Clear Creek Rafting III-IVClear Creek is the closest raftable river to Denver. Rock and roll on world class whitewater as it tumbles through historic Idaho Springs. Prior paddling experience, wetsuits, and booties are strongly suggested. Only minutes from Denver, Winter Park, Summit County, and Vail.
Our Guides are outdoor enthusiasts and our greatest asset. Their love of the outdoors and the rivers is contagious. They are also highly-skilled professionals with years of combined rafting experience, extensively trained in first aid, CPR and river rescue techniques. Your safety is our primary concern. Fully-insured and licensed by the state of Colorado, our safety record is one of the best in the business. Children and non-swimmers are welcome. Our equipment is the highest quality available. We use Coast Guard approved life-jackets and professional quality Hyside rafts. Transportation is provided in clean, well-maintained buses and vans licensed and inspected by the state of Colorado.
Clear Creek Third-Day Beginner Rafting Adventure
Grab a paddle and jump aboard! This beginner trip offers plenty of enjoyment. The Class III rapids are frequent and playful so plan on getting wet as you negotiate your way down the river. This trip accommodates children as young as 7 years of age which makes it a fun family experience. Because the water is usually cold, wetsuits are highly suggested and are available for rent. We offer afternoon trip (12:00 PM).
Minimum Age: 7 years old
Clear Creek Half-Day Whitewater Rafting Adventure
This trip is action-packed! The water is swift and tricky as the river drops though the narrow riverbed. You will encounter frequent rapids so be prepared for excitement. This white water trip is rated intermediate to advanced in difficulty (i.e., Class III and Class IV rapids), so come ready to work as a team, paddle hard, and get wet. We offer a morning trip (9:00 AM) and an afternoon trip (2:30 PM).
Minimum Age: 13 years old
|Clear Creek||River Rating||Fee|
|Beginner Rafting Adventure||Class II-III||$45.00*|
|Half Day Rafting Adventure||Class III-IV||$55.00*|
|Splash Jacket + Booties||$7.00|
|Wetsuit, Booties, + Splash Jacket||$10.00|
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What to Bring
Quick drying clothes such as shorts, swimsuit and T-shirt, rain gear, sweater, or jacket, change of clothes, tennis shoes, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. A dry bag is available for cameras. Cash is handy for souvenirs and refreshments. Tipping for superior service is appreciated. Splash jackets, wetsuits, and booties rentals are available.
Meeting Place & Time
Clear Creek: Mad Adventures River Office
Meeting Location: Mad River River Rafting
20 W Dumont Rd
Dumont, CO 80436
One Third day trips meet at: 8:30 AM, 1:00 PM
Half day trips meet at: 10:30 am and 2:30 pm
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Group Size of 1-9
If you must cancel at a later date, and we are notified at least 48 hours prior to your launch time, we can refund your entire trip less 15%. If you cancel for any reason and we are notified less than 48 hours prior to your launch time, we cannot refund any portion of payment. All sales inside of 48 hours are final for groups of 1-9 people. Please remember our trips go rain or shine.
Group Size of 10 and Larger
If you must cancel at a later date, and we are notified at least 14 days prior to your launch date, we can refund all of your deposit less 15%. If you cancel for any reason and we are notified less than 14 days prior to your launch date, we cannot refund any portion of the payment. All sales inside 14 days are final. Please remember our trips go rain or shine.
It is rare that we cancel a trip. However, we reserve the right to postpone or cancel trips due to extreme weather conditions (e.g., very high or very low water conditions) or an insufficient number of reservations.