Maximum Adrenaline

Phoenix Full Day

Experience Clear Creek’s best whitewater on our Phoenix, full-day advanced trip, only 30 minutes from Denver. The nonstop action on this Clear Creek river rafting trip will provide an adrenaline-pumping experience for all thrill seekers.


The Highlights Of Your Trip

Race down 20 miles on class IV and V rapids, riding through exciting drops and eddies. Plunge into adventure and this advanced whitewater immediately, take a slight break during more intermediate sections, and then kick it up a notch after lunch with the most challenging sections of Clear Creek!

Minimum age: 15

Book this trip


How much


From $199

Ages 15+ 15% off
with promo SNOWDANCE24


What's included


  • Rafting

Trip Length


Full day, lunch included


How Hard


Maximum Adrenaline

Who can go

Minimum Age

15 years old & Up

Trip Highlights

A. What to Expect

  • Full day rafting on advanced sections of the Clear Creek
  • 20 miles of whitewater through class IV and V rapids
  • Experience historic Idaho Springs as we stop for a delicious BBQ lunch
  • The potential to spot bald eagles, coyotes, or elk
  • Experienced raft guides

B. Trip Itinerary

  • Arrive and meet up with your guide at our Idaho Springs outpost
  • Gear up for your adventure and shuttle a short distance to the put in
  • Listen as your guide runs you through basic paddling technique
  • Embark on an exhilarating journey on the longest and most advanced section of the Clear Creek
  • Break for a riverside barbecue lunch in Idaho Springs
  • Hit the water for even more high adrenaline excitement
  • Return to our Idaho Springs outpost with our shuttle
  • View photos from your trip

C. Who will love this trip?

  • More experienced paddlers seeking a challenge (Beginners may also enjoy this advanced trip; however, everyone in your party must be active and physically fit enough to handle a full day of advanced whitewater)
  • Thrill seekers looking for a heart-pounding rafting experience within a half hour of Denver
  • Families with kids at least 15 years old
  • Groups looking for the perfect high-adrenaline bonding experience

What to expect

On Your Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Rafting group celebrating after successfully navigating a difficult stretch of the Arkansas River.

A Full Day of Excitement

Embark on an adrenaline-fueled journey down 20 miles of Clear Creek’s thrilling whitewater. You will navigate exhilarating drops and eddies through class IV and V whitewater, with pulse-pounding excitement at every turn. Dive headfirst into the heart-pounding action from the get-go, tackling advanced whitewater stretches with your group. Catch your breath during intermediate sections, while preparing for the next wave of excitement. You’ll have the opportunity to refuel with lunch and then head back into the adventure, conquering the most challenging sections of Clear Creek with skill and determination.

Early bird group on the river.

Stunning Scenery

This trip will keep you entertained with its high-adrenaline whitewater, but be sure to lift your eyes away from the water to enjoy the scenery of Clear Creek and its surrounding area. The Clear Creek flows through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, with greenery and rock formations adorning the bank. Enjoy Colorado’s mountain vistas from your unique vantage point on the river, and keep your eyes peeled for diverse wildlife, including bighorn sheet, eagles, and otters.

Oars up on the Arkansas River near Aspen, Colorado.

Included Gear & Packing List

All of your gear will be provided for your rafting excursion. This includes:

  • PFD
  • Wetsuit
  • Splash jacket


  • Shoes that will stay securely on your feet… no flip flops or crocs!
  • Fleece and/or quick dry clothing
  • Waterproof sunscreen & sunglasses
  • Cash to tip your raft guide
mount blue sky and alpine lake

Continue the Adventure

Whether you’re stopping by our Idaho Springs outpost for a quick day trip from Denver or extending your stay for a more immersive adventure, there’s no shortage of activities to elevate your experience.

  • Refuel with local delights such as Beau Jo’s Pizza or Tommyknocker Brewery’s craft beer
  • Delve into the rich mining heritage of the region with captivating tours at landmarks such as Argo Mill and Tunnel or Phoenix Gold Mine
  • Explore the natural wonders that abound nearby, from the pristine beauty of St. Mary’s Glacier to the lofty peaks of 14,000 ft. Mount Blue Sky
  • For a change of pace, take a short drive to Denver and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and bustling energy of Colorado’s largest city

Trip Location

Group of people on a rustic bridge.

Idaho Springs

431 Chicago Creek Road
Idaho Springs, CO 80452

Our Idaho Springs outpost offers beginner to advanced levels of whitewater rafting on Clear Creek, soar among the treetops on our Cliffside Zipline, or try our  Via Ferrata course for an introduction to mountaineering.  Enjoy an afternoon in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and catch some incredible sights of historic Idaho Springs- the location of Colorado’s first gold discovery!

Our Idaho Springs outpost is conveniently located near Denver, just 30 minutes west of downtown on I-70, and less than an hour from Summit County.

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