Plan your white water rafting adventure in Clear Creek Canyon!
Clear Creek offers rafting trips that range from a perfect family river trip to rip-roaring rides through some of the most difficult white water in Colorado.
Up for the ultimate? Take a day with your most adventurous friends and coworkers to explore the advanced river trip through Clear Creek Canyon. The three hour trip begins with the class IV Upper Beaver Falls and doesn’t stop until the end of the canyon at the class V Terminator.
It was great. We were a little nervous at first. Mostly that one of us would have an “Out of Boat Experience”. We were actually the lead boat and the rescue boat for our trip. Erica, our guide, was oustanding. Taught us all the good tips, how to stay dry, and kept us entertained. Reservations and getting set up was a snap. We were even a little late. Called and told them on the way and they held the trip for us. Lunch was the best fajitas we had ever eaten. Even our 17 year old son got plenty to eat. We are planning on going again this summer. Same trip and hopefully the same guide. We are hoping to bring more friends and family. See you in June. Best 8 hours money can buy….— , Alvarado, TX
During this three hour white water adventure, don’t forget to look around and enjoy the beautiful Colorado vista. The mountains near Clear Creek are filled with big horn sheep and deer, the rivers are full of fish and river otters, and the views are breathtaking. Once the adrenaline subsides, you can take your group of adventurers to the hot springs nearby to relax the rest of the day away or choose one of the great restaurants and bars in Idaho Springs to grab some delicious grub or a refreshing beer.
Not up for such an intense ride? – maybe you’d prefer a more beginner or intermediate excursion for the whole family. Clear Creek is just 25 miles from Denver making any white water rafting trip a serious why-not. Our beginner section of the Canyon can be just as exciting as the rest of it and only takes a couple of hours out of your busy day.
The beginner trip goes through class II and III rapids in Clear Creek’s historic mining valley and allows you a perfect taste of whitewater rafting without taking your whole day. You’ll easily have time to enjoy a tour of the gold mines that put Colorado on the map or just enjoy the small-town atmosphere in the shops and restaurants that Idaho Springs has to offer. It’s easy to head back down to Denver for a Colorado Rockies game, a trip to Denver’s Aquarium or a tour of the Lower Downtown.
For the most adventure in the mountains, consider one of our full day Clear Creek rafting trips. Our Beginner-Intermediate Full Day combines the best of Class II-IV Clear Creek whitewater, while the Advanced full day combines our Intermediate and Advanced trips into a day of nonstop whitewater.
Remember to wear fast drying clothes, bring sunscreen and sunglasses (preferably with a strap!) as well as sure footed shoes for the rocky bank and we’ll take care of the rest!
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