Clear Creek Rafting

World class whitewater rafting close to Denver

World class whitewater rafting near Denver

Why is Clear Creek Rafting so much Fun?

Located 30 minutes from Denver, Clear Creek Rafting has become one of Colorado’s most popular summer activities. Enjoy this historic mining valley as it provides the perfect backdrop to some of the state’s most exhilarating whitewater.

The continuous nature of Clear Creek makes for amazing rafting, with each run containing numerous rapids in close proximity. This is really what separates Clear Creek rafting from other rivers in Colorado. For example: Most rivers in Colorado have great rapids, but there can be miles of flat water in between the rapids. The experience can be diminished when periods of intense fun and excitement are interrupted by long stretches of flat water. On Clear Creek, the rapids are numerous, with only small short sections of calmer water separating them. The result is high-quality rafting, providing the perfect balance of excitement, natural beauty and the right amount of down time to catch your breath, soak in the scenery and get ready for the next rapid!

Liquid Descent offers trips on three distinct sections of Clear Creek, each varying in degree of difficulty. Our outpost is located just off Interstate 70  on the West side of Idaho Springs. Clear Creek rafting season starts in mid May and runs through August. Whether you are a first time rafter, a family with young children (aged 5 & up), or an experienced adrenaline seeker, we have the perfect trip for you. Our Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced trips all have morning, mid-day and afternoon departures. We also offer a full-day Advanced trip, which meets at 9am.

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Reasons to whitewater raft on Clear Creek

  1. Continuous Class IV rapids- Clear Creek rafting is continuous and exciting with very little flat water or down time. This makes it special in comparison to other rivers in Colorado.
  2. Kid-friendly packages: Liquid Descent offers Beginner trips for children as young as 5 years old. Expose your child to the natural beauty of Colorado while introducing them to the excitement of whitewater rafting.
  3. Close to Denver- Clear Creek is located about 30 minutes from Denver, making the commute to adventure easy and convenient.  Our Idaho Springs location is also just an hour from other amazing outdoor attractions in Summit County, Winter Park, and Boulder.
  4. Great for corporate outings- Whitewater rafting requires guests in the same boat to work as a team. This creates an environment perfect to enhance team-building skills such as communication and working together towards a common goal.