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Whitewater Rafting in the Rocky Mountains

Date: July 14, 2023
Category: Blog

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the Colorado Rockies from the comfort of a raft, summer is the best time to do so! Whitewater rafting season in Breckenridge usually starts at the beginning of summer through the first of September. This window offers both your family and friends plenty of opportunities to enjoy this incredible sport. 

Summer means Rafting Season in Colorado’s Rockies

Whitewater rafting in Colorado’s Rockies is the perfect summer activity for you to enjoy. The water levels are high, and the weather is warm and sunny.

While there are many rivers to choose from, we recommend choosing Browns Canyon as the top pick for your whitewater rafting adventure in Breckenridge.

Learn about all the different locations you can go whitewater rafting here. 

Rafting is a great way to experience the outdoors with your family.

Rafting is a great way to spend time with your family. It’s an activity that anyone can enjoy, regardless of age or skill level. Rafting provides an opportunity for you and your loved ones to get in touch with nature and exercise while having fun in the process. You’ll also get the chance to see the beautiful Rocky Mountain scenery from a new perspective–the water!

Check out these tips from The Adventure Company for your next rafting adventure. 

Water levels are highest during the Summer. 

The water level is highest in the summer. This is because there’s more melting snow and rainfall during this time of year, which means more water flowing through rivers and streams. The water levels also make for better rafting conditions–you’ll be able to see farther downriver so that you can avoid obstacles like rocks or trees! Finally (and most importantly), higher levels mean faster-moving rapids–and who doesn’t love a good thrill?

Rivers run clear and clean during summer months.

In addition to having good water levels, the rivers run clear and clean during summer months. When the water is low, you can see everything that’s going on in your raft. You can see rocks and boulders under your feet as they float by; you can see fish swimming by in schools (sometimes they even jump out of the water); and you may even get lucky enough to spot an eagle soaring overhead!

If you’re looking for a great time on your next vacation then there’s no better place than Breckenridge where there are plenty of ways for everyone in your family or group to enjoy themselves–from hiking to biking, dining out and shopping. With so much to do, you’ll be sure to have a great time when you visit Breckenridge!

Learn more about the Town of Breckenridge’s summer activities. 

Whitewater Rafting is Easy on Your Budget.

The best part about rafting in the summer is that it’s easy on your budget.

  • The crowds are smaller: Less people means fewer restrictions on water levels, which means you’ll have more options for your adventure!
  • There are more daylight hours: Not only will you get more time out on the water, but you will also get more time in the sun!
  • The summer makes for warmer water temperatures–which means less chance of hypothermia if you fall into the river! Plus, warmer weather allows for more opportunity to take a plunge in the river at one of the cliff jumping areas, a swim at the shore, or the potential of a float (but keep your feet up!) 

If you’re interested in trying out rafting in Breckenridge, this is the best time! The weather is perfect, water levels are high, the river runs clean, and it’s easy on your budget. Learn more at and