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Beginner Whitewater Rafting on Historic Clear Creek

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    Stop At: Downstream Adventures, 409 E Park Avenue, Idaho Springs, CO 80438

    We ask that guest arrive at our location 15 minutes before the scheduled trip time to allow for check-in. After checking in, guests will meet their guides who will begin preparing them for the journey to come. Guests will receive the necessary equipment and receive a lesson in basic river safety. Next, they will load onto the shuttle vehicle and begin the short ride to the creekside put-in.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Downstream Adventures, 409 E Park Avenue, Idaho Springs, CO 80438

    Guests will begin their journey at the exact location where George Jackson discovered gold in January of 1859, kicking of the Colorado Gold Rush. Before entering these cool mountain waters, guests will receive instruction from their guide on the proper use of the equipment. Next, guests and guides will embark on an exciting journey through Clear Creek Canyon, tackling many beginner-friendly rapids along the way. In addition to safely steering the boat, guides will point out several interesting historical sites.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Downstream Adventures, 409 E Park Avenue, Idaho Springs, CO 80438

    After cruising through several miles of family-friendly whitewater, guests will reach the take out where our shuttle will be waiting to bring them back to the outpost (but not before the ceremonial group high five).

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Downstream Adventures, 409 E Park Avenue, Idaho Springs, CO 80438

    Guests will return to our outpost where they will have the opportunity to purchase photos of their excursion, shop for a souvenir, or get recommendation from their guide for other local activities and restaurants.

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Departure Point
    Downstream Adventures Rafting, 409 Park Ave, Empire, CO 80438, USA
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Free use of wetsuits, splash jackets, helmets, paddles, and personal flotation devices.
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Footwear required (no crocs or flip flops)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Although the river itself is not wheelchair access, in most cases we can make special arrangements for our guests' needs.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews great experience fun guide guide mark highly recommend this place entire family few times cold water rafting experience these guys great job looking forward intermediate trip class rapids year old daughter white water rafting a lot of fun clear creek
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This was our first time WWR and we're so glad we went with Downstream Adventures. It was toward the end of the season and we were so thankful to still be able to do this. Well, it was my fault that we confused the date...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank fishforadventures
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We came at the end of August so we knew that the rapids would be at the lowest levels (often by that point in August, they have closed up for the season). Even so, it was a great trip. Russel was fantastic and fun. We...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank rebeccacone
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    This was our first time rafting and we had the best time!! Our guide Jonathan was awesome!! I’m not the most adventurous person and was super nervous but this was a perfect introduction, I’m ready to do it again!!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Ohiotraveller43
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    The experience was awesome. Our guide Russell was awesome. I highly recommend it. I also recommend flipping over on the raft cause it’s a good story to tell 😂

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Louis S
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Marky Mark was awesome. I'm almost 60 and very anxious but the smile never left my face. I highly recommend

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank jodyki61
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