Blue River Whitewater Rafting Trips


Silverthorne, CO

Looking for whitewater rafting just minutes from Breckenridge?

Our three-mile rafting trip down the Blue River is a perfect rafting trip for families visiting Breckenridge seeking breathtaking views of the Gore Range. This section of whitewater has a shorter season because its water flow is dependent on releases from Dillon Reservoir. We recommend checking for availability. Breckenridge Whitewater offers other rafting trips close to Breckenridge! The Arkansas River, Colorado River, and Clear Creek all have awesome rafting trips, which we suggest checking out if we do not have any Blue River rafting trips available.


The closest whitewater rafting section to Breckenridge lies only minutes north on the Blue River. This adventure is perfect for families and beginners looking for a shorter trip close by. The Blue River Express offers Class III whitewater with amazing views of the sharp, jagged peaks in the Gore Range. What’s even more impressive is the mixture of heart-pumping rapids and the inspiring mountain landscape provided by this 1/3-day adventure. Wetsuits and splash jackets are included at no extra charge so you’re prepared for this intermediate experience, just bring your river shoes!

  • LOCATION: Breckenridge, CO
  • ACTIVITIES: White Water Rafting
  • DURATION: 1/3 Day
  • DIFFICULTY: Level 3
  • MINIMUM AGE: 5 years old
  • PRICE: Starting at $79 per person


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Rafting the Blue River

We’ll meet you near the Blue River on Hwy 9 north of Silverthorne, where the intermediate whitewater fun begins. After changing into wet suits and splash jackets (if the weather warrants their use), you’ll get a thorough safety talk from your guides. Hop in the raft and start learning to paddle as a group. Before you know it, you’ll be facing the rapids and working together as a team to navigate Breckenridge’s Blue River.  Just don’t expect to stay dry! At the end of the Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting trip, an AVA vehicle will be waiting to pick you up.  The backdrop of the steep and craggy Gore Range provides some of the most beautiful views you’ll find on any river near Breckenridge.

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