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Departure place: Idaho Springs

River: Clear Creek

Departure time: 8am 11 am 2 pm and 5pm

Approximate trip time: 2 hours

Minimum Age: 14

Base Price: $75

Notable rapids: Deliverance, Phoenix Holes, and Outer Limits

Class of rapids: class II – class IV

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Find rafting close to Denver with KODI’s Clear Creek Half Day Intermediate raft trip.

Our intermediate Idaho Springs river rafting trip is a great choice for thrill-seekers and adventurous first-time rafters alike.

This raft trip starts with a short stretch of class II – class IV rapids to warm up your paddling muscles. You’ll then dive into great Colorado whitewater with the Rodeo rapid followed by No Mad, Fall River, Deliverance, and Outer-Limits to name a few. You’ll finish up the trip with a float through the historic mining town of Idaho Springs.

Flowing through a rugged, spectacular mountain canyon filled with granite boulders and towering pine trees, Clear Creek is located just west of Denver and includes some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country.

Cool fact: One of the most popular places to visit in Idaho Springs is still the Indian Hot Springs. In 1863, Dr. E.M. Cummings bought the land and began the healing waters tourist attraction. During the first few years, more than 5,000 people attended. Among the most famous were Frank and Jesse James, Sarah Berhnardt, Walt Whitman, H.A. Tabor, the Vanderbilts, and the Roosevelts.

*Check-in is required 30 minutes prior to departure time.

** Wetsuits, booties, and splash tops are included for this trip.