Rafting & Via Ferrata packages are conveniently located just 30 minutes from downtown Denver. Join us for an action-packed day with a morning battling the rapids of Clear Creek, followed by an afternoon with the truly unique assisted rock climbing and mountaineering adventure known only as The Iron Way! The Iron Way is the newest thrilling adventure in the Denver area. You will join our experienced guides on the cliffside above Idaho Springs and Chicago Creek for this Colorado via ferrata tour.
IDAHO SPRINGS VIA FERRATA + RAFTING PACKAGES
Just 30 minutes from downtown Denver, AVA’s Idaho Springs Outpost is home to various activities, including rafting, ziplining and a Via Ferrata tour. Pack in the adventure with a Via Ferrata + Rafting package! You will start your day battling rapids on Clear Creek, then head about 300 feet above the town of Idaho Springs to our Via Ferrata course.
VIA FERRATA + GOLD RUSH RAFTING
Enjoy the best of Clear Creek’s beginner section and the thrill of our Colorado Via Ferrata in one action-packed day! First, Get ready for a whirlwind introduction to whitewater just 30 minutes outside of Denver. This trip packs in eleven Class III rapids as your raft tumbles its way through a small scenic gorge on the Creek. After a short break, get ready for AVA’s newest adventure!
The Via Ferrata will take you high above Chicago Creek along the cliffs that look down over Idaho Springs. You will make your way across the cliff side along paths, ladders, rungs, rails, cables and bridges with your experienced guide. This 3-hour excursion includes cliff traversing, rappelling, a 50-foot free fall and ziplining! Minimum age 12.
VIA FERRATA + UPPER CLEAR CREEK RAFTING
Combine thrilling class IV rapids with AVA’s Via Ferrata tour! Start you day out high in the canyon before you drop into the first class IV rapid. This continuous, steep, technical section will keep your paddle moving and your heart thumping as you crash through pulsing, Class IV rapids such as Phoenix, Nomad, Fall River, and Outer Limits. After you are shuttled back to the outpost, you will have time for a short lunch break before heading high above the town of Idaho Springs for the Via Ferrata tour.
The Colorado Via Ferrata uses a combination of ladders, rungs, rails, cables and bridges to aid in moving across and up a cliff face. This assisted rock climbing guided tour includes traversing, mountaineering, rappelling, ziplining, cable bridges and a 50 foot free fall!
WHAT TO BRING
Your Via Ferrata + Rafting package is a full-day of physical activity and adventure. We strongly recommend guests bring a water bottle that can be clipped in to their harness for the Via Ferrata. Closed-toe shoes are required for the Via Ferrata. We also recommend guests wear long active pants or capris. For rafting, guests must wear secure shoes (no flip flops or crocs), such as Tevas, Chacos, Keens or tennis shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Guests should also wear quick-dry clothing or a swimsuit for under their wetsuit. Please bring a change of clothes for the Via Ferrata tour.