Just 30 minutes from the time of your life!
Denver is just 30 minutes from our 4,000-sq-ft Idaho Springs Outpost, where we provide whitewater rafting trips from beginner to advanced and our Cliffside Zipline Tours on our 9-acre private property.
Denver, “The Mile High City,” sits 5280 feet above sea level, living up to the true meaning of its nick name. Denver was one of the few cities in history that was not built on a road, railroad, lake, navigable river or body of water when it was founded. It was the first place where the very first few flakes of gold were found in 1858. This city of Denver has over 300 days of sunshine a year. Denver is sure to satisfy the taste of any traveler from hiking, to the theatre, from biking to the ball game Denver has it all!
Things do Do in Denver
Denver’s central location makes getting around the state of Colorado very easy. One minute you are in a huge city with modern art and sky scrapers at every turn the next you are surrounded at 14,000 foot mountains, and gorgeous Colorado scenery. Denver is often referred to as the “Napa Valley of beer” for the Coors Brewery, which is the World’s largest single site brewery. Being one of the best sports towns in the country, Denver is home to seven sports teams, and is the only city to have ever to build three new stadiums in ten years. The Denver Botanical Gardens is one of the top five in the world, representing over 2,000 species, and 32,000 plants. They also house seven classified endangered species as well. The Denver Zoo is just as impressive ranking as the fourth most popular in America. Housing 3,500 animals, more than 685 species, 157 of them who are to be considered endangered. After you have had your fill for the outdoors, come satisfy your taste for the city in Denver!
Activities in Denver include:
- Coors Brewery (Golden)
- Washington Park
- Ocean Journey
- Catch a Rockies game at Coors Field
- Denver Whitewater Rafting - 30 minutes from Denver
- Denver Botanical Gardens
- Zipline Tours Near Denver - 30 minutes from Denver
- 16th Street Mall
- Denver Art Museum
- Denver Zoo
- Elitch Gardens Amusement Park
- Scenic overlooks
- Wilderness hikes
Denver Whitewater Rafting - just 30 minutes away
Enjoy white water rafting just 25 miles from Denver on Clear Creek in Idaho Springs. There you will find trips to suit all ability levels from family rafting trips to advanced trips. Or choose to fly through the air like and eagle on our Zipline Tour in Idaho Springs. Set on our 9-acre mountain property above our Outpost, it's the perfect place to explore a new adventure.
A few of our favorite Idaho Springs rafting trips:
- Clear Creek Gold Rush : 1/3-day trip, beginner-intermediate rafting, min age 6
- Upper Clear Creek: 1/2-day trip, intermediate+ - advanced rafting, min age 15
- Lower Canyon on Clear Creek: 1/2 day trip, advanced+ rafting, min age 15
Or our Rafting + Zipline Packages give you the most adventure for your dollar:
- Clear Creek Gold Rush + Zipline Package
- Upper Clear Creek + Zipline Package
- Lower Canyon + Zipline Package
Save Big on These Special Trips!
- Gold Rush Happy Hour Special
- Upper Clear Creek Happy Hour Special
- Zipline Happy Hour Special
- Gold Rush Early Bird Special
- Upper Clear Creek Early Bird Special
Wanting to venture a little further from the city of Denver to find whitewater rafting trips or more summer activities in the mountains? Consider our Arkansas River rafting trips or Mountaintop Zipline Tours at our Granite Outpost, about 2 hours from Denver. Or check out the state's namesake river on our Colorado River rafting trips near Kremmling.
Want to do a trip on your own? You can rent rafts, inflatable kayaks, standup paddleboards and much more river gear - for a day or multiple days from our Colorado River Rentals operation in Kremmling. Go explore the Upper Colorado River on your own!
As always, we’re a travel resource for you so please call us 7 days a week at 800-370-0581 for our helpful, expert Colorado travel advice. We would love to help!