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Outdoor Adventure Trips

Elevate Your Breckenridge Adventure

You’ve biked, hiked, and explored Breckenridge’s local spots…now it’s time to take your Breckenridge vacation to the next level with even more thrilling outdoor adventure experiences!

Though our partner, AVA Rafting & Zipline, Breckenridge Ski & Sport offers unique opportunities for outdoor adventure near Breckenridge, allowing you to explore the very best of the Rocky Mountains.

Adventures include:

With a multitude of adventures to choose from, AVA caters to all ages, levels, and adventure seekers and even offers Adventure Packages, allowing you to experience the best of Colorado’s outdoors in one day! 

AVA hosts trips throughout Colorado, and their convenient outpost in Buena Vista, just 1 hour and 15 minutes from Breckenridge, offers exciting and scenic Whitewater Rafting, Zipline, Via Ferrata , and Horseback Riding trips!

Additional outposts include Idaho Springs and Kremmling, with excitement waiting for you, regardless of where your Colorado adventure may take you next.

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Colorado Whitewater Rafting

Adventure Opportunities

Rafting | Zipline | Via Ferrata | Adventure Packages

Whitewater Rafting

AVA offers thrilling Whitewater Rafting adventures near the Breckenridge area for all levels and adventure seekers. From scenic float trips to intense class V whitewater experiences, AVA will ensure you and your party cool down on the water and have a blast! 

Embark on a scenic adventure on the Arkansas River trips at AVA’s Buena Vista outpost, just one hour and 15 minutes from Breckenridge! Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Exciting class III-V rapids
  • Spectacular views of the Collegiate Peaks Mountain Range and Arkansas River Valley.
  • Rafting through Brown’s Canyon National Monument on AVA’s Brown’s Canyon trips.
  • An abundance of wildlife along your journey!
  • Highly-trained and experienced guides on every trip

Experience all of AVA’s Buena Vista Whitewater Rafting options.

AVA ensures a safe and memorable journey by providing:

  • All necessary equipment: wetsuits, helmets, PFDs, and splash jackets.
  • Age and weight requirements specific to individual trips, ensuring the safety and enjoyment of all participants.
  • Professional photography services, so you won’t forget your exhilarating adventure!

AVA additionally offers Whitewater Rafting experiences on the Colorado River and Clear Creek with outposts in Idaho Springs and Kremmling, both about 1 hour drive from Breckenridge.

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Experience the thrill of flying through Colorado’s Rockies with AVA’s Zipline adventures! Here’s what to expect:

  • Unforgettable adventures on AVA’s Mountaintop Zipline (Buena Vista) and Cliffside Zipline courses (Idaho Springs)
  • Zipline courses skillfully integrated into the mountainside for a seamless, awe-inspiring view.
  • A quick, exciting ride on a Zip Truck to the trailhead with short hikes linking ziplines.

Safety is a priority with AVA:

  • All guides are thoroughly trained to ensure a safe yet exciting zipline experience.
  • Essential gear, including harnesses, gloves, and helmets, is provided for every guest.

Mountaintop Zipline, Buena Vista

Just 1 hour and 15 minutes from Breckenridge, you will:

  • Zipline over the Arkansas River Valley, boasting unparalleled views of the Collegiate Peaks Mountain Range
  • Enjoy 6 ziplines, including a 900-foot dual race line, a swinging log bridge, and a hanging staircase.

Cliffside Zipline, Idaho Springs

Enjoy a thrilling zipline journey with:

  • Views of historic Idaho Springs and the picturesque Chicago Creek.
  • An exciting course featuring a dual race line, jungle bridge, log cross, and scenic zigzags.

Browse all available Zipline trips and packages 


Min age: 7 years old (Buena Vista), 6 years old (Idaho Springs)
Min weight: 50 lbs. Max weight: 250 lbs

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Via Ferrata

Get ready to scale new heights with AVA’s two Via Ferrata courses: the Granite Via Ferrata in Buena Vista and the Mount Evans via Ferrata in Idaho Springs! Here’s a quick rundown on AVA’s exciting Via Ferrata experiences: 

  • Participate in a unique mountaineering adventure dating back to the 19th century
  • Traverse the cliff face using ladders, cables, suspension bridges, iron rungs, and ziplines 
  • Highly trained guides prioritize your safety throughout the climb
  • AVA uses expertly inspected equipment and a secure 2 carabiner cable system to ensure you remain connected to the cliffside at all times

Granite Via Ferrata, Buena Vista

Located just 1 hour and 15 minutes from Breckenridge, this course:

  • Kicks off with several ziplines from AVA’s Zipline course!
  • Offers opportunities to scale rock faces, ascend the cliffside using iron rungs and bars, and cross several hanging bridges
  • Provides stunning views of the Arkansas River Valley and the Collegiate Peaks mountain range
  • Includes the Flight Line, a 78-foot stomach-dropping freefall!

Mount Evans Via Ferrata, Idaho Springs

About one hour’s drive from Breckenridge, this course offers:

  • A unique climbing experience above the cliffs of Idaho Springs, with views of the Chicago Creek and historic downtown.
  • Awe-inspiring bridges, a thrilling rappel, and several zipline routes.

Browse all available Via Ferrata trips and packages 


  • Min age: 12 (both courses)
  • Min weight: 75 lbs (Buena Vista), 50 lbs (Idaho Springs). Max weight: 250 lbs

Adventure Awaits

Explore all adventures, including Whitewater Rafting, Zipline, Via FerrataRock Climbing, Horseback Riding, Fly-Fishing, UTV Rentals, Overnight Trips, and Lodging Opportunities!

Adventure Packages

Experience the best of Breckenridge and Colorado’s outdoors with AVA’s Adventure Packages! Here’s the scoop:

  • Get the best of both worlds: Stay cool in the water and explore the Rocky Mountains with AVA’s diverse adventure offerings.
  • Conveniently located just a little over an hour from Breckenridge, AVA’s Buena Vista outpost is your one-stop-shop for thrill-seeking adventures.
  • With bundled activities, enjoy multiple adventures at one easy location and save money when you package!

Our pre-packaged adventures in Buena Vista include:

We also invite you to explore Kremmling’s  Rafting + UTV Rentals package or Adventure Packages available at AVA’s Idaho Springs outpost. With so many options, we’re sure you’ll find an experience that you and your group will love.

And if not, AVA’s Adventure Specialists are ready to help your group build your ideal Custom Adventure Package.

No matter which, or how many, adventures you choose, we know you won’t leave Breckenridge feeling as if you missed out! 

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AVA Rafting Brown's Canyon