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Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge, Colorado is a spectacular mountain town sitting at 9,600 feet above sea level. The town is well known for its top-notch ski resort and while it is truly amazing to visit in the winter, we think the summers are superior. Another reason that people visit Breckenridge in the summer is because there are many different activities to experience, including mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, and hiking to you guessed it, Breckenridge rafting!


Blue River Rafting

The Blue River runs through Breckenridge and feeds into Lake Dillon. Whitewater rafting on the Blue River is the closest rafting to Breckenridge. However, the ability to offer commercial rafting trips on the Blue River is dependent on the water levels and snowpack from the previous winter. Flows on the Blue River vary from year-to-year, and when flows are low, we recommend guests experience an alternative incredible rafting trip — Browns Canyon National Monument on the Arkansas River. 


Arkansas River

Buena Vista Rafting

Buena Vista, Colorado is a hub for all things river sports! The beautiful and scenic drive from Breckenridge to Buena Vista takes about an hour and fifteen minutes. Buena Vista or “BV”, as the locals call it, is home to one of the most popular stretches of river in the United States, Browns Canyon National Monument.

Canon City Rafting

In Cañon City, you will find “Colorado’s Grand Canyon” a.k.a the Royal Gorge. Whitewater rafting through the Royal Gorge is an incredible experience that allows you to see the canyon from a unique perspective. The drive from Breckenridge to Cañon City takes 2 hours, and just like the drive to Buena Vista it is beautiful!

Most Popular Breckenridge Rafting Trips


Breckenridge to Buena Vista
Take Hwy 9 south to the Hwy 285 intersection in Fairplay (23miles). Turn right on Hwy 285 south and go 35 miles. After crossing the Arkansas River and just past Johnson Village, turn/veer right toward Buena Vista on Hwy 24 W. Go 1 mile to CR 319 (look for the blue Performance Tours Rafting sign on Hwy 24, 1 mile before Buena Vista). Turn left on CR 319 and go ¼ mile to the office.

Breckenridge to Cañon City
Take Hwy 9 south to Fairplay. Continue south on Hwy 9 to Hartsel. Continue South on Hwy 9 towards Canon City to the Hwy 9/US Hwy 50 junction. Turn left (east)on Hwy 50 and go about 1 mile to the turnoff for the Royal Gorge Bridge. Turn right on the road to the Royal Gorge Bridge and we are approximately ¼ mile down from Hwy 50 on the right.

Fun Facts

9,600 Feet
Over 300 Days of Sunshine
Town Size
7 Miles Long and 2 Miles Wide

Downtown Breckenridge has more than 200 bars, restaurants and shops in the historic downtown area. Whether you’re looking for brunch, lunch, dinner or happy hour, there are plenty of dining options to satisfy your appetite. Check out a few of our favorite spots below!

Guests can choose from many hotels and lodging properties in Breckenridge. Narrow down your search on or check out a few of our recommendations below!