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Rafting Near Denver

Denver Rafting

Embark on a thrilling white water rafting adventure near Denver with Downstream Adventures. Clear Creak whitewater rafting is one of our favorite things to do near Denver, and we want you to enjoy it too!


Experience adrenaline-pumping rapids amid breathtaking Rocky Mountain scenery and diverse wildlife. Whether you’re a beginner, adventurous spirit, or a seasoned pro, we offer half-day beginner, intermediate, and advanced trips, along with a full-day advanced trip for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Choose your adventure level and let Downstream Adventures awaken your sense of adventure! Book now for unforgettable adventure of whitewater rafting near Denver!

Our Clear Creek Trips

Directions From Denver

Traveling east or west on I-70, take exit 232 and follow US-40 West to the town of Empire. We are in the second building on your right as you enter Empire. Map services such as Google Maps may recommend that you use the address: 409 Park Avenue, Idaho Springs, CO. This isn’t our official address, but it (somehow) takes you to the right spot.


The total trip time should be about 45 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. It is important to arrive at our base 30 minutes before your scheduled trip time in order to sign waivers and get changed. I-70 can have heavy traffic, so it is best to check travel conditions when planning your drive. Time to white water raft near Denver!

Activities in Denver

  • Red Rocks Amphitheater: A stunning natural amphitheater renowned for its breathtaking rock formations and world-class concerts. A Great place for hiking, sight-seeing and live music.
  • Denver Brew Tours: Offering immersive experiences, showcasing the vibrant craft beer scene of Colorado’s capital through guided tastings and brewery visits.
  • Colorado Rockies: Enjoy America’s pastime at one of the country’s premier ballfields. Attending a Rockies game is an exhilarating experience, filled with the excitement of baseball, stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, and the vibrant atmosphere of Coors Field.
  • Union Station: A historic transportation hub in Denver, Colorado, blending modern amenities with timeless elegance, serving as a focal point for dining, shopping, and travel.
  • Denver White Water Rafting: Clear Creek offers thrilling rafting adventures within 35 minutes of the Mile High City. Denver Rafting trips take you through scenic mountain landscapes, with adrenaline-pumping rapids and unforgettable outdoor experiences.

Restaurants in Denver

  • Casa Bonita: A colorful and iconic restaurant in Denver, famous for its Mexican cuisine, cliff divers, and lively entertainment in a vibrant, themed atmosphere.
  • Rioja: A culinary gem in Denver, known for its innovative Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, elegant ambiance, and impeccable service.
  • Denver Central Market: a bustling food hall in the heart of the city, offering a diverse array of artisanal foods, drinks, and culinary delights in a vibrant communal space.

Lodging In Denver

  • Omni Interlocken Hotel: A luxurious retreat nestled in the scenic beauty of Broomfield, Colorado, offering upscale accommodations, championship golf courses, and rejuvenating spa experiences.
  •  Table Mountain Inn: A charming boutique hotel in Golden, Colorado, offering Southwestern-inspired hospitality, cozy accommodations, and easy access to outdoor adventures and cultural attractions.

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