Clear Creek is a tributary of the South Platte River and directly west of Denver, making it the perfect day trip for those living in the area or headed out to the Rocky Mountains. It features steep, narrow and technical rapids that are both challenging and fun, in fact Clear Creek offers more rapids than any other commercially rafted river the in the state. Some of the rafting companies listed here also run beginning sections of Class II rapids on Clear Creek that are perfect for beginners and families.
The river flows through a historic mining valley with classic Colorado scenery. Rafters may drift past an old ghost town. and this area had one of the original strikes of the Front Range gold rush. Prospectors originally called it “Toughcuss” Canyon” for its rugged terrain and turbulent waters.