2020 Update: This trip is currently unavailable, but our via ferrata adventures are available through December 4, 2020.
You’ll be in awe at the scenery along the Lower Canyon portion of Clear Creek, as well as the impressive 150 feet/mile gradient of this stretch of whitewater. Class V rapids will keep you paddling and your heart pounding through some intense rapids such as Guide Ejector, Hell’s Corner, and Corkscrew. You’ll take a short breather after you get out of the river to break for lunch and refuel before you head up the cliffside. AVA’s Via Ferrata tour will introduce you to mountaineering by having you traverse along iron rungs, try some assisted rock climbing, rappel down a 70-foot rock face, and indulge in a 50-foot free fall. You’ll finish up the adventure with three ziplines above Chicago Creek.
Location: Idaho Springs, CO VIEW MAP
Activities: Via Ferrata, White Water Rafting
Duration: Full Day
Difficulty: Level 6
River Rating: Class V
Minimum Age: 15 years old
You’re in for an awesome adventure with this AVA Rafting & Zipline package! Make sure you’re prepared by taking a peek at the suggested items and gear lists before your trip. Not to worry about wetsuits and splash jackets, AVA provides both for every rafting tree free of charge. At other outfitters you may find yourself throwing in an extra $20 unexpectedly to keep yourself warm on the water.