The Following Legend shows the skill levels for each trip

Beginner Trip
$47 Adult - $40 Child  - minimum age 7*

Enjoy an alpine setting on this light adventure as you ride the waves in the Wild Wild West. Float past an historic waterwheel, drop over Castle Falls, paddle though Mountain Lion, then hold on tight for Mr. Twister. For younger people and inexperienced paddlers, this section serves up 11 fun-filled rapids as the perfect introduction to whitewater!
Book Beginner trip now for a departure at: 9:30am  1:00pm or 4:30pm
Intermediate Trip
$57 per person - minimum age 14*

Hold onto that paddle and get ready to get wet! This exciting stretch of the river is Clear Creek's most popular trip! Continuous class III and IV rapids will thrill guests throughout the run. Surge over Nomad, power through the Phoenix Holes and take on the class IV climax, the Outer Limits. Good physical condition and the ability to swim are recommended.
Book intermediate trip now for a departure at 10:00am, 1:30pm or 5:00pm

Advanced Express
$77 per person – minimum age 16*

This is the trip for serious paddlers. Jump right into the second half of our advanced full day, and get ready to paddle. With very little warm up you will soon start the continuous class IV rapids, of our Advanced Canyon. Brace yourself for Upper Beaver Falls, Lower Beaver Falls, and The Nixon Rapids. Then take a breath and paddle hard as you drop into Guide Ejector, Double Knife, Hells Corner and Terminator. This trip is only run at optimal water levels, and we reserve the right to refuse these trips to anyone at our discretion. Good physical condition, aggressive attitude, paddling experience and the ability to swim are strongly recommended.
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Advanced Full Day
$105 per person - minimum age 16*

If you're in good physical condition, have an aggressive attitude, and are up for a challenge, this is the trip for you! Starting high in the canyon, there's just enough time to warm up before plummeting into the first class IV rapid. You will encounter 30 major rapids on this 18-mile trip dropping an incredible 1300 vertical feet. After a delicious complementary lunch, rev up for the heart-pounding, physically demanding, continuous class IV-V whitewater of Double Knife, Hell's Corner, Terminator, and Corkscrew. Prior experience and the ability to swim are recommended.
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Evening Trips
Beginner $47 Adult, $40 Child
Intermediate $5
Meet at our office at 5:00 pm and share an evening of adventure. Enjoy the alpenglow in the quieting canyon, and choose from the Beginner or Intermediate trip as the perfect way to top off the day.


* Due to changes in water flows and conditions, rapid classifications and minimum ages may vary. Add a 5.25% ($3 minimum per person) AHRA use fee for all Arkansas River Trips.

Royal Gorge ½ Day
$72 per person - minimum age 14*

One of our most popular trips! Experience the thrill of maneuvering a raft down the class IV Sunshine Falls, through SledgeHammer, then watch out at Wall Slammer! Excitement abounds in this steep, spectacular canyon, with a fantastic view of the world's highest suspension bridge.
Book this trip now for a departure at 9:30am or 1:30pm

Royal Gorge Full Day
$115 per person - minimum age 14*
Don't miss the boat by missing this full day trip. Warm up in the morning with our popular Bighorn Sheep Canyon trip, stop for a delicious lunch prepared by your guides, then continue downstream through the challenging rapids of the Royal Gorge. This trip offers majestic scenery, exciting rapids, and promises to be an unforgettable experience.
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Bighorn Sheep Canyon ½ Day
$57 Adult, $47 Child -- minimum age 7*

This slightly milder class III trip is ideal for younger people or first-timers. There's plenty of action as you paddle through Spike Buck, drop into Double Dip, and ride the waves of Shark's Tooth. Full day with lunch provided upon request.
 Book this trip now for a departure at 9:30am or 1:30pm

Bighorn Sheep Canyon Full Day 
$95 Adult, $85 Child – minimum age 7*

Enjoy this slightly milder, class III full day adventure while you experience beautiful Colorado scenery and fun rapids. Drop into Texas Creek, get washed in Maytag, and pick your line through Three Forks before you delight in a riverside lunch that we provide. Finish with the exciting rapids of our Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half Day trip. This is a great family outing!
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Brown's Canyon Full Day
$95 Adult - $85 Child - minimum age 7*
Combining exciting whitewater with gorgeous scenery, this class III trip is truly memorable. Pivot through Pinball, shoot down Zoom Flume, and flirt with the Widow Maker. Fun is the name of the game in this wilderness setting. We provide lunch. Minimum group size 10.

Arkansas River 2-Day
$350 per person

Get away from it all and spend the night under the stars on the banks of the Arkansas River. Spend two days experiencing exciting whitewater and Colorado’s beautiful scenery. Your guides will make you a delicious dinner, a hearty breakfast, and two lunches during this whitewater excursion. Available as a beginner level for ages 7 and up or as an intermediate level for ages 14 and up. Minimum group size 4.

Arkansas 3-Day
$475 per person - minimum age 14*

Get the best the Arkansas River has to offer with this extended adventure! Enjoy three days of exhilarating rapids and watch for Bighorn Sheep and other Colorado wildlife. A short drive may be needed between sections and all meals are provided. Minimum group size 4

On multi-day trips you provide your own tents and sleeping bags; however, with advance notice, we can arrange rentals.

Clear Creek Rafting Co. occasionally offers Class V trips to people who have prior experience with Clear Creek Rafting Co. and who have proven their skills and ability to handle the inherent risks involved. Because Class V is the highest level of navigable whitewater, a stringent test of skills and good physical condition are prerequisites. Portages, capsizes, and swimming occur on these trips. We reserve the right to refuse these trips to anyone at our discretion. Minimum group size is 4 and the minimum age is 18. Lunch is provided

Clear Creek Canyon -  $150
Gore Canyon of the Colorado River -  $150
Granite/Pine Creek/Numbers -  $150

Come join the fun and let Clear Creek Rafting Co. show you just how exciting Whitewater rafting can be!

CLASS I - Moving water with a few riffles or small waves, few or no obstructions.
CLASS II - Easy rapids with predictable waves, clear passages, and wide channels;
some maneuvering required
CLASS III - Moderately difficult rapids with irregular waves and some complex maneuvering required to avoid obstacles
CLASS IV - Difficult rapids with complex channels, waves, and hydraulics. Precise maneuvering in turbulent waters is often required to avoid significant obstacles.
CLASS V - Extremely difficult, long and violent rapids with highly congested routes that often follow each other without interruption. Precise maneuvering in very turbulent waters is required.
CLASS VI - Generally considered unrunnable. Possibility of injury or death likely!

For more information call the numbers below or write us at

Clear Creek Rafting Co.
350 Whitewater Rd.
PO Box 3178
Idaho Springs, CO 80452-3178
| 303-567-1000 | Fax 303-567-9142

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