Shhh – don’t tell! Did you know Idaho Springs rafting trips are some of the best in Colorado? Located just 30 minutes from Denver and within an hour of Boulder, Summit County and Winter Park, you can find beginner to advanced whitewater rafting trips on Clear Creek as well as high-flying fun on our zipline and via ferrata tours. You can do both from the same location at AVA’s Idaho Springs Outpost!
AVA offers trips in Idaho Springs with multiple departures times each day to fit your action-packed vacation schedule or your demanding work life. Sign up for an early morning trip to avoid the crowds or join us for an evening river ride to make the most of summer’s long days.
A small town with big adventure! Idaho Springs has become a hidden gem for mountain recreation: convenient location, dramatic scenery, and some of the best mountain experiences in Colorado make it easy to see why. You can have it all when you stop into AVA’s Idaho Spring outpost. From rafting to via ferrata, we have adventures for the whole family.
Idaho Springs is basically the rafting epicenter of 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. 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.
Via Ferrata is an unbeatable adventure that includes assisted climbing, traversing across a cliff face, scenic views and if you are afraid of heights don't look down! This trip also includes a few ziplines as well. Learn more about via ferrata.
The famous Gerogetown Loop train ride is about 15 minutes from Idaho Springs, Colorado. This train ride takes you on a 3 mile loop about 650 feet above ground and across impressive bridges. This is sure to be a fun adventure for the whole family. Learn more about train rides.
Idaho Springs is conveniently located right of I-70 si you have many other activities at your fingertips. 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.
EASY TO SCHEDULE
Our Idaho Springs white water rafting trips and zipline tours offer top-notch fun for all ages. AVA offers trips in Idaho Springs with multiple departures times each day to fit your action-packed vacation schedule or your demanding work life. Sign up for an early morning trip to avoid the crowds or join us for an evening river ride to make the most of summer’s long days.
SO CLOSE, BUT SO FAR
The historic mining town of Idaho Springs is famous for being the location of one of the first gold rushes in Colorado. Now it’s the home of adrenaline rushes! You’ll feel a world away from the big city even though it’s just 30 miles down I-70 from Denver.
HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES TO FIND SOME DELICIOUS GRUB OR A POST-PADDLE BEER:
Grab a cup of coffee before or after your trip at The Frothy Cup.
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