Blue River Rafting

Blue River Rafting

Blue River Raft Trips near Frisco, Dillon & Silverthorne, Colorado

blue river raft tripsThe Blue River is the only river open for rafting in Summit County. When the snow melts and pours into Lake Dillon, if there is too much for the reservoir to hold, the dam is opened and then river rafting on the Blue begins. The start of the trip is just a few miles north of Silverthorne and the Class III trip is open to those five and above. The swift descent passes the majestic peaks of the Gore Range in the Eagles Nest Wilderness area and passes ranches some of which have been in existence since the late 1800s.

The duration of a trip is dependent on water levels and is only an estimate.

Call now to book your trip 970.389.8214



Trip Option 1 | Blue River Express

float trips colorado blue riverThis exciting whitewater trip, the only river trip in Summit County, offers action-packed rapids and the incredible scenery of the Gore Range. The Blue River offers a fun whitewater excursion perfect for families, first-timers and those looking for a shorter adventure. This trip is known for its great mix of whitewater adventure and breathtaking Rocky Mountain scenery. You will get stunning views of the Gore Range, a line of craggy, sharp peaks north of Silverthorne, so be sure to bring your waterproof camera to capture the views. This rafting trip is dependent on water flows.

Cost: $64 – $71 adult, $59 – $66 child 5-12
Minimum: 5 and 50 lbs
Tour Time: 9 AM, 12 PM starting May 17 (water conditions dependent)
Duration: 3 hours

Included: Wetsuits, splash jackets, helmets, paddles and life-jackets.
Recommended to bring: Please review our Rafting Gear Guide for details.

Important Notes: Arrive at scheduled time, Directions to Blue River Outpost, Cancellation Policy. All prices quoted are for the raft trip and do not include taxes and applicable river fees. E-mail confirmations will include the total pricing.

2 Responses to Blue River Rafting

  1. Bill Clendenning says:

    Given this seasons snowpack would you expect to be rafting the Blue in late August?

    • Jane Shafroth says:

      The Blue is scheduled to run this long for summer 2019, however if the levels of water coming into Lake Dillon drop, this might change. The Colorado River Class III Shoshone Rapids Beginner Whitewater will definitely be running, as the water levels are controlled by a hydro-electric plant upstream, and Colorado has obligations to provide water to the downstream states of Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and California.

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