Get an eyeful of stunning Colorado scenery as well as learn about the canyon's Gold Rush history on this whitewater rafting tour. Appropriate for intermediate rafters, this tour shoots a long stretch of free-flowing whitewater. All equipment and the leadership of an experienced guide is included for your safety and comfort.
Qualified adventure guide at the helm
All equipment provided
Appropriate for intermediate rafters
Take in the scenery on the Clear Creek Canyon
Use of Helmet, Personal Flotation Device, Paddles, Wetsuits, and Splash Jackets
All Fees and Taxes
Footwear (no crocs or flip-flops)
Meeting And Pickup
409 Park Ave
409 Park Ave, Idaho Springs, CO 80452, USA
Location is in the town of Empire, but address is commonly listed as Idaho Springs which is the nearest larger town only a few miles away.
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Participants must be aged 13 and up
Travelers should be comfortable engaging in physical activities, including moderate paddling and walking
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
We have an amazing rafting experience! This is our second rafting adventure and this one was hands down so much better than the first. The whole process is very professional with a very chill vibe! Our guide Lindsay was fun, super experienced and had an amazing personality. If looking for a great fun experience this is your place!!
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Beware! Paid in advance, it was closed!
Santiago_C, Aug 2023
Beware! Terrible xperience! We reseved and paid 2 days in advance, planned the family trip and only when we got there we found out it was closed! We are waiting for refund but we lost a day in our trip, very bad experience.
Great experience- 5 stars
Karen_G, Aug 2023
Aaron was a fantastic guide. If I were to do anything differently, it would be to go a little earlier in the season.
Great whitewater experience
Keith_C, Aug 2023
Had a great time rafting Clear Creek with Russell from Downstream Adventures. He was an experienced guide who led our raft with skill
Joshua_S, Aug 2023
Joe was fantastic in teaching, guiding, supporting, and giving us an awesome trip on the intermediate run! Could not have asked for a better staff, equipment, or setting. First time whitewater rafting and went smoothly with lots of memories and stories to come from it! Highly recommend!
Great fun! We had a blast!
Nyla_S, Aug 2023
I liked being able to paddle and be involved in the action and not just sitting, letting the guide do all the work. The rapids were perfect for our group, especially my 14 yo daughter who’s never been before. Russell was awesome and really knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Donald_E, Aug 2023
Awesome experience! We had Joe for our guide .. we felt safe the entire trip and he’s a funny guy on top of that . Everyone involved was super nice and accommodating. I would highly recommend!!
Best river rapid experiences yet!!
Debby_V, Jul 2023
Exceeded all expectations. The guide ms were experienced and knowledgeable. One of our best river rapid experiences yet!!
Tracy_S, Jul 2023
Brought a friend who had never gone. We all had a great time. Ready to do again. Excellent experience.
Such a fun day!
Ana_C, Jul 2023
Absolutely terrific rafting experience!! The rapids are definitely legit and our group of 6 were all able to be in one raft. Aaron kept us safe and got us through all the whitewater. There is a bus ride that was a touch longer than we expected (20-ish minutes) but Luke, our leader for the day, kept us entertained. The river is beautiful and there are some fun things like rafting beneath one of the rope crossings from the adventure center. We had a great time! Signed, a group of moms on their annual girls’ trip.
Intermediate better than beginner for most adventurers
Bruce_R, Jul 2023
I had a great trip on Clear Creek with the Downstream Adventures Rafting. They were friendly and ensured we all had a great time on the water. I always felt safe and proper safety measures were in place throughout the trip!
Friendly, Safe, clean
Bijoy_N, Jul 2023
Friendly staff…and good safety practices.
Was Great for my first timer friends as well since the instructions were easy to follow.
Gregory_R, Jul 2023
From top to bottom everything was superb. Friendly staff, we had a blast. Our tour guide was fantastic.
Great day on the water!
Vickie_F, Jul 2023
Our guide, Steve, was excellent! Was a fun time.Husband fell in, Steve was there in seconds, no injuries, got back in raft and trip continued. Met some really nice people.
Collier_L, Jul 2023
We had a great rafting trip! Sam made sure we had the full experience while keeping us all safe. Highly recommend.
Fun adventure on Clear Creek
Christine_P, Jul 2023
I had a great trip on Clear Creek with the Whitewater rafting group. They were knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. We felt confident and safe throughout the trip!
Veronica_B, Jul 2023
Amazing! Excellent guides, excellent experience. First time rafting and we had so much fun. Our guide Luke made it awesome
Kim_S, Jul 2023
What a great time on the rapids. Kennedy was our guide. She was excellent and knew the river. Everything with Downstream Adventures was top notch. From calling ahead to have our party on the same raft to checking in to riding 5 miles on Class 3-4 rapids. Great equipment and wetsuits that didn’t smell! Booties are a must! Lots of companies to choose from. Go with these guys!
Alex_C, Jul 2023
Kurt was our guide and he was awesome! Definitely the guide to go with if you are up for trying some more adventurous things while out. This was the first time rafting for all of us in our group but was fairly easy and quick to learn.
Super Easy and affordable
Tracy_B, Jun 2023
Easy to pay for with PayPal which makes it very affordable. Easy to edit trip if need be also. The operators are also very helpful!
Laura_R, Jun 2023
This was a great trip for me and my teenage girls! Our guide Kennedy was so much fun and patient as our crew figured out the strokes : )
Would definitely come back. I recommend renting their booties in early spring/summer. Water was 40 degrees and our water shoes could only do so much.
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