Colorado Rafting

THE 2024 CLEAR CREEK RAFTING SEASON BEGINS MAY 11TH!

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Liquid Descent Rafting truly epitomizes the thrill and excitement synonymous with Colorado Rafting. Located in the heart of Colorado’s picturesque mountains, Liquid Descent offers an unrivaled whitewater rafting experience that attracts adventurers from all corners of the globe. Whether you’re a beginner looking to dip your toes into the world of rafting or an experienced rafter seeking adrenaline-pumping rapids, Liquid Descent caters to all levels of thrill-seekers.

One of the standout features of Liquid Descent is its locations. Situated on the famous Clear Creek and Colorado River, each outpost provides access to some of the most iconic and exhilarating stretches of rapids. rom the scenic beauty of the Upper Colorado’s gentle flows, perfect for families and those looking for a relaxing day on the river, to the intense challenges of the Gore Canyon for the most daring rafters, Liquid Descent offers a diverse range of routes. This variety makes it a top choice for anyone interested in exploring the dynamic waterways of Colorado. Moreover, Liquid Descent’s commitment to safety and customer satisfaction sets it apart from other rafting companies.

Choosing Liquid Descent for your Colorado rafting adventure means opting for an unforgettable journey through some of the most stunning landscapes Colorado has to offer, all while experiencing the thrill of mastering its wild rivers. Whether it’s the camaraderie of paddling together through challenging rapids or the peaceful moments spent drifting under Colorado’s expansive skies, Liquid Descent offers an unparalleled rafting adventure that leaves guests with lasting memories.

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CLEAR CREEK RAFTING TRIPS

Exciting and scenic rafting near Denver 
Clear Creek beginner rafters

BEGINNER RAFT TRIP

$75

The Clear Creek Beginner raft trip is a fantastic introduction to whitewater rafting. The playful class II-III rapids provide the perfect amount of splashy fun and excitement. This a great raft trip for families, first timers or large groups with participants who have a large range of ages and abilities.

Rapid Classification:
Class II – III

Trip Times:
9am, 12pm, 3pm  – Duration is 2 – 2.5 hours. Meet at our shop 15 minutes before your trip time

Minimum Age:
5 years old – all participants must weigh at least 50 lbs.  (Liquid Descent may increase the minimum age during times of high water)

Meeting Location:
LD Idaho Springs Outpost
1896 Stanley Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452

Included Gear:
Wetsuits, Splash Jackets, Pfds and Hrelmets

Booties are available to rent for $5

OUR MOST POPULAR TRIP!

Clear Creek intermediate rafting trip

INTERMEDIATE RAFT TRIP

$85

The Clear Creek Intermediate trip  provides exciting rafting for adventurous first-timers and experienced thrill seekers.  This class IV rafting trip is action packed with continuous whitewater and super fun rapids. This stretch of river will get your blood pumpoin and put a huge smile on your face!

Rapid Classification:
Class IV

Trip Times:
8:30am, 11:15am, 2:15pm, 5:15pm – Duration is 2.5 – 3 hours. Meet at our shop 15 minutes before your trip time

Minimum Age:
all participants must be  13 years or older.

Meeting Location:
LD Idaho Springs Outpost
1896 Stanley Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452

Included Gear:
Wetsuits, Splash Jackets, Pfds and Helmets

Booties are available to rent for $5

Clear Creek advanced rafting

ADVANCED RAFT TRIP

$95

The Clear Creek Advanced Canyon is where the magic happens! This scenic canyon is beautiful and steep which provides excellent views and world class whitewater. Rafting experience is not required but all participants must know how to swim.

 

Rapid Classification:
Class IV+

Trip Times:
8:30am, 11:15am, 2:15pm, 5:15pm – Duration is 2.5 – 3 hours. Meet at our shop 15 minutes before your trip time

Minimum Age:
all participants must be 15 years or older. 

Meeting Location:
LD Idaho Springs Outpost
1896 Stanley Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452

Included Gear:
Wetsuits, Splash Jackets, Pfds and Helmets

Booties are available to rent for $5

COLORADO RIVER RAFTING TRIPS

The world famous Colorado river provides wilderness, scenery and amazing rafting

Upper Colorado Raft Trip

$75

Perfect for families and first timers, the Upper Colorado River is an incredibly scenic wilderness experience.  Wildlife, natural beauty, hot-springs, cliff jumps and playful rapids provide a fantastic raft trip for those looking for a memorable day on the river.

Rapid Classification:
Class II+

Trip Times:
8:30am, 12:30pm,  – Duration is 3.5 – 4 hours. Meet at our shop 15 minutes before your trip time

Minimum Age:
5 years old – all participants must weigh at least 50 lbs. 

Meeting Location:
LD Kremmling Outpost
400 E Park Ave, Kremmling CO 80459

Included Gear:
Splash Jackets, PFDs

Booties are available to rent for $5

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Gore Canyon

$175

Here its is! The most extreme commercially run section of whitewater around. Gore Canyon is a dramatic gorge containing multiple Class V rapids and unparalleled scenic views.  This rafting expedition is world class and not for the faint of heart. participants must be in fit physical condition and strong swimmers.

Rapid Classification:
Class V

Trip Time:
9am. Duration is approximately 6 hours

Minimum Age:
16 years old 

Meeting Location:
LD Kremmling Outpost
400 E Park Ave, Kremmling CO 80459

Included Gear:
Wetsuits, Splash Jackets, PFDs, Helmets and Booties

Food and Breverages included

Customer reviews

I really cannot say enough about Liquid Descent!
Lisa V Englewood, CO
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From a logistics standpoint, they're super close to denver, their prices are better than many I've looked up, and they have several trip options. They offer great group discounts, too! What really sets them apart is their people- every single person I've encountered here is accommodating, friendly, and generally hilarious and fun to be around. Their guides really know what they're doing, and make first-timers feel comfortable. I've done several trips with these guys, and anyone I've taken has absolutely loved it. You surely won't be disappointed.
Great company!!! Great staff!!
Justin R
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Andrew was our guide and I had three young kids and they had a blast. He did an amazing job. I have three older kids that went on the intermediate, and they had an absolutely incredible time. Well worth the money!!!! Alan the owner is very accommodating. He allowed us to wait on our older kids while watching a movie. Great guy!!!
Awesome time!
TammyS929 Nepean, Canada
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The entire team at Liquid Descent made our quick visit to Colorado so enjoyable. The moment we arrived, it was nothing but fun! But don't be fooled, these guys take safety seriously. All the gear is provided and they run through everything with you in advance. Bring your bathing suit, towels and change of clothes. We did the half day intermediate (2 adults 2 teens) during peak time and we were not disappointed! A great mix of class 2-5 rapids. Our guide Jordan was super nice and kept us busy. Shout out to Peter for making our brief adventure so enjoyable from start to finish. Look no further to other companies in Idaho Springs, this company is highly recommended.
First Time Fun!
Taylor C
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We rafted for our first time yesterday and couldn't have been happier with our choice to go with Liquid Descent! We chose the intermediate ride and it was perfect. We had Kenny and Ben as guides (both of which deserve raises and all the white water praises!) The staff was professional and made sure safety was the number one priority. The staff was also FUN. We laughed the whole time we were on the river. We will never raft with any other company and can't wait to get out on the river again with Liquid Descent.
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Check out the Facilities

Liquid Descent has two 5,000 sqft outposts! We have plenty of room and amenities for you to kick back and be comfortable while you wait for your trip to begin.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes, Whitewater rafting is incredibly fun! This outdoor activity combines the amazing natural beauty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and the exhilarating experience of running rivers. Rafting provides exercise, thrills, fantastic scenery and true adventure!  Whether your local or visiting from out of town Colorado Rafting is the perfect adventure for any occasion.

  • Family outings
  • The perfect date
  • Corporate team building events
  • Youth sports team building events
  • Bachelor and bachelorette parties
  • Birthdays
  • Wedding parties
  • Graduation parties
  • Youth groups and church outings

Whatever gathering has brought you together, rafting will enhance that gathering and provide everyone involved with great memories!

We run our trips rain or shine. We include all the gear you need to stay warm so inclement weather just adds to the experience. (your gonna get wet anyway!) There is a saying in Colorado that goes “If you don’t like the weather in Colorado, just wait 5 minutes” The weather can change quickly as storms can roll in and leave in a matter of minutes. Often times we will begin the trip in a rain storm and finish with blue skies. Colorado is the best!

The abuility to swim is not required on the Upper ColoradoClear Creek Beginner, or Clear Creek Intermediate trips. Participants for Clear Creek Advanced and Gore Canyon Trips must know how to swim.

Synthetic fabrics that dry quickly are ideal for rafting. Wetsuits are required for most trips through June so a bathing suits work perfect for underneath. Avoid cotton t-shirts, jeans and other fabrics that absorb moisture. 

You can rent booties from us or you are welcome to wear your own footwear. All footwear must have an ankle strap and remain secure on your feet (no Crocs, no flipflops, etc)

Show up in your street clothes with your rafting clothes in hand. Once you have received all of the rafting gear, proceed to the changing rooms and change into your bathing suit. Than put the rafting gear on top and place your dry clothes and valuables in your car. lock your car then leave your keys with the front desk.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your designated trip time. For example: If you are booked for an 11:15 intermediate trip then you should arrive no later than 11am.

Yes, All participants must sign a waiver. Parents or guardians must sign for individuals under the age of 18. You can find our digital waiver here. You can fill it our from anywhwere in the world and submit it online.

Yes! our prices inlude all taxes and fees as well as wetsuits, splash jackets, PFDS, and helmets We offer booties for rent for $5.

Yes, If you think your guide made a difference in your trip, then guides will greatly appreciate your tips. Rafting is a service industry and river guides depend on your tips to live their lavish lifestyles!

Each trip can have different age requirments. The Clear Creek Beginner Trip requires participants to be 5 years or older and weigh at least 50 lbs. 

The consumption of alcohol and or marijuana is strictly prohibited before or during your rafting trip. 

Whitewater rafting is true adventure and any adventurous endeavor comes with risk.  Rafting with our trained staff of expert river runners is the best way to mitigate the inherent risks associated with whitewater rafting. Liquid Descent has been guiding customers down Colorado’s best rivers since 2007 and the safety of our guests and staff is our number one priority.

Yes you are welcome to bring a GoPro or other helmet cams on our trips. You will need to provide the necessary sticky mount to attach the camera to our helmets. We do have a hand full of helmets that already have the camera mount attached.

We only provide food on our full day rafting trips. We do have snacks and beverages for slae at our shop and your welcome to bring your own snacks for the bus ride.

At Liquid Descent

It's all about the guides

Your whitewater professional will be the single most important factor in determining the quality of your Colorado rafting experience. Their guides are not only experienced and knowledgeable about the nuances of river navigation but also excel in emergency safety protocols, ensuring that every trip is both thrilling and secure. This focus on providing a safe yet exciting adventure allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the experience without undue worry. The local knowledge of the guides also enhances the overall experience. They share fascinating insights about the river’s history, the surrounding ecosystems, and even tips on the best techniques for tackling different rapids. This educational component enriches the Colorado rafting experience, making a trip with Liquid Descent informative as well as exhilarating. 

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Liquid Descent guides Coors falls