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

When George Andrew Jackson stumbled upon gold near Idaho Springs in 1859, it was the first major stash discovered in Colorado. Today, Idaho Springs offers a picture of how the gold rush began in Colorado. The downtown district is on the National Register of Historic Places and visitors can explore museums, a working mine, a pioneer cemetery and other glimpses into the state’s mining history. When you stop to glimpse a piece of history, don’t forget to make plans for Idaho Springs rafting on Clear Creek. For more information about paddling this fun, exciting creek visit our Clear Creek Rafting page.

Rafting in Idaho Springs, Colorado

When the Colorado gold rush began, some 50,000 treasure-seeking pioneers streamed into Idaho Springs, Clear Creek Canyon and the surrounding towns. One area near Idaho Springs has been dubbed the richest square mile on Earth. As miners explored deeper underground, the 4.5-mile Argo Tunnel was dug from the town to Central City to prevent flooding in the maze of mineshafts. At the Idaho Springs end of the tunnel? The Argo Gold Mine & Mill. It’s a National Historic site worth touring and panning for gold.

Post-rafting, peruse the downtown district. In a few short blocks you’ll find Colorado microbrews, locally roasted coffee, homemade ice cream, natural mineral springs and historic mining equipment. Now this is Colorado. Use the “Directions” button inside the map to see driving directions to Idaho Springs.

Contact us for more information about the adventures we offer in Idaho Springs, rafting on Clear Creek or how to find our Clear Creek Basecamp. 877-ZIP-RAFT

Clear Creek Beginner Rafting Trip

$47+ 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

$47+ 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
• $52/adult
• $47/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

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

Clear Creek Intermediate Rafting Trip

$62 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

$62 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

$57 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

$57 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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