Breckenridge Rafting Trip Information

Resources for Planning a White Water Rafting Trip from Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge White Water RaftingComing to Breckenridge, Colorado this summer? No Breckenridge vacation is complete without experiencing the world’s best whitewater rafting. And you won’t find a better Breckenridge white water rafting experience than with Wilderness Aware Rafting.

In Breckenridge, rafting is almost as popular as skiing. And over the years, Breckenridge, CO summer visitors have helped us win “Colorado’s Company of the Year” on two separate occasions. But what makes us happiest is the number of repeat guests we have, many of whom tell us their trip is the high point of their Breckenridge vacation.

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Driving Directions from Breckenridge to Colorado Rafting Destinations

Arkansas River – closest white water trips to Breckenridge.
Colorado River – mild family float trips.
Gunnison River – remote wilderness two-day rafting trips.
North Platte River – wilderness trips in May and June.
Dolores River – 3, 6 & 10 day trips in May and June.
Salt River – springtime rafting trips in Arizona near Phoenix and Tucson.

Relive History on a Breckenridge, Colorado Vacation

In 1859, during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, gold was discovered along the Blue River, and General George E. Spencer founded the town of Breckenridge. Today, more than 350 historic buildings still remain, making a Breckenridge vacation a must for anyone interested in Colorado history.

In 1882, the railroad arrived. Although the train is long gone, you can still hike the old trail on Boreas Pass Road, a must-do activity on any Breckenridge vacation. Of course, during the summer in Breckenridge, rafting and gold mine tours are also two of the more popular activities.

Over the next several decades, Breckenridge’s fortunes – and population – rose and fell. In 1961, the Breckenridge Ski Area opened, and the city’s “white gold” rush was on, putting a Breckenridge vacation at the top of every skier’s wish list. The boom was further fueled by the opening of the Eisenhower Tunnel on Interstate 70, which gave easy access to Denver and the Front Range. Once cars could easily reach Breckenridge, rafting, skiing, and a host of other outdoor activities grew more popular than ever.

Today, Breckenridge continues to redefine mountain town, while preserving its own unique history and character. For anyone looking to experience true Colorado, a Breckenridge vacation is a great choice.

In Summit County and Breckenridge, Summer Continues to Grow.

Don’t forget to visit Summit County’s many other popular vacation towns and destinations on your Breckenridge, CO vacation, including Keystone, Buena Vista, Salida, Silverthorne, Dillon, Frisco, Denver, and Colorado Springs.

Of course, a Breckenridge summer vacation is also a great time to relax and take it easy. That’s because Breckenridge and Summit County are home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Exploring the town’s architecture is another fantastic opportunity to go beyond the traditional Breckenridge vacation.

But remember to take the altitude into consideration on your Breckenridge rafting vacation: take it easy on your first day or two, and be sure to drink plenty of water. It’s the best way to make sure you enjoy every minute of your Breckenridge vacation.

Colorado Rafting River Guide:

Colorado Rafting River Guide
Check out our detailed information about the rivers you can raft across Colorado.

What Our Guests Say:

Been rafting six times around the country. Best trip and guide so far.
James H.
The entire staff from reservations to first contact to trip guide was friendly and helpful. Our Scouts had an outstanding time!
Ken T.
I started rafting at WA in 1999 and have always had a good time. I highly recommend WA to anyone who wants to raft.
Marty E.
Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Rafted four other times and this was the best.
Linda H.
Frenchie was the best guide I’ve ever had! This is a great company and I will definitely be telling friends about it!
Jamin R.
It was the best first experience in rafting. Ben was awesome!! Five stars!
Kirby S.
I would like to commend your staff on their great teamwork and enthusiasm. This was the highlight of our trip to Arizona.
Michele E.
Matt was the most enthusiastic and exciting guide I have ever had… and I have done this a lot.
Carl M.
We feel we have found new friends in Wilderness Aware and plan on spending time in the future with you.
Susie S.
Your staff and guides were so helpful and so much fun. My kids ranked that half-day trip as the highlight of our month long trip!
Patty G.
We’ve been with a lot of different rafting companies over the years and we have never used the same company twice but everyone on the trip agreed that your company is the best!
Lisa P.
I work in safety – wish I could get all our regional safety folks to present their safety meetings with the same enthusiasm and professionalism.
Karla S.
This trip surpassed all of my expectations.
Amy B.
I have rafted with other companies before but I found your company and Mike, our guide, to be outstanding! I will be back!
Joe M.
We have rafted round the world and this is by far the best—best trained guides, best safety, best food, best fun. Thanks.
Jane H.
The trip, your people, your facility never get old.
Fred P.
Good job, as usual. Our 5th or 6th trip with WA. Big fans of WA.
Tim S.
Family friend always said Wilderness Aware Rafting was the best. I totally agree!
Angie D.
I want to raft again and again and well you get the point…again.
Levi V.
I love the staff!! Very entertaining and welcoming. This was a great rafting experience. I want to come back tomorrow and do it again!
Bailey W.
When I made our reservation I knew we were going to have a fantastic time. Everything that happened today exceeded my expectations.
Mark E.
Your internet advertising was great. People who answered the phone very helpful and the guides top notch. Seems like your manager has done a wonderful job. I see why you are a successful company.
Phil G.
This was my first rafting experience and you guys made it awesome! Thank you so much!
Jamie L.
I loved my experience at WA and will definitely be back with more people.
Cory D.
From the enthusiastic greetings when we arrived at the office this am, all service was top notch.
John D.
Sarah, our guide, was the consummate professional.
Becky M.
You are great to work with and your guides are fun to be around and well trained. Each experience I’ve had with you (3) has been excellent.
Dawn R.
Best time I’ve had on the river in the past 15 years!!!! Will return soon!!!
Dylan S.
This company is quality. Six years ago I did the same trip with Jack, Ian, and Kelly and the quality is as good today.
Chris G.
We booked our trip cold off the internet and found from the very beginning a very friendly and courteous staff that helped out and answered all our questions.
Carolyn W.
One of the best times of my life!
Dylnn R.
We had an awesome time! All staff we dealt with were very personable and helpful. I can’t imagine anything you could do to improve!
Rusty B.
We started rafting with you in 1988. This is our fourth trip. Will be back.
Jim L.
Sarah was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and very fun! Best trip ever, even the low water! We will be back again!
Barbara L.
This was the highlight of our trip to Colorado!
Beth G.
Pete was great. Extremely friendly and he took great care of us and really put our group first. Our trip was relaxing and fun!
Erin L.
Very professional yet very informal approach—not an easy combination to sustain—nice team—office included.
Mark W.
We had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend your company!
Leona H.
Thanks for the great time on the river. You do a super job of taking care of your crews.
Jan P.
Appreciate your professional and fun staff! Will definitely return next year!
Dana Q.

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