Can you raft in Colorado in September?

Tips for Whitewater Rafting in Early September

Each year following Labor Day, the kids are back in school, the Breckenridge gondola stops running, and many people think Summit County is in “shoulder season” or “offseason.” Ask those of us who live here and we’ll let you in on a secret - Fall is phenomenal here in Summit County! Trails and restaurants are less crowded, lodging prices drop, the leaves make their golden debut, and there is still so much to do.

Really? A lot to do in “shoulder season”? Yes!  Hiking, biking, scenic foliage drives, fishing, a non-stop lineup of fall festivals including Oktoberfest, and best of all…a fun week of September rafting on the Arkansas river!

When conditions allow, Performance Tours may extend  our whitewater rafting season on the Arkansas River for guests to experience rafting in September. Though this doesn't happen every year, years when there is lot of precipitation (rain, and sometimes even snow!), mean there is a good chance for rafting after Labor Day.  For Performance Tours Rafting, that means our talented river guides will continue to put smiles on hundreds of faces while safely navigating the beautiful waters of the Arkansas River.

When conditions allow, Half-day and full-day raft trips will be offered in Browns Canyon National Monument in September. This class II-III trip remains the steady favorite year after year, with its spectacular scenery and suitability for first-timers or seasoned rafters. With sections such as Zoom Flume, Siedel's, and Big Drop, you know you’re on nature’s rollercoaster of fun.

If serenity and relaxation mixed with mild moments of splashy fun are more what you have in mind, sign up for a float trip along Bear Creek. All ages and abilities can partake in this trip. Everyone can experience the beauty of Colorado fall foliage lining the river banks into the mountains beyond.

Call Performance Tours Rafting today to inquire about a late August/ early September rafting trip in Colorado. 

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