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Intermediate Rafting Trip - Clear Creek Canyon

Join us for one of the best whitewater rafting rivers in Colorado, Clear Creek Canyon! With a steady dose of fun and challenging rapids, this trip requires active paddling and participation as we navigate the river as a team.

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Intermediate Rafting Trip - Clear Creek Canyon
Intermediate Rafting Trip - Clear Creek Canyon

Time & Location

Jun 16, 2024, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Idaho Springs, Idaho Springs, CO, USA

About the event

  • Meet at Colorado Rafting Company Boathouse
  • Gear up & meet your guide(s)
  • Shuttle ride to put in
  • River time
  • Take out and shuttle back to the Boathouse
Trip Package Includes
  • CAG professional rafting guides
  • All safety & rafting equipment
  • Transportation from designated meeting place to the put-in
  • A safe, fun, and educational experience.
Trip Package Does Not Include
  • Lodging
  • Clothing (See recommended gear under Trip Planning)
  • Insurance (Trip or Rescue)
  • Gratuity
About Your Guides

Colorado Adventure Guides and Colorado Rafting Company, based in Silverthorne, CO, deliver four seasons of outdoor adventure and education. With operations in seven USFS and BLM ranger districts, we serve a dynamic and growing population of outdoor enthusiasts. Our all-season, guided operations include:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Hiking/Peak Accents
  • Mountain Biking
  • Whitewater Rafting/SUPing
  • Backcountry Skiing
  • Backcountry Splitboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice Climbing
  • AIARE Snow Safety

We have been providing incredible experiences to visitors of Summit County and surrounding areas for over 20 years. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned expert, let us take you on your next unforgettable outdoor adventure!

FAQs Do I need any prior training to participate in this course?

First time paddlers and experienced paddlers alike are welcome, but active paddling is required. Being in good physical condition and having the ability to swim are recommended.

Are rentals available?

No specialized gear is required for these adventures. We provide all specialized equipment needed. You bring clothing and apparel appropriate for being outside on a Colorado summer day on the river. We do recommend wetsuits and/or splash jackets for this early season river. The water is cold so don’t be afraid to bring your long underwear and fleece jackets for this classic Colorado rafting trip.

Should We Tip Our Guide?

Your guide/instructors work hard before, during, and after your course to provide you with a great experience, and while not expected, gratuities are always highly appreciated. If you had a safe, educational, and fun experience, gratuities typically range from 15-20%.

When Does White Water Rafting Start on Clear Creek?

The season for rafting Clear Creek is May through August, depending on water levels.

What To Wear Rafting in Colorado?

Avoid cotton clothing, as it tends to get wet and stay wet – not to mention taking valuable warmth from your body’s surface. For rafting, bathing suits and shorts are recommended with comfortable, secure footwear. While not required, we do provide wetsuits, splash jackets, and booties at no additional charge. This equipment isn’t mandatory but it is designed to keep you warm. Towels are best kept in your vehicles and don’t do you much good on the river because there is no way to keep them dry. Your best bet are wool, polypro, fleece, micro fleece, polyester, waterproof jackets, and any other outdoor material that dries fast. Space is limited on the rafts, so limit what you bring to what you can wear. Personal flotation devices (PFDs) are included with all rafting adventures and helmets on all Clear Creek trips. If you have any questions please call us so that you know what to expect and can plan accordingly.

What Should We Bring on a Rafting Trip?

Please see our equipment lists for activity specific gear. For rafting you will want to bring a few towels to leave in your car; you’ll be happy to have something to dry off with after your adventure. Leave a change of dry clothes in your car, too. Our basecamps offer changing rooms so you can be comfortable after your Colorado raft adventure. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, sunglasses straps, and hats that protect from the sun. Bring water for hydration. Remember, you’re in the Colorado Rockies, and it’s important to stay hydrated!

Is there a minimum age required for this trip?

We typically accept participants 12 years or older for intermediate trips, if they are accompanied by a legal guardian. You must be 18 years or older to attend a trip on your own.


  • ACA Paid Member

    Join us on Clear Creek Canyon! With a steady dose of fun and challenging rapids, this trip requires active paddling and participation as we navigate the river as a team.

    Tax: +$4.18 Colorado T



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