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“Gore Canyon--Amazing Trip; Must-do for any thrill seeker!!”

Liquid Descent Whitewater Rafting
Ranked #3 of 13 Tours in Idaho Springs
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Owner description: Liquid Descent provides premium rafting trips on Colorado's most exciting river, Clear Creek! Located just 30 minutes from Denver, Clear Creek offers whitewater rafting for all levels. Whether you are a first time rafter or a seasoned adrenaline junkie, Liquid Descent has the rafting adventure for you!
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We did the Gore Canyon trip on August 13 as part of a bachelor party weekend. This trip was a once in a lifetime experience! Liquid Descent outdid themselves in terms of safety and overall experience. The trip started off with a thorough safety brief that prepared us for the Gore Canyon. Once we hit the rapids it was game on, as we navigated through multiple class V rapids. Following the trip, Liquid Descent put on a delicious lunch.

This is a must-do, adventurous trip! They did a great job of balancing safety and thrill level.

Thank Charlie S
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Reviewed August 21, 2016

We got to Liquid Descent a little before our 11 am start. We knew it was going to be a good time when you see the guides blasting music, dancing, bumping volleyball, and looking like they absolutely love their life. And who could blame them? They get to go rafting down Clear Creek multiple times a day and epitomize the saying, "work should be something you enjoy."

After a few introductory pieces of information and a crash course (no pun intended) on safety, we boarded a bus, drove about 15 minutes and unloaded at a site along Clear Creek. It was then that everybody was grouped together. We were a four person group and that meant the four of us got to ride down together. We'd be the only ones in the raft, along with our guide, of course. We were thankful for that.

We met Syd, our guide, who was hilarious. She gave us a few tips as well as her commands, we practiced on dry land, and then loaded ourselves into the raft in the water. The water, by the way, was a comfortable 40 degrees as it is all snow melt from the Rockies.

You don't mind the water temperature too much as your adrenaline is pumping pretty hard. Because of the level of the water, we were going over level III and IV rapids. Syd said that because Clear Creek is not a dammed waterway, the level of rapids changes daily.

Throughout the hour and a half long raft down Clear Creek, we rode over waterfalls, multiple rapids (including one backwards because we got spun around), and even got to jump into the creek and float down to a rest stop along the way. Jumping into 40 degrees of water did two things: it first took your breath away, literally, and then it refreshed you.

Overall, it was an amazing and unforgettable experience, and we made sure to tip Syd for her great job.

Tip: It might seem expensive to spend $40 on a flash drive containing photos of the trip, but it is well worth it. The photos are of a professional quality, and you end up with the rights to print and post the photos.

1  Thank Jay H
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Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Did the half day intermediate trip on Clear Creek. The guides at LD were awesome from the very beginning. We had a great time from beginning to end, and loved our rafting guide Syd.

The rapids we went down were extremely fun, and made for an exhilarating trip. Challenging but well worth every penny! Highly recommend this great company! Oh and definitely spend the money for the pictures!

Thank Cara W
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Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic raft experience for everyone in our family from 4 to 70! We appreciated to easy to understand directions and excellent guide!

Thank karo46
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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Phil was our guide...he was the best...we had a huge group...9ppl..little ones and teenagers...so our group was put in two...he couldnt have done a better job...we had so much fun...He was great!!

Thank Katie G
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