If any Colorado rafting run has a scrappy attitude, it’s Clear Creek. Rafting here can be very technical as guides encourage their paddling teams into nimble maneuvers, tight turns, and swift flows. At the same time, Clear Creek rafting also can be appropriate for beginners or big groups with members of various abilities.
Clear Creek starts high in the Rockies and comes roaring out of the mountains. When its water levels rise in spring and summer, it creates a huge variety of incredible whitewater — and the Colorado rafting action is non-stop. Any Colorado rafting guide will tell you that the Creek will keep you on your toes!
Our Clear Creek rafting full and half-day trips are perfect for the experienced whitewater enthusiast, offering Class IV-V whitewater that is fast and wild; a deli-style lunch served riverside adds to a perfect day. Easier stretches appropriate for beginners are offered in half and third-day trips. It’s a great way to get a taste of Colorado rafting in a convenient location.
Clear Creek flows through a rugged valley and through many small historic mining areas, including the former gold mining boomtown of Idaho Springs, our base for Clear Creek rafting adventures. See our Idaho Springs page for information about our basecamp and the town. Idaho Springs is easily accessible from Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and the rest of the Front Range Metro Area; it’s only 45 minutes from Denver.
Let the Colorado Adventure Center set up your trip, ensuring you have a memorable summer this year! Contact us today and let your Clear Creek rafting adventure begin.