WELCOME TO CLEAR CREEK
Idaho Springs, CO
When prospectors followed Clear Creek uphill in search of gold in 1859, they dubbed the narrow valley, “Toughcuss Canyon” for its rugged terrain and turbulent waters.
One of the original strikes of the Front Range gold rush, Clear Creek Pay Dirt, helped to pave the way for Colorado’s statehood. The canyon lost its name, but its old west legacy lives on today with the boomtowns of Empire, Central City, and Idaho Springs that line the stream today.
All Clear Creek Rafting Trips depart from our Idaho Springs Outpost. If you need help finding a trip, you can always give us a call and our dedicated reservation specialists will find the perfect trip for you.
GETTING TO KNOW CLEAR CREEK
Rafting Clear Creek
Creekin’ (that’s what we call rafting on Clear Creek) catches your attention like no other whitewater on earth. Running straight off Loveland Pass – a craggy ridge 12,000 feet high on the Continental Divide – Clear Creek exemplifies whitewater adventure near Breckenridge.
CLEAR CREEK SECTIONS
A beginner/intermediate whitewater trip perfect for families, beginners and those on a tighter schedule while visiting Breckenridge. You’ll pack in 11 whitewater rapids on this fun and active trip
UPPER CLEAR CREEK
A half-day trip for those wanting more of a whitewater challenge with continuous paddling. Great for experienced paddlers or aggressive first-timers. Difficulty varies with water level.
For those wanting a serious paddling experience, try the toughest whitewater in the canyon! Class IV-V rapids are great for fit and aggressive rafters.