The Royal Gorge is just an hour southwest of Colorado Springs and two hours from Breckenridge. The Royal Gorge is known as “Colorado’s most iconic wonders”. Experience the spectacular beauty, the vast array of wildlife, the famous bridge, countless activities to try, and the fascinating history. There is nothing quite like it and here are our 5 reasons you should raft the Royal Gorge this summer. 1. The Scenery Known as the “Grand Canyon of the Arkansas”, the Royal Gorge has beautiful
Colorado Snowpack Update January 2022 Get excited for the 2022 whitewater rafting season! Colorado’s snowpack is a crucial part of whitewater rafting. The rivers we all know, and love get their water from snowmelt. We adore snow for our winter sports but a lot of snow during the winter makes for a great rafting season in the summer. Not only do we wish for a good snowpack but that temperatures stay low during the winter months, so the snow doesn’t prematurely melt. The
When the Foley family received an email from Christine Major about planning a virtual raft trip for her father-in-law, who was battling pancreatic cancer, their hearts broke. Prior to his diagnosis in December 2019, Dr. Leslie “Lester” Major was in the process of planning a whitewater rafting trip. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancer diagnosis, the New York state physician never finalized his plans. In August 2021, when Dr. Major was told he only had a few months left,
The Perfect Summit County Day Trip to the Royal Gorge By Debbie Ware Originally from Michigan, 35 years ago Debbie moved to Summit County for the winters and stayed for the summers. She married a Colorado native and they have raise their daughter on the mountain and the river loving every moment spent in the Rocky Mountain High Country. My husband and I have lived in Summit County for many years and we wanted to check out a part of Colorado that we
Summit County's Best Rafting Company! Thank you for voting Performance Tours Rafting Summit County's #1 Rafting Company for 10 years! 2020 has been a challenging year, but learning that Performance Tours Rafting was voted Best Rafting Company by readers of the Summit Daily is truly a bright moment. For 10 years, Performance Tours has been voted Best Rafting Company in the annual Best of Summit event. We are dedicated to delivering the best customer service and whitewater rafting experiences to each and every guest.
Stay Healthy, Connected & Active with your Family this Summer We spent most of the spring sequestered in our houses, planning the next adventure or family vacation. Soon we will return to some version of normal and put time and space between the weeks we spent cooped up in our homes. Families will flock to the mountains, where they can enjoy the fresh air and the great outdoors. For those looking to plan the perfect nature escape while staying healthy, we
Buena Vista is quickly becoming a popular destination in Colorado for summer activities and outdoor recreation. Whether you're visiting the Buena Vista area to go whitewater rafting, climbing, or mountain biking, chances are you're looking for a great camp site. Gone are the days of setting up tents in the dark. The #VanLife movement has taken the work out of camping. The hardest part of camping with a van is finding the perfect campsite. These are some of our favorite spots for
Originally shared by The Summit Daily, on October 30, 2019. Performance Tours has been a staple not only of Summit County but all of Colorado’s High Country for more than three decades. Started in 1986 by Kevin and MaryJo Foley, Performance Tours operates rafting trips out of its Frisco and Breckenridge outposts down to Buena Vista, one of the country’s most popular rafting areas. Whether rafting The Numbers or Brown’s Canyon or another waterway down south, families and groups have their
Every summer our guests rave about their experience rafting the Royal Gorge. From the top-notch guides to the wonderful weather and world-class whitewater; there are so many reasons to raft the Royal Gorge. Performance Tours Rafting offers an authentic adventure with professional guides and a personalized experience. Our attention to detail is unmatched, and our guests appreciate our commitment to quality customer service. Welcome to the Performance Tours Family. 1. Adrenaline Pumping Adventure Crash through big waves while navigating world-famous rapids with
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”?