Rafting Near Denver

Escape the city and get back to nature with Downstream Adventures! Clear Creek is your closest option for whitewater rafting near Denver. Set in the most beautiful surroundings, with the Rockies looming above and exciting species of animals in the landscape, Clear Creek is the perfect location for a rural get-away.

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 whitewater 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 whitewater trips and let Downstream Adventure tours awaken your sense of adventure!


Our Clear Creek Rafting Trips

Directions from Denver

Traveling East or 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 44 minutes (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. This is different than our actual address but will take you to the correct location. 

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