Idaho Springs

Beginner Whitewater Rafting on Historic Clear Creek

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Beginner Whitewater Rafting on Historic Clear Creek
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Even beginners can enjoy a whitewater rafting trip on Clear Creek with this guided tour in Colorado. All instruction and equipment—wetsuits, paddles, life vests, and personal drybags—are provided for you. This tour is suitable for those who have no experience and is also perfect for families with children, too.
  • Use of all equipment, including personal drybags
  • Instruction provided, perfect for beginners
  • Experience whitewater rafting in a safe way
  • Guide provides navigation and commentary

What's Included

  • Free use of wetsuits, splash jackets, helmets, paddles, and personal flotation devices.
  • Gratuities
  • Footwear required (no crocs or flip flops)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Downstream Adventures Rafting - Clear Creek
    409 Park Ave, Empire, CO 80438, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
Operated by Downstream Adventures

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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Luke was a great tour guide. He was friendly and made sure we have a fun/organized experience. At the end he even had my son go up to the front so he could get soaked. My son LOVED it. We all had a lot of fun. We will definitely come back.


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Our guide Mark was...
Mithun_M, Aug 2023
Our guide Mark was awesome. Great experience for the entire family. Definitely recommend this trip, especially for beginners
Kristina_C, Aug 2023
Henry was our guide and was friendly and knowledgeable. We had so much fun and we all will be doing it again, but leveling up to intermediate.
Highly recommend!!
Lorray_R, Aug 2023
Great experience, can't wait to do it again! Highly recommend this company and their guides. Thank you!
Family Fun!
Pepe_F, Aug 2023
We had the absolute best time as a family on this rafting trip. The guides were great and kept everyone safe. We went for my mom's 70th birthday so we had people ages 11-72 and it was the perfect fit for everyone. A touch of excitement with a few of the rapids, but also some slower spots to just enjoy the views. Everything was well-organized and coordinated. Thanks for a fabulous time!
Erica_R, Aug 2023
Such an awesome and fun time. We had an 8, 13, and 15 year old with 3 adults. Kurt was amazing and made it even more fun! Drops were not steep at all and appropriate for the 8 year old. Highly recommend this!
The amazing rafting experience
Diana_H, Jul 2023
The team is well prepare to follow all the procedures before the experience, Kevin was our guide and the rafting was the most beautiful experience of my trip to Colorado. The team makes sure to capture amazing pictures. Thank you guys 😊
Amazing family adventure
stacie_b, Jul 2023
Amazing experience ! Russel was our guide and he is super experienced and knew how to make us feel safe while having an exhilarating time! Kids are 8,10 and 12 and this was for sure the highlight of our Colorado trip! Everyone from the company was super nice and friendly and fun- trip ran very smoothly!
Family adventure :)
Tom_M, Jul 2023
Everyone had a blast. "Most exciting thing I've ever done!" - my daughter. Our guide Tippy was fantastic. Beforehand, Lisa in the office got us situated quickly, efficiently, and pleasantly.
Best sights ever!
Justin_t, Jul 2023
Great staff that made the whole experience amazing. Never had more fun while feeling completely safe and comfortable.
Water rafting at its best!
Alicia_R, Jul 2023
Our guide Russell did a great job! He spoke about the surroundings, very friendly, and was patient with us as being beginning rafters. Luke, the troop leader, was super funny which helped ease the anxieties. It was an amazing tour!! Best yet ever!
Great addition to our 30 yr anniversary trip
Dennis_O, Jul 2023
I planned this for me and my wife as a little adventure for our 30yr wedding anniversary. I chose the milder beginner trip for her, and she loved it! I would pick the intermediate for the next go around, but we had a very good time. Our guide was energetic and provided our rafting group with some great tidbits about the local area as well.
Whole family had a...
Robert_C, Jul 2023
Whole family had a blast!!! Views were breath taking and the guides were friendly and professional. Great experience!!!!
Neophyte Rafters
Coletta_B, Jul 2023
Luke Johnson was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable, personable and made our experience memorable.
Amazing!!! 😀
Brenda_R, Jul 2023
Amazing experience. Had a lot of fun. The instructors made everyone feel comfortable and were very informative. Will definitively recommend to anyone.
Fun day on the water.
Ron_J, Jul 2023
Our guide Tippy was great the water was great and it was a fun experience overall the rafting was great and I highly recommend this company they were great and they ran a tight ship so to say.
Rechelle_F, Jul 2023
Kennedy was a great guide that was so friendly and understanding to the young kids on our raft. Very informational about some historical and educational information!
neilbert_W, Jul 2023
My guide Ody was great, had the best time. Would definitely go again. The crew was very nice and helpful.
We’ll be back for the intermediate run.
Michael_M, Jul 2023
Luke was personal, informative and funny in tutorial. Made everyone feel at ease. Jenna was terrific as our guide. My granddaughter and I had a blast.
Betsy_S, Jul 2023
Awesome trip!! My 13 year old is non ambulatory and between my oldest son and our guide they got him in amd out of the raft. Our guide gave us the best rafting experience!! My 13 year old said it was a dream come true. Thank you!!
Awesome experience
Shelley_O, Jul 2023
Our family had a blast! I would highly recommend this company! They are very knowledgeable and friendly. Safety is a priority as well as having a great time!! Our guide Odee was the best!!!

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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