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Want to get the kids out on the river before school starts? We have the deal for you! Book any Clear Creek raft trip before September 1st and get wet and wild before the kids hit the books!

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Beginner to Advanced Whitewater Rafting

Clear Creek whitewater rafting navigates a steep, technical river with white water rafting sections appropriate for all ages and abilities. Located in an old mining valley in the Colorado Rockies, its proximity to Denver, Boulder, Summit County and Winter Park makes Clear Creek rafting an easily accessible favorite for locals and travelers alike. AVA is a premier Clear Creek rafting company in Colorado.

Clear Creek Rafting Colorado is:

  • Only 30 minutes from Denver and an hour from Boulder, Summit County and Winter Park.
  • Easy to combine with a Zipline Tour – rafting and zipline tours are both at our 9-acre Idaho Springs Outpost
  • A unique activity for team building or improving leadership skills: plan group river trips like corporate trips, wedding parties, scouts, athletic teams or bachelorette parties!
  • Perfect for Family Rafting Trips – we even Guaranteed to provide special memories for your summer vacations in Colorado.
  • A great combo with our Rafting + Zipline packages


Come experience an enjoyable, unforgettable Clear Creek river rafting trip with Colorado’s premier Clear Creek rafting company: AVA Rafting. Gain a new appreciation for the natural environment and an adventurous and unique view of the Rocky Mountains. Let us help you create the memory of a lifetime with one of our Clear Creek Colorado rafting or zipline adventures!

Clear Creek Gold Rush: Beginner-Intermediate Rafting Trip

Our one-third-day Gold Rush Rafting Trip is a great introduction to whitewater rafting in Colorado. The section you’ll raft includes eleven Class III rapids as you paddle and splash your way down the Creek. The minimum requirements to participate in this trip is just 6 years & 50 pounds making it a fun trip that’s ideal for families and all abilities. Try our Clear Creek Gold Rush + Cliffside Zipline package for the ultimate for a great bang for your buck.

Upper Clear Creek: Intermediate+-Advanced Rafting Trip

Conquer some of the most intense whitewater rafting on Clear Creek on this half-day trip! Starting high in the canyon, there’s just enough time to warm up before you drop into the first advanced rapid. Enjoy this steep, technical section that will keep your paddle moving! This is a physically demanding trip. Good physical condition is recommended and a minimum age of 15 years is required. Choose from the Upper Clear Creek half-day trip or the Clear Creek Intermediate Full Day. You can also combine rafting and zipline in one day with our Upper Clear Creek + Cliffside Zipline package.

The Lower Canyon on Clear Creek: Advanced+ Rafting Trip

This is a trip intended for serious paddlers only! Enjoy one of the most continuous sections of whitewater in Colorado a mere 30 minutes from Denver. Our Lower Canyon of Clear Creek trip is a half day advanced whitewater trip.  You will rush through impressive scenery and an even more impressive gradient that drops 150 feet/mile through the canyon. The river trip starts off with a bang with the infamous Beavers, two steep drops that are sure to get your attention. In the canyon, the excitement is non-stop through rapids like Guide Ejector, Hell’s Corner, and Corkscrew. For an advanced Colorado rafting trip that takes you through all the whitewater of Clear Creek, try our Clear Creek Advanced Full Day trip. Paddling experience is recommended and a good physical fitness level is required.  This trip’s availability is subject to water flows.

Fun rafting for all groups and all abilities!

Clear Creek is an excellent destination for gatherings of all sorts.  We even book multiple departure times to fit busy vacationer’s schedules! Whether you want an exciting and adventurous family reunion activity or a unique introduction to the Colorado wilderness or a different way to celebrate your bachelor party, Clear Creek has something to offer everyone. Because of its varying intensities and gorgeous landscape, Clear Creek is the premier whitewater location for anybody looking for a truly Colorado experience.

Rafting that’s conveniently located in Colorado!

Clear Creek white water is 30 minutes from Denver, and about one hour from Boulder, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Winter Park.  Zipline and zipline packages are also available at our Clear Creek outpost if you’re looking for an adventurous activity package. Our package adventures make great group trips for sports teams, family reunions, youth groups and any other group looking for a unique Colorado experience.  Our Clear Creek outpost features part-day and full-day trips with multiple departure times from early morning to evening.

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