We are currently offering whitewater rafting trips on 4 rivers in Colorado: Clear Creek (30 minutes from Denver), the Blue River (1.5 hours from Denver), the Colorado River (2 hours from Denver) and the Arkansas River (2.5 hours from Denver). We will be taking extra health and safety precautions, and will provide an update as soon as more rafting trips and locations are available. Learn more about all of the trips we are offering right now here.
Denver’s central location in Colorado makes it easy to access the best mountain fun and adventure without a lot of travel. Denver is one seriously fun metropolis, but drive just a few miles from the city and you’re suddenly surrounded by 14,000-foot peaks and some of the most stunning scenery imaginable.
Denver is one seriously fun metropolis, but drive just a few miles from the city and you’re suddenly surrounded by 14,000-foot peaks and some of the most stunning scenery imaginable. Indeed, you can have it all with AVA’s Denver whitewater rafting, ziplining, via ferrata, and train ride adventures!
Clear Creek Canyon provides great rafting only 30 minutes from Denver, Colorado. You must be 6 years of age or older to go rafting in Clear Creek Canyon. There are sections of the river that are 15+. Learn more about rafting.
Cliffside ziplining in Idaho Springs, Colorado is a great option for flying through the Rockies without having to travel to far. This zipline adventure is integrated into the cliffside where you will zip above the trees, and go through mountain top obstacles. Learn more about ziplining.
First of all, via ferrata is an unbeatable adventure that includes assisted climbing and traversing across a cliff face. Take in scenic views and if you are afraid of heights don't look down! This trip also includes a few ziplines as well. We can't think of a better way to spend a day in Denver then at our Via Ferrata course on Mount Evans! Learn more about via ferrata.
The famous Gerogetown Loop train ride is about 1 hour from Denver, but don't let that stop you from making the trip. This train ride takes you on a 3 mile loop about 650 feet above ground and across impressive bridges. Whether you are with your kids or your parents this is sure to be a fun adventure for the whole family. Learn more about train rides.
If you are willing to venture a little father then we offer exciting tours and adventures all around Colorado. Try our Stand Up Paddle Board Trip or Inflatable Kayak Trip down the upper Colorado. We also offer fly fishing, guided hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, off-roading, lodging and multi-day activities. Learn more about all of our activites.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES NEAR DENVER
If you are looking to make a day trip or stay close to Denver then the 2 following locations will be the best options for you and your group.
Idaho Springs, Colorado is located 30 minutes west of Denver, Colorado.
Gerogetown, Colorado, is located 45 minutes west of Denver just past Idaho Springs.
WILLING TO VENTURE A LITTLE FARTHER
We have a lot of outdoor activities all over the state of Colorado. If you are looking to immerse yourself in the Rocky Mountains once of these locations may be the best option for you.
Breckenridge, Colorado is located 1 hour and 30 minutes west of Denver, Colorado
Kremmling, Colorado is located 2 hours north west from Denver, Colorado.
Buena Vista, Colorado located 2 hours and 15 minutes southwest of Denver.