Full Intensity

The Lower Canyon Rafting + Cliffside Zipline Package

The Lower Canyon and cliffside zipline multi-adventure package includes an entire day of adrenaline-pumping fun. Join us on the Clear Creek and up high on the cliffside above Idaho Springs, and experience the best of the Rockies from every angle.

The Highlights Of Your Trip

This multi-adventure package is your opportunity to try out two great adventures in one full day. Feel the breeze in your hair as you fly on our family-friendly zipline course, and then the spray on your skin as you raft the Lower Canyon. This section of the Clear Creek represents one of our more advanced whitewater opportunities, yet is still suitable for fit beginners up for a challenge!

Minimum age: 15, minimum weight: 50 lbs., maximum weight: 250 lbs.

Book this trip

1

How much

Pricing

From $208

Ages 15+ 15% off
with promo SNOWDANCE24

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What's included

Activities

  • Rafting
  • Ziplining
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Trip Length

Duration

full day, no lunch included

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How Hard

Difficulty

Full Intensity
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Who can go

Minimum Age

15 years old & Up

Trip Highlights

A. What to Expect

  • Two unique adventures in one full day
  • Cover 10 miles of whitewater along the Lower Canyon section of Clear Creek.
  • Navigate through steep drops and technical sections, conquering class IV and V rapids.
  • Fly above Idaho Springs on our 6-line zipline course
  • Exciting aerial elements including a log cross, hanging bridge, and dual race line
  • Experienced raft and zipline guides

B. Trip Itinerary*

  • Check in and meeting your guide at our Idaho Springs outpost
  • Travel in our zip truck for most of the journey to the beginning of our zipline course, with a short hike to the first platform
  • Soar on our six-line zipline course, immersing yourself in stunning mountain vistas throughout the entire adventure
  • Return to our outpost and take a break for lunch – please pack a lunch or grab a bite to eat in town between adventures
  • Meet up with your guide, gear up, and take a short ride to start the Lower Canyon section of Clear Creek
  • Crash through adrenaline-pumping class IV and V rapids as you cover a thrilling 10-mile stretch of the river
  • Return to the outpost and viewing the photos from your trips

*For some trips, the order of adventures may be switched. Please check your individual booking for exact details.

C. Who will love this trip?

  • Adventurous family and friends looking to experience two different activities
  • Physically fit beginner rafters seeking a challenge or advanced rafters hoping for more intense whitewater
  • Families with kids ages 15 and older
  • Groups searching for accessible adventure within a half hour of Denver

What to expect

On Your Whitewater Rafting + Zipline Adventure

Rafters on the Arkansas River.

A full day of excitement

You’ll start the morning on our cliffside zipline tour, and soar amidst the Rockies, high above Idaho Springs. With 6 incredible ziplines and thrilling elements like our “Jungle Bridge”, Dual Race Line, Bridge of Doom & more, our zipline will get your blood pumping!

You will then blast down the Lower Canyon of Clear Creek and enjoy one of the most continuous and difficult sections of whitewater in the Colorado Rockies. Just 30 minutes from Denver, this continuous, steep, technical section of Clear Creek  will keep your paddle moving through the 150 ft/mile gradient drop.

Unparalleled Scenery

Prepare for an adventure that offers stunning views both from the mountain peaks and along the river’s edge. On our cliffside zipline course, you’ll enjoy panoramic vistas of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Take in the breathtaking scenery of Chicago Creek and the forests gracing the mountainside below. Our zipline and Via Ferrata adventures are unique in that our courses are built directly into the mountainside, meaning you really will be soaring cliff to cliff!

Embark on the Lower Canyon of Clear Creek for an exhilarating whitewater experience amidst the backdrop of towering mountains. Enhanced with greenery along the riverbanks and flanked by imposing rock formations, your rafting journey promises scenic beauty at every turn. Be on the lookout for wildlife sightings, as the area is home to bighorn sheep, eagles, and otters.

Raft and equipment, including safety helmets and lifejackets.

Included Gear & Packing List

All of your gear will be provided for your rafting and zipline excursions. This includes:

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

WHAT TO BRING

  • Shoes that will stay securely on your feet… no flip flops or crocs! (Rafting)
  • Fleece and/or quick dry clothing
  • Waterproof sunscreen & sunglasses
  • Closed toed-shoes (Zipline)
  • Pants or longer shorts that will fit in your zipline harness
  • Lunch (or grab a bite to eat in town)
  • Cash to tip your raft & zipline guides!
cheesy, gooey pizza

Continue the Adventure

Whether you find yourself at our Idaho Springs outpost as a day trip from Denver or for an extended stay, there’s an abundance of activities to enjoy before or after your adventure:

  • Refuel and relax at one of the area’s restaurants or breweries. Don’t miss out on sampling local favorites such as Beau Jo’s Pizza or Tommyknocker Brewery.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich mining history of the region with captivating tours at Argo Mill and Tunnel or Phoenix Gold Mine.
  • Continue your outdoor exploration by venturing to St. Mary’s Glacier, Mount Blue Sky, or one of the many scenic hiking trails nearby.
  • For a change of pace, take a quick 25-minute drive to Denver and explore the attractions of Colorado’s capital.

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.

FAQs

For the best experience on the Clear Creek, plan your rafting adventure between early May and mid-July.

Please either pack a lunch or grab food in Idaho Springs between adventures.

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