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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, 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!

Express Option Available:
Our express trip option will send you directly into the next adventure-all gas, no breaks. This option is perfect for groups on a tighter schedule and for those who don’t need an hour between activities to refuel. Simply choose the express option when booking online.

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: Whitewater Rafting Colorado, Via Ferrata

Duration: Full Day

Difficulty: Level 5

River Rating: Class IV

Minimum Age: 15 years old

Price:
from $193 Ages 15+ 15% off
with promo SNOWDANCE24

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

You should know exactly what you’re buying and how much you’re going to spend on a trip, that’s why AVA Rafting & Zipline provides gear lists and suggested items to bring along the day of your adventure. Don’t let last minute charges put a damper on your action-packed day. However, AVA’s trip costs include the price of wetsuit and splash jacket rentals for your outing unlike most other rafting outfitters in state, so you won’t have to sweat about that or the gear for your Via Ferrata trip.

EQUIPMENT

  • PFD
  • Wetsuit
  • Splash jacket
  • Helmet
  • Via Ferrata Gear
  • Gloves

WHAT TO BRING

  • Shoes that will stay securely on your feet (no flip flops, slippahs, 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

Schedule
Trips available May – August
Trip runs daily at 11:00 AM

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TESTIMONIALS


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