanting relaxing flat water, small scale rapids, and beautiful mountain scenery. This is a great trip for families with younger children.

Minimum Age: 4 years old and 30 lbs
Cost: $57 youth/ $67 adult
Office: Buena Vista, CO
Meet Times: 9:30AM, 2PM
Approximate time on the river: 1.5 hours

Book the Mild & Scenic Half Day

The Mild & Scenic trip is our most popular mellow trip for families with young children.

Our mild and scenic trip is an excellent option for those wanting relaxing flat water, small scale rapids, and beautiful mountain scenery. This is a great trip for families with younger children and includes a river side lunch. Lunch is a sandwich buffet with fresh meats and cheeses, a variety of vegetables, condiments, chips, fruit, snacks and more.

Minimum Age: 4 years old and 30 lbs
Cost: $92 youth/ $102 adult
Office: Buena Vista, CO
Meet Times: 9:30AM
Approximate time on the river: 4+ hours

Book the Mild & Scenic Full Day

Easy Arkansas River Float TripThe Ruby Ripple Arkansas River float trip is an excellent alternative for those looking for a quick float trip with relaxing flat water and mountain scenery. This is a great trip for families with younger children.

Minimum Age: 4 years old and 30 lbs
Cost: $44 youth/ $44 adult
River: Arkansas River
Office: Buena Vista, CO
Meet Times: 11:45AM
Approximate time on the river: 1 hour

Book the Ruby Ripple 1/3 Day

Moderate & Exciting, Class 3+

Photo - Family Fun Rafting on Browns CanyonColorado's most popular whitewater trip, offering everything you're looking for in a fun and exciting rafting adventure! Plenty of thrilling moderate level whitewater and exciting rapids, with picturesque 14,000' peaks & spectacular canyon scenery through a newly designated National Monument. Lots of thrills and laughter as you paddle through Pinball, Zoomflume, Bigdrop, Staircase, Punchbowl and more! This wet n' wild adventure is great for first timers and seasoned rafters alike, and will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime!

Minimum Age: 6 years and 50 lbs
Cost: $57 youth/ $67 adult
River: Arkansas River
Office: Buena Vista, CO
Meet Times: 9:30AM, 12:30PM, 2PM
Approximate time on the river: 2 hours
 

Book a Browns Canyon Half Day Trip

Browns Canyon Rafting BreckenridgeColorado's most popular full day trip through a newly designated National Monument! Your adventure begins beneath the spectacular Collegiate Peaks and takes you through Browns Canyon National Monument where you'll encounter exciting rapids such as Pinball, Zoomflume, Big Drop, Staircase and Devil's Punchbowl, before blasting through the infamous Seidel's Suckhole. These are just a few of the thrilling rapids that make this fantastic whitewater stretch one that shouldn't be missed. This is a great trip for rafters of all experience levels. Includes a delicious riverside lunch.

Minimum Age: 6 years and 50 lbs
Cost: $57 youth/ $67 adult
River: Arkansas River
Office: Buena Vista, CO
Meet Times: 9:30AM, 12:30PM, 2PM
Approximate time on the river: 2 hours

Book a Browns Canyon Full Day Trip

Browns Canyon Raft Trip from BreckenridgeA full service whitewater rafting trip from Summit County, CO! The "Summit Deluxe" combines lunch, spectacular rafting, and transportation from Summit County. We'll do the driving, provide a delicious lunch at our base and take you down America's favorite stretch of whitewater through an amazing National Monument Area! Fun and exciting class III+ moderate level whitewater, majestic 14,000' peaks and a convenient mid morning departure time.

Minimum Age: 6 years and 50 lbs
Cost: $95 youth/ $105 adult
River: Arkansas River
Office: Buena Vista, CO
Pick-Up Time: 10 - 10:30AM (depending on location)
Approximate time on the river: 2 hours

Book a Browns Canyon 3/4 Day with transportation

Rafting near BreckenridgeThis is the perfect moderate level whitewater adventure for anyone in the Summit County area (Breckenridge, Copper, Keystone, Dillon) looking for the thrill of whitewater rafting while taking in the spectacular alpine scenery beneath The Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. You'll be surrounded by breathtaking mountain views while challenging the fast-running rapids through Boulder Canyon. Lots of excitement, relaxation and fun in the sun! A great trip for rafters of all experience levels. Located 15 minutes from Breckenridge.

Minimum Age: 6 years and 50 lbs
Cost: $59 youth/ $67 adult
River: Blue River
Office: Frisco, CO
Meet Time: 8:30AM, 11:30AM, 2:30PM
Approximate time on the river: 1.5 hours

Book a Blue River Half Day Trip

Arkansas River moderate raft tripsBighorn Sheep Canyon offers lots of exciting moderate level whitewater and spectacular scenery in the magnificent Royal Gorge area. Your experienced guide will get you paddling like pros (hopefully) through 3 rocks, 5 points, Spike Buck, Double Dip, Sharks Tooth and many more, just above the awe inspiring Royal Gorge. Lots of thrills, laughter, and summertime fun, while floating through an incredible canyon that Colorado's largest Bighorn Sheep herd call home leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime!

Minimum Age: 7 years and 50 lbs
Cost: $53 youth/ $63 adult
River: Arkansas River
Office: Canon City, CO
Meet Time: 9:30AM, 1PM
Approximate time on the river: 2 hours

Book a Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half Day

rafting arkansas river bighorn canyonBighorn Sheep Canyon offers lots of exciting moderate level whitewater and spectacular scenery in the magnificent Royal Gorge area. Your experienced guide will get you paddling like pros (hopefully) through Three Rocks, Five Points, Spikebuck, Doubledip and many more. Lots of thrills, laughter and summertime fun while your adventure takes you through an incredible canyon that Colorado's largest Bighorn Sheep herd call home leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime! The full day trip includes a riverside lunch on the Arkansas River.

Minimum Age: 7 years and 50 lbs
Cost: $92 youth/ $102 adult
River: Arkansas River
Office: Canon City, CO
Meet Time: 9:30AM
Approximate time on the river: 4 - 4.5 hours

Book your Bighorn Sheep Canyon Full Day trip

Wet & Wild, Class 4+

Extreme whitewater rafting near BreckenridgeAction packed whitewater from the moment you hit the river! The Numbers can best be described as steep, narrow and technical, with rigorous paddling required from the onset! This is a great adrenaline pumping river trip for anyone in good physical condition looking for an exciting, scenic and challenging whitewater adventure!

Minimum Age: 16 years (14 years at lower flows)
Cost: $75 adult only
Office: Buena Vista, CO
Meet Times: 9AM, 12:15PM
Approximate time on the river: 1.5 hours

Book a Numbers Half Day Trip

Wild whitewater rafting near breckenridgeAction packed whitewater from the moment you hit the river! The Numbers can best be described as steep, narrow and technical, with rigorous paddling required from the onset! This is a great adrenaline pumping river trip for anyone in good physical condition looking for an exciting, scenic, and challenging whitewater adventure! Our full day trip stops alongside the river for a delicious lunch and covers twice as much river as the 1/2 day trip.

Minimum Age: 16 years (14 years at lower flows)
Cost: $115 adult only
Office: Buena Vista, CO
Meet Times: 9AM
Approximate time on the river: 4-4.5 hours

Book a Numbers Full Day Trip

Rafting Royal GorgeLots of continuous whitewater and thundering rapids, including Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, Wall Slammer and many others make this one of the most exhilarating half day trips offered anywhere. The river winds beneath the Royal Gorge bridge providing spectacular scenery and an action-packed ride you won't forget!

Minimum Age: 16 years (14 years at lower flows)
Cost: $75 adult only
Office: Canon City, CO
Meet Times: 9:30AM, 1PM
Approximate time on the river: 2 hours

Book a Royal Gorge Half Day Trip

Lots of adrenaline-pumping, continuous, action-packed rapids through this magnificent canyon will excite even the most experienced whitewater enthusiasts. Experience the thrill of Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, Squeeze Box, Boat Eater and many more as the river takes you beneath the world's highest suspension bridge. This is the ultimate advanced whitewater challenge for those in good physical condition. looking for "Big Water." Includes a delicious riverside lunch.

Minimum Age: 16 years (14 years at lower flows)
Cost: $75 adult only
Office: Canon City, CO
Meet Times: 9:30AM, 1PM
Approximate time on the river: 2 hours

Book a Royal Gorge Full Day Trip

Best Breckenridge August Adventures

Summer’s Not Over! There’s Still Time for these 5 Summer Adventures.

As August approaches and settles in, so does the harsh reality that summer in Breckenridge is almost over. Don’t fret! Even though there is only a handful of weeks left of summer in the high country, there is still plenty of time for these 5 sunny, summer adventures. Now it’s up to you to get to the mountains and make the best Breckenridge August adventures happen!

The Best late-summer august Breckenridge activities Best Breckenridge August Adventures

From mild to wild! Breckenridge guests can enjoy a variety of whitewater rafting adventures through mid-August on the Arkansas River.

#1: Whitewater Rafting

Thanks to the flow management program, we have guaranteed raft-able flows on the Arkansas River through mid-August. Performance Tours Rafting offers whitewater rafting trips on the Arkansas River throughout August, even after the river returns to its native flow. In Breckenridge, we have plenty of rafting options! Families with children 4 years+ can enjoy a mellow family float trip, while those seeking a balance of moderate and exciting rapids will love paddling through Browns Canyon National Monument. Adrenaline seekers may opt for the wet and wild experience of navigating through the class 4+ whitewater on Numbers. With guaranteed flows through mid-August, and options for half day or full day tours we’re sure you won’t regret fitting in a Breckenridge whitewater rafting adventure. Call 800.328.7238 soon and jump in the boat while there is still time to experience the best of Breckenridge whitewater rafting.

 

#2: BikingBest august summer Breckenridge activities Best Breckenridge August Adventures

Until the snow begins to dust the hillsides (usually mid-to-late October), there’s no shortage of bike trails to hit in Breckenridge. From beginner pavement cruisers to tight, technical single-track, Breckenridge visitors have plenty of trails to choose from. According to MTBProject.com, there are 41 beginner trails, 54 intermediate trails and 19 difficult trails to choose from in the Breckenridge area!

 

#3: Horseback Riding

Explore scenic Colorado the way it was originally discovered – on horseback! Breckenridge and the surrounding area offer a variety of horseback riding options for guests looking to jump in the saddle. Breckenridge stables offers trail rides on the mountain/ ski resort, meandering through the woods. Other stables, like Rusty Spurr Ranch, offer rides through sprawling fields or ‘giddy-up’ at the base of the Collegiate Peaks with Mt. Princeton Stables!  *Pro Tip: Save money by combining activities like rafting and horseback riding and book a Saddle & Paddle Package!*

 

#4: Ziplining

Best August Breckenridge Activities Best Breckenridge August AdventuresIt’s almost flying! Zipline tours have been growing in popularity over the last few years and it’s no wonder why. Guests can experience the beauty of nature from above as they cruise from tree to tree, accompanied by an experienced guide and state-of-the-art safety gear.  *Pro Tip: Save money by combining summer activities and booking the Raft & Zip adventure package*

 

#5:  Soak up the Sights & History of Breckenridge

Breckenridge’s rich and colorful mining historic can be observed and experienced all around town. Learn from a local! A variety of historic tours –  saloons, ghost stories, gold panning, mining tours and more! –  are offered daily and Breckenridge museums offer an informative glimpse of the past. After learning about Breckenridge’s wonderful history, enjoy an outdoor picnic in one of our favorite Breckenridge picnic spots! We love the Blue River Plaza, a location that combines gorgeous mountain views, relaxing river sounds, and amazing people watching/ dog petting.

 

The Best Kept Secrets of Breckenridge Rafting

Breckenridge Rafting Tips

The Best Kept Secrets of Breckenridge Rafting

Breckenridge is known for superior skiing, but did you know that the area is also famous for world class whitewater rafting? Each summer, roughly 250,000 people grab a paddle, buckle their PFDs – A.K.A. personal flotation device or a life jacket – and splash their way down the mighty Arkansas River.  Many local outfitters have been rafting commercially in Breckenridge for more than 30 years, and are eager to share fun facts and secrets of Breckenridge rafting.

Secret #1.   The Arkansas River is one of the most popular rafting destination in America.

The Arkansas River begins its journey not far from Breckenridge, in the Sawatch Mountain Range near Leadville, CO. It is 1,469 miles long and stretches east to Arkansas, traveling through Kansas and Oklahoma. The best whitewater rafting on the Ark (that’s what locals call it!) is found closest to its source, and spans a 152-mile section of the river, passing through river towns like Buena Vista, Salida, and Canon City, Colorado. From Breckenridge, the best way to access the Arkansas is from Buena Vista – a scenic 1+ hr. drive south. Browns Canyon National Monument is the closest, most popular whitewater rafting trip, and is home to exciting, moderate class 3 rapids.

Secret #2.   Rafting isn’t just for thrill seekers… there are family friendly options!

From mild to wild, there are lots of river trip options for guests of all ages and abilities. Don’t know how to swim? Not a problem! Opt for a mellow or moderate trip, let your guide know, and pay attention to the pre-river safety talk.

Mellow & Mild: Families with children as young as 4 years old can enjoy small splashes and breathtaking scenery on the Mild and Scenic trip. Guests can relax and enjoy calm stretches of flat water and leave the paddling to the professionals.

Moderate: There’s a reason Browns Canyon National Monument is so popular. It’s probably the moderate class 3 rapids paired with stunning canyon scenery and frequent wildlife sightings. Seriously, this trip is amazing for first-timers and river-rats alike. We recommend doing this more than once, as it’s a completely different experience at varying water levels. It’s the perfect multi-generational trip for families with children 7 years and up.

Wet & Wild: The Numbers run will excite and satisfy the most daring thrill seeker! This trip requires rigorous paddling through technical and continuous class 4+ rapids, and is for guests 16 years+ – though at lower water levels, some rafting companies will take adults as young as 14.

Browns Canyon, Numbers, arkansas river whitewater rafting, Breckenridge Rafting TipsSecret #3.   Weather is different on the river.

You know what they say about Colorado… “If you don’t like the weather, just wait 10 minutes!” Well, the same is true for different areas in the mountains. At 60 miles south and 1,600 feet lower in elevation, the weather in Buena Vista can be very different from Breckenridge. Though it’s always a good idea to check the forecast, guests can usually count on it being 10° warmer, and most of the time – sunny! With that said, the water in the river does come from snowmelt, so it can be colder in early season (May, June). If you’re concerned about temperature, many rafting guests opt for a wet suit, and are comfortable their entire trip.

Secret #4.     Water levels are guaranteed through mid-August.

Arkansas River flows generally follow the same rules as most snow fed, mountain rivers – higher flows in early summer when temperatures climb. Thanks to the Arkansas River Voluntary Flow Management Program, there are guaranteed flows for whitewater rafting well into August. In fact, most companies will raft through Labor Day weekend, after the river returns to its native flow, but it’s a good idea to call and check river conditions. Don’t listen to your wild friend that says rafting is only fun during the spring run-off – most rafting in Colorado takes place during the months of July and August, when the rivers are experiencing average flows.


This article originally appears on the GoBreck blog. For the best tips and tricks about Breckenridge, CO, visit their website or the Breckenridge Welcome Center.

 

The Best Breckenridge Summer Activities

Best Breckenridge Summer activities

Breckenridge is truly a destination for all seasons! As visitors learn about the amazing options for summer activities in Breckenridge, summer tourism continues to grow. With longer days and ample sunshine, guests of all ages can find themselves experiencing a variety of activities. We recommend combining the best Breckenridge summer activities to maximize your time in the mountains and experience as much as possible!

Wildflower Hikes

best Breckenridge summer activities During mid-summer months, our hills and slopes come alive with gorgeous wildflowers! Nature enthusiasts can view these delicate beauties all over Summit County, but we recommend slope-side at Breckenridge Ski Resort (take the free gondola up to peak 8 from town!), Boreas Pass Road, Baldy Mountain, and Hoosier Pass. Extra points if you take in the wildflowers from the seat of your mountain bike!

Mountain Biking

Speaking of mountain biking, did you know that Breckenridge is known for an incredible network of bike trails maintained by the Town of Breckenridge! Jump on the Boreas Pass bus (it’s free!) to catch a shuttle to the top, and take your pick from a variety of difficulty levels on your ride down. According to MTBProject.com, there are 41 beginner trails, 54 intermediate trails and 19 difficult trails to choose from in the Breckenridge area!

Best Breckenridge Summer actvitiesWhitewater Rafting in Browns Canyon National Monument

Experience a recently designated National Monument as you paddle down the Arkansas River! Browns Canyon is the most popular whitewater rafting destination in North America, and boasts several exciting, moderate class 3 rapids. This family friendly day trip meets in Buena Vista, just about an hour south of Breckenridge, and is well worth the quick, scenic drive. Performance Tours offer half and full day trips in Browns Canyon. 

Family Float Trips on the Arkansas River

Spend the day experiencing Colorado’s natural beauty from the river on a mellow, family float trip. Families with children as young as 4 are invited to enjoy small splashes and the breathtaking scenery of the Arkansas River. All guests are accompanied by an experienced and professional guide on our half day and full day trips. Learn More.

Paddle through class 4+ rapids on Numbers

Best Breckenridge Summer ActivitiesPut your paddling skills to the test on this exciting stretch of challenging whitewater. Numbers is a technical rafting run that is perfect for the adrenaline seeker looking to experience challenging Colorado whitewater! Performance Tours offers half day and full day rafting trips, with experienced guides who will lead you through this experience with confidence and skill. A must do for all adventurous river enthusiasts in good physical condition! Learn More.

Scenic Drives

In Summit County, there are breathtaking mountain views around every corner! Sure, it’s great to experience these gorgeous mountains while hiking, biking, or rafting, but sometimes it’s nice to take it all in from the comfort of your own vehicle. Our favorite scenic drives vary from pavement to dirt, but they can [usually] be accessed without needing 4WD. Loveland Pass, Boreas Pass Road (Breckenridge to Como), and the loop from Breckenridge to Buena Vista and Leadville are a few of our top scenic drives!

Soak up Sunshine in Town

The Town of Breckenridge does an incredible job of welcoming visitors in every season. From shopping to dining and happy hours, there is no shortage of places to visit and things to do! The upper Blue River, runs through town, and is a very special place to soak up sunshine and enjoy the mountain atmosphere. We recommend checking out the Riverwalk Center at the Blue River Plaza for the best people watching! Make sure to check out the Breckenridge Welcome Center for all your activity planning and local questions!

Dads Raft Free on Father’s Day

Family Colorado Rafting Trips - Dads raft free on Father's Day

Dads Raft Free on Father’s Day

It’s likely that your dad brought you on your first outdoor adventure. Now, it’s time to repay the favor.  This Father’s Day, Performance Tours will celebrate adventurous dads by offering them a free rafting trip on the Arkansas River. If Dad is accompanied by 2 other family members, he rafts for free. If it’s dad +1, we’ll extend a 2 for 1 special. This deal is only valid on June 18, 2017.

To book your Father’s Day rafting trip give our reservations staff a call at 800.328.7238 and mention the dads raft free deal.

Blue River is Back!

Blue River Rafting

Blue River Rafting

Blue River Rafting FriscoSummit County’s closest stretch of moderate, family-friendly whitewater is now open for the season! The Denver Waterboard has indicated they will be releasing raft-able flows on the Blue River as of today and hope to sustain flows through mid-July. The Blue is a wonderful local whitewater rafting option for Summit County guests, and a favorite among local whitewater enthusiasts. It’s a class 3 trip, with a balance of gorgeous alpine scenery and exciting, moderate rapids.

Flows on the Blue River are dependent on local snowpack conditions and are controlled by Denver Water. For more information about the Blue River Half Day trip visit www.performancetours.com 

About The Blue

This is the perfect moderate level whitewater adventure for anyone in the Summit County area looking for the thrill of whitewater rafting while taking in the spectacular alpine scenery beneath The Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. You’ll be surrounded by breathtaking mountain views while challenging the fast-running rapids through Boulder Canyon. Lots of excitement, relaxation and fun in the sun! A great trip for rafters of all experience levels. The minimum age on the Blue is 6 years old or 50 lbs.

Blue River Rafting trips are offered daily at 9am, 12pm and 3pm and depart from Frisco, CO

 

Mountain Getaway Giveaway: Raft, Ride & Relax

Mountain Getaway Giveaway

Raft | Ride | Relax

Enter to win the ultimate Colorado adventure weekend: whitewater rafting, mountain biking & 2 night in Keystone! Escape to the mountains and get your adrenaline pumping on a Full Day Browns Canyon whitewater rafting adventure with Performance Tours Rafting. Explore the trails with Mountain View Sports, on the Ride the Pass bike tour. Relax in a warm and inviting 1-bedroom Keystone condo provided by SummitCove Lodging.

From June 1 – 29, participants may enter the Mountain Getaway Giveaway via the contest app, and by liking all 3 Facebook pages. There is one entry per email address, with opportunities to earn additional bonus entries with social media shares and likes. The winner will be selected and contacted on June 30, 2017.

Grand Prize Mountain Getaway Weekend in Keystone, July 21 – 23:

  • Full Day Browns Canyon rafting trip for 2 with lunch
  • 2 Ride the Pass bike tours with Mountain View Sports
  • 2 nights lodging in a 1-bedroom condo in Keystone with SummitCove Lodging

Rules

  • Must ‘like’ all three company Facebook pages: Performance Tours Rafting, SummitCove, & Mountain View Sports
  • One entry per email address, with opportunities to add bonus entries with shares
  • Prize has no cash value, non-transferable, and must be redeemed weekend 7/21 – 7/23, 2017.
  • Must be 25+ to enter and win.

Plan the Perfect Raft Trip

Family Colorado Rafting Trips Plan the Perfect Raft Trip

Plan the Perfect Raft Trip

When it comes to outdoor adventures, few activities can top the thrill of experiencing a whitewater rafting trip. Performance Tours has been providing the best Breckenridge rafting trips since 1986 and we have a few tips and tricks to help you plan the perfect whitewater rafting trip. Age minimums and trip availability may change with flows, so please call our reservations staff with any questions! 800.328.7238


The Mild & Scenic trip is our most popular mellow trip for families with young children.

Mild Raft Trips

Safety is our #1 priority. All raft trips have age or weight restrictions for young guests. Our mellow family floats (class 2) are great for families with children as young as 4 years old, or 30 lbs. The Mild and Scenic trips are the most popular family float raft trips that we offer.

Easy Raft Trip BreckenridgeOur mild and scenic trip is an excellent option for those wanting relaxing flat water, small scale rapids, and beautiful mountain scenery. This is a great trip for families with younger children.

Minimum Age: 4 years old and 30 lbs
Cost: $57 youth/ $67 adult
Office: Buena Vista, CO
Meet Times: 9:30AM, 2PM
Approximate time on the river: 1.5 hours

Book the Mild & Scenic Half Day

The Mild & Scenic trip is our most popular mellow trip for families with young children.

Our mild and scenic trip is an excellent option for those wanting relaxing flat water, small scale rapids, and beautiful mountain scenery. This is a great trip for families with younger children and includes a river side lunch. Lunch is a sandwich buffet with fresh meats and cheeses, a variety of vegetables, condiments, chips, fruit, snacks and more.

Minimum Age: 4 years old and 30 lbs
Cost: $92 youth/ $102 adult
Office: Buena Vista, CO
Meet Times: 9:30AM
Approximate time on the river: 4+ hours

Book the Mild & Scenic Full Day

Easy Arkansas River Float TripThe Ruby Ripple Arkansas River float trip is an excellent alternative for those looking for a quick float trip with relaxing flat water and mountain scenery. This is a great trip for families with younger children.

Minimum Age: 4 years old and 30 lbs
Cost: $44 youth/ $44 adult
River: Arkansas River
Office: Buena Vista, CO
Meet Times: 11:45AM
Approximate time on the river: 1 hour

Book the Ruby Ripple 1/3 Day

 


Browns Canyon is the most popular whitewater rafting trip in America

Moderate Raft Trips

These are some of the most popular whitewater rafting trips in Colorado! These trips are a wonderful balance of Colorado scenery and a bit of excitement in class 3 rapids! Our age minimums on most of these trips is 6 years old or 50 lbs.

Photo - Family Fun Rafting on Browns CanyonColorado's most popular whitewater trip, offering everything you're looking for in a fun and exciting rafting adventure! Plenty of thrilling moderate level whitewater and exciting rapids, with picturesque 14,000' peaks & spectacular canyon scenery through a newly designated National Monument. Lots of thrills and laughter as you paddle through Pinball, Zoomflume, Bigdrop, Staircase, Punchbowl and more! This wet n' wild adventure is great for first timers and seasoned rafters alike, and will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime!

Minimum Age: 6 years and 50 lbs
Cost: $57 youth/ $67 adult
River: Arkansas River
Office: Buena Vista, CO
Meet Times: 9:30AM, 12:30PM, 2PM
Approximate time on the river: 2 hours
 

Book a Browns Canyon Half Day Trip

Browns Canyon Rafting BreckenridgeColorado's most popular full day trip through a newly designated National Monument! Your adventure begins beneath the spectacular Collegiate Peaks and takes you through Browns Canyon National Monument where you'll encounter exciting rapids such as Pinball, Zoomflume, Big Drop, Staircase and Devil's Punchbowl, before blasting through the infamous Seidel's Suckhole. These are just a few of the thrilling rapids that make this fantastic whitewater stretch one that shouldn't be missed. This is a great trip for rafters of all experience levels. Includes a delicious riverside lunch.

Minimum Age: 6 years and 50 lbs
Cost: $57 youth/ $67 adult
River: Arkansas River
Office: Buena Vista, CO
Meet Times: 9:30AM, 12:30PM, 2PM
Approximate time on the river: 2 hours

Book a Browns Canyon Full Day Trip

Browns Canyon Raft Trip from BreckenridgeA full service whitewater rafting trip from Summit County, CO! The "Summit Deluxe" combines lunch, spectacular rafting, and transportation from Summit County. We'll do the driving, provide a delicious lunch at our base and take you down America's favorite stretch of whitewater through an amazing National Monument Area! Fun and exciting class III+ moderate level whitewater, majestic 14,000' peaks and a convenient mid morning departure time.

Minimum Age: 6 years and 50 lbs
Cost: $95 youth/ $105 adult
River: Arkansas River
Office: Buena Vista, CO
Pick-Up Time: 10 - 10:30AM (depending on location)
Approximate time on the river: 2 hours

Book a Browns Canyon 3/4 Day with transportation

Rafting near BreckenridgeThis is the perfect moderate level whitewater adventure for anyone in the Summit County area (Breckenridge, Copper, Keystone, Dillon) looking for the thrill of whitewater rafting while taking in the spectacular alpine scenery beneath The Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. You'll be surrounded by breathtaking mountain views while challenging the fast-running rapids through Boulder Canyon. Lots of excitement, relaxation and fun in the sun! A great trip for rafters of all experience levels. Located 15 minutes from Breckenridge.

Minimum Age: 6 years and 50 lbs
Cost: $59 youth/ $67 adult
River: Blue River
Office: Frisco, CO
Meet Time: 8:30AM, 11:30AM, 2:30PM
Approximate time on the river: 1.5 hours

Book a Blue River Half Day Trip

Arkansas River moderate raft tripsBighorn Sheep Canyon offers lots of exciting moderate level whitewater and spectacular scenery in the magnificent Royal Gorge area. Your experienced guide will get you paddling like pros (hopefully) through 3 rocks, 5 points, Spike Buck, Double Dip, Sharks Tooth and many more, just above the awe inspiring Royal Gorge. Lots of thrills, laughter, and summertime fun, while floating through an incredible canyon that Colorado's largest Bighorn Sheep herd call home leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime!

Minimum Age: 7 years and 50 lbs
Cost: $53 youth/ $63 adult
River: Arkansas River
Office: Canon City, CO
Meet Time: 9:30AM, 1PM
Approximate time on the river: 2 hours

Book a Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half Day

rafting arkansas river bighorn canyonBighorn Sheep Canyon offers lots of exciting moderate level whitewater and spectacular scenery in the magnificent Royal Gorge area. Your experienced guide will get you paddling like pros (hopefully) through Three Rocks, Five Points, Spikebuck, Doubledip and many more. Lots of thrills, laughter and summertime fun while your adventure takes you through an incredible canyon that Colorado's largest Bighorn Sheep herd call home leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime! The full day trip includes a riverside lunch on the Arkansas River.

Minimum Age: 7 years and 50 lbs
Cost: $92 youth/ $102 adult
River: Arkansas River
Office: Canon City, CO
Meet Time: 9:30AM
Approximate time on the river: 4 - 4.5 hours

Book your Bighorn Sheep Canyon Full Day trip

 


 

Our wild whitewater trips are great for adrenaline seekers with previous paddling experience or in great physical condition.

Wild Whitewater Trips

These are some of the most extreme whitewater in Colorado! Great for adventurous folks in excellent physical condition, these trips require rigorous paddling and lots of action. The minimum age for our class IV-V trips is 16 yrs, and at lower flows we drop the minimum age to 14 years. If you have any questions about conditions please call our office.

Extreme whitewater rafting near BreckenridgeAction packed whitewater from the moment you hit the river! The Numbers can best be described as steep, narrow and technical, with rigorous paddling required from the onset! This is a great adrenaline pumping river trip for anyone in good physical condition looking for an exciting, scenic and challenging whitewater adventure!

Minimum Age: 16 years (14 years at lower flows)
Cost: $75 adult only
Office: Buena Vista, CO
Meet Times: 9AM, 12:15PM
Approximate time on the river: 1.5 hours

Book a Numbers Half Day Trip

Wild whitewater rafting near breckenridgeAction packed whitewater from the moment you hit the river! The Numbers can best be described as steep, narrow and technical, with rigorous paddling required from the onset! This is a great adrenaline pumping river trip for anyone in good physical condition looking for an exciting, scenic, and challenging whitewater adventure! Our full day trip stops alongside the river for a delicious lunch and covers twice as much river as the 1/2 day trip.

Minimum Age: 16 years (14 years at lower flows)
Cost: $115 adult only
Office: Buena Vista, CO
Meet Times: 9AM
Approximate time on the river: 4-4.5 hours

Book a Numbers Full Day Trip

Rafting Royal GorgeLots of continuous whitewater and thundering rapids, including Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, Wall Slammer and many others make this one of the most exhilarating half day trips offered anywhere. The river winds beneath the Royal Gorge bridge providing spectacular scenery and an action-packed ride you won't forget!

Minimum Age: 16 years (14 years at lower flows)
Cost: $75 adult only
Office: Canon City, CO
Meet Times: 9:30AM, 1PM
Approximate time on the river: 2 hours

Book a Royal Gorge Half Day Trip

Lots of adrenaline-pumping, continuous, action-packed rapids through this magnificent canyon will excite even the most experienced whitewater enthusiasts. Experience the thrill of Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, Squeeze Box, Boat Eater and many more as the river takes you beneath the world's highest suspension bridge. This is the ultimate advanced whitewater challenge for those in good physical condition. looking for "Big Water." Includes a delicious riverside lunch.

Minimum Age: 16 years (14 years at lower flows)
Cost: $75 adult only
Office: Canon City, CO
Meet Times: 9:30AM, 1PM
Approximate time on the river: 2 hours

Book a Royal Gorge Full Day Trip


Questions? Check out our FAQ page or give our friendly reservations staff a call to book your whitewater adventure.

800.328.7238