Put some wet and wild thrills into your Colorado vacation. This white-water excursion will have you conquering 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) of class III-IV rapids on Upper Clear Creek. Located just half and hour from Denver or about an hour from Boulder or Winter Park, this adventure will give you an experience you won’t soon forget.
Take a thrilling white-water paddle on Clear Creek in Colorado
Spot bighorn sheep, river otters and other wildlife from the raft
An excellent excursion for experienced rafters or adventurous beginners
Sorry kids, this one is for those 15 years and older
All taxes, fees and handling charges
PDF, Wetsuit, Splash Jacket, & Helmet
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Meeting And Pickup
431 Chicago Creek Rd
431 Chicago Creek Rd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452, USA
Idaho Springs AVA Outpost
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Clear Creek Canyon
3 hours • Admission Ticket Included
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Minimum age is 15 years
Secure footwear is required (no flip-flops or crocs)
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
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 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 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.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Sun and fun on the river
Susan_M, Aug 2023
Great family fun thought it would be a bit more intense. Although plenty of exciting rapids great guides
Exciting day on the river!
Teresa_f, Jun 2022
We had a great time on the river! Chris was an excellent guide who made sure we were placed exactly in the right spot to enjoy the rapids. He even “rescued” a few folks on the river that day. It was an unusually cold June day and the water was 34 degrees so we purchase the insulated socks they had. Be sure to bring shoes that can get wet and they suggested not wearing cotton clothing under the wetsuits. We really enjoyed our day!
Great day on Clear Creek
Bob_C, Aug 2020
Our family of 6 all had a great day navigating the white waters of the Clear Creek with Simon our guide. Simon was great, he had great stories of the rapids and past adventures. We thought this may be too difficult for my wife and I, but Simon got us off every rock we climbed up on. My boys also loved trying to follow the directional orders that Simon barked out. Exciting and a great time for all of us.
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