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OVERVIEW

The 150 foot per mile drop on the Lower Canyon will keep you and your group paddling all morning on Clear Creek. Technical, continuous rapids are challenging and great step up to introduce you to some thrilling Class V rapids. Pair that with AVA’s mountaineering adventure, the Via Ferrata, and your day will be one to remember. You’ll hit the rapids in the morning, take a break for lunch to refuel, then head up the cliffside for Via Ferrata tour. Spend the afternoon traversing the cliffside, doing some assisted rock climbing, rappelling down a 70-foot rock face, and zipping back down to our outpost. With our Idaho Springs location just thirty minutes into the mountains west of Denver, you’re in for an exhilarating day away from the front range.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Just a 30 minute drive west of downtown Denver
  • Includes free wetsuits and splash jackets
  • Advanced+ half day rafting trip on Clear Creek in Idaho Springs
  • Via Ferrata mountaineering tour
  • Perfect for the adventurous, experienced thrill seekers!
  • Via Ferrata weight maximum: 250 lbs
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Location: Idaho Springs, CO VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Duration: Full Day

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Minimum Age: 15 years old

Price:
from $271.71 Ages 15+

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

At AVA Rafting & Zipline, we believe you should know what you’re buying and how much you’re going to spend. We believe in added value to make your experience special. We don’t want you to feel “nickel and dimed” when you show up for your trip with us. That’s why we provide wetsuits and splash jackets free of charge on your Lower Canyon Half Day trip. You’ll pay over $20 per person with some other outfitters. Your Via Ferrata adventure also includes everything you need. We try our best to prepare you with gear lists and suggested things to bring so that you don’t end up paying for unneeded add-ons. 

EQUIPMENT

  • PFD
  • Wetsuit
  • Splash jacket
  • Helmet
  • Via Ferrata Gear

WHAT TO BRING

  • Shoes that stay secure to your feet
  • No crocs or flip flops!
  • Fleece and/or quick dry clothing
  • Waterproof sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash to tip your raft & Via Ferrata guides!

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ITINERARY

MORNING

  • Meet at AVA’s Idaho Springs outpost
  • Gear up & meet your guides
  • Navigate your way through Class V rapids on the Lower Canyon stretch of Clear Creek
  • Head back to our outpost for a lunch break

AFTERNOON

  • After you refuel, you’ll gear up for the Via Ferrata tour
  • You’ll get the lowdown on how to properly traverse the cliffside, then make your way down for this 3-4 hour adventure
  • Zip back down to our outpost!

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DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

2019 Schedule
Trips available May 18th, 2019 – August 4th, 2019


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