Denver, Colorado is a great city to visit. There is much to see and do as well as many opportunities and adventures that await less than an hour away. In the majestic Rocky Mountains close to Denver, you’ll find the most exciting adventure of all: river rafting Colorado’s great rivers!
For River Rafting, Colorado Offers Spectacular Adventure
Denver river rafting? You bet! Our most popular and exciting rafting trips in Colorado near Denver are on Clear Creek, which is just a 35 minute drive from downtown Denver.
All rafting trips in Colorado include rafts, helmets, personal flotation device, basic instruction and a professional, highly skilled river guide.
River Rafting Trips Near Denver, Colorado For All Ages
Rafting trips near Denver are available for anyone and everyone, from beginner river floaters to intermediate river runners and beyond. Whether you’re traveling with young children or great-grandparents, rafting trips offered by the Colorado Adventure Center are appropriate for the whole family. Rafting makes a great activity for family reunions, wedding parties, and youth groups. Rafting trips in Colorado are also the perfect add-on to meetings and conventions, and are ideal challenges for team bonding and leadership training.
Clear Creek: Convenient Denver White Water Rafting Trips
All Clear Creek rafting trips meet at our Idaho Springs/Dumont basecamp, located just off I-70. For more information about river rafting on Clear Creek, visit our Clear Creek page.
Idaho Springs has a rich mining history and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The charming main street, shops, restaurants, history, mine tours, a mining museum (with the largest collection of mining memorabilia in the state), 14,000-foot Mount Evans, wildlife viewings, and the famous Indian Springs mineral springs resort — perfect for a relaxing soak after your river rafting adventure — make Idaho Springs a great day trip for people living near or traveling through Denver.
Other Denver White Water Rafting Options
From a home base in Denver, other rafting options include:
The Blue River
Approximately 1.25 hours west on I-70 to Frisco, Colorado. The Blue offers a gorgeous high country river trip with breathtaking scenery of some of Colorado’s highest mountain peaks.
Arkansas River Rafting
From Denver, a 2.5-hour drive south on Highway 285 to charming Buena Vista.
From Denver, a 1.25-hour drive on I-70 to Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
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