Raft: Clear Creek Classic



For younger people, families, and inexperienced paddlers, this section of Clear Creek in Idaho Springs serves up more than ten exciting and fun rapids as the perfect introduction to whitewater rafting!

For more information, see the Trip Details tab below.


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This is a great initiation to Colorado whitewater rafting trips. Located at 2712 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO, this rafting is close to Denver and Boulder. This section of Clear Creek is perfect for younger people, families, and inexperienced paddlers. It offers 11 exciting and fun rapids, providing an ideal introduction to whitewater rafting. Additionally, you’ll see nearby sights, including historic gold mining ruins and waterwheels. Based on current flow rate as of June 13, 2024, the minimum age for participants is ten years old and 75lbs. Your 2.5 hour experience has you on the water 1-1.5 hour. For more information, see the Trip Details tab.  2712 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO

NOTE: For groups of 10 or more please call 720-242-9828

Trip Cost

Price: $95 per person Note: All inclusive: trip, wetsuit, booties, PFD/helmet, trip photo album link.

Trip Details

Times: 9:30am, 12:30pm, and 4:30pm

Itinerary: After arriving at the rafting area you will be issued your wetsuit, helmet and personal flotation device. Once changed and ready to raft, you will meet your guide and get safety instructions and then be shuttled to the river. Based on current flow rate as of June 13, 2024, the minimum age for participants is ten years old and 75lbs.. Depending on the flow of the river, you can expect to spend 1-1.5 hours on the river.

Included in our rates: The services of a professional rafting guide; rafting trip; wetsuit, booties, and personal flotation device.  On Clear Creek trips, a photo album link is also included.

Not included in our rates: Gratuity for your guides; snacks or water, which you will need to bring along with you for before or after the trip.

Price Notes: 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 Canyon and thus are included in our price. We also believe it would be a shame not to capture memories of your Colorado Whitewater Rafting adventure, so we also include a photo album link to remember your incredible day. Please note that when the river runs at the highest level the minimum age will be increased to 10 years old for needed for safety. As of June 13th 2024, the minimum age is 10 years old.

Special Notes: For those wanting great whitewater rafting trips near Denver and Boulder, this is a great option.

Difficulty Description:  Class II – III rapids and whitewater. 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 levels, there might be 1-2 rapids at class 4.

What to Bring: Sent with trip confirmation.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Any guided activities, services, or trips booked through CWRAG have a 50% non-refundable deposit due at the time of reservation and the balance will be charged 14 days prior to your trip start date. Any changes after a reservation are made are charged a $50 change fee per change or per the contracts policies.

Also understand that CWRAG has a 14 day cancellation policy for ½ day and single day adventure trips; for multi-day trips and educational courses; for all group tours, charter transportation, services, team building events, leadership development events; and whitewater and zipline tours; and if I need to cancel a booking, I must do so in writing in advance or I will be charged 100% of the total price for the the services. 

We reserve the right to cancel for any reason. If we must cancel, we will provide a full refund or alternative dates. We travel in all types of weather: rain, snow, and sun.

When there is a discrepancy or variation of cancellation or refund policies between CWRAG and any of our partner organizations ; the policies of CWRAG will be in effect


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