Whitewater Rafting Colorado

CREEKIN’ – A TRUE BRECKENRIDGE ADVENTURE!

Clear Creek Rafting: Beginner to Advanced. Add a Cliffside Zipline Tour!

Only 30 miles from Denver: Whitewater Rafting Trips & our Cliffside Zipline Tour

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.

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.

Whitewater rafting on Clear Creek is a convenient and memorable adventure – come see for yourself.  Here are the Clear Creek rafting trip options.

Clear Creek Gold Rush – Beginner Rafting:

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. 

  • 1/3 day trip
  • Multiple departures per day
  • Minimum age 6 & 50 lbs
  • Departs from Idaho Springs Outpost
  • Free wetsuits & splash jackets
  • Adults: $54-$69 |  Children (6-12): $49-$64

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Clear Creek Gold Rush + Zipline Package:

Put together the two best activities in Colorado. Start with our Idaho Springs zipline tour, perched above our Outpost on a 9-acre wooded and mountainous spot. After a scenic nature hike to get to the start of the course, take on six zips of varying length through the trees and cliffs before crossing over Chicago Creek for an exhilarating finish. After a break for lunch, the Clear Creek Beginner whitewater trip tackles eleven family friendly whitewater rapids as your raft tumbles its way through a small scenic gorge on the Creek.  The perfect option for all ability levels!  If you have younger kids (under 10 years old), they can do just the rafting portion of this package. This package includes time for a lunch break.You can head into town and enjoy one of the many great lunch spots in Idaho Springs (5 minute walk or 2 minute drive from our Outpost). You can also bring your lunch to enjoy on our creekside deck. See the Idaho Springs zipline tour on Google Satellite map.

  • ½ day of aerial adventure & ⅓ day of rafting
  • Multiple departures per day
  • Minimum age for zipline 10 & 75 lbs
  • Minimum age for rafting 6 & 50 lbs
  • Departs from Idaho Springs Outpost 
  • Adults: $183 | Children $168 Available With Lunch Break or Without Lunch Break (Non-Stop)

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Upper Clear Creek 1/2 Day Rafting Trip:

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.

  • 1/2 day trip
  • Multiple departures per day
  • Minimum age 15
  • Free wetsuits & splash jackets
  • Departs from our Idaho Springs Outpost
  • Adults and children: $59 to $79 per person

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Upper Clear Creek 1/2 Day Rafting + Zipline Package:

After a scenic nature hike to get to the start of our 6-line course, take on some serious zipline fun of varying lengths through the trees and cliffs before crossing over Chicago Creek for an exhilarating finish. Take a break for lunch, then get ready for our action-packed Clear Creek Intermediate rafting trip to conquer some of the most intense whitewater on Clear Creek!  You’ll hit about 30 rapids on this 8-mile trip that drops an incredible 1,300 vertical feet. This continuous, steep, technical section will keep your paddle moving and your heart thumping as you crash through pulsing, Class IV rapids such as Phoenix, Nomad, Falls Creek, and Outer Limits. This package includes time for a lunch break. You can head into town and enjoy one of the many great lunch spots in Idaho Springs (5 minute walk or 2 minute drive from our Outpost). You can also bring your lunch to enjoy on our creekside deck.. See the Idaho Springs zipline tour on Google Satellite map.

  • ½ day of aerial adventure & ½ day of rafting
  • Multiple departures per day
  • Minimum age for zipline 6 & 40 lbs
  • Minimum age for rafting 15
  • Requires good physical condition
  • Adults and children: $198Available With Lunch Break or Without Lunch Break (Non-Stop)

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The Lower Canyon – Advanced Rafting Trip:

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. 

  • 1/2 day rafting trip
  • Multiple departures per day
  • Advanced+ whitewater rafting, good physical fitness level required
  • Minimum age 15
  • Free wetsuits and splash jackets
  • Departs from our Idaho Springs Outpost
  • Adults: $79 – $89 per person

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