White Water Rafting Near Boulder, CO

The beauty and thrill of rocky mountain white water is only a short drive from Boulder, Colorado. Join us on a trip down historic Clear Creek and experience a host of exciting rapids. Not only is Clear Creek the closest rafting trip to Boulder, CO, it has more rapids per mile than nearly any run in the nation. We have trips for almost any age and skill level. If you are looking to experience some of Boulder’s (and the nation’s) finest white water, then look no further than Downstream Adventures.

Whether you’re a beginner, adventurous spirit, or complete pro, we’ve got trips to suit everyone’s needs. Choose between our half day beginner, intermediate, or advanced trips and cruise the rapids on one of the most exciting white water destinations in the country. If you want to prolong the adventure, why not try our full day advanced trip? Spend an entire day out on the river conquering a 22-mile stretch of pure adrenaline. Not for the faint-hearted!

Whatever your level, choose one of our exhilarating white water trips and let Downstream Adventures’ tours awaken your sense of adventure!


Our Clear Creek Rafting Trips

Directions from Boulder

Traveling from Boulder, head south on CO-93 towards Golden. Passing through Golden, continue onto US-6 East following signs to I-70 West. Traveling West on I-70, take exit 232 and follow US-40 West to the Town of Empire. We are in the second building on your right as you enter the Town of Empire.

*Total trip time should be about 1 hour (depending on traffic conditions). It is important to arrive at our base 15 minutes before your scheduled trip time in order to sign waivers, change clothes, etc. I-70 can have heavy traffic, so it is best to check travel conditions when planning your drive.

**Map services such as Google Maps may recommend that you use the address: 409 Park Avenue, Idaho Springs, CO.

If you’ve booked the following tours:
Middle Clear Creek – Beginner
Upper Clear Creek – Intermediate
Lower Canyon – Advanced
Full-River Trip – Advanced-Intermediate
Downstream Adventures will meet you for your tour at the following location: 409 E Park Avenue, Empire, CO 80438