By: Lysianne Peacock
The Colorado River is the perfect destination for a scenic fall float trip. While you will not be able to find big rapids near Breckenridge in the fall, that doesn’t mean you can’t spend the day on the river.
Rafting in the fall is a great option for a number of reasons:
- Take in the changing colors from the river valley
- Skip the crowds of people that are typically seen on a summer day
- Speaking of summer, skip the high temperatures too
- Increase your chances of seeing wildlife – less crowds means more likely to see a bald eagle, mountain goats, a moose or maybe even a bear
Fall is a great time to go rafting, and we have 4 different trips to choose from depending on what you are looking for. While all trips will be class I & II with a small chance of one class III rapid, you can challenge yourself with a inflatable kayak or a SUP (stand up paddle board).
If you are planning a trip to Breckenridge, CO this fall, consider planning a rafting trip during your visit. Just an hour and 10 minute drive north of Breckenridge lies Kremmling, CO, a small mountain town that offers a plethora of rafting options that will allow you to enjoy the stunning fall scenery that Colorado has to offer. Discover the best fall rafting trips on the Colorado River near Breckenridge below.
A Rafting Trip for the Family: Upper Colorado Full-Day Scenic Trip
AVA’s Upper Colorado Scenic Full Day trips allow you to experience the natural beauty of the Upper Colorado during the fall while allowing you to enjoy some fun and relaxation time with your family. With an age minimum of two and a weight minimum of 30 pounds, this trip offers a whole day of excitement including Class 2 rapids, swimming, cliff jumping, natural hot springs, and lunch all within a close drive from Breckenridge.
A Rafting Trip with the Best Bang for Your Buck: Saddle and Paddle
Do you want to experience the beautiful fall foliage from the back of the horse and a rafting trip near Breckenridge? Well you are in luck. AVA Rafting and Zipline partners with the Rusty Spurr in Kremmling, CO to offer a 2-hour morning trail ride with lunch and an afternoon Upper Colorado Half-Day Scenic Trip. While you only have to be two to do the rafting trip, please keep in mind that the Rusty Spurr does have an age minimum of eight and a weight maximum of 250 pounds.
A Rafting Trip to Satisfy the Adventure Enthusiast: Overnight Colorado River Rafting Trips
Are you looking to satisfy the adventure enthusiast in you this Fall? Then check out AVA’s overnight Colorado River rafting trips near Breckenridge. AVA offers two overnight trips: 24 Hours on the Upper Colorado and the 3 Day Upper Colorado River Rafting Trip. These overnight trips offer rafters the chance to see Colorado wildlife, swimming, and sitting by the campfire. These trips come with everything included for camping except for your own personal sleeping bag and your personal belongings.
A Rafting Trip for the Solo Adventurer: Upper Colorado Half-Day Kayak or Stand-Up Paddle Board Trip
If you are a solo-adventurer and are looking to get out on the water this fall near Breckenridge on the Upper Colorado River, then AVA’s Upper Colorado Half Day Kayak and Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) trips are the adventure for you. Taking this normally Level 2 trip to a Level 3/Level 4, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Little Gore Canyon.
Are you interested in rafting this Fall? Book a trip with us on on the Colorado River today!