This was our first time WWR and we’re so glad we went with Downstream Adventures. It was toward the end of the season and we were so thankful to still be able to do this. We still had the time of our lives. Kurt, our guide, was very knowledgeable and experienced at WWR. We felt prepared for what could happen and what we needed to do. I would highly recommend booking your next WWR at whatever level you want!
Quality White Water Rafting in Colorado
Here at Downstream Adventures, we’re dedicated to offering top-quality white water rafting in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Our two locations provide rafting trips for everyone on two of Colorado’s most iconic rivers: Clear Creek and Colorado River. Both are easily accessible from Denver or Colorado Springs.
Whether you’re new to the water or a rafting veteran, with our qualified guides, top-of-the-line equipment, awesome locations, and commitment to rafting safety, you’re guaranteed a fun ride. Choose your ideal trip featuring some of the best white water rafting that Colorado has to offer, Downstream Adventures has you covered for all your white water rafting needs!
With beautiful canyons and more rapids per mile than any other commercially run stretch of white water in Colorado, Clear Creek is the perfect destination for whitewater rafting! Clear Creek has a range of sections varying in difficulty which provides a trip option for all ages and skill levels. Our Empire, Colorado outpost is centrally located between Denver, Breckenridge and Winter Park, offering a convenient destination for high-quality rafting trips.
Middle Clear Creek
Upper Clear Creek
Full River Trip
Rafting down the headwaters of the Colorado River, you will be surrounded by stunning landscapes, majestic wildlife, and natural hot springs. The “Upper C” has fun and family-friendly float trips that take you away from the beaten path and deep into Colorado’s nature and beauty. From our Kremmling, Colorado location you are a short drive from Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs, and Winter Park. Explore our Upper Colorado River rafting trips!
Guided Fly Fishing
Downstream Adventures offers guided fly-fishing tours in Colorado on some of the most productive trout streams. Whether you want a Walk and Wade trip down Clear Creek or a Float Fishing experience on the Upper Colorado, you will enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature while reeling in some excitement. First-timers will learn the basics of casting, catching, and pattern selection while more experienced anglers can take advantage of our expert fly fishing guide’s efficiency and knowledge of the river.
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The wife and I went on the INTERMEDIATE trip with Downstream Adventures in August. Office staff was great and efficient, our safety lecture was complete, and out guide Curt could not have been better. Since the water was rather low they took us on the ADVANCED portion of the river. It was great, class 3-4 rapids, stopped to eat wild raspberries – a great trip. We highly recommend Downstream Adventures for your Idaho Springs/Black Hawk area rafting trip on Clear Creek.
Had an amazing time!!! The tour guide was friendly, helpful, and made the trip full of fun, laughter, and memories! We were college kids trying to make the most of Colorado on a tight budget and this whitewater rafting tour was worth the money! Would recommend 100%!
The employees were all very nice and helpful. Our guide Russel was amazing, he definitely knew the waters and knew what he was doing. we were very inexperienced and we weren’t in sync paddling but he got us through it without anyone falling out. Will definitely go back!
This is an extremely well-run outfitter! The office staff was knowledgeable and helpful, the guides were top-notch, and the river was really fun. Highly recommended!
This was our first time rafting and we had the best time!! Our guide Jonathan was awesome!! I’m not the most adventurous person and was super nervous but this was a perfect introduction, I’m ready to do it again!!!
This was our first time rafting and the staff was really chill and made sure that safety was a top priority. Our guide was excellent and made sure we had a wonderful experience. Some friends and I were looking for whitewater rafting while on vacation in Colorado and decided to go with Downstream Adventures. This was our first time rafting and the staff was really chill and made sure that safety was a top priority. Our guide was excellent and made sure we had a wonderful experience.
I had read the reviews of others who claimed that they chose Downstream because it is smaller and you feel more connected. I couldn’t agree more. As we were getting on the creek, I could see another company getting ready to begin in about 30 minutes. They had a group of 60. I would not have liked that. I liked that Downstream ensures that you feel special and not one of a massive group. Would definitely choose them again.
Rafting with Downstream Adventures was just what the doctor ordered. We were in Denver for a gathering and a three hour float down the creek was perfect. The adventure was fun and close to Denver. Highly recommended for anyone looking to go rafting with a great company.
A great family adventure. The guide, Rusty, was funny, and well skilled, and safety was always a priority.
Went with a big group of friends after a wedding, really big water this year. Guides took the time to educate and get a lot of the first timers comfortable. The guides were absolutely top notch. Safty kayaker was there for rescues and made everyone feel safe. Can’t thank the staff enough for such a good trip. Such a good experience with them, I wouldn’t go rafting with any other company. Don’t forget to tip your guides!!! They work hard to keep you safe and make sure you have a great time!! Can’t wait to go back!!!
We were a big group of 20 ppl with young children. Casey and Jordon were our guides for the intermediate and beginner level rafting and both were great. We had good fun!
We wanted a rafting trip not too far from Denver. This venue offered an entertaining time with knowledgeable staff and good safety training. I enjoyed my time there and would go there again.
We had a group of 24 kids and Downstream Adventures gave us the lowest price and a great whitewater rafting trip. The guides were great and the kids all had a good time. Highly recommended.
We have taken numerous rafting trips over a 25 year period. This was one of if not the best. Its a relatively quick trip, but there’s a lot of whitewater packed into two hours. Our guides, Casey and Jordan, made the trip really fun for our group of 12. The trip felt personalized and very different from some of the larger outfitters. We will be returning to run Clear Creek again with Downstream
Our group of 12 – with 5 teenagers – had a great experience with Jordan and Casey. Half of us had never rafted before. They were knowledgeable, personable and great teachers. We definitely recommend Downstream!
Group Rafting Trips Close to Denver
What better way to celebrate with your friends/colleagues than a group rafting trip? Because we love to see you out on the water, Downstream offers discounts for groups of 10+! Perfect for team building, bachelor/bachelorette parties, weddings, large family gatherings, and an all-round fun time, our group rafting trips combine incredible natural beauty with white water excitement!
Downstream is more than happy to tailor a trip to suit your group’s specific needs. Get in touch, let us know your number and/or any special requirements, and we’ll do everything we can to accommodate your requests. Join Downstream, and get your heart rates racing!
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