Mild float water great for fishing 

Lower Blue River


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lower blue river overview

The Lower Blue River below the Dillon Reservoir is a wonderfully mild class II section fantastic for float fishing trips. This short stretch offers some mild whitewater as it passes through a wooded gorge.

Recommended White Water Rafting Trips on The Lower Blue River:

At this time we do not have information on outfitters that offer commercial trip trips on this section.

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!

Lower Blue River sections

Lower Blue River Whitewater Rafting Details:

Difficulty: Class II-III (What does this mean?)
Elevation: 7696′ to 7342′
Average Gradient: 25.6′ per mile

Access to Access

Green Mountain Dam to Spring Creek Road: 3.8 miles
Spring Creek Road to Confluence with Colorado River: 10 miles
Total Mileage: 13.8 miles



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 Lower Blue 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 ~

Please contact the river manager (above) for information on shuttles.

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