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Blue River




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blue river overview

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.

• 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: ~ 877.747.7238

Wilderness Aware Rafting does not operate trips on the Blue River. Information regarding the Blue River on this website is strictly informational. Please click here for a complete list of trips that we offer, or use the search filter to the left. Thanks!

blue river 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.



What people are saying

  • Lydia filled us with confidence. She was skilled and knowledgeable and explained each set of rapids so we knew what to expect. She was great company and we had the best experience. She was brilliant.

    Dwight W. Rafter
  • I cannot wait to come back! Also loved how funny all the guides were. It was the most I’ve seen my sister laugh in a long time! Thank you so much for this amazing experience.

    Lexi R. Rafter
  • I spent several days researching various rafting options and after speaking w/your team was sold. We were not disappointed-the trip is spectacular and our guide Sean was informative, lively professional and entertaining.

    Lauren C. Rafter


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 ~

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

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