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Departure place: Idaho Springs

River: Clear Creek

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

Approximate trip time: 2 hours

Minimum Age: 5+ and 50 lbs

Base price: $68 for adults and $68 for children age 12 and under

Class of rapids: class II – class III

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Whitewater raft near Denver on KODI’s family-friendly Clear Creek One-Third Day Beginner raft trip.

Great for families and beginners alike, this Idaho Springs rafting trip takes you through a historic mining town on a continuous class II – class III Colorado whitewater adventure.

This section of Clear Creek is surrounded by beautiful alpine trees, and its rapids are ideal for inexperienced paddlers. Keep an eye out for bighorn sheep and other Rocky Mountain wildlife between the rapids!

Cool fact: In the 1880s, Governor Bryan of British Columbia, a gold mine investor, built Castle Eyrie in Idaho Springs. The castle was designed after the Bryan family castle in England. Chinese laborers added unique architectural trim over the windows and doors, in keeping with their culture.

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

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