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Clear Creek Intermediate Whitewater Rafting near Denver provided by Downstream Adventures

Clear Creek Intermediate Whitewater Rafting near Denver

Clear Creek Intermediate Whitewater Rafting near Denver
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99% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Group size:
60
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Group size:
    60
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of Helmet, Personal Flotation Device, Paddles, Wetsuits, and Splash Jackets
  • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Footwear (no crocs or flip-flops)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 409 Park Ave, Idaho Springs, CO 80452, USA Location is in the town of Empire, but address is commonly listed as Idaho Springs which is the nearest larger town only a few miles away.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Participants must be aged 13 and up
  • Travelers should be comfortable engaging in physical activities, including moderate paddling and walking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
Inclusions
  • Use of Helmet, Personal Flotation Device, Paddles, Wetsuits, and Splash Jackets
  • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Footwear (no crocs or flip-flops)
Departure details
  • 409 Park Ave, Idaho Springs, CO 80452, USA Location is in the town of Empire, but address is commonly listed as Idaho Springs which is the nearest larger town only a few miles away.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Participants must be aged 13 and up
  • Travelers should be comfortable engaging in physical activities, including moderate paddling and walking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
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5.0
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mom3boysslp
Smithton, MO7 contributions
Aug 2021
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our rafting experience in Clear Creek! Chaz was knowledgeable, down to earth and super friendly. His safety talk was easy to follow, and he double-checked our PFD's and helmets before we set out on the river. We did the intermediate run (having only done tamer rafting in TN), and Chaz made sure all 3 of our boys (22,17,15) had the exciting adventure they wanted (as did their dad) while I had a great time yet somehow stayed relatively dry in the boat while they got soaked! On one of our breaks from paddling we pulled over, and he even took them up a ways to jump in and float back down to the raft. The staff inside was quick to help and answered any questions we had. I recommend purchasing the pictures online beforehand to save a little money, delivery was instantaneous as soon we got back from our trip (simply provide email), and the pictures are clear and great quality. The smiles in the pics are a reminder of how much fun we all had together! There's a great little gift shop inside as well as places to change after your trip. We highly recommend this company if you're rafting in Colorado, we had a GREAT experience with them!
Written 3 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TalTrent
Edinburg, TX266 contributions
My husband and I with our 17 yo son went on an intermediate rafting adventure. My husband chose the best adventure company: Downstream Adventures Rafting. Their guides have years of experience and are indeed outdoor adventure seekers. Before the ride, we had a quick lesson about rafting in the rapids, what to do and what not to do, and how to do what (such as if you fall off of the raft). Everything important that you need to know was clearly explained in a plain manner that even someone like me, who haven’t gone rafting before, would clearly understand. They provided wetsuits, helmets, life jackets, water shoes, and wet jackets. They were clean and they didn’t smell. After the quick lecture, we all suited up and hopped into the bus. Note: there are no lockers for your dry clothes and shoes, they only have a wall where you hang your car keys; but that didn’t bother me because there was parking outside the shop. When e reached the starting point, we were grouped into 3 groups with 5 people/ group. My family rode with a father and his son who’s just a year younger than my son; and these 2 kids chose Chaz as out guide and they chose well. Chaz is an awesome guide. He has a lot of trivia’s about the creek and the rapids, he put me at ease with his confidence and I apparently just trusted him. Before we went into the water, Chaz when through the things we learned at the previous class and he taught us how to sit on the raft, the placement of our feet, how to paddle, and the commands. Chaz, and all the other guides at Downstream Adventures Rafting are professional and experienced and they know their stuff. They have passion, they’re thorough, they have good equipment, and that’s what impressed me, an anxious beginner who doesn’t know how to swim; and guess what? I made it! I’d do it again with them. If you want a great rafting experience, look up Downstream Adventures Rafting; and if you want to get weird, choose Chaz as your guide. 5 stars hands down! Oh, and they take amazing photos of your experience too! Love it!
Written 24 June 2021
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Amy B
1 contribution
Jun 2020
We had an outstanding rafting trip with our guide Mark. Despite snow the night before, we opted to raft and although it was brisk, we had a wonderful time. Downstreams Adventures was very professional and took every recommended COVID precaution to protect us. Our guide was very experienced and helpful. We felt very safe. We very much recommend the clear creek rafting trip for an adventurous person not afraid to get a little wet.
Written 12 June 2020
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Shauna L
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Friends
Chaz was a great guide. I took my senior mother on the intermediate trip for her first time ever rafting experience and she loved it. Chaz made sure to speak loud enough for her to hear with out her hearing aids. Can’t wait to come again and hit the advanced trip.
Written 16 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jacki Dickman
Lakewood, CO2 contributions
Jul 2020
This was my second trip in 2 weeks, the staff is pretty easy going, they make sure you understand the water. Today we had Mark (Marky E Mark) he made us left and made sure we were soaking wet by the end. I will continue to book through Downstream Adventures as the team seems to really LOVE what they do and make you Love it even more.
Some great call outs-
Mark our amazing guide, made sure we were not surprised by anything.
Kurt the team leader for the great instructions this week and last.
And of course, Mother Nature, for providing us the most amazing views and weather!
Written 18 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christina N
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Couples
Just did a trip them a couple weeks ago and it was fantastic! I’ve rafted class 3-4+ rapids before with a family friend that was a guide. This was my first time paying a company so I wasn’t sure that the Intermediate ride would be all that challenging/exciting. Ohhhh it was!! It was my boyfriend’s first time rafting and he loved it. He said as a first timer he felt prepared and safe. The guides are thorough in their safety talks, answer any and all questions and concerns, and know what they are doing. If you aren’t in stellar shape, familiar with rafting, or a strong paddler stick with the intermediate trip initially. I promise you’ll love it. It’s been 10 years since I’ve been on a trip and I’m happy I didn’t jump on the advanced one. 😅

The section of river we were on was beautiful. The water was a little lower so the rafting was technical in some parts. I’ve never fallen out of the raft on a trip before until this time. That’s all part of the fun but it can be scary. Because of the safety talk I knew exactly what to do and got myself to safety. Our guide was able to come help me out pretty quick. Sam was our guide. He was a wealth of knowledge and a great time, as were all the other guides! If I’m ever in Colorado again, I will be back.
Written 2 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tricia W
Valrico, FL217 contributions
We took the intermediate white water rafting trip with Downstream Adventures and it was fantastic! Booking was fast and efficient. The day before the trip we added 2 more guests and Ryan seamlessly helped to add the guests and ensure a time that worked for the company and us. I valued and appreciated his tenacity with this last minute change. Check in was fast and efficient. Our guide Sam was awesome! A great teacher, guide, and leader. Sam kept us safe while navigating the rapids and we had a ton of fun on the river. Great experience. Highly recommend.
Written 21 July 2021
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Vinny
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Lifetime experience!!!! I would rate a 5* but you might not believe it, so first of all the exterior is not where they put a lot of time, that said: The small chalkboard was cute and inviting, our guides were awesome to the Nth degree . Our driver was entertaining as well as the watchful eye if we managed to survive the class 3 & 4 rapids available at the time. A definite destination that is close to the city that exceeded expectations. So Great Value ***** +*
Written 31 July 2021
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Blake T
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Family
For our last day in Colorado, my wife suggested we go whitewater rafting. My eldest daughter and two sister in laws agreed leaving me out voted. When we arrived at the meeting location the first people we met were quite friendly and helpful. After filling out the forms (which takes no time at all) we were given a safely class outside. Mark, who was giving the brief, was hilarious but very thorough. His instructions were very clear and his humor and smooth transitions gave me the impression we were dealing with people who love doing what they do and were very experienced. The bus drive to the drop off point was only about 15 mins and this is where we met our guide, Kevin. Kevin was extremely friendly and gave us another block of instruction before we moved into position. One thing I immediately liked was how the guides wanted separation but were close enough for them to assist each other if needed. Kevin began to explain the route before we got in letting us know what to expect. As we approached first drop, our boat began to go and my wife and sister in law fell out. Kevin saved the boat from going over and as soon as the two broke the surface, Kevin had them both in the boat within seconds ( not gonna lie I was very impressed) like it was just a stroll in the park. My wife thought it was the funnest thing ever. During the calm portions, Kevin was great for conversation. He was easy to talk to, funny, and the type of guy I’d love to go have a beer with. As someone who used to ride bulls, skydives, and some other outdoor activities, I did not think I was going to have this much fun. This is now something I would love to get more in to and have my other kids do when they get older. Thanks again to the staff and our guide Kevin for this amazing experience!
Written 11 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ckd222
Kailua-Kona, HI35 contributions
The operation is Excellent, the excitement is real and all the crew is fantastic. That being said, Yate is a great guide and probably a great person. But when you have a woman in her 60’s slightly nervous, who complains of the vest being to tight. Instead of yelling at her making a spectacle and making her feel awkward and uncomfortable for the whole trip. Handle it with kindness and or humor. When he grabbed the tops and advised me of the safety issue that it could fall off I totally understood. Safety first always. I am in customer service, for a living I sell excursions. I would NEVER be pert and talk to any one that way. We had $100 aside for tip. I definitely did not give him the whole thing, he for sure had an attitude towards me.
Written 28 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RyanS6750
Hello, Thank you so much for your review! I am very happy to hear that you found Clear Creek so exciting! I am sorry, however, that you had a negative interaction with your guide. I am curious if you may have mistaken us with a different rafting outfitter. The reason I ask this is because we do not have anyone named Yate on our staff, or anyone with a similar sounding name. I would love to discuss your experience further if you feel like giving us a ring. If indeed, your trip was with us, we are always looking for ways to improve our guest's experience and we could learn from yours. 844-291-4218. Best regards, Ryan
Written 30 June 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Marie W
Marie W
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So much fun!
We went went the water was quite high so it was a fast ride! The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly! I ha
CRoncag
CRoncag
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Excellent white water rafting for beginners
Perfect for first time rafters. Our kids had a blast and can't wait to do the next level. Great people.
bridgetz2013
bridgetz2013
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A great way to spend half a day enjoying Colorado!
My son and I had a wonderful time. He is ready to try the intermediate level next time. Very well organized and fri
Ima98Grad
Ima98Grad
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Great Trip!
Diego was our guide and he was great. We went with our kids (19, 16, 11) and he was good with all of them. He was
leondental
leondental
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Great birthday trip for my wife Roanna !
Mark was an amazing guide that provided educational information about the river plus the town of Idaho springs gold
SavvyCOtraveler
SavvyCOtraveler
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Amazing guides and friendly staff
Great for both adults and kids. Guides were amazing and the staff is very friendly. One of our best experiences in
Allison D
Allison D
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Great time
Great time, lots of fun. Our guide Mark was fantastic and kept our kiddos safe. Would recommend and would raft wit
D9264HLjenniferd
D9264HLjenniferd
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Best Experience Possible!!
We had the BEST experience possible on our rafting trip!! From the moment we checked in, through the training with
Vajennj
Vajennj
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Wonderful for both experienced and inexperienced rafters
Aaron was a great guide and made it fun for both the experienced and inexperienced rafters in the group.
brookesQ3787QX
brookesQ3787QX
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Such an awesome time.
We had an awesome time. Such a great thing to do with your family (16 & 12). Our guide Chaz was the best. Such a gr
rjstruthers
rjstruthers
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Great time!
Ryan was great. Enjoyed the history lesson and the ride. Scenery and difficulty was perfect for beginners.
randyw864
randyw864
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Awesome river rafting!
Our guide, Scooby, was excellent. The scenery, breathtaking, and the water was so much fun! On past trips with othe
johnmB1626JO
johnmB1626JO
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Beware of this company if you care about safety!!
We took the “beginner” trip in clear creek with our sons (ages 7-14) and my MIL (~80). We selected this trip, which
St S
St S
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Awesome experience!
Wonderful experience from start to finish! Helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff from the service counter to al
marybN8568HT
marybN8568HT
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Outstanding!
Super fun experience!! Chaz was a terrific guide- very knowledgable & personable! This place is a must!
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