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Upper Clear Creek Half Day Rafting + Cliffside Zipline Package




Try out one of our thrilling adventure packages with the Upper Clear Creek Half Day Rafting + Cliffside Zipline Package. With our Idaho Springs outpost only half an hour west of downtown Denver, this makes for a perfect day getaway from the front range.

You’ll spend your morning above Idaho Springs with sweeping views of the Continental Divide on our Cliffside Zipline course. This 6-line course was built into the natural surrounding area, meaning you won’t just be zipping from tower to tower. With exciting elements such as a Dual Race Line to challenge your friends on and multiple suspended log bridges to cross, you’ll enjoy the first part of your day soaring down the cliffside.

Take a short lunch break in the historic downtown area of Idaho Springs, or you can bring your own lunch and enjoy it on our deck right next to Chicago Creek.

After you fuel up, you’ll navigate your way through 8 miles of Class IV rapids on Clear Creek. The 30 major rapids and jaw-dropping 1,300 vertical feet drop throughout this whitewater stretch will keep you and your crew paddling through these technical waters for the majority of the afternoon.

Express Option Available:
Our express trip option is the choice for those on a tighter schedule or if you and your group don’t need to spend an hour between activities refueling. Click the express option when booking online or ask about it when you call. All gas, no breaks.


  • Just a 30 minute drive west of downtown Denver!
  • Wetsuits and jackets provided for free
  • Intermediate to Advanced whitewater trip
  • Cliffside Zipline tour with 6 lines and a handful of thrilling elements throughout
  • The best getaway for your group!
  • Zipline weight maximum: 250 lbs

Location: Idaho Springs, CO VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Duration: Full Day


Minimum Age: 15 years old

from $163 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 Phoenix 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 up at AVA’s outpost in Idaho Springs
  • Gear up for the zipline portion of your package
  • Take the Zip Truck through historic Idaho Springs up to the cliffside
  • Soar across 6 lines & various thrilling elements
  • Break for lunch after your first part of adventure concludes


  • After you fuel up, you’ll grab your gear for Clear Creek’s rapids
  • Meet your guide
  • Navigate through Nomad, Phoenix & Outer Limits whitewater stretches
  • Shuttle back to the outpost


Trips available May – September
Trips start daily at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, or 2:00 PM

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