Clear Creek Whitewater Rafting Trips in Colorado

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Clear Creek White Water Rafting Description:

The closest whitewater to Denver. This steep, narrow and technical river winds through the historic mining valley of Idaho Springs and offers more rapids than most commercial rafting in Colorado.

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• Difficulty: Class III-V (What does this mean?)
• Season: May – August White Water Rafting Trips on Clear Creek: Trip Lengths:
1/2 & Full Day Outfitter:
Clear Creek Rafting Learn More:
www.clearcreekrafting.com; 800.353.9901

 

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Clear Creek Rafting Sections:

Dumont
Class III-IV
Fast-paced, exciting whitewater conveniently located along 1-70 near Idaho Springs.

Upper Clear Creek
Class III-IV
Just up the hill from Denver, this section offers exhilarating rapids that are fast-paced and challenging.

Black Rock
Class IV-V
Steep, technical and demanding white water section close to the cities on Colorado’s Front Range.

Lower Clear Creek
Class III-IV
Close to Golden, this exciting section of white water provides a great side trip outside of the city.

 

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Clear Creek is located very near the metropolitan areas of Denver, running through the small town of Idaho Springs. Clear Creek is easily accessible due to its proximity to the popular mountain thoroughfare of I-70.

Information for Clear Creek Self-Guided Boaters:

Clear Creek is in Clear Creek and Jefferson counties and is managed by Clear Creek County.

  • Boating Permit Required: NO
  • Permit Details: Information on possible access restrictions under specific section page.
  • River Manager: Clear Creek County (Planning/Zoning)
    405 Argentine Street, Po Box 2000, Georgetown, CO 80444
    303.679.2300 ~ www.co.clear-creek.co.us

Shuttles: If shuttle service is available, information is listed under the specific section page.

 

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What Our Guests Say:

This was the highlight of our trip to Colorado!
Beth G.
We started rafting with you in 1988. This is our fourth trip. Will be back.
Jim L.
We’ve been with a lot of different rafting companies over the years and we have never used the same company twice but everyone on the trip agreed that your company is the best!
Lisa P.
Your staff and guides were so helpful and so much fun. My kids ranked that half-day trip as the highlight of our month long trip!
Patty G.
Pete was great. Extremely friendly and he took great care of us and really put our group first. Our trip was relaxing and fun!
Erin L.
Sarah, our guide, was the consummate professional.
Becky M.
It was the best first experience in rafting. Ben was awesome!! Five stars!
Kirby S.
I loved my experience at WA and will definitely be back with more people.
Cory D.
I work in safety – wish I could get all our regional safety folks to present their safety meetings with the same enthusiasm and professionalism.
Karla S.
Matt was the most enthusiastic and exciting guide I have ever had… and I have done this a lot.
Carl M.
We had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend your company!
Leona H.
This company is quality. Six years ago I did the same trip with Jack, Ian, and Kelly and the quality is as good today.
Chris G.
Your internet advertising was great. People who answered the phone very helpful and the guides top notch. Seems like your manager has done a wonderful job. I see why you are a successful company.
Phil G.
The trip, your people, your facility never get old.
Fred P.
I started rafting at WA in 1999 and have always had a good time. I highly recommend WA to anyone who wants to raft.
Marty E.
We had an awesome time! All staff we dealt with were very personable and helpful. I can’t imagine anything you could do to improve!
Rusty B.
I love the staff!! Very entertaining and welcoming. This was a great rafting experience. I want to come back tomorrow and do it again!
Bailey W.
The entire staff from reservations to first contact to trip guide was friendly and helpful. Our Scouts had an outstanding time!
Ken T.
Appreciate your professional and fun staff! Will definitely return next year!
Dana Q.
I have rafted with other companies before but I found your company and Mike, our guide, to be outstanding! I will be back!
Joe M.
We booked our trip cold off the internet and found from the very beginning a very friendly and courteous staff that helped out and answered all our questions.
Carolyn W.
One of the best times of my life!
Dylnn R.
I want to raft again and again and well you get the point…again.
Levi V.
We have rafted round the world and this is by far the best—best trained guides, best safety, best food, best fun. Thanks.
Jane H.
Very professional yet very informal approach—not an easy combination to sustain—nice team—office included.
Mark W.
This trip surpassed all of my expectations.
Amy B.
When I made our reservation I knew we were going to have a fantastic time. Everything that happened today exceeded my expectations.
Mark E.
You are great to work with and your guides are fun to be around and well trained. Each experience I’ve had with you (3) has been excellent.
Dawn R.
I would like to commend your staff on their great teamwork and enthusiasm. This was the highlight of our trip to Arizona.
Michele E.
Good job, as usual. Our 5th or 6th trip with WA. Big fans of WA.
Tim S.
Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Rafted four other times and this was the best.
Linda H.
From the enthusiastic greetings when we arrived at the office this am, all service was top notch.
John D.
This was my first rafting experience and you guys made it awesome! Thank you so much!
Jamie L.
Been rafting six times around the country. Best trip and guide so far.
James H.
We feel we have found new friends in Wilderness Aware and plan on spending time in the future with you.
Susie S.
Family friend always said Wilderness Aware Rafting was the best. I totally agree!
Angie D.
Best time I’ve had on the river in the past 15 years!!!! Will return soon!!!
Dylan S.
Thanks for the great time on the river. You do a super job of taking care of your crews.
Jan P.
Sarah was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and very fun! Best trip ever, even the low water! We will be back again!
Barbara L.
Frenchie was the best guide I’ve ever had! This is a great company and I will definitely be telling friends about it!
Jamin R.

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