Colorado is known for its amazing rafting, and while there’s no rafting down the Blue River through Breckenridge, the town has an abundance of experienced outfitters that will provide an exciting whitewater adventure.
Summit County, Colorado’s No. 1 choice in rafting for 25 years, Performance Tours specializes in whitewater rafting trips from beginner rafting to expert rafting on Colorado’s four best whitewater rafting rivers: Arkansas River; Colorado River; Clear Creek and Blue River. We raft all season, from May through August, and we offer trips through Brown’s Canyon, Royal Gorge, Wildhorse Canyon and Bighorn Canyon.
What to Bring
MAY, JUNE, AND SEPTEMBER: Bathing suits/shorts, sunscreen, sunglasses with a retainer, fleece or polypropylene top, wool socks, bottled water, warm change of clothes for after the trip.
JULY-AUGUST: Bathing suits/shorts, sunscreen, sunglasses with a retainer, polypropylene top for class 4-5 trips, bottled water, change of clothes for after the trip.
Performance Tours uses the international river rating system to describe the rivers. Trips are offered on Class I – Class V Rivers and creeks. The sections that they run are often remote and inaccessible. This is part of the adventure, but it also means that evacuation may be difficult. New rafters and kayakers should get a feel for the type of whitewater that suits them best by starting out on a less difficult river. Check out the river rating system before signing up for your adventure.
For further information please visit Performance Tours Rafting.
Other Water Sports
Frisco Bay Marina
Located just 9 miles from Breckenridge on the shores of Dillon Reservoir at the eastern end of Main Street, the Frisco Bay Marina is where lake life meets quintessential mountain town. At just over nine thousand feet in elevation, this certified clean marina is your access point for these pristine alpine waters, a world-class sailing destination where regattas are frequently held.
Best of all, you don’t have to own a boat or be a seasoned sailor to get out on the water. With boat and gear rentals, lessons to learn or hone skills, and tours, there are plenty of ways to explore this idyllic 3,000-acre lake.
Things to Do at the Frisco Bay Marina
Whatever watersports you’re into, odds are we’ve got the equipment and gear to make it happen. With a boat launch ramp for boat owners, the Frisco Bay Marina also rents everything from pontoon boats to stand-up paddleboards to fishing poles. Due to local regulations water skiing isn’t permitted on Dillon Reservoir – bummer, we know. Fortunately, we’ve got plenty of other activities you can do on the water instead, including canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing.
There’s also a sandy beach, waterside dining, and Marina Park, which has a playground ideal for a family picnic break while the kids blow off some steam.
LEARN A NEW WATERSPORT OR TAKE A TOUR AT THE MARINA
At the Frisco Bay Marina, there are ample ways to play on the water. With sailboat lessons and rentals and a rowing center offering sculling clinics, you can learn a new skill upon arrival.
If you’d rather ride than steer, you can take a water taxi from Frisco to Dillon.
267 Marina Road
Frisco, CO 80443
Spring Office Hours
Monday – Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm