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Denver: just 30 minutes from the time of your life! Denver’s central location in Colorado makes it easy to access the best mountain fun and adventure without a lot of travel. Best of all? Whitewater rafting near Denver can be found just 30 miles from the city on some of the best stretches of river in Colorado.

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 trips.

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WHITEWATER RAFTING TRIPS NEAR DENVER

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 trips.

BEGINNER TO ADVANCED RAFTING

Just west of Denver on I-70, AVA’s 4,000-square-foot Outpost in Idaho Springs hosts rafting trips of all levels on Clear Creek. Choose from family-friendly beginner trips (age 6+), intermediate trips packed with whitewater (ages 15+) and the most advanced Class V whitewater challenges through the Lower Canyon. With multiple departure times for each trip every day, you’ll find it’s easy to fit us into your itinerary.

THERE’S MORE!

Our Idaho Springs Outpost near Denver also offers zipline tours! Fly through the air on our 9-acre Cliffside Zipline course that include 6 zips, a 50-foot free fall, Surf Zip, and Jungle Swing! Try our new Via Ferrata experience where you’ll traverse and climb the cliffside using iron rungs, cables, suspension bridges and narrow trails. You can put it all together to save money and time with a Rafting & Zipline package in Idaho Springs.

EASY IN-AND-OUT

All of these adventures are an easy day trip from Denver. Some people use Denver as a starting-off point for traveling around the rest of Colorado, while others base out of Denver to take advantage of the long list of things to do in this very fun city. After you’ve gotten your fill of ziplining or rafting, it’s quick and easy to head back to D-town for more big city life.

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What is the closest rafting to Denver?

Clear Creek Canyon has world class white water rafting just 30 minutes from Denver. Whether you are looking for a family friendly rafting trip or an advanced rafting trip, there are guided rafting options at Clear Creek Canyon.

What is the closest zipline course to Denver?

There are two courses near Denver. Denver Adventures is located 30 miles south west of Denver in Conifer, CO. AVA Rafting & Zipline is located 30 miles west of Denver in the National Forest in Idaho Springs, CO.

What is the best hiking near Denver?

Located about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Denver is Rocky Mountain National Park. This is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the world with guided hiking tours or all levels.

When is the Denver whitewater rafting season?

The Denver rafting season typically starts near the end of April and can go through August. Rafting season does depend on the snow pack from the previous winter so depending on the year the season can be shorter or longer.

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