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Upper Clear Creek 1/2 Day + Via Ferrata

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OVERVIEW

Start your day by rafting the continuous, steep Class IV section of Clear Creek known as Upper Clear Creek. It’ll have your heart racing all morning and you’ll get to enjoy this rapids adventure just 30 minutes west of downtown Denver, Colorado. After a quick lunch break, head to the cliffside for AVA’s mountaineering excursion! The Via Ferrata is a combination of traversing the cliffside, rappelling, a free fall, and concluding your trip by ziplining back down to our outpost. Spend your day venturing through the mountains on with this thrilling combo of activities!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Morning rafting the exhilarating rapids on Clear Creek
  • Afternoon cliffside Via Ferrata tour with incredible views of the Continental Divide
  • Free wetsuits and splash jackets included
  • Total time on water: approx. 1.5 hours (this varies greatly depending on water levels)
  • Minimum age 15 years old
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Location: Idaho Springs, CO VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Activities: Rafting, Via Ferrata

Duration: Full Day

Difficulty: Level 6

River Rating: Class IV

Minimum Age: 15 years old

Price:
from $218 Ages 15+

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 Upper Clear Creek 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
  • Via Ferrata Gear

WHAT TO BRING

  • 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 & Via Ferrata guides!
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ITINERARY

MORNING

  • Meet at the Idaho Springs Outpost
  • Gear up for the Upper Clear Creek rafting trip
  • Meet your guide
  • Paddle your way through the rapids of Clear Creek
  • Shuttle back to the Outpost

AFTERNOON

  • Lunch break – pack a picnic or head less than a mile to downtown Idaho Springs for a quick bite
  • Gear up for the Via Ferrata
  • Hop in the Zip Truck and make your way to the top of the cliffside
  • Traverse above the historic town of Idaho Springs
  • Conclude your trip with the last few lines of AVA’s Cliffside Zipline tour
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DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

May 9th – September 3rd
Daily
11:00 AM

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