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Rafting trips near: Idaho Springs

Idaho Springs is a historic mining town pioneered during the Gold Rush when George Jackson discovered gold in Chicago Creek in 1859. Today, remnants of this era are evident at the Historic Argo Gold Mine and Museum. You can still pan for gold in nearby Clear Creek. The hot mineral baths of the Indian Springs Resort relax weary travelers. These healing waters were cherished by the Utes and miners before the resort was developed. Travelers can add a drive up Mt. Evans, a 14,000 foot peak, to their vacation itinerary. The historic gambling towns of Central City and Black Hawk are a short drive from Idaho Springs. Clear Creek has become a very popular whitewater rafting location with it's challenging rapids and close proximity to Denver.

Drive Times From:
Denver, CO - 35 min (45 miles)
Colorado Springs, CO - 1 hour 30 min (90 miles)
Boulder, CO - 30 min (25 miles)
Summit County CO - 40 min (37 miles)
Vail CO 1 hour 15 min (60 miles)
Black Hawk/Central City 15 minutes (12 miles)
Winter Park 50 min (40 miles)


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Trip Rating Length Price More Info
Clear Creek - Advanced Lower Canyon - 1/2 Day Class IV & V 1/2 Day $ 76.00
Clear Creek - Beginner - 1/3 Day Class II & III 1/2 Day $ 39.00
Clear Creek - Intermediate - 1/2 Day Class III & IV 1/2 Day $ 54.00
Clear Creek Intermediate 1/2 Day Morning Class III & IV 1/2 Day $ 55.00
Clear Creek Beginner 1/3 Day Afternoon Class III 1/4 Day $ 45.00
Clear Creek Intermediate 1/2 Day Afternoon Class III & IV 1/2 Day $ 55.00
Clear Creek - Raft & Zip intermediate trip Class II & III & IV Full Day $ 133.00
Clear Creek - Raft & Zip Beginner Class I & II & III Full Day $ 123.00
Clear Creek Beginner 1/3 Day Afternoon Class III 1/4 Day $ 45.00