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Full-Day Clear Creek River Rafting Trip

Embark on the ultimate whitewater adventure with our Full Day Clear Creek Advanced Rafting trip!

This exhilarating journey takes you through some of Colorado’s most challenging rapids, offering adrenaline-pumping excitement at every turn. Led by experienced guides, you’ll navigate thrilling Class IV and V rapids while soaking in the stunning scenery of Clear Creek Canyon. After conquering the rapids, refuel with a delicious riverside lunch, providing the perfect opportunity to relax and reflect on your epic day on the water. This run is approximately 22 miles of sheer white water happiness! On this full-day white water rafting trip, you will experience every section of our beloved Clear Creek. River rafting near Denver has never been more exciting than this!

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable rafting experience that combines heart-pounding action with natural beauty and great food!


  • PRICE: $185 per person
  • DIFFICULTY: Advanced (class IV-V rapids)
  • DEPARTURE TIME: Every day at 8:45AM
    Downstream Adventures
    409 E Park Avenue,
    Empire, Colorado 80438
    Put in at Clear Creek, Idaho Springs
    Take out downstream of Hwy 6 and 119 junction (depends on water levels)
  • AVAILABILITY: Late May until late-July
  • DURATION: 6-6.5 hours total (usually between 4.5 and 5 hours on the water, and 30 minutes for lunch)
  • REQUIREMENTS: Participants must be at least 16 years old. Participants must possess the ability to swim and be used to physical activity. You’ll need to partake in a lot of paddling since we’ll take on the rapids together!


  • Thrilling Class IV-V rapids for an adrenaline-packed adventure.
  • Enjoy a delicious riverside lunch included in the tour.
  • Top-of-the-line equipment provided, including wetsuits and splash jackets.
  • Raft every section of Clear Creek plus an extra 2 miles of advanced rapids, ensuring an unforgettable experience.
  • Less than an hour away from Denver, Breckenridge, Boulder, Keystone, and Winter Park



19+ Years of Happy Customers

What's Included


  • Transportation from our outpost to the river and back
  • Excellent white water rafts and safety equipment
  • Wetsuit and splash jacket for each guest
  • Custom-fit PFD (personal flotation device or life jacket) and helmet
  • Dry bag for necessary items like medication
  • Delicious packed lunch

Note: Neoprene bootie rentals are available for $5 per person.

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit or non-cotton shorts
  • Shoes that can get wet and stay on your feet (tennis shoes or sport sandals are great)
  • Sunscreen
  • Dry change of clothes for after the trip
  • Your excitement and enthusiasm!

For more information, check out our recommendations on rafting safety & basics.

Additional Information


Previous rafting experience is great to have, but not a requirement. Our ideal candidate is someone that is physically fit and is a strong swimmer. An athletic group that works together can be taught all they need to know by their guides before they launch.

Yes, being able to swim is a requirement on the Advanced trip.

On the Full-Day Advanced Clear Creek River Rafting trip, our rafts hold a maximum of 6 paddlers plus a guide.

Our lunch menu can vary between a gourmet deli spread and delicious burritos from neighboring Emire’s Edge Cafe.

Yes! Please give us a heads up when you make reservations about any dietary restrictions in your group.