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Colorado Whitewater Rafting Adventures
  • Clear Creek Zip & Beginner Raft Trip

    Save $22 Off Rafting! This trip combines the Clear Creek Zipline Canopy Tour with a Beginner river raft trip on Clear Creek that offers lots of rapids and fun while floating through the historic mining town of Idaho Springs. A wonderful choice for families, and large groups, with varying abilities, the Clear Creek Special Beginner trip offers the perfect taste of zipping and whitewater.

    • River Class: 2/3
    • Raft Minimum: 7 yrs. / over 50 lbs.
    • Zip Requirements: 48″ tall & 65 to 250 lbs. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Cost: $116 per person
    • Trip Times: 11AM, 3PM (raft trip times)
    • Meeting Time: 45 minutes prior to trip time
    • Meeting Location: Idaho Springs

    Book your rafting trip online!

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  • Clear Creek Zip & Advanced Raft Trip

    Save $22 Off Rafting! This trip combines the Clear Creek Zipline Canopy Tour with an Advanced whitewater raft trip on Clear Creek that is for experienced paddlers only. With very little time to warm up, rafters drop right into Class IV-V whitewater that is fast and wild. The Clear Creek Special Advanced is a great way to get the adrenaline flowing all day with a soaring zip that reaches more than 65 feet in height and some of the most challenging whitewater around. This combo trip is the closest, most exciting option for those in the Denver area. Feel the thrill!

    • River Class: 4/5
    • Minimum Age: 16 yrs.
    • Zip Requirements: 48″ tall & 65 to 250 lbs.
    • Cost: $145 per person
    • Trip Times: 9AM, 1PM (raft trip times)
    • Meeting Time: 45 minutes prior to trip time
    • Meeting Location: Idaho Springs

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  • Zipline & Intermediate Raft Trip

    Save $25 off Rafting! This trip combines the Clear Creek Zipline Canopy Tour with an Intermediate whitewater raft trip on Clear Creek that is great for experienced paddlers or aggressive first-timers. Soar among evergreen treetops on the zipline tour, and look down over the roaring rapids you will paddle through! The river below offers nonstop whitewater, and is a great way to get a taste of what challenging whitewater is all about.

    • River Class: 3/4
    • Raft Requirements: 14 yrs. old
    • Zip Requirements: 48″ tall & 65 to 250 lbs.
    • Cost: $126 per person
    • Trip Times: 10AM, 2PM (raft trip times)
    • Meeting Time: 45 minutes prior to trip time
    • Meeting Location: Idaho Springs

    Book your zipline trip online!

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  • Clear Creek Raft 1/3 Day Beginner

    Perfect for beginners, this 1/3-day trip offers lots of rapids and fun while floating through the historic mining town of Idaho Springs. A wonderful choice for families and large groups with varying abilities, the Clear Creek Beginner trip offers the perfect taste of whitewater.

    • Class: 2/3
    • Difficulty: Beginner
    • Minimum Age: 7 yrs. / over 50 lbs.
    • Cost: $39 per person
    • Trip Times: 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, 3PM, 5PM
    • Meeting Time:  45 minutes prior to trip time
    • Meeting Location: Idaho Springs

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  • Clear Creek Raft 1/2 Day Intermediate

    Great for experienced paddlers or aggressive first timers, this half day trip offers nonstop whitewater, and is a great way to get a taste of what challenging whitewater is all about. Running such rapids as Nomad and Outer Limits, this section is sure to get your blood flowing.

    • Class: 3/4
    • Difficulty: Intermediate
    • Minimum Age: 14
    • Cost: $52 per person
    • Trip Times: 8AM, 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, 4PM
    • Meeting Time:  45 minutes prior to trip time
    • Meeting Location: Idaho Springs

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  • Clear Creek Raft 1/2 Day Advanced

    The advanced 1/2-day trip is for experienced paddlers only. With very little time to warm up, rafters drop right into Class IV-V whitewater that is fast and wild. A Clear Creek Advanced 1/2 day is a great way to get the adrenaline flowing, and it’s the closest, most exciting option for those in the Denver and Summit County areas.

    • Class: 4/5
    • Difficulty: Advanced
    • Minimum Age: 16
    • Cost: $68 per person
    • Time: 9AM, 1PM
    • Meeting Time: 45 minutes prior to trip time
    • Meeting Location: Idaho Springs

    Clear Creek Advanced Raft Trip

Clear Creek Rafting

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!

Whitewater Rafting on Clear Creek near Denver

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.

 

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Colroado Adventure Center

2350 Riverside Drive
Idaho Springs CO 80452

800.808.0357

All Clear Creek whitewater rafting trips meet at our Idaho Springs Basecamp.