Beginner Whitewater Rafting on Historic Clear Creek

Downstream Adventures

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Stop At: Downstream Adventures, Idaho Springs, Colorado

We ask that guest arrive at our location 15 minutes before the scheduled trip time to allow for check-in. After checking in, guests will meet their guides who will begin preparing them for the journey to come. Guests will receive the necessary equipment and receive a lesson in basic river safety. Next, they will load onto the shuttle vehicle and begin the short ride to the creekside put-in.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Downstream Adventures, Idaho Springs, Colorado

Guests will begin their journey at the exact location where George Jackson discovered gold in January of 1859, kicking of the Colorado Gold Rush. Before entering these cool mountain waters, guests will receive instruction from their guide on the proper use of the equipment. Next, guests and guides will embark on an exciting journey through Clear Creek Canyon, tackling many beginner-friendly rapids along the way. In addition to safely steering the boat, guides will point out several interesting historical sites.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Downstream Adventures, Idaho Springs, Colorado

After cruising through several miles of family-friendly whitewater, guests will reach the take out where our shuttle will be waiting to bring them back to the outpost (but not before the ceremonial group high five).

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Downstream Adventures, Idaho Springs, Colorado

Guests will return to our outpost where they will have the opportunity to purchase photos of their excursion, shop for a souvenir, or get recommendation from their guide for other local activities and restaurants.

Duration: 20 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Although the river itself is not wheelchair access, in most cases we can make special arrangements for our guests' needs.
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • Free use of wetsuits, splash jackets, helmets, paddles, and personal flotation devices.

  • Gratuities
  • Footwear required (no crocs or flip flops)

3 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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