Clear Creek White Water Rafting offers pristine, rushing rivers surrounded by spectacular scenery and is an experience that can’t be beat!

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.

Rocky Mountains Rafting

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 trips are perfect for the experienced whitewater enthusiast, offering Class IV-V whitewater that is fast and wild. 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 35 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.

Clear Creek Beginner Rafting Trip

$45+ per person

The Clear Creek Beginner raft trip offers lots of easy whitewater rapids and terrific views. A perfect choice for first timers, families and groups with varying ability levels.

Clear Creek Beginner Rafting Trip

$45+ per person

The Clear Creek Beginner raft trip offers lots of easy whitewater rapids and terrific views. A perfect choice for first timers, families and groups with varying ability levels.

A Clear Creek Beginner river rafting trip is the perfect adventure for the entire family! This trip offers up plenty of whitewater rapids, beautiful scenery and some peaceful float water. You’ll have a blast splashing through Class II-III rapids where we’ll help you develop your paddling skills. Relax as you meander through the historic mining town of Idaho Springs past the Argo Gold Mine and Charlie Taylor waterwheel. Keep an eye out for wildlife in the canyons surrounding you as you enjoy your Colorado adventure. This is a fabulous trip for first timers, families and large groups with varying ability levels.

Cost
• $50/adult
• $45/youth 12 & under

River Class
Class II-III

Requirements
7 years old / 50 pounds subject to change with river and weather conditions

Meeting Time
45 minutes prior to trip time

Meeting Location
Idaho Springs/Dumont Basecamp
2697 Stanley Road, Dumont, CO 80436

Included
Wetsuits

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Clear Creek Intermediate Rafting Trip

$60 per person

Our most popular trip! A great choice for experienced paddlers or aggressive first timers. This intermediate half day trip offers challenging nonstop Class III-IV whitewater and fabulous views.

Clear Creek Intermediate Rafting Trip

$60 per person

Our most popular trip! A great choice for experienced paddlers or aggressive first timers. This intermediate half day trip offers challenging nonstop Class III-IV whitewater and fabulous views.

The Clear Creek Intermediate raft trip is a great choice for experienced paddlers or aggressive first timers craving the thrill and challenge of whitewater. From the very start of this adventure at our private put-in, be prepared for whitewater action. This trip will definitely get you wet and your adrenaline pumping while paddling through “Nomad”, “Fall River” and “Deliverance” rapids. Ramp up the excitement level with the grand finale Class IV “Outer Limits”, then enjoy your journey through the historic gold mining town of Idaho Springs.

River Class
Class III-IV

Requirements
Recommended Minimum age 14 years

Meeting Time
45 minutes prior to trip time

Meeting Location
Idaho Springs/Dumont Basecamp
2697 Stanley Road, Dumont, CO 80436

Included
Wetsuits

Discounts Available when Combining with Zip Line & Aerial Park Trips! View Combo Trips

Clear Creek Advanced Rafting Trip

$79 per person

This is the most extreme, steep and technical stretch of Clear Creek for experienced paddlers only. With very little time to warm up, rafters drop right into Class IV-V whitewater that is fast and furious.

Clear Creek Advanced Rafting Trip

$79 per person

This is the most extreme, steep and technical stretch of Clear Creek for experienced paddlers only. With very little time to warm up, rafters drop right into Class IV-V whitewater that is fast and furious.

The Clear Creek Advanced 1/2 day raft trip is for experienced paddlers only. With very little time to warm up, rafters drop right into Class IV-V whitewater that is fast, wild and non-stop! The names of the rapids such as “Guide Ejector”, “Hell’s Corner”, Double Knife” and “Terminator” give you a glimpse of what to expect. This is the most extreme, steep and technical stretch of Clear Creek that requires the ability to swim, strong physical conditioning and prior experience. For those up to the challenge, you will not be disappointed!

River Class
Class IV-V

Requirements
16 years minimum age with prior rafting experience and ability to swim is required

Meeting Time
45 minutes prior to trip time

Meeting Location
Idaho Springs/Dumont Basecamp
2697 Stanley Road, Dumont, CO 80436

Included
Wetsuits

Discounts Available when Combining with Zip Line & Aerial Park Trips! View Combo Trips

Happy Hour Raft

$55 per person

Experience a shorter version of our most popular Class III-IV whitewater adventure on Clear Creek! Perfect for those short on time or looking for a trip later in the day.

Happy Hour Raft

$55 per person

Experience a shorter version of our most popular Class III-IV whitewater adventure on Clear Creek! Perfect for those short on time or looking for a trip later in the day.

Experience a shorter version of our most popular Intermediate Class III-IV whitewater adventure on Clear Creek! We launch right from our own private put in at our beautiful basecamp. Perfect for those short on time or looking for a trip later in the day. Trip launches at 5pm and includes a free beer or soft beverage!

River Class
Class III-IV

Requirements
Minimum age of 14 years

Meeting Time
45 minutes prior to trip time

Meeting Location
Idaho Springs/Dumont Basecamp
2697 Stanley Road, Dumont, CO 80436

Included
Wetsuits

Discounts Available when Combining with Zip Line & Aerial Park Trips! View Combo Trips

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