Clear Creek Rafting Trips near Denver, Colorado

Clear Creek is one of Colorado's most popular rafting destinations. Just 30 minutes from Denver, the creek is splashy and exhilarating from put-in to take-out. With more rapids per mile, this rafting trip is engaging and entertaining. Whether you're bringing the family or seeking high adventure excitement, we offer a trip for everyone! All trips include Free Wetsuit and Splash Jacket Rental with No Hidden Fees!

Middle Clear Creek — BeginnerBeginner

This trip begins at the historic Chicago Creek put-in, where George Jackson discovered gold in Colorado during 1858. Clear Creek continues through Historic Idaho Springs to the mouth of the Lower Canyon. Here, rafters will encounter several continuous Class 1-2 rapids, with some Class 3 during higher run-off. Middle Clear Creek is your closest option for Beginner White Water Rafting near Denver.

Clear Creek Beginner

  • Price: $50/ Adults - $45/kids 12 & under
  • Minimum Age: 5 years (Subject to change with water levels)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: Beginner, Class 2-3
  • Includes: Wetsuit, Splash Jacket, Helmet, PFD
  • Additional: Wetsuit Booty Rental for $3

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Upper Clear Creek — IntermediateIntermediate

Our Upper Clear Creek run is the perfect White Water Rafting Trip for intermediate level rafters. This is an 8 mile section, overflowing with Class 3 rapids, occasionally interrupted by Class 4. Clear creek has more rapids per mile than almost any other commercially run stretch of whitewater in the nation. Even the most seasoned paddlers can get their fix here. This high elevation run often drops too low for rafting during late summer, in which case we offer the Lower Canyon as an Intermediate alternative. You won’t find a better rafting trip this close to Denver!

Clear Creek Intermediate

  • Price: $60
  • Minimum Age: 13 years
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: Intermediate, Class 3-4
  • Includes: Wetsuit, Splash Jacket, Helmet, PFD
  • Additional: Wetsuit Booty Rental for $3

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Lower Canyon — AdvancedAdvanced

Driving through the scenic Lower Canyon of Clear Creek, one may catch a glimpse of the rapids that make up our advanced run. This 10 mile stretch is one of the most demanding in the country at high flows. At lower flows, it still retains its fast-paced, challenging nature. During peak snowmelt, this run should only be attempted by those who are seeking the highest levels of adrenaline and are capable of staying focused, following directions, and paddling hard. You should be comfortable with the idea of running rapids in quick succession with few breaks. At lower flows, the Lower Canyon becomes a fun technical White Water Rafting Trip for intermediate and advanced paddlers alike.

Clear Creek Advanced

  • Price: $75
  • Minimum Age: 16 years
  • Duration: 3-3.5 hours
  • Difficulty: Advanced, Class 4(5)
  • Includes: Wetsuit, Splash Jacket, Helmet, PFD
  • Additional: Wetsuit Booty Rental for $3

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Full-River Trip — Advanced-IntermediateAdvanced

This run is approximately 22 miles of shear whitewater happiness. On the Full-River trip you will experience every section covered above. If you came to Colorado for a whitewater adventure, then this is the trip for you. You'll be earning your fun on this trip, so we'll stop to refuel with an awesome riverside lunch along the way. Full-River trips can only be offered when all sections are running. For this reason, Full-River trips may not be available during late summer.

Full Day rafting trip on Clear Creek near Denver Colorado

  • Price: $130
  • Minimum Age: 16 years
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Difficulty: Advanced, Intermediate - Class 4(5)
  • Includes: Lunch, Wetsuit, Splash Jacket, Helmet, PFD
  • Additional: Wetsuit Booty Rental for $3

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