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The Gold Rush Rafting + Via Ferrata Package

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OVERVIEW

This adventure combo will give you a taste of some world class rapids and an assisted mountaineering activity all in one day! You’ll start your morning on the Gold Rush rapids, and spend your afternoon above our outpost on the Via Ferrata tour. You will traverse the cliffside, rappel down a 70-foot rock face, cross various cable bridges, try our 50-foot free fall, and finish the tour by ziplining over Chicago Creek back down to our outpost. This adventure package requires a good amount of athletic ability. Be sure to bring a water bottle that can be clipped to your harness on the Via Ferrata!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Morning rafting on Clear Creek
  • Afternoon cliffside via ferrata course over scenic Idaho Springs and Chicago Creek
  • Free wetsuits and splash jackets included
  • Full Day Adventure
  • Total time on water: approx. 1.5 hours (this varies greatly depending on water levels), ~ 7 miles
  • Minimum age 12 (raft trip minimum is 6 years)
BOOK THIS TRIP

Location: Idaho Springs, CO VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Duration: Full Day

Difficulty: Level 5

Minimum Age: 12 years old

Price:
from $153 Ages 12+

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

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

At AVA Rafting & Zipline, we strive to make your adventure with us special. We believe you should be aware of exactly what you’re buying and how much you’re going to spend prior to your trip. AVA provides wetsuits and splash jackets free of charge on our whitewater trips. At other outfitters, you’ll pay over $20 per person for these items. We put together plenty of gear lists for each activity we offer, so you don’t end up having to pay for unneeded add-ons and so you’re prepared for your adventure!

EQUIPMENT

  • PFD
  • Wetsuit
  • Splash jacket
  • Helmet
  • Zipline 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 & zip guides!

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ITINERARY

MORNING

  • Meet at the Idaho Springs Outpost
  • Gear up for the Gold Rush Rafting Trip
  • Meet your guide
  • Battle the rapids of Idaho Springs
  • Shuttle back to the Outpost

AFTERNOON

  • Break for lunch – grab a bite to eat in Idaho Springs or pack a lunch and eat it creekside on our outpost deck
  • Gear up for the Via Ferrata
  • Hop in the Zip Truck & drive through town to the course
  • Traverse above historic Idaho Springs with incredible views of the Continental Divide
  • Descend the final 450 ft line right up to AVA’s backyard

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DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

2019 Schedule
Trips available May 8th, 2019 – September 2nd, 2019


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