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Rafting in Clear Creek, Idaho Springs, Colorado USA

Levels:
Class II, III and IV
Berthoud Pass is located between Idaho Springs and Winter Park and is one of the closest areas in Denver for whitewater rafting. It belongs to Boulder County and is just an hour away.

For those who are looking for the milder side of Clear Creek, the Mild Whitewater rafting trip is full of fun. The snowmelt, technical, continuous fed, class II and III rapids of Clear Creek make this action trip one of the best rafting experiences in Colorado. This raft trip starts with class IV rapids.

Another trip is Wild Whitewater, which is the most popular rafting trip on Clear Creek. Good physical shape is required. There are snowmelt, technical and continuous fed, class II, III and IV rapids of Clear Creek on this rafting trip. It is a trip for experienced or adventurous first timers.

The most action packed trip with the largest and more in number rapids is the advanced rafting trip, for which you need excellent physical shape and previous experience. You need to bring swimsuit or shorts, dry clothes and a towel.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Denver
48.6 mi / 78.2 km, 1 hr 19 mins
Take I-224 and connect to C-470, connect to Route 6 in Golden, see Golden directions below to continue into Berthoud Pass.
BY CAR FROM Boulder
21.5 mi / 34.6 km, 42 mins
Take Canyon Blvd. West (Canyon Blvd. is Hwy 119). Follow 119 to Nederland. Turn left at the Roundabout. Continue South on 119 for one mile. Turn right on 130 and follow the signs to Berthoud Pass.
BY CAR FROM Golden
33.7 mi / 54.2 km, 58 mins
Take Highway 93 North to Highway 72, follow Highway 72, turn right onto Highway 119, turn left on road 130 to Berthoud Pass.
BY CAR FROM Fort Collins
75.6 mi / 121.6 km, 1 hr 44 mins
Take I-25 South, exit onto Highway 119 West/Diagonal Highway to Boulder, exit onto the Diagonal Parkway (Iris Blvd.) exit 240, turn left onto 28th Street to Canyon Blvd, turn right. Follow directions from Boulder.
BY AIR
Denver International Airport,
63.5 mi / 102.2 km
BY TRAIN

Take any Amtrak train from anywhere in Colorado. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.

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