Idaho Springs
Colorado Rafting

Beginner Whitewater Rafting

Clear Creek County, United States
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a beginner-friendly rafting trip down Clear Creek with this private, family-friendly whitewater excursion. You'll head past Idaho Springs, paddling alongside a variety of coniferous trees along the way. An experienced guide will be on board to help keep your adventure safe and fun as you make your way down the river.
  • Instruction will be provided for beginners
  • A professional guide will lead the way
  • Helmets and wetsuits will be provided
  • Children five and over are welcome to join

What's Included

  • Helmet, Wet Suit
  • Face Masks Included
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Lawson Adventure Park & Resort
    3440 Alvarado Rd, Dumont, CO 80436, USA

    Please arrive at our park 1 Hour before the scheduled activity for check-in.

Start time

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.

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14 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great guide. Fun family experience
Lorna_H, Jul 2023
This was a memorable family trip. We had so much fun and felt safe with the guide. He did an excellent job. Oneof the best that I saw on the river. Definitely will go again.
I and my sons had an...
Murugappan_T, Jul 2022
I and my sons had an amazing time rafting. It was our first time rafting. They provided all the equipment. Our guide Sam was very good. It was a fun way to spend the afternoon. I definitely recommend it.
1st timers and will be back
alexandriasaiz1, Jul 2022
1st timers and we LOVED it the entire staff was amazing all team work my 6 and 7 yr old had a blast they wanted to go again it we will definitely come back
Safe splash fun for all
Erika_M, Jul 2022
Jason was amazing with our kids- safe and strict but laughed at their jokes and played with them. The whole team i fact behaved this way- they were there to make sure everyone had a great time and got splashed in the heat but stayed safe.
David_C, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Roach was incredible. He was very welcoming and full of energy. He made us feel like we were valued customers!!!
Pete_A, Jul 2022
Wonderful experience and our guide Clay was incredible. The rafting was first for our family and we will be doing it again very soon.
Fun raining day
Cinthia_S, Jul 2021
The whole experience was very cool, we were all very nervous to do it but we all had a good time. It was raining and we didn’t think we were going to be able to raft but we did and added to the excitement, it was very cold but with everything your doing and seeing you block that part out once your out there. We were a large group and we were able to stay close to our group that was really nice.
Very cool adventure
Ruth_N, Jul 2020
Loved the family feel of the Lawson Adventure Park & Resort. They provided a wetsuit, neoprene booties, splash jacket and helmet and gave excellent guidance before, during, and after our whitewater rafting experience on what to do and where to go and best places to eat around town. They were so helpful and friendly and we could tell they really enjoyed what they did. There were bathrooms and showers we could use before and after and food and drink at the place (which we didn’t try but will next time, because there WILL be a next time). They have a lot more to offer than just whitewater rafting so go check it out!!

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