Whitewater Rafting Adventures


Rafting Clear Creek River

Just 30 minutes west of Denver

Clear Creek Rafting is exciting!


January 7, 1859 was the day of the first major gold strike in Idaho Springs by George Jackson. This strike brought miners to the area, all in search of gold. Today, people flock to Idaho Springs and the surrounding area for the many recreational activities it has to offer such as rafting on the Clear Creek River.

Clear Creek is the closest raftable river to Denver, only a 30-minute drive. This narrow, steep and technical river winds through the historic valley of Idaho Springs. Clear Creek River has more rapids than most commercially rafted rivers in the state. Normal rafting season runs from May through July.

Fun at any level!

Enjoy beautiful mountain scenery and wildlife. Watch carefully during your time on the river, you may see muskrat, beaver, deer, and bighorn sheep, with an occasional mountain lion or bear.

Clear Creek has an average gradient of 67 feet per mile, and over 100 feet per mile on the advanced sections of the river. For an exciting advanced trip, you will weave your way through 30 major rapids. This relatively small stream also offers trips for beginners and intermediate rafters with rapids generally Class II-III-IV.

Sure Shot – Fun for the whole family!

$39 Adults $30 Child

Fun for the whole family!

Sure Shot is beginner rafting trip for all. Experiencing Class II rapids (ripples). While rafting through Historic Idaho Springs. Move on to Class III rapids of Castle Falls and Argo Holes.

Below town history and nature abound, with the occasional sighting of Red tail Hawk, Deer, Fox, Bob Cat, Elk, and Big Horn Sheep. Prepare yourself for the grand finale of Mr. Twister!

A perfect first timer rafting experience with Class II water and then the Class III rapids. There is a 50 pound minimum weight to insure your safety. Trip time allow for 3 hours.



Blast – an Intermediate Half Day experience.

$49 Adults

Blast – an Intermediate Halfday Experience

If you are active in your daily life the Blast is for you. With five solid class IV rapids and more class three whitewater than we can count. With the most consistent whitewater rafting the Blast is for you.

The Blast is best suited for people in good physical condition and an attitude for adventure.

Minimum age 15 Allow 3 hours for the trip.


Evening Rafting Trips

Fun for all!

Don’t let work get in the way of having fun…

We have evening trips to accommodate those who work or have a busy day scheduled. Evening trips start after 5:00pm, with your choice of Sure-Shot or Blast.

Pricing is the same as our daytime trips. Grab a friend, co-worker, or the whole office and enjoy an evening of whitewater fun.

Kamikaze Half Day Advanced Trip

$59 Adults

Here we go!

Brave the rapids of the Kamikaze trip the best darn whitewater around. Two miles of continuous class IV/III whitewater on the Blast will bring you back over and over again. Whitewater rafting experience and the ability to swim is recommended.

Minimum age 16. Allow 3 hours for the trip.



Ultimo Full Day Advanced Trip

$93 Adults

Clear Creek Rapids

The most consistent whitewater available on the Front Range maybe even in the State. If action is what you are looking for then this is for you. We start off on the banks of Clear Creek above the town of Lawson. Begin your day of excitement braving the Kamikaze  then enjoy a tasty lunch. Continuing downstream, plunging into the awesome class IV rapids of the Lower Canyon, including Ejector, Double Knife, Deep Hell, and Terminator.

An adventure for the brave!

Minimum age 15



What to Wear:

  • Comfortable, quick-drying clothing. Or a swimsuit is best. No cotton. Secure footwear no flip-flops. Wetsuit and Boot rental available for $3. For Cooler weather add fleece, polypropylene, or wool.
  • Don’t forget the Sunglasses and sunscreen!
  • Bring dry clothes to change into after the trip and a towel.
  • Minimum age requirements based upon water flow and group minimums may apply.


Guided Hiking, Camping, and Combo ATV Rafting Adventures

Need to plan an outdoor activity team builder or business event? Let 4Adventure-Travel customize a package for you.
Camping can be added to any of our Trips for just $5 per person, children under 12 free.

Camping at our Clear Creek Facility

Tent camping available for people that want a total mountain adventure. We have a variety of tent sites along Clear Creek. There is a large open fire pit to tell stories around and a river to enjoy. Fishermen bring your fly rod and fishing license. Our camping is offered in conjunction with any activity or combination trip.

Sure Shot Rafting/Camp Trip $44 adults $30 children 12 and under

Great overnight experience for kids! Choose your campsite, relax, enjoy the outdoor beauty, take a hike, or just hang around a campfire. The next morning get ready for the Sure Shot rafting trip. This is our most popular trip. This combination can be upgraded to a Blast intermediate raft trip for an additional $10.
Minimum weight for a beginner rafting trip is 50 pounds.

Ultimo Overnight Trip $97

age requirement 16
This is our Full Day Ultimo rafting trip and adds camping to it. The camping can be added to either the day before trip or the day of.
Minimum 4 people.

ABC Blast Rafting Trip Camp 2 Hour ATV Tour $169

age requirement 16
Exciting, thrilling, whitewater rafting begins your adventure, then relax around the campfire reliving the day. The next day discover nature as you never have before, atop an ATV.

2 Hour ATV Tour Remote Camp $249

age requirement 16
If you are a true thrill seeker this trip is for you. First take a 2 hour ATV Tour up to Silver Creek a ghost town of 1884-1905. Select your camping spot either in the meadow or high above at the mine site. Many have heard Tommy knockers at night. Our guides leave and you are on your own to explore the history and beauty of the area. Guides return the next morning and take you on another thrilling part of our trail system. This adventure is very popular so reserve your spot early.

Express Remote Camp 1 hour ATV tour up and the next day 1 hour ATV Tour Down. $149

age requirement 16
The Crew can be added to either remote trip to accommodate children.

Blast Raft Trip Camp Ultimo $185

age requirement 16
This trip includes 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, and 1 dinner. All meals are prepared campsite or along the river by your guide. Enjoy the campfire stories about the day rafting and relax, you will need your energy for the consistent white water rapids that await you in the morning.

What to Bring:
Camp clothes and shoes, swimwear, personal toiletries, sunscreen, insect repellent with Deet, hat, flashlight, sunglasses and a  camera. On all camping trips you provide your own tents and sleeping bags, we can provide rental camping gear with an advanced notice.


Are you looking for a leisure walk or are you looking for a more advanced hike? We have scenic hikes from moderate to advanced trails. What you might expect to see along one of our hikes. Mine sites, wildlife sightings, grave yards and awesome views. Your professional guide will share their knowledge of the local history, minerals, animal life, and the vegetation.

BLT Trail
5 miles

The sounds of Clear Creek flowing and the trees along the creek bank make this trail like an escape from civilization. Great for the family, this trail has a minimal amount of climbing on a forested trail. Ascend 900 feet starting at 9800 feet.

Chief Mountain Trail
2 miles

Pass through spruce and fir forest and then reach rocky talus. The last stretch of this trail has an overlook of Mt Evans, Mt Goliath, Rogers Peak, and Rosalie Peak. Breath taking views Ascend 910 feet starting at 10800 feet.

Silver Creek Wagon Trail
5 miles

This is a mostly easy scenic walking trail with a few technical spots. The views are incredible. We will see below the Alvarado Cemetery and explore the remains of Silver Creek Town Site. We will ascend/descend 800 feet starting at an altitude of 8300 feet.

Pavillion Point
4 miles

In 1916 construction started on the beautiful summer resort of Pavillion Point. Only a few remains are left. This trail is very scenic and has beautiful aspen groves. We will ascend 800 feet starting at an altitude of 9800 feet.

Silver Dollar Lake Trail
3 miles

This trail is occasionally steep and challenging as it weaves above timberline. Two lakes the Naylor Lake and Silver Dollar lake is our destination. We ascend 1000 feet starting at 11,200. Snow remains on this trail until late July.

Rafting the Arkansas River

All In!

Our Arkansas River whitewater provider is a premier Colorado Rafting outfitter located in Salida, Colorado. Let your whitewater rafting adventure come true. With a variety of trips that suit all your needs. Fun Family Rafting to Wild Rafting with Raging Rapids, we have the trip for you!

A whitewater rafting adventure that will provide memories to last a lifetime!

Half Day Rafting Trips on the Arkansas River

Half Day Family Float

Half Day Family Float

Departs: 8:30 am and 1:30 pm
Adults $52 Kids 50lbs and up $42

A fun scenic float with gentle rapids, dramatic landscape. Kids love it…You will too!

Brown's Canyon Half Day Trip

Brown’s Canyon Half Day Trip

Departs: 8:30 am and 1:30 pm
Adults $52 Kids 12 and under $42

The most popular run on the Arkansas, it’s great for first-timers and river rats alike. Come paddle the canyons wild ride through Pinball, Zoom Flume, Widowmaker, and many other great rapids.

Possibly the highlight of your summer!

Brown's Canyon Extended Half Day Trip

Brown’s Canyon Extended Half Day Trip

Departs: 8:30 am and 1:30 pm afternoon trips available when water level permits
Adults $65 Kids 8-12 $55


The longest half day trip offered on the most popular section of the Arkansas River.

The Numbers Half Day Trip

The Numbers Half Day Trip

4 person minimum.
Departs: 8:30 am
Adults $68

Great Boating Period!

Whitewater and lots of it make this a very demanding trip! Experienced adults in top physical condition only.

Brown's Canyon Full Day Trip

Brown’s Canyon Full Day Trip

4 person minimum
Starting May to Mid-August.
Departs: 9:00 am
Adults $91 Kids 12 & under $81


Beautiful scenery and great rapids make this a popular trip for the beginner or old hand rafter alike. A riverside lunch and a swim along the way. Then continue your rafting adventure through Seidel’s Suckhole and Twin Falls for the total Browns Canyon experience.

The Numbers Full Day Trip

The Numbers Full Day Trip

Available May to mid-August
4-person minimum
Age requirement 16 yrs old in top physical condition must be experienced in whitewater rafting.
Departs: 9:00 am
Adults $101

Continuous whitewater of the Numbers with steep narrow sections of the Narrows and Wild Horse Canyon and you will have high impact action. A riverside lunch is included.

Royal Gorge Full Day Trip

Royal Gorge Full Day Trip

Colorado’s most talked about rafting trip! 6 person minimum
Departs: 9:00 am
Adults $101 Kids 14yrs old, 100lbs and had previous class 3-4 paddling experience

Combine Big Horn Sheep Canyon and the Royal Gorge for a full day river rafting adventure. Start your trip in Bighorn Sheep Canyon, stop for a riverside lunch. Eleven hundred feet below the rim of the gorge the class IV rapids of Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer and Boateater are just a few of the challenges that await you.


Multi-Day Rafting Trips on the Arkansas River

Brown’s Canyon Overnight

Brown's Canyon Overnight

A perfect family vacation or group outing.

The Numbers and Browns Canyon Overnight

The Numbers and Browns Canyon Overnight

2 days of thrilling whitewater and breathtaking scenery!

Browns Canyon and the Royal Gorge Multi Day

Browns Canyon and the Royal Gorge Multi Day

The best sections of whitewater the Arkansas River has to offer in one trip!

Call us, and let our staff help plan a unique Arkansas River rafting adventure for your family.


Rafting Crew!

Group Rafting Trips on the Arkansas River

Let 4Adventure help you with all the details for your group trip.

We will help you with hotel discounts and booking other local activities offered in the area.

Rental Equipment Available

Paddle Boat  $200.00
Oar Frame $250.00
Inflatable Kayak $55.00
Above rentals include gear

River Gear Day Rentals

PFD $15.00
Wetsuit $15.00
Helmet $10.00
Water Booties $10.00

Duckies / Inflatable Rafts


When the standard raft trip no longer creates the great thrills that you remembered, why not try the heart pumping excitement of a Duckie? A certified kayak instructor will lead each trip and all equipment is provided.

Restrictions based on water levels may apply.

$75 per person on guided trip (shuttle included) $55.00 per person/ per day on a non guided trip
A shuttle for an unguided trip? $20 per person each way.


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