Breckenridge Adventure


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Activities in and around Breckenridge come in all shapes and sizes for the meek and mild or the crazy and wild. From whitewater rafting to zipline tours, rock climbing to horseback riding, to mountain biking, fly fishing to trekking up 14’ers, we offer a variety of activities that are as widely ranged as those who visit Breckenridge. From the beginner to the expert, we’ll find a way to create the adventure of a lifetime for you!

 Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting offers activities and adventures across the state, including rafting trips and other summer activities near Denver, Colorado Springs, Breckenridge, Vail, Glenwood Springs and more. We also offer great packages that will save you money and give you some serious bang for your adventure buck!

AVA Zipline Tours – 2 Locations!

Cliffside Zipline Tour in Idaho Springs:

Our Idaho Springs zipline tour is on 9 acres just 30 minutes from Denver.After a scenic nature hike to get to the start of the course, take on six zips of various lengths through the trees and cliffs before crossing over Chicago Creek for an exhilarating finish. You’ll also tackle the Dual Race Line, cliffside free fall, the “Surf Zip,” the Swinging Log Bridge, The Moving Pivot Log Cross and More! See the Idaho Springs zipline tour on Google Satellite map.

Where is the Idaho Springs Outpost?

  • Minimum age 7 & 50lbs
  • Maximum weight 250 lbs
  • Cost: Adult $99-$119 | Child(7-12) $89-109


Mountaintop Zip Line Tour At Granite Outpost (Buena Vista):

Zip through the air with the greatest of ease! Join Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting for a thrilling zip line tour through the alpine crags of our Granite Outpost. Seven different zip lines will take you over 3,500 feet through the tall pines of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, including one 900′ line, our Hanging Log Staircase and our Swinging Log Bridge! Check out the zipline tour on a Google Satellite Map.

Where is the Granite Outpost?

  • Minimum age 10 & 75 lbs
  • Maximum weight 250 lbs
  • Cost: Adult $94-$109 | Child(10-12) $79-$89


Rafting + Zipline Packages

We offer a long list of rafting + zipline packages to help you get the most fun and adventure for your dollar. Choose Clear Creek rafting trips with zipline tours or Arkansas River rafting trips with zipline tours.  See all of our Rafting + Zipline Packages 

Gold Rush +Cliffside Zipline Package

Have an adventure filled day by combining our Gold Rush rafting trip with our Cliffside Zipline in Idaho Springs! Start your day off with a short hike to the start of our zipline course. You will zip on 6 different lines varying in length and height. Race your friends and family on our dual zipline and finish off the course by flying over Chicago Creek. 

Head into Idaho Springs for a quick bite or bring your own lunch and enjoy it on our creekside deck. Once you finish lunch, it is time to get wet! The Gold Rush trip is perfect for families and is a great introduction to whitewater. 

Where is the Idaho Springs Outpost?

  • Minimum age 6 & 50 lbs 
  • Maximum weight 250 lbs
  • Cost: Adult $173 | Child(6-12) $158

Browns Canyon Express + Zipline Package

This full day adventure is sure to excite everyone! Park your car and let Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting do the rest. Start the morning off on our Mountaintop Zipline which consists of 6 different ziplines and gives you a completely new perspective of the Arkansas Valley. Get ready to jump off our 50’ free fall! 

Once you have conquered the zipline, we provide a hot chicken fajita lunch to refuel you for rafting. The Browns Canyon section of the Arkansas is one of the most popular sections of the river in the state. This section offers unbeatable views of wildlife, canyon walls and a national monument!

Where is the Granite Outpost?

  • Minimum age 7 & 50lbs
  • Maximum weight 250 lbs
  • Lunch included
  • Cost: Adult $233 | Child(7-12) $213

More Colorado Summer Activities

One of the best places for summer activities near Breckenridge is the Arkansas Valley, where our Granite Outpost resides and from where most of our Arkansas River trips leave from. Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains’ 14,000-foot Collegiate Peaks, the Arkansas Valley is considered by many to be the summertime outdoor recreation mecca of Colorado and the capital of whitewater rafting for the United States. The Continental Divide Trail and Colorado Trail run through the stunning peaks of the Sawatch Range. Our year-round mild climate, clean air, and clear sparkling water are just some of the things that make the Arkansas Valley a truly great place to vacation.

From whitewater rafting to rock climbing, jeep tours to mountain biking, fly fishing to hiking 14’ers and horseback riding, we offer activities that are as widely ranged as those who visit. From the beginner to the expert, we’ll find a way to create the adventure of a lifetime for you while visiting Breckenridge!

Summit County: Breckenridge, Keystone, Frisco, Copper Mountain

Summit County is known as “Colorado’s Playground” and  for good reason. The County is home to four world-class ski areas; four high country golf courses; Lake Dillon, which features two marinas, windsurfing, sailing, outdoor concerts at the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre, and the infamous “Tiki Bar;” numerous tennis courts and softball fields; three rivers; fifty miles of paved bike trails; hundreds of miles of backcountry biking and hiking trails; several thousand of acres of federally designated “wilderness area;” and some of the finest fly-fishing on Earth. Talk about covering all the Colorado activities you can handle!

To top it off, Summit County receives three hundred sunny days per year! Hence, over three million visitors per year find themselves basking in the grandeur of Colorado’s Playground. This is one of the best places anywhere to blast down a whitewater river or a technical singletrack; or to simply kick back and relax on the shores of the dazzling Lake Dillon, take a quiet stroll through the Eagle’s Nest National Forest, or to peruse the many quaint shops along Main Street in Breckenridge. Whatever your idea of the perfect Colorado activity, Summit County is sure to please.

Blue River Express ⅓ Day

 This rafting trip is only minutes away from Breckenridge and is perfect for a family rafting trip! Get a good mix of Class III whitewater rapids and stunning views of the Gore Range. If you are a first time rafter or are pinched for time, this trip is a great option for you.

  • Minimum age 5 & 50lbs
  • Multiple departure times
  • Wetsuits and splash jackets included
  • Cost: Adult $84 | Child(5-12) $79

Colorado Fly Fishing:

The Arkansas River is one of Colorado’s major waterways. This high-elevation river with crystal-clear water provides the perfect environment for Colorado fly fishing. From its headwaters near Leadville, it flows south through the towns of Buena Vista and Salida. There is over 100 miles of floatable water with Gold Medal fly fishing stretches holding an abundance of Brown and Rainbow Trout. You’ll find plenty of variety for fly fishing in and around Breckenridge, with endless riffles, runs, pools, undercuts, and overhanging brush. Fly fishing with a professional Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting guide ensures the quality of your experience. They know the water, know the hatches and know the fish. For you eager and determined beginners the guides will teach gear selection, casting techniques, knots, entomology, and reading the river in a hands-on instructional course. If you already have your basics covered you can enjoy a full or half day walk and wade with a guide. Think you can handle stepping it up a notch? Enjoy a half day, full day or evening fly-fishing float down the river in order to challenge yourself to improve upon your fly-fishing skills. The ideal time for fly fishing in Colorado is in April and May before snowmelt brings river levels up. July, August, September and October is also a good time to go when the river has cleared up from the spring runoff.

Excellent Colorado fly fishing, including sections of Gold Medal Waters, is also available in the Summit County area.

Two Hour Walk & Wade Fly Fishing

This fly fishing trip on the Upper Colorado River is perfect for anglers of all levels! Learn about hatches or secret holes, our knowledgeable guides will fit your trip to you! No matter the occasion, this is a great way to get outdoors and spend quality time with family or friends.

  • Minimum age 5
  • Departs at 10 am and 2 pm
  • All gear provided
  • Cost: Adult $149 | Child(5-12) $149

Upper Colorado 4 Hour Fly Fishing Trip

This unique and intimate experience with an experienced guide is perfect for father-son bonding day or two friends looking to enjoy each other’s company. Each raft only has two guests and one guide making this trip extremely customizable based on your skill level. No matter what level of angler you are, our four hour trip will give you the fly fishing experience of a lifetime!

  • Minimum age 5
  • Departs at 8:30 am 
  • All gear provided
  • Cost: $299 – $349

Colorado Rock Climbing:

Accomplish something you never thought possible! Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting offers rock climbing lessons and guided rock climbing trips for  beginner or  intermediate rock climbers. Our guides will teach you the basics of belaying, rappelling and setting anchors. These may be new terms to you now, but after climbing with our guides you won’t believe how much you’ve learned and accomplished. Whether you want to learn more about the sport of rock climbing near Breckenridge so you can do it on your own or you just want to try it for the first time and experience the thrill of rock climbing with the majestic Collegiate Peaks behind you, our trips are perfect for you. There is no better way to challenge yourself than facing your fears while hanging off the side of a rock wall. Read more about Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting’s rock climbing trips

Rock Climb Half Day

This adventure which is just over an hour from Breckenridge is the opportunity of a lifetime to accomplish something you didn’t think was possible. Rock climbing in the Arkansas Valley will definitely be the highlight from your Breckenridge vacation. 

On this trip, you will learn how to tie knots, belay and rappel! If you are a seasoned climber, our experienced guides will point you in the direction of more challenging routes.

Where is the Granite Outpost?

  • Minimum age 5
  • Departs at 8:30 am and 12:30 pm 
  • Option to add lunch
  • Cost: Adult $94 – $104 | Child(5-12) $84 – $94

Colorado Horseback Riding:

Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting’s horseback riding trips put a whole new meaning on the word “getaway.” Imagine leaving the noise and frenzy behind, enjoying the serenity imparted from the state’s remarkable beauty on one of our horseback riding trips. Find the best Colorado horseback riding trips through the National Forest of the Collegiate Peaks. We offer the novice and skilled riders various trails, crossing mountain streams and entering the quiet habitat of the local elk and mule deer. We have an adventure of a lifetime for every member of the family on our Colorado horseback riding trips. Read more about the horseback riding trips we offer and book or quote a trip!

Colorado Hiking and Hot Springs:

If you need to take a break from your action packed days, there is no better way than to spend a day enjoying the scenery and wildlife while on a hike around Breckenridge. The option is yours to either push yourself and make it to the top of one of the fourteeners near Breckenridge or take it slow and go on a mellow hike. Although we do not provide guided hiking tours, our outpost is equipped with trail maps and directions to several mountains in the pristine Arkansas Valley. We would be more than happy to point you in the right direction! To bring a perfect day to a close we recommend you soak in the natural hot springs just down the valley from our outpost.