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Idaho Springs activities

$65 Cultural & Theme Tours

Red Rocks, Evergreen, Echo Lake Year Round

Your guide will pick you up in front of historic Union Station in beautiful Downtown Denver.  They will be driving a 12 or 15 passenger touring van.  These are small group tours designed to get you out to See, Learn and Explore not just drive past the sites.  You will travel up to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater where you will enjoy a walk through this beautiful geological wonder.  Next you will travel up a beautiful canyon full of many Denver Mountain Parks.  Stop in the quaint historic town of Evergreen for a quick drink at your choice of a western bar or coffee shop or to shop in one of the boutique stores.  Then you will climb up Squaw Pass at an elevation of approximately 11,000 ft. enjoying stunning mountain views and arrive at Echo Lake.  A glacial lake carved out long ago that sits at the base of Mt. Evans.  Stroll around and enjoy this gem in the Denver Mountain Park system.  Climb down the other side of the pass and travel past historic mining town of Idaho Springs and The Genesee Mountain Park where buffalo roam.  End your tour back at Union Station with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of your day or evening.  Water and snacks included with the tour.

$23 Cultural & Theme Tours

ARGO Mill Tour

Your tour of the ARGO will include a view in the past history of the ARGO Mill and Tunnel through viewing a history movie that will explain its’ origins.  We will offer a demonstration of mining equipment outside the gift shop and tour office, then transport you up to our ore mine the Double Eagle.  From there, you will enter the 5 story ARGO Mill and descend through the myriad of artifacts left in place from the days the Mighty Argo was in full production.  After you reach the bottom, you will enjoy looking through the fantastic array of mining artifacts and equipment at the base of the ARGO Mill in our museum room.  It is chock full of antique photos that are great visual representations of what took place here at the ARGO and in the Idaho Springs area during the Rocky Mountain Gold Rush Era.  When you come out of the ARGO Mill, you will find yourself in our panning yard where we offer a gold panning lesson and assist you in finding real gold ore.  And – you keep what you find!  We also offer gold panning and gem panning separately from the tours for late arrivers and those who have limited time but would like to enjoy some of the ARGO experience.

$116.82 Water Sports

Outer Limits Three-Quarter Day Whitewater Rafting

Enjoy a thrilling day of whitewater rafting on Clear Creek. With just enough time to warm up this 3/4 day trip starts off right. Jumping into intermediate whitewater and quickly taking on the advanced rapids like Phoenix, Nomad, and Outer Limits. Take a break for lunch and enjoy our riverside bbq provide by Smoking Yards BBQ in Idaho Springs. Enjoy beautiful scenery and some easier rapids after lunch that build up to this day's exciting finale: Upper and Lower Beaver Falls, two back to back waterfalls! This trip takes about 4-5 hours and is sure to be a highlight of any vacation. Minimum age 15 yrs, good physical condition recommended. Enjoy Clear Creek white water through rapids like Phoenix, Nomad and Outer Limits!  Our guide will take you through some of the best white water for intermediate to advanced levels for adrenaline-pumping fun.  The rapids through this section of Clear Creek can be tricky so the minimum age for this river trip is 15 and we recommend being in good physical condition.

$171.35 Cultural & Theme Tours

Colorado Via Ferrata

The newest adventure to AVA is one you simply can't miss! The Via Ferrata will take you high above Chicago Creek along the cliffs that look down over Idaho Springs. You will make your way across the cliff side along paths, ladders, rungs, rails, cables and bridges with your experienced guide. This 3-hour excursion includes cliff traversing, rappelling, a 50-foot free fall and ziplining! Minimum age 12. Your Via Feratta tour starts at our Idaho Springs Outpost, where you'll check in and receive your gear - all provided at no additional cost. Don your harness, pulley and gloves and then take a look and listen as we give you the course safety rundown. With multiple departure times per day, you'll find it easy to book a trip that works for you.

$100.19 Outdoor Activities

Winter Park Premium Ski Rental Including Delivery

Servicing a total of 36 resorts, the are regarded as the industry leader in ski and snowboard rental delivery service and have won rave reviews for their unparalleled customer service, personalized attention, and quality of equipment.You can expect: Free Delivery & Custom Fitting Opens Early & Closes Late Top of the Line Equipment Slope-side Assistance Available Easy Return Process You choose the time, you choose the place and your rentals will arrive on time to custom fit your equipment in the comfort of your lodging. The service revolves entirely around your needs during your time on the slopes and they offer deliveries anywhere between 7:30am to 10pm. In the rare event that there are any issues with your equipment, contact your local operator. Their professional rental technicians can meet you in no time and get you back on the slopes in a flash. When you are ready to return your equipment, just call and arrangements will be made for our ski concierge to swing over and collect all of your gear. Delivery service is only for those directly in the Winter Park and Sol Vista area. Winter Park is about a 1-hour drive from Idaho Springs.

$100.19 Outdoor Activities

Winter Park Premium Snowboard Rental Including Delivery

Servicing a total of 36 resorts, the are regarded as the industry leader in ski and snowboard rental delivery service and have won rave reviews for their unparalleled customer service, personalized attention, and quality of equipment.You can expect: Free Delivery & Custom Fitting Opens Early & Closes Late Top of the Line Equipment Slope-side Assistance Available Easy Return Process You choose the time, you choose the place and your rentals will arrive on time to custom fit your equipment in the comfort of your lodging. The service revolves entirely around your needs during your time in Winter Park and deliveries are offered anywhere between 7:30am to 10pm. In the rare event that there are any issues with your equipment, contact your local operator. The professional rental technicians can meet you in no time and get you back on the slopes in a flash. When you are ready to return your equipment, just call and arrangements will be made for our ski concierge to swing over and collect all of your gear. Delivery service is only for those directly in the Winter Park and Sol Vista area. Winter Park is about a 1-hour drive from Idaho Springs.