Half-Day Blue River Rafting in Breckenridge, CO


7 yrs+





Time on River

1.5 Hours

The Blue River raft trip is the closest whitewater rafting to Breckenridge, Frisco, Keystone, and Copper Mountain! This is the perfect moderate-level whitewater adventure in the Summit County area, Guests will enjoy the thrill of whitewater rafting while taking in the spectacular alpine scenery beneath The Eagles Nest Wilderness Area, and the Gore Range. 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, conveniently located 15 minutes from Breckenridge.

The Blue River rafting trip is an express tour, covering several miles of whitewater in less than 2 hours. This trip is perfect for guests on a tight schedule looking to squeeze in a quick rafting experience and make the most of their time in the mountains. The Blue River has a short whitewater season and our ability to raft the Blue River depends on the season’s snowpack. Make sure to check for availability before planning your rafting trip in Breckenridge!


Half Day

9:30 AM and 1:15 PM

Adult Price


Child Price


Total Activity Time

Approx 3 Hours

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This trip meets at our outpost in Frisco which is just 15 minutes from Breckenridge.  The office is located in Pioneer Sports which is right next to Walmart on highway 9. The address 842 N. Summit Blvd Frisco, CO 80443.

We have ample parking at the Performance Tours Rafting office for whitewater rafting guests in Frisco, CO. 

Performance Tours will provide transportation from the meeting location/office to the river, and back to the office where your vehicle is parked following the trip.

Performance Tours provides changing rooms at all our full-service offices in Buena Vista, Canon City, and Frisco, CO. 


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Colorado’s whitewater rafting season typically runs from May to September. Peak conditions typically occur in late spring and early summer when melting snow from the mountains increases the water flow. This period offers great water levels, thrilling rapids and plenty of sunshine.

Though there is technically no whitewater rafting in the town of Breckenridge, there are plenty of options for rafting near Breckenridge. The Blue River offers the closest whitewater rafting to Breckenridge. Blue River half day trips meet in Frisco, CO, just 10 minutes north of Breckenridge. The ability to go rafting on the Blue River is entirely dependent on water levels in Lake Dillon. Please check with Performance tours Rafting to confirm availability for the Blue River rafting trip near Breckenridge.

The best time of day to go rafting is any time of day! During certain times of the year, afternoon rain storms can be common. Booking a morning rafting trip helps you avoid the potential for afternoon thunderstorms and make the most of your time whitewater rafting in Colorado. Performance Tours Rafting offers blue river rafting trips that depart from our Frisco, CO office three times each day, when this trip is available.

The Blue River in Colorado is not typically suitable for casual "floating" or tubing due to its rapids and swift currents. Attempting to float without proper safety equipment and experience can be dangerous. However, visitors can enjoy the Blue River by going whitewater rafting on the Blue River instead.

During white water rafting season in Colorado, water temperatures in the river typically range from around 40°F to 60°F (4°C to 15°C) during the peak season from May to September. On certain stretches of river, we require all guests to wear complimentary wetsuits and/or splash jackets, especially during the early season when the water is cooler. The Blue River is an early season rafting trip, which means the water is cold! For our Blue River rafting trips near Breckenridge, we do recommend that guests wear a wetsuit and splash jacket.

The Blue River offers excellent class 3 rapids near Breckenridge, CO. The Blue River is an ideal moderate level whitewater rafting trip and is a great option for guests at least 7 years old and 50 lbs.

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