Challenging rapids on a less popular section

Lower Clear Creek


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Although there is usually a constant stream of traffic on Hwy 6 along Clear Creek, rapids such as Elbow Falls and Screaming 1/4 mile create an excellent distraction.

Recommended Trips on Lower Clear Creek:

At this time, we do not have information on outfitters that offer commercial trips on this section.

Wilderness Aware Rafting does not operate trips on the Clear Creek. Information regarding the Clear Creek on this website is strictly informational. Please click here for a complete list of trips that we offer, or use the search filter to the left. Thanks!

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Lower Clear Creek Whitewater Rafting Details:

Difficulty: Class III-IV (What does this mean?)
Elevation: 6187′ to 5673′
Average Gradient: 9.2′ per mile

Access to Access

Rigor Mortis Bridge to Lions Park: 5.7 miles
Total Mileage: 5.7 miles



What people are saying

  • Lydia filled us with confidence. She was skilled and knowledgeable and explained each set of rapids so we knew what to expect. She was great company and we had the best experience. She was brilliant.

    Dwight W. Rafter
  • I cannot wait to come back! Also loved how funny all the guides were. It was the most I’ve seen my sister laugh in a long time! Thank you so much for this amazing experience.

    Lexi R. Rafter
  • I spent several days researching various rafting options and after speaking w/your team was sold. We were not disappointed-the trip is spectacular and our guide Sean was informative, lively professional and entertaining.

    Lauren C. Rafter


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: Contact the river manager (below) for details on possible access restrictions.
  • River Manager: Clear Creek County (Planning/Zoning)
    405 Argentine Street, Po Box 2000, Georgetown, CO 80444
    303.679.2300 ~

Please contact the river manager (above) for information on shuttles.

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