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.

Summit County rafting

Summit County White Water Rafting

Summit County rafting provides a unique opportunity to combine adventure, thrill, and the natural beauty of Colorado, making it a must-try activity when visiting the area.

So whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush or wanting to explore the natural beauty of Summit County, rafting offers a memorable way to experience Colorado’s high country.

Rafting trips are provided by Colorado Adventure Center, here in the historic mining town of Idaho Springs, located on I-70, approximately 45 minutes east of Summit County. Colorado Adventure Center also supplies all the necessary equipment and professional guides for a safe and exciting whitewater rafting experience.

Here are some highlights of Summit County white water rafting:

  • Range of Rafting Trips: We offer a variety of rafting trips suitable for all ages and skill levels, including half-day and third-day trips. Whether you’re new to rafting or have years of experience, there is a trip for everyone.
  • Colorado Adventure Center in Idaho Springs: Our center serves as the primary facilitation point for these adventures, providing all necessary gear and skilled guides. It’s the perfect spot to begin your rafting experience, whether you’re a local resident or a visitor, just outside of Summit County.
  • Everything You Need: Our rafting trips include everything you need to ensure an exciting and safe experience. All rafting trips include rafts, helmets, personal flotation devices, basic instruction, and a professional, highly-skilled river rafting guide.
  • Fun Rafting Combinations: Looking to add an extra thrill to your rafting adventure? We offer some exciting combo trips, such as a rafting trip followed by a thrilling zipline adventure through the stunning Colorado landscapes.
  • Professional Guides: Every rafting trip (and all other adventure trips) is led by a highly-skilled, professional staff member/river rafting guide, ensuring your safety and fun during the journey. These guides, equipped with local knowledge of the river and surrounding areas, make sure your rafting experience is not just thrilling but also informative.

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Additional Summit County Activities

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 rafting choices and the adventures that await, contact us today and let us help you plan a memorable Summit County rafting adventure.


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