Blue River Rafting Trips in Colorado

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Blue River White Water Rafting Description:

The Blue offers up a healthy dose of whitewater within close proximity to Summit County. After winding its way down through Breckenridge, pouring into Dillon Reservoir, it begins a new journey northward through spectacular wild country before meeting up with the Colorado River near Kremmling.

Find the Blue River in Colorado

• Difficulty: Class II- IV (What does this mean?)
• Season: May – June

White Water Rafting Trips on the Blue River:

Trip Lengths:
1/4 Day (Upper)
Outfitter:
KODI
Learn More:
www.whitewatercolorado.com; 877.747.7238

 

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Blue River Rafting Sections:

Upper Blue River
Class III-IV
Short and sweet trip close to Silverthorne. Fast-paced and splashy rapids keep you on your toes.

Lower Blue River
Class II-III
Scenic and isolated section of mild water that is a perfect a float or fishing day trip.

 

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The Blue River is located in central Colorado, running through the resort towns of Dillon and Silverthorne, before working its way up to join the Colorado River near Kremmling, Colorado. The Blue River is also close to the resort communities of Keystone, Frisco, Breckenridge and Vail.

Information for Blue River Self-Guided Boaters:

The Blue River is in the White River National Forest and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

  • Boating Permit Required: NO
  • Permit Details: No fee of any kind is required to float the river within the National Forest on public lands.
  • River Manager: US Forest Service – Dillon Ranger District
    680 Blue River Parkway, Po Box 620, Silverthorne, CO 80498
    970.468.5400 ~ www.fs.usda.gov/main/whiteriver

Shuttles:
If shuttle service is available, information is listed under the specific section page.

 

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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:

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Matt was the most enthusiastic and exciting guide I have ever had… and I have done this a lot.
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I want to raft again and again and well you get the point…again.
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It was the best first experience in rafting. Ben was awesome!! Five stars!
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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’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.
This trip surpassed all of my expectations.
Amy B.
I would like to commend your staff on their great teamwork and enthusiasm. This was the highlight of our trip to Arizona.
Michele E.
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.
The entire staff from reservations to first contact to trip guide was friendly and helpful. Our Scouts had an outstanding time!
Ken T.
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.
I loved my experience at WA and will definitely be back with more people.
Cory D.
When I made our reservation I knew we were going to have a fantastic time. Everything that happened today exceeded my expectations.
Mark E.
This was the highlight of our trip to Colorado!
Beth G.
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.
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.
Thanks for the great time on the river. You do a super job of taking care of your crews.
Jan P.
From the enthusiastic greetings when we arrived at the office this am, all service was top notch.
John D.
Sarah was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and very fun! Best trip ever, even the low water! We will be back again!
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Phil G.
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 was my first rafting experience and you guys made it awesome! Thank you so much!
Jamie L.
One of the best times of my life!
Dylnn R.
Very professional yet very informal approach—not an easy combination to sustain—nice team—office included.
Mark W.
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.
Been rafting six times around the country. Best trip and guide so far.
James H.
Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Rafted four other times and this was the best.
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The trip, your people, your facility never get old.
Fred P.
We started rafting with you in 1988. This is our fourth trip. Will be back.
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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!
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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!
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