Other Activities Available With Breckenridge Whitewater and Where to Go to Enjoy Them
October 9th, 2018
As the short but sweet Colorado fall turns into winter, rafting season comes to a halt. But fear not, for there are many other exciting adventures Breckenridge Whitewater offers right up until the day you pull those skis out of the closet.
Upper Colorado River Trips
It may surprise you, but there is still a way to get on the river before the snow falls. While most rivers throughout the state have water levels too low to raft, the Upper Colorado is still flowing strong. Out of our Kremmling outpost, you can still ride down this amazing stretch on one of our Scenic Floats. This trip goes through sections of class II rapids that give a nice fun ride.
If you’re looking for a bit more of a thrilling trip on the river, forgo your seat on the raft and ride on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) or inflatable kayak called a duckie. While class II isn’t a heart-pumping, high-adrenaline ride on a raft, it can be a wild ride on a SUP or duckie. Along with enjoying the scenery, you can also grab some poles and one of our expert anglers and go for a fly fishing tour. We offer a 2 hour walk and wade tour or a 4-hour fly fishing float. Our Kremmling outpost also offers guided hiking tours through Rocky Mountain National Park!
Aerial Adventures in Idaho Springs
We also have other adventures available at our Idaho Springs outpost. First, we have our Cliffside Zipline. For this adventure we drive you up to the top of a cliffside and descend on to our outpost over a series of 6 ziplines and additional aerial features. Some of the lines are unlike others in the state. Start your adventure off bang; after the first line, you’ll head straight to our 50-foot freefall. The QuikJump technology guides you safely to the ground after you step off our suspended bridge, after a little bit of free falling of course. The Surf Zip lets you slide across the air from tree to tree along the cliffside. Our race zip allows 2 people to race each other down a 600-foot zip.
Mount Evans Via Ferrata
Also found at our Idaho Springs outpost is our Via Ferrata. A Via Ferrata is a mountain route equipped with fixed ladders, cables, and bridges to be accessible to climbers and walkers. The Mount Evans Via Ferrata boasts a 50 foot free fall, 70 foot rappel and multiple suspended bridges situated 300 feet above Chicago Creek. You even get to do 3-lines of the Cliffside Zipline Course. From iron rungs and hanging bridges to cliffside trails, you’ll have a wide variety of features to navigate over the course of these tours. Your friendly guides will help you through each section of the Via Ferrata while providing any assistance you may need and plenty of entertainment.
The Via Ferrata tour has some climbing involved, but most of the climbing will involve iron rungs mounted on the cliffs, making the route more accessible than a traditional rock climbing experience. You also still get to rappel down the cliffs just like a traditional rock climber. Prior to departing for the course, you’ll receive a full orientation from your guides so you’ll know exactly how to use your equipment.
Have no worries that the season for rafting is wrapping up and take advantage of these other adventures before the winter is in full force!