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Performance Tours Rafting is a B Like Breckenridge business partner 2023-24

Exploring Whitewater Rafting and Responsible Adventure: The B Like Breckenridge Stewardship Campaign

Breckenridge Rafting Activity Tips to Make the Most of Your Time in the Mountains

As outdoor enthusiasts, we are privileged to have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in nature’s wonders. At Performance Tours Rafting, we believe in the importance of preserving and protecting the pristine environments where we operate. That’s why Performance Tours Rafting is proud to support the B Like Breckenridge™ stewardship campaign, which inspires and encourages responsible practices with practical tips for Breckenridge visitors. 

1. WEATHER YOUR ADVENTURE: Weather conditions can change in an instant in the mountains. Check the forecast and bring extra layers to be prepared for your next adventure

Whitewater rafting is an exhilarating activity that brings you face-to-face with nature’s elements. However, weather conditions in the mountains can change rapidly. Checking the forecast and bringing extra layers ensures you’re prepared for unexpected weather shifts during your rafting trip. Wearing appropriate gear will not only keep you comfortable but also contribute to your safety and enjoyment on the water. We offer wet suits, splash jackets and booties to every rafting guest. If you’re not sure about what to wear rafting with the current weather conditions, give our office a call and they can advise you of the current conditions.

2. THE SUN SHINES BRIGHTER. At 9,600 feet, the sun is stronger here. Use sunscreen before you head out and bring extra to re-apply throughout the day.

In high-altitude towns like Breckenridge, the sun’s rays are more intense. Since rafting often involves extended exposure to the sun, it’s crucial to protect your skin. Applying sunscreen before your rafting adventure and bringing extra for reapplication throughout the day helps safeguard your skin against harmful UV rays. Remember, sun protection is essential not only for your well-being but also for preserving the beauty of the natural environment.

3. WEEKDAY TRIPS. Want more space to adventure and play? Plan a midweek trip to get the most out of your stay. 

If you’re seeking a more serene and immersive whitewater rafting experience, consider planning your trip during the week. Weekday adventures offer more space for you to explore and play, as they tend to be less crowded than weekends. By opting for a midweek rafting excursion, you’ll have the opportunity to fully embrace the tranquility of the river and its surroundings. Guests who opt for a whitewater rafting adventure in May are often rewarded with less people on the river and more wildlife activity.

4. MAKE RESERVATIONS. Plan ahead when possible and make reservations for activities and dining and check online for more information. 

To make the most of your whitewater rafting experience, it’s advisable to plan ahead and make reservations. By securing your spot in advance, you can ensure availability and avoid disappointment. Additionally, while visiting Breckenridge during popular summer days, checking online for activity and dining reservations provides valuable information and allows for smoother coordination during your visit.

5. HYDRATE = ADVENTURE PREP 101. When you are out exploring our town, trails, and rivers bring plenty of water. 

Proper hydration is essential for any outdoor activity, including whitewater rafting. As you explore Breckenridge’s rivers, trails, and town, be sure to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated throughout your adventure. You can easily find water refill locations all around downtown Breckenridge and don’t forget to fill up your reusable water bottle at our Buena Vista office before you hit the river!

6. PACK IT IN. PACK IT OUT. Make sure to pack out everything you bring in, including trash, leftover food and waste.

Respecting the environment is a core principle of the B Like Breckenridge campaign, and it aligns perfectly with our values at Performance Tours Rafting. When embarking on a rafting trip, remember to follow the Care for Colorado Leave No Trace principles by packing out everything you bring in, including trash, leftover food, and waste. On full-day rafting tours a riverside lunch is fully prepared, set up and broken down, by your raft guides to ensure that nothing is left behind. This practice helps protect the river ecosystem and ensures its preservation for future generations.

7. Help us protect our natural environment and keep these special places for generations to come by following Leave No Trace principles and being respectful of others while out exploring

Preserving our natural environment requires collective efforts. By following Leave No Trace principles, which aim to minimize our impact on the environment, we contribute to the conservation of these special places. Whether it’s on the river or exploring other outdoor areas, practicing responsible behavior and respecting fellow adventurers helps safeguard the integrity of the ecosystems and ensures their availability for generations to come.

8. BE PRESENT AND MINDFUL. Always be aware of your surroundings to keep you and those in your group safe, and our wildlife and ecosystems protected. 

Whitewater rafting demands attentiveness to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. By remaining aware of your surroundings, you not only protect yourself and your group but also preserve the wildlife and ecosystems you encounter along the way. Embracing a present and mindful mindset allows for a deeper connection with nature and promotes responsible engagement with the environment.

9. DON’T TRASH NATURE. When nature calls, use the facilities where available. 

Nature provides us with incredible beauty and adventures, and it’s our responsibility to preserve it. When enjoying the outdoors, including rafting trips, it’s essential to utilize designated facilities whenever available. Guests are encouraged to use the bathroom facilities at river put-ins and trip take-outs. However, if there is an urgent need while on the river, our guides do carry the proper receptacles to properly dispose of human waste. We adhere to all Leave No Trace principles to ensure that the natural environment remains unspoiled, allowing future visitors to appreciate its pristine allure.

As you embark on your whitewater rafting journey with Performance Tours Rafting, we encourage you to embrace the spirit of the B Like Breckenridge stewardship campaign. By following the tips mentioned above and adopting responsible practices, you can enhance your adventure while preserving the natural beauty of Breckenridge. Let’s work together to ensure that future generations can continue to experience the thrill of whitewater rafting in these stunning mountain environments. For more information and additional tips, we invite you to visit BLikeBreckenridge.com.