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Clear Creek Gold Rush Rafting + Via Ferrata

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Join us for an action-packed day with the Raft + Via Ferrata package adventure in Idaho Springs! You will head out on the morning Gold Rush Rafting trip, then follow that up with the genuinely unique assisted rock climbing and mountaineering adventure known only as The Iron Way! The Via Ferrata is a physically demanding activity that includes a short hike, traversing, mountaineering, rappelling, ziplining, various cable bridges, and more. We recommend that those interested in the Via Ferrata tour are physically active. This adventure requires upper body strength, balance, and endurance. Please bring a water bottle that can be clipped to your harness with a carabiner.

Express Option Available:
Our express trip option will send you directly into the next adventure-all gas, no breaks. This option is perfect for groups on a tighter schedule and for those who don’t need an hour between activities to refuel. Simply choose the express option when booking online.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Morning rafting on Clear Creek
  • Afternoon cliffside via ferrata course over scenic Idaho Springs and Chicago Creek
  • Free wetsuits and splash jackets included
  • Full Day Adventure
  • Total time on water: approx. 1.5 hours (this varies greatly depending on water levels), ~ 7 miles
  • Minimum age 12 (raft trip minimum is 6 years)
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Location: Idaho Springs, CO VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Activities: Whitewater Rafting Colorado, Via Ferrata, Denver, CO Ziplining

Duration: Full Day

Difficulty: Level 5

River Rating: Class III

Minimum Age: 12 years old

Price:
from $183 Ages 12+ 15% off
with promo SNOWDANCE24

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

AVA Rafting & Zipline strives to not have guests feel nickel and dimed once they arrive to our outpost the day of their trip, that’s why we provide wetsuits and splash jackets free of charge on your Gold Rush rafting portion of this package. On your Via Ferrata outing, our guides will get you all geared up and all you’ll need to bring along is a taste for adventure.

EQUIPMENT

  • PFD
  • Wetsuit
  • Splash jacket
  • Helmet
  • Zipline Gear
  • Gloves

WHAT TO BRING

  • Shoes that stay secure to your feet
  • No crocs, slippahs, or flip flops!
  • Fleece and/or quick dry clothing
  • Waterproof sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash to tip your raft & zip guides!
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MORNING

  • Meet at the Idaho Springs Outpost
  • Gear up for the Gold Rush Rafting Trip
  • Meet your guide
  • Battle the rapids of Idaho Springs
  • Shuttle back to the Outpost

AFTERNOON

  • Break for lunch – head into Idaho Springs or pack a picnic
  • Gear up for the Via Ferrata
  • Hop in the Zip Truck & drive through town to the course
  • Traverse 260 feet above historic Idaho Springs
  • Descend the final 450 ft line right up to AVA’s backyard
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DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

Schedule
Trips available May – August
Trips run daily at 11:30 AM

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TESTIMONIALS


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