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AVA Rafting & Zipline

518 reviews
Idaho Springs, CO, USA
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About AVA Rafting & Zipline
World-class rafting trips on Clear Creek from beginner to advanced. Only 30 minutes from Denver! Come see our spectacular new 4,000 square-foot Outpost, offering the best in amenities. Free wetsuits and jackets, trips discounts available daily on our website. Trips on Clear Creek are close to Denver, Boulder, Winter Park and Summit County.
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Upper Clear Creek plus Cliffside Zipline
1 review
This tour combines a zipline adventure and whitewater rafting trip in Colorado’s Clear Creek Valley. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you zip from ridge to ridge along six separate runs at speeds of up to 30 miles (48 kilometers) per hour, and experience the adrenaline rush of navigating the river’s continuous class IV rapids. Plus, take your pick from other activities such as a jungle bridge and a cliffside free fall.
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$190.91 per adult
Upper Clear Creek 1/2 Day Whitewater Rafting
Put some wet and wild thrills into your Colorado vacation. This white-water excursion will have you conquering 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) of  class III-IV rapids on Upper Clear Creek. Located just half and hour from Denver or about an hour from Boulder or Winter Park, this adventure will give you an experience you won’t soon forget.
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$77.06 per adult
Clear Creek Gold Rush Whitewater Rafting
1 review
Immerse yourself in Colorado’s natural landscape on a whitewater rafting tour through Clear Creek, just 30 minutes from downtown Denver. In addition to providing safety gear including life jackets and helmets, your guide navigates and offers little-known facts about the area’s history. An afternoon departure time and easily accessible location make this a popular choice for families, field trips, and team building initiatives.
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$65.41 per adult
Outer Limits Three-Quarter Day Whitewater Rafting
Flowing through the rugged Clear Creek Canyon in Colorado, Clear Creek is lined with rough-and-tumble rapids. This whitewater rafting trip takes you through those rapids on a thrilling and beautiful river adventure that’s a far cry from the Canyon’s slow-paced nature walks. A guide is on hand to lead you safely through the rapids, culminating in a one-of-a-kind drop down back-to-back waterfalls, Upper and Lower Beaver Falls.
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$116.82 per adult
Idaho Springs Cliffside Zipline and Freefall
4 reviews
Soar above the canyon’s old growth pines and ravines on a thrilling cliffside zipline adventure in Idaho Springs, Colorado. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you zip from ridge to ridge along six separate runs at speeds of up to 30 miles (48 kilometers) per hour, and take your pick from other activities such as a jungle bridge and a cliffside free fall. Your tour includes safety equipment and all taxes and fees.
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$113.85 per adult
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We did the 1/3 day Clear Creek rafting trip. It was my wife's and 8 year old sons first rafting adventure. We all had lot of fun as we paddled and splashed our way through the rapids. Would highly recommend this rafting trip to first...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mohan_1308
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the zip line, it was the first time for both of us. Our guides Mary and MJ were fantastic, very engaging and entertaining. They made us feel totally at ease which made the experience so much more fun. Loved the extra options of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank rosep988
Reviewed December 31, 2018

This was my first time whitewater rafting and it was awesome! Some of the rapids were at a level 4 but our instructor was fantastic and took us right through them with a little bit of hard work from us. We were the only raft...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hellobrownlow
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I was in Denver on a Bachelorette Party, our rafting trip was sooo much fun. Our guide, Mark, was awesome. The river was beautiful, Mark pointed out wildlife and told us about the river. He stopped the boat at a hot spring along the river...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nikibee17
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

First time white water rafting . Super friendly and accommodating staff. Eric was a great tour guide . Highly reccomend!! We will try kayaking next time :)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brooke B
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

From the time we checked in throughout our entire experience it was great! Eric was our guide he was great!! I cannot remember the girls name who checked us in but she was very helpful and friendly! We can’t wait to go back for another...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mandywildman
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Awesome trip! Loved our guides Jake, Mack, Nate and driver Jim were the best! We will definitely be back!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sarah P
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Had the best time kayaking the rapids here! All the guides were amazing! Thank you Nate, Caleb, and McKenzie!! You guys were awesome!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Melissa W
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the money. It was our first time, 2 adults and 2 kids, 7 & 10. We all pushed our comfort zone limits but everyone had a total blast. Swami and peebers did a great job as guides! Highly recommend it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Fearless795397
Reviewed August 30, 2018

While the original trip that we booked had to be cancelled due to low water levels, the AVA team was incredibly helpful in rebooking us to a different trip. They were very flexible in letting us choose from the ones that were still available and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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cabmamma
August 18, 2018|
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Response from Kerry K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Colorado had a low water year this year so the Arkansas River is finished for this year.
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