Ask the locals how to truly experience majestic rivers around Breckenridge and they’ll recommend an overnight whitewater rafting trip. Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting offers you the chance to fully immerse yourself in the outdoors with a multi-day river trip on the Arkansas River. Overnight rafting trips offer an incredible opportunity to unplug and reconnect with your family and friends.  The two- and three-day trips provide you a mix of adventures on and off the raft. You will spend the day on the river, blasting through stunning scenery and thrilling whitewater. In the evening, relish the downtime in the open air as your expert guides prepare a hearty river-style meal at camp. Our guides will make you feel comfortable and competent during your adventure. Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting’s overnight rafting trips are some of the guide’s favorite trips to lead since they love spending time on the river and want to share their passion with you.

Overnight rafting trips include wetsuits, paddle jackets, transportation to and from the river, tents, sleeping pads and all meals. Just bring your sleeping bag and you’re set!



24 Hours of Browns Canyon

An excellent weekend getaway just over an hour from Breckenridge! This multi-day whitewater adventure is our Browns Canyon Sizzler trip set up as an overnight rafting trip. You’ll arrive around noon the first day, raft into Browns Canyon, camp and have a hearty dinner in the canyon. A gear raft with all of your personal gear and provisions for the overnight portion will accompany you.

After a night of stargazing and storytelling you’ll awake to hot coffee and a delicious breakfast in the canyon, paddle out mid-morning and be back at your car around noon the second day.

Bring your sleeping bag; we’ll handle everything else. If you don’t have a sleeping bag, check with the office to arrange a rental (sleeping bags must be reserved ahead of time) or just steal your guide’s! Minimum age 7 yrs/50 lbs.


3 Day Mild to Wild Overnight Trip

The ultimate overnight rafting experience near Breckenridge! Your first two days are full of Class III whitewater fun. The first night you’ll camp in the majestic and remote Browns Canyon while your guides prepare a gourmet dinner for you. Hiking and fishing options are abundant at camp, or you can just relax under the stars.

Wake up to a delicious breakfast and raft the rest of the canyon through rapids like Zoom Flume, the Seven Stairs and Seidel’s Suckhole. Halfway through the day, take a break as your guides prepare a riverside lunch for you. After lunch you’ll jump into Inflatable Kayaks (duckies) and paddle them to the take out. At the end of your second day on the river, we’ll pick you up and drive you further north upstream to another riverside camp. But wait–the fun’s not over! Spend the remainder of the afternoon rock climbing and rappelling riverside in Granite Gorge. No experience necessary; we’ll teach you all you need to know.

On the third morning, after a hearty breakfast, prepare to run the most exhilarating whitewater on the Arkansas, the Class IV & V Pine Creek and the Numbers—also known as “The Gauntlet!” But first you’ll rappel from your camp down into Granite Gorge, where you’ll meet your rafts for this incredible day. This trip provides the perfect progression from intermediate to the most advanced whitewater. We take care of all the details; all you need to bring is your sleeping bag. Minimum age 15 yrs.


Upper Colorado River Overnight Trips

River rafting, stand up paddle boards, inflatable kayaks, hearty riverside meals, camping, playing, hiking, hot springs and more. The Upper Colorado River offers great family rafting trips. You can find Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting’s available trips below!

All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands by AVA Rafting.

 24 Hours on the Upper Colorado

This overnight trip departs at our Kremmling outpost which is just an hour from Breckenridge. You will find something for everyone on this scenic trip down the Colorado River. Get ready to see cabins, eagles, black bears and even waterfalls!


After you have finished rafting for the day, you can go fishing, hiking or fossil hunting while your guide cooks a delicious, riverside, dinner. The yummy food doesn’t stop there! Your guide will also prepare a breakfast that will get you fueled up for the rest of your day.


On the second part of the trip you will conquer the river in an inflatable kayak (duckie) or on one of our stand up paddle boards. The rapids on this section of river are Class II making them great for people of all ages! Minimum age 5 yrs. Reservations required.



3 Days on the Upper Colorado River

This unforgettable 3 day, two night rafting trip is a great family river trip. You will get to fully immerse yourself in the beautiful wilderness that is just an hour away from Breckenridge! Not only does this Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting trip include rafting but you will try out inflatable kayaks and stand up paddle boards too. 


After your day on the river, take time to explore or relax while your guide prepares a savory meal for dinner. Enjoy the stars, jump in the river or just kick your feet up after dinner! All meals and gear are provided on this rafting trip. We just ask that you provide your own sleeping bag. If you do not have one, you can reserve one through the outpost before your trip! Minimum age 8 yrs. 


AVA is a Licensed River Outfitter – Issued by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.


Customized Whitewater Rafting Trips

Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting will customize any multi-day river trip to fit your needs. Call us today to start planning the adventure you’ve been seeking!