Kayaking in Breckenridge, Continental Divide Western Slope,
Class II, III and IV
Berthoud Pass is located between Idaho Springs and Winter Park and is one of the closest areas in Denver for whitewater kayaking. It belongs to Boulder County and is just an hour away.
Breckenridge town is located 9603 ft/2927 m above sea level of the Continental Divide, on the western slope. The town boasts about world class amenities, like whitewater kayaking. Breckenridge is close to many of Colorado’s best rivers for whitewater kayaking, making it a magnificent place to visit.
You can kayak through great canyons and mountain valleys, experiencing one of the best activities near Breckenridge. There are full day, half day trips and half day with lunch trips, that are appropriate for the novices to experts, from the first trip to the hardest thrill seeker trip.
There are rapids of Class II, III and IV. Bring with you shorts or swimsuits, sunglasses and sunblock and some dry clothes.
How to Get to Destination
48.6 mi /78.2 km, 1 hr 19 mins
Take I-224 and connect to C-470, connect to Route 6 in Golden, see Golden directions below to continue into Berthoud Pass.
21.5 mi / 34.6 km, 42 mins
APPROXIMATELY 21 MILES (35 MINUTES). Take Canyon Blvd. West (Canyon Blvd. is Hwy 119). Follow 119 to Nederland. Turn left at the Roundabout. Continue South on 119 for one mile. Turn right on 130 and follow the signs to Berthoud Pass.
33.7 mi / 54.2 km, 58 mins
APPROXIMATELY 35 MILES (45 MINUTES). Take Highway 93 North to Highway 72, follow Highway 72, turn right onto Highway 119, turn left on road 130 to Berthoud Pass.
FROM Fort Collins
75.6 mi / 121.6 km, 1 hr 44 mins
APPROXIMATELY 70 MILES (90 MINUTES). Take I-25 South, exit onto Highway 119 West/Diagonal Highway to Boulder, exit onto the Diagonal Parkway (Iris Blvd.) exit 240, turn left onto 28th Street to Canyon Blvd, turn right. Follow directions from Boulder.
Denver International Airport,
63.5 mi / 102.2 km
Take any Amtrak train from anywhere in Colorado. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.
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