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CLEAR CREEK RIVER RAFTING 30 miles west of Denver The Clear Creek River, the steepest raftable river in Colorado, has an average gradient of 67 feet per mile, and over 100 feet per mile on the advanced sections of the stream. This translates to more rapids per mile. This steep, narrow and technical river winds through the historic mining valley of Idaho Springs. This relatively small stream offers trips for fun loving beginners, adventurous intermediate rafters and the adrenaline junkie. The river is open for rafting from May through July and some years August. This area boasts beautiful mountain scenery, with an abundance of wildlife. You can see muskrat, beaver, deer, bighorn sheep, and even an occasional Eagle. The first major gold strike in Colorado was on January 7, 1859, in Idaho Springs by George Jackson. The gold strike brought many miners to the area, all in search of gold. Today, many flock to Idaho Springs and the surrounding area for many recreational activities as Clear Creek County is 80% Public Lands or National Forrest. Beginner - Sure Shot Perfect intro for families, first time rafters and kids of ALL ages. Class II & III, 6 miles, 1/3 day, 50 lbs min Adult - $42 Child - $35 Intermediate - Blast Ability to swim recommended, as well as good physical conditioning and an atittude for adventure. 15 years + Class: III & IV Miles: 8 Duration: 1/2 day Price: $52 Advanced - Kamikazi Previous rafting experience and the ability to swim are highly recommended. 2 miles of SOLID class IV water. 15 years + Class: III & IV Miles: 10 Duration: 1/2 day Price: $62 Advanced - Ultimo Adventure for the brave of heart! Be prepared for a workout. Riverside lunch included 16 years + Class: II & IV Miles: 20 Duration: Full day Price: $93 Raft sizes range from 10'-14'. All rafting trips include use of wet suit, splash jacket, helmet, and a PFD. Booties are available for a $3 fee. A professional Guide is on each raft. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
Our guides have years of combined rafting experience. We take pride in making sure all our guests are safe and have a blast.
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