Colorado has a number of towns, with six of them included in the 100 best small towns as ranked by Livability.com. In the summer, resort towns become magnets for tourists of all ages and from different parts of the world who want to experience whitewater rafting adventures.
At first a mining town, Breckenridge, Colorado, was established in 1859. Now it’s a popular stop for adventurers and families looking for a chance to enjoy the wonders of nature.
A central hub for mountain adventures
The town has been associated with boating and rafting trips for many decades because of its central location. From here, you have easy access to five rivers.
After just one hour of driving on picturesque roads you will find yourself near the Arkansas River. This is one of the most popular rivers in the state. Aside from river tours, outfitters also offer horseback riding, fly fishing, rock climbing, hiking, and zip line coursesforthose who want to try new and exciting outdoor activities.
A promising season for all
A great time awaits local and foreign tourists alike. The watersof the world-famous rivers of Colorado come from melting snow and the levels typically rise around mid-May. The water level usually peaks in the first part of June.
This is the best time to visit Breckenridge and find river rafting companies that offer different packages, starting with boating on the river for beginners. The leisurely pace charges up a bit for intermediate passengers. Meanwhile, tourists who come to Colorado to experience Class V rapids can look forward to advanced whitewater adventures offered by companies like Americanadventure.com.
Now that the rafting season is in full gear, it’s not yet too late to book a package for the entire family. Don’t wait until late August, since the water will already be too low for rafting by then.