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Family-Friendly White Water Rafting at Clear Creek

June 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Beginner | Rafting – Grab your family and friends and head out for a morning on Clear Creek River with us! About the Event: Event Type: Adventure Skill Level: Beginner (All Levels Welcome) About the Event: At Colorado Rafting Company, they run and base all of their Clear Creek Rafting trips out of the historic river corridor of Idaho Springs. Where the gold rush began, Idaho Springs which is located just 30 minutes outside of Denver was actually the first…
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Beginner | Rafting – Grab your family and friends and head out for a morning on Clear Creek River with us!

About the Event:

  • Event Type: Adventure
  • Skill Level: Beginner (All Levels Welcome)

About the Event: At Colorado Rafting Company, they run and base all of their Clear Creek Rafting trips out of the historic river corridor of Idaho Springs. Where the gold rush began, Idaho Springs which is located just 30 minutes outside of Denver was actually the first city in all of Colorado, founded in 1859. This quaint town is nestled in the foothills of some of Colorado’s best mountains and holds a unique place in the state’s history. As the place where the Colorado Gold Rush started, this little town holds a lot of secrets, including one of the best river rafting areas in the State! Created through direct snow-melt, Clear Creek offers some amazing, pristine, and whitewater rapid filled rafting for varying ability levels.

Their beginner trips are perfect for first time rafters or families looking for a great introduction to whitewater rafting. This trip covers roughly 6 miles of river and offers amazing whitewater rapids, beautiful scenery and some peaceful floating. You’ll have a blast splashing through Class II-III rapids where we’ll help you develop your paddling skills. Relax as you meander through the historic mining town of Idaho Springs, past the Argo Gold Mine, and Charlie Taylor waterwheel. Keep an eye out for wildlife in the canyons surrounding you as you enjoy your Colorado adventure. This is a fabulous trip for first timers, families and large groups with varying ability levels.

Itinerary

  • 9AM: Meet at Colorado Rafting Company Boathouse
  • 9:15AM: Gear up & meet your guide(s)
  • 10AM: Shuttle ride to put in
  • 10-12PM: River time
  • 12PM: Take out and shuttle back to the Boathouse

FAQs

  • Age Requirement: Ages 6+ must be accompanied by a guardian. You must be 18+ to attend this trip solo.
  • Whats Included? CAG professional rafting guides, all safety & rafting equipment, transportation from designated meeting place to the put-in and a safe, fun, and educational experience.
  • What’s Not Included? Lodging, clothing (See recommended gear under FAQs), insurance (Trip or Rescue), gratuity
  • What Do I Wear? Avoid cotton clothing, as it tends to get wet and stay wet – not to mention taking valuable warmth from your body’s surface. For rafting, bathing suits and shorts are recommended with comfortable, secure footwear. Please wear proper footwear, we encourage close toed shoes or a strapped sandal that will stay on your feet, no flip flops allowed. While not required, CAG provides splash jackets, wetsuits, and booties for rent. This equipment isn’t mandatory but it is designed to keep you warm. Towels are best kept in your vehicles and don’t do you much good on the river because there is no way to keep them dry. Your best bet are wool, polypro, fleece, micro fleece, polyester, waterproof jackets, and any other outdoor material that dries fast. Space is limited on the rafts, so limit what you bring to what you can wear. Personal flotation devices (PFDs) are included with all rafting adventures and helmets on all Clear Creek trips. If you have any questions please call us so that you know what to expect and can plan accordingly.

Venue

Colorado Rafting Company Boathouse at Lawson Adventure Park
3440 Alvarado Road
Dumont, CO 80436 United States