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Just 30 minutes west of Denver, our Idaho Springs outpost is the perfect location for your mountain getaway.  AVA offers plenty of activities from whitewater rafting and ziplining along the cliffside to the Via Ferrata tour out of this location.  The whitewater of Clear Creek ranges from beginner levels all the way to advanced, making it easy to find something that will suit your whole group.

WHITEWATER TRIPS IN IDAHO SPRINGS

  • Gold Rush 1/3 Day

  • 1/3-day rafting
    From $54 adults, $49 kids 6-12 (min age 6, min weight 50 lbs)
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    This family-friend run of whitewater is only 1/3 day long and can have rafters as young as 6 years old.  The Class III rapids will give you just enough challenge as you paddle your way down river.

  • Upper Clear Creek 1/2 Day

  • 1/2 day rafting
    From $64 adult (min age 15)
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    This 1/2 day trip will up the ante a bit with Class IV rapids on the Upper Clear Creek.  The whitewater has more steep, technical sections, and will be physically demanding.  Due to this, the minimum age for this half day trip is 15 years old.

  • LOWER CANYON 1/2 DAY

  • 1/2 day rafting
    From $81 adult (min age 15)
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    Get ready for some of the most continuous whitewater sections in Colorado with our 1/2 day advanced Lower Canyon trip.  If the rapids don’t take your breath away on this one, the scenery definitely will.

  • OUTER LIMITS 3/4 DAY (Upper Clear Creek + Gold Rush)

  • 3/4 day rafting
    From $118 adult (min age 15)
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    Combine the Upper Clear Creek and Gold Rush whitewater runs on this 3/4 day trip we like to call the Outer Limits.  We’ll munch on some barbecue along the riverside midday and take a break before hitting the rapids again for another few hours.

  • THE PHOENIX (Upper Clear Creek + Gold Rush + Lower Canyon)

  • Full day rafting
    From $134 adult (min age 15)
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    You’ll get to enjoy more than 20 miles of whitewater on this full day excursion.  This Upper Clear Creek, Gold Rush, and Lower Canyon combo makes for a thrilling day on the water, with lunch included riverside!