Zipline and Novice Whitewater Rafting
Seasons: May - August
Departure: Denver, Boulder, Golden, Summit County
Activity: 2-hour Zipline Tour and Beginner Whitewater Rafting
$160 per person
Location of Trip:
Front Range of Colorado
Length of Trip:
2-hour Zipline Tour and ½ day Whitewater Rafting
Daily, late May through September (depending on conditions)
9:30 am Zipline Tour and 1:30 pm Beginner Raft Trip
Description: What a great way to discover what makes Colorado wonderful! An exciting 2-hour Zipline Adventure in the morning, followed by a great beginner introduction to Clear Creek whitewater rafting. Just an hour away from Boulder and Denver, the whitewater of Clear Creek twists through relics of the gold mining age and through the historical town of Idaho Springs. See Colorado in a way that very few others get to see, by soaring hundreds of feet in the air across forests, rivers, highways, and valleys, as you swiftly and safely zip across the canopy of Colorado’s landscape from one tower to the next on a 2-hour tour. Seeing the land from above provides a unique vantage point as you fly over Clear Creek, full of whitewater rafts, or see herds of animals scrambling along the mountainside. Ziplining is a thrilling and one-of-a-kind way to see Colorado’s spectacular scenery.
This is a great trip for families, groups, group tours, wedding groups, reunions, and individuals that want to experience zipline tours and Colorado whitewater rafting in one fun-filled day! The minimum age for participants is seven years old, and you can expect the zipline ride to last about 2 hours and the whitewater rafting tour to last approximately two and a half hours.
Itinerary: The day begins with the Zipline Tour. The tour lasts a couple of hours and will include thrilling zips across the river and along the mountainside. Afterwards, lunch is served at the facility, where you will be issued your wetsuit, helmet and personal floatation device for your rafting trip. Once changed and ready to raft, you will meet your guide and get safety instructions, then prepare for the ride of your life! This section of the river offers 11 rapids, and historic gold mining ruins and waterwheels.
Included in our rates: The services of professional guides; zipline tour with all safety equipment; rafting trip; wetsuit, booties, and personal flotation device; lunch, and photo CD.
Not included in our rates: Snacks and water, and gratuities for your guides (while this is at your discretion, the recommended gratuity is 20%). Transportation.
Special Notes: Zipline Tours: Requirements: minimum 48″ tall, and weight between 65 and 250 lbs.
Special Notes: Rafting: For safety, Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides includes a wetsuit and booties in our price. We firmly believe in your overall safety and comfort so, while some companies have wetsuits, booties, gloves and splash-jackets as add-on options, we include them in our price. The wetsuit and the booties help to protect you from the icy cold mountain waters of Clear Creek and are included in our price. However, we also believe it would be a shame not to capture a memory of your Colorado Whitewater Rafting adventure, so we also include a photo CD to remember your incredible day.
Difficulty Description for Whitewater Rafting: CLASS II – Easy rapids with predictable waves, clear passages, and wide channels; some maneuvering is required. CLASS III – Moderately difficult rapids with irregular waves and some complex maneuvering required to avoid obstacles. During high water and high run-off years, there might be 1 or 2 class 4 rapids.
What to Bring: Sent with trip confirmation.