Clear Creek Rafting Trips

About Clear Creek Rafting Trips 

Looking for whitewater rafting near Denver? Denver Rafting Adventures serves Clear Creek with whitewater rafting trips that are 45 minutes from Denver!

Our experienced raft outfit provides fun for the whole family. From first time rafters to experienced rafters alike, the Clear Creek section near Idaho Springs provides exhilarating paddle adventures. 


Clear Creek Beginner Trip – Class II & Class III Rapids

  • Minimum Age 6
  • $76 per person
  • Three Hour Experience 
This three hour adventure begins from the launching point of Dumont, CO. Boats are loaded with gear and rafters are guided by well-versed and licensed raft guides!
 The rafts turn and bend through Class II – III rapids and bypass the historic mining town of Idaho Springs, CO. From the river, the water wheel is visible as rapids like Dizzy Lizzy, Castle Falls, Mountain Lion and Mr. Twister provide exciting rapids for the whole family. 

This is the ideal trip for first timers, families with younger children, team building and corporate outing events. Located roughly forty five minutes from Denver, Clear Creek provides the closest whitewater rafting trip near Denver!  

Clear Creek Intermediate Trip - Class II & Class IV Rapids


One of the most popular stretches of Clear Creek is suitable for those 14 years and older. This is a great trip for those that are familiar with whitewater rafting and adventurous newcomers eager for a memorable experience!


Less than forty miles from Downtown Denver, lies a beautiful stretch of fast moving water. Approximately six miles long, rafters will need to listen to their guide commands as boats navigate through narrow, steep, fast and technical sections of the creek. 

A few of the exhilarating named rapids are Phoenix, Nomad and Outer-limits. 

The Clear Creek Intermediate trip is an ideal rafting experience for those short on time. Raft enthusiasts however, are encouraged to take the slightly longer and incredibly scenic drive to Buena Vista to experience the Numbers and Browns Canyon. 


Clear Creek Advanced Trip – Class IV Rapids

The Clear Creek Advanced whitewater rafting trip is a challenging rafting adventure! Designed for experienced whitewater rafters at least 16 years of age, this extreme section is the most exciting and action packed trip out of Clear Creek.

Ideal for rafters interested in whitewater rafting day trips from Denver, CO. The advanced trip launching from Clear Creek operates from late May to mid to late August. 

All rafters are required to have previous rafting experience and be in good physical condition. A minimum of four people are required for a rafting trip.

Located in Dumont CO, minutes from Idaho Springs, Clear Creek is the closest whitewater rafting to Denver, CO. With exhilarating stretches of rapids, Clear Creek is suitable for the whole family. From first timers, to veteran rafters alike. Enjoy a day trip from Denver, CO and take the short drive out to Clear Creek! 


Denver Rafting Adventures provides the following services included in the trip cost

  • All rafting equipment
  • Guide fees
  • Wetsuit
  • Splash top rentals
  • Dry bags
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