Summit County boasts the cities of Silverthorne and Dillon, which offer the perfect outdoor-lovers escape from city life. Located just one hour west of Denver in the Rocky Mountains, these welcoming mountain towns have something for the whole family.
Here you will find outdoor adventure combined with fun community events. You’ll enjoy a day full of mountain biking through wildflower-lined trails, followed by an evening concert or country western dance class. Summertime brings outdoor music events, farmers markets, and endless river adventures.
If you’re looking for white water rafting near Dillon and Silverthorne, you’ve got a few options and a scenic drive regardless of your preference. The best family trip combining classic Colorado scenery and exciting white water is found in Browns Canyon, a scenic 1.5 hour drive toward Buena Vista. The ultimate adrenaline-pumping rapids and awe-inspiring views will be found on a Royal Gorge trip – a two-hour drive at the Echo Canyon office. But if your vacation is tight on time and your willing to sacrifice a wilderness trip for convenience, go for a Clear Creek trip located just under an hour away.
The Rocky Mountains are home to some of the best rapids in the country, and Summit County provides the perfect home base to explore all that this region has to offer. If you’re looking to plan your dream rafting trip, consider white water rafting near Silverthorne and Dillon. After you finish your exhilarating ride down the river, you’ll head back to these unique mountain towns. Here you can enjoy a crisp beer as you get to know the friendly locals.
Located just 45 minutes from Dillon and Silverthorne, the Clear Creek Beginner 1/3 Day trip is an ideal first raft trip through class II and III white water. Clicking ‘BOOK NOW’ will direct you to Arkansas Valley Adventure’s booking site.
Trip Price: $54 – $69 per adult | $49 – $64 per child
Be sure to schedule in time to enjoy everything that Summit County has to offer. These activities are not to be missed:
Connect with nature as you are lulled to sleep by the babbling river at the Blue River Campground. Or slip into a comfy bed and unwind after your white water rafting trip. Here you will find many local hotel options.
Some of the best rafting in Colorado is found at the Royal Gorge, a beautiful two-hour drive from Summit County. If you decide to venture to the Royal Gorge, pamper yourself with a stay in one of our luxury cabins. Situated among snow-capped mountains, our cabins feature resort accommodations surrounded by captivating mountain views. Every cabin includes:
If you can’t decide between a luxurious cabin stay and a rugged camping experience, we have the perfect solution. Our glamping tents have plush queen beds and power outlets, and their simple design will leave you feeling at one with the mountain.
We are here to help you find the perfect place to rest your feet. Please contact us with any hotel questions.
After a thrilling day of white water rafting, it’s time to refuel. Here is a list of some of our favorite local eateries and waterholes:
If you are ready to ride the rapids, we are here to help you put together your perfect trip. With both single day and multi-day trip options, white water rafting near Silverthorne and Dillon has never been more convenient.