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Lower Canyon Half Day Rating + Cliffside Zipline Package




Try the ultimate Colorado combo by ziplining your morning away, then paddling through whitewater rapids for your afternoon. Your morning will start off on our 6-line zipline course along the cliffside. Our Cliffside Zipline tour was voted the Best Zipline in the Rockies by Elevation Outdoors last year, so you’re in for a treat with this one. Plenty of elements, such as a 50-foot free fall, multiple suspended log bridges, and a Dual Race Line will keep you smiling all morning.

We’ll break for lunch after the conclusion of our Cliffside Zipline, where you can bring a picnic and enjoy it riverside or head just a half mile away to downtown Idaho Springs to grab a bite to eat.

Gear up for rafting after your break, which will take you down the Lower Canyon of Clear Creek. This is one of the most difficult and continuous stretches of whitewater in the Colorado Rockies, and is sure to keep you and your group on your toes all afternoon.


  • Just a short 30 minute drive west of downtown Denver!
  • Includes free wetsuits and splash jackets
  • Free coffee at the outpost
  • Advanced+ half day rafting trip on Clear Creek
  • Our popular 6-line Cliffside Zipline tour
  • Makes a great action-packed day in the mountains
  • Zipline weight maximum: 250 lbs

Location: Idaho Springs, CO VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Duration: Full Day


Minimum Age: 15 years old

from $178 Ages 15+

Visitors Rated 5.0 / 5.0 based on 437 ratings for Clear Creek Rafting Tour.


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 zipline tour 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.


  • PFD
  • Wetsuit
  • Splash jacket
  • Helmet
  • Zipline Gear


  • 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 & zip guides!



  • Meet at AVA’s outpost in Idaho Springs
  • Gear up for the zipline and meet your guides!
  • Ride on our Zip Truck through historic Idaho Springs on your way to the cliffside
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Continental Divide as you fly down the cliffside on this 6-line course
  • Break for lunch


  • After lunch, you’ll meet your guide and gear up for some rapids
  • Battle the Lower Canyon whitewater
  • Head straight into advanced whitewater with Upper & Lower Beaver Falls
  • Paddle together through the Nixon Rapids, then straight into advanced+
  • Navigate through Double Knife, Hell’s Corner, Guide Ejector & Corkscrew rapids


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

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