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Clear Creek Gold Rush

  • Location

    Idaho Springs, CO: 30 minutes from Denver; 1 hour from Summit County, Boulder, Winter Park

  • Duration

    Trip Time: 3 hrs
    Water Time: 1.5-2 hrs

  • Difficulty

    Beginner Whitewater

  • Price

    Primary $54 - $59 Adult Age 13+

    Secondary $49 - $54 Child Ages 6-12; 50 lb min

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Clear Creek Gold Rush

Beginner - Intermediate Whitewater Rafting Trip

  • Free wetsuits and splash jackets included
  • 1/3 day trip
  • Total time on water: approx. 1.5 hours (this varies greatly depending on water levels), ~ 7 miles
  • Family trip for ages 6+ and min. 50 lbs
  • Multiple departure times per day

Gold Rush Trip Details

  • Combine this trip with a Cliffside Zipline Tour on our Clear Creek Beginner + Zipline Package
  • Typical season for the Clear Creek Beginner: May - early August
  • Total trip time from check-in to finish: approx. 2.5 hours

One of our best family trips! Our Clear Creek Gold Rush whitewater rafting trip near Idaho Springs provides a unique introduction to summer in Colorado. If you’re looking for an adventure for a family trip, work event, school event, or scouting trip the Clear Creek Gold Rush is the perfect introduction to beginner whitewater rafting!

This one-third-day trip packs in eleven rapids as you paddle and splash your way down the historic Clear Creek mining valley. The Gold Rush rafting trip is a fun trip for all abilities. In fact, the minimum age is just 6 years & minimum weight is only 50 lbs.

More Information about our Clear Creek Gold Rush Trip

The Clear Creek beginner trips is a unique activity for team building or family bonding. Bringing a group rafting? Ask about our group rates. A river trip is a special and memorable summer experience in Colorado. We offer multiple departure times for this trip to easily fit into your day. Do you have a flexible schedule? Consider our Clear Creek Beginner Early Bird Special or Clear Creek Beginner Happy Hour Special trips - priced at 25% off just for choosing an early or later time. 

On this trip, our rafts generally accommodate about 7 people plus the guide, although this changes depending on the group sizes. On all AVA trips, wetsuits, splash jackets, life jackets and helmets are included with your trip. We do not think you should have to pay extra just to be comfortable. 

Only 30 minutes from Denver and one hour from Boulder, Summit County and Winter Park, Clear Creek is the perfect option for all ages and abilities and adds excitement to all Colorado excursions!

Looking for something more difficult? Consider our Clear Creek Intermediate or Clear Creek Advanced trips, both for ages 15+. 

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