Summit County is one of the most scenic counties in Colorado. To many, Summit County is Colorado’s high country, home to four world-class ski resorts and some of the most-visited mountain peaks in Colorado.
Though Summit County’s reputation was made by its world-class ski mountains — Arapahoe Basin, Copper, Keystone, Breckenridge and Vail are just minutes away — its warm-weather outdoor activities are just as fabulous. Visit for hiking, biking, fly fishing, horseback riding and the don’t-miss thrill of Colorado white water rafting.
All four rivers that the Colorado Adventure Center serves are convenient to Summit County, which is just 90 minutes west of Denver on I-70. Our Summit County, Colorado white water rafting options include:
The Blue River — The Blue River is Summit County’s only whitewater river and one of the few opportunities for high country river rafting in the state. Exquisitely scenic, this trip boasts gorgeous views of some of the highest peaks in Colorado, including the mountains of the stunning Gore Range. This is a great Summit County, Colorado white water rafting trip for those seeking a half-day adventure. Click on our Blue River page to learn more.
Clear Creek — Convenient to Summit County, Clear Creek rafting trips start in the historic mining town of Idaho Springs, on I-70 about 45 minutes east of Summit County. Our Clear Creek Summit County rafting trips include half-day and third-day trips for all ages and all levels. The Clear Creek page describes all your rafting options, including some fun rafting combinations such as a half day rafting trip followed by a thrilling zipline adventure.
The Colorado River — The Colorado River is one of the classic rivers in the United States. Starting high in the Colorado Rockies, and eventually flowing through the Grand Canyon, the Colorado is the setting for some great mountain and canyon scenery, natural hot springs, old pioneer cabins, wildlife viewings and the chance to raft. Colorado River rafting trip options of many lengths and for all skill levels are available.
Arkansas River — This trip begins about 1.25 hours south of Summit County in Buena Vista, Colorado. Buena Vista means “beautiful view” in Spanish, and they’re not kidding! The 14,000-foot Collegiate Peaks and the Arkansas River Valley are simply beautiful. Along with the thrill of rafting the most popular commercial river in the U.S., the surroundings help make the trip even more worthwhile.
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Summit County rafting is surely one of the great adventures this area offers, but it’s only part of the fun. Beautiful Lake Dillon offers boating, sailing, fishing, sunning and the clear reflection of the astonishingly blue Colorado skies. There are numerous art and music festivals throughout the summer and fall, as well as charming towns to explore including Breckenridge, Dillon, Silverthorne (with factory outlet shopping) and Frisco. World-class dining, nearby national parks, the White River National Forest, hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing and Summit County rafting make Summit County the perfect Colorado destination.
For more information about Summit County, Colorado white water rafting choices and the adventures that await, contact us today and let us help you plan a memorable Summit County rafting adventure. 877-ZIP-RAFT