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White Water Rafting Near Breckenridge

Arkansas River

  • Buena Vista hosts a number of commercial outfitters who run mild float trips for those with children and elderly/less active persons in their party, up to class IV trips for those feeling more adventurous.  The most popular whitewater section in North America, Browns Canyon, offers spectacular views in the midst of the 14,000’ collegiate peaks along with class III whitewater, making this trip suitable for beginners to seasoned rafters.  Just upstream from Brown’s Canyon, The Narrows section can provide rafters with an alternative class III section passing by the town of Buena Vista.  Further upstream The Numbers section provides rafters with a more challenging class IV experience for those in good physical condition.  Many outfitters around Buena Vista also offer milder class I/II trips through scenic stretches of the river.  Visitors to the area may also enjoy stopping by Mount Princeton or Cottonwood hot springs, as well as a number of cafes, restaurants and bars in the vibrant small towns of Buena Vista or nearby Salida.  (From Breckenridge, Buena Vista is approximately 45 miles South on HWY 9/HWY 285. Season runs May-September).

  • Cañon City offers access to the infamous Royal Gorge section of class IV/V whitewater, with stunning scenery as you are enclosed on both sides with 1200’ cliffs.  Bighorn Sheep Canyon upstream of the Royal Gorge is a class III section of whitewater and plays host to Colorado’s largest herd of Bighorn sheep.  (From Breckenridge, Cañon City is approximately 100 miles South on HWY 9/HWY 50. Season runs May-September).

  • Many outfitters on the Arkansas river will offer half-day trips, full-day (including on-river lunch) and overnight/multi-day trips (with meals and camping on-river).

Blue River

  • From Lake Dillon, the Blue river flows North through Silverthorne, where a 7-mile stretch of class III whitewater, just beyond the town, allows rafting for a short Season in May-June.  There are 3 outfitters in Frisco who run trips on this stretch of river.

Clear Creek

  • Idaho Springs on the i70 corridor between Denver and Frisco hosts several outfitters who offer class II-IV whitewater trips.  Indian Hot Springs in Idaho Springs allows travellers to soak after a thrilling day on Clear Creek’s rapids. (From Breckenridge, Idaho Springs is approximately 33 miles, going North on HWY 9 then East on i70.  Short season generally runs May-June).

Colorado River

  • Rafters can enjoy beautiful scenery on the class I/II stretch of the Upper Colorado just North of Kremmling.  (From Breckenridge, Kremmling is approximately 51 miles North on HWY 9 via Silverthorne.  Season runs April-September).

  • Glenwood Springs offers a couple of outfitters who run class III/IV whitewater on the Colorado river through Glenwood Canyon’s Shoshone and South Canyon Rapids.  For those travelling through to the more Western end of Colorado they can book trips in this area and visit any of several hot springs in and around the town.  (From Breckenridge, Glenwood Springs is approximately 97 miles, going North on HWY 9 then West on i70. Season runs May-September).

Performance Tours Rafting is Breckenridge's 1st Colorado whitewater rafting outfitter with trips on the Arkansas, Blue, Colorado, Clear Creek & more.  For details and a special 10% off to guests of Mountain Management of Breckenridge visit Performance Tours website. 

Locations:

BUENA VISTA OFFICE:

115 Gregg Dr.

Buena Vista, CO 81211

 

ROYAL GORGE OFFICE:

0193 County Road 3A

Canon City, CO 81212

 

BRECKENRIDGE OFFICE:

107 Ski Hill Rd.

Breckenridge, CO 80424

 

FRISCO OFFICE:

842 N. Summit Blvd.

Frisco, CO

Yoga in Breckenridge

Like any free spirited mountain town, Breckenridge has its share of yogis and healers!! Many studios have opened in the past couple of years to respond to demand. Here is just a selection of those. 

Meta Yoga Studios

Drop Ins are always welcome for our regularly scheduled yoga classes. There are also punch passes for discounts. Meta Yoga Studios hosts SUP YOGA classes Thursday - Sunday during the Summer months of June, July, and August.

Drop ins: $18/class + $2/mat rental

Bhava Yoga

Bhava Yoga is a boutique yoga studio nestled in the Village near Peak 9. They offer a variety of yoga classes workshops and trainings, led by the best yoga instructors in Summit County. Bhava Yoga is also Colorado's only ski-in, ski-out yoga studio. Bhava also offers Ayurvedic cleanse packages. 

Drop ins: $20/class + $2/mat rental

Summit Hot Yoga (in Frisco)

Yoga is a dynamic, energizing practice that sculpts, hones and tones every muscle in the body and mind. You don’t need to be especially flexible or incredibly fit to do yoga. Align your body, mind, and spirit with the most exciting studio around. Please come in and join our growing yoga family!

Drop ins: $18/class 

Peak Yoga (in Dillon) 

Unroll your mat at Peak Yoga and join a diverse community of yogis. Here you'll find a warm and welcoming group of instructors and students. To us "community" means making connections with each other and giving back to the neighborhoods in which we live.

Drop in: $22/class (includes mat rental)

Rainy Day Activities in Breckenridge

We all come to Colorado to play outside. Breckenridge is famous for its amazing hiking, biking, fishing, and skiing! Sometimes, though, Mother Nature has other plans. Locals will lovingly call the period between Winter and Summer “Mud Season.” There is still plenty to do in Breckenridge, and you can benefit from lower seasonal rates. Here’s a couple of ideas of what to do in Breckenridge when the weather is not cooperating:

Get on your mat:

Breckenridge has a wonderful selection of yoga studios, with classes every day, a couple of times a day! You can choose from gentle yoga, yoga for beginners, hot yoga, or try a more vigorous vinyasa class. We’ve made a handy list of yoga studios here

Go to the spaaaaaaaah:

Aren’t you on vacation? It’s time to relax! Breckenridge has a wonderful selection of massage therapists, spas that offer facials, manicures and pedicures. Many of our properties have onsite hot tubs to take a cozy soak, or some of the spas allow guests to use their amenities. We’ve created a list of spas for you browse through, here. Take it to the next level and indulge in a DIY face mask. 

Get Creative:

Who knew that Breckenridge is a hub for budding artists!? You can explore the artist within by taking a class or workshop at Breck Create. Want to make your own souvenir? Head over to Ready, Paint, Fire and paint your own ceramics, they will cure it for you in time to take home. Give the Breckenridge Glass Studio and School a try, 

Get Culture: 

While you are in town, check to see what is playing at the Orchestra or the Playhouse. You can check out live music at a few different venues, as well. During the day, browse our great selection of Art Galleries in Breckenridge, see our list here

Ah! Rain rain ... don't go away! 

Art Galleries in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Gallery

Breckenridge Gallery is a fine art gallery located on historic Main Street in beautiful downtown Breckenridge, Colorado. We're the longest-running fine art gallery in Summit County, carrying a variety of diverse paintings and sculpture in a variety of media since 1969.

124 S Main St · +1 970-453-2592

Opens 11 a.m.

Blue River Fine Art Gallery

Now in it's 4th year, Blue River Fine Art Gallery is the brainchild of renowned local landscape artist Jerry Georgeff.

411 S Main St · +1 970-453-4111

Opens 11 a.m.

Raitman Art Galleries

Sophisticated, family-owned gallery offering a collection of fine art from local & national artists.

100 N Main St #108 · +1 970-547-8399

Opens 11:30 a.m.

The Arts Alive Gallery

A co-operative gallery in Breckenridge managed by the Summit Arts Council. Arts Alive Gallery, which features the diverse work of local artists. In addition to the rotating collection, Arts Alive has several seasonal shows throughout the year. We participate in the Second Saturday Breckenridge Art Walks and have monthly receptions to recognize the featured artists.

500 S. Main St, PO Box 738, La Cima Mall

Breckenridge, CO 80424

970-453-0450

Gary Soles Gallery

The photographic work of Gary Soles, who has made his home in Summit County for the past twenty years. Explore the rapture of the mountains, rushing rivers and tranquil meadows which covers the landscape of the area, captured by Gary Soles. 

300 South Main Street / P.O. Box #7519

Breckenridge, CO 80424

photoshp@colorado.net

Phone (970) 453-6826

Little Earth Art Studio

Andrea Kreeger is best known locally for her work in ceramics. Her work includes both functional and sculptural artwork in porcelain clay, and kiln formed glass. She has created an open studio  and has been sharing her space and expertise with her community teaching for many years in Summit County Colorado.

323 W Main st unit 102 Frisco, Colorado 80443

Telephone:  +1.970-668-0120

Breckenridge Glass Studio and School

We produce most of our glass in-house; at the store and in our glass studio in North Breckenridge 

Email:forevergratefulbreckeridge@gmail.com

Phone: 970-812-9539

Address: 1900 Airport Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424