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OVERVIEW

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 truly 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 a 50 foot free fall. 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.

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: Rafting, Via Ferrata

Duration: Full Day

Difficulty: Level 5

River Rating: Class III

Minimum Age: 12 years old

Price:
from $153 Ages 12+

Visitors Rated 5.0 / 5.0 based on 437 ratings for Clear Creek Rafting Tour.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

At AVA Rafting & Zipline, we believe you should know what you’re buying and how much you’re going to spend. We believe in added value to make your experience special. We don’t want you to feel “nickel and dimed” when you show up for your trip with us. That’s why we provide wetsuits and splash jackets free of charge on your Gold Rush Rafting trip. You’ll pay over $20 per person with some other outfitters. Your Via Ferrata tour also includes everything you need. We try our best to prepare you with gear lists and suggested things to bring so that you don’t end up paying for unneeded add-ons. 

EQUIPMENT

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

WHAT TO BRING

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

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

8:30AM Daily

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