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$65 Cultural & Theme Tours

Red Rocks, Evergreen, Echo Lake Year Round

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Denver Union Station, Denver, ColoradoBegin your tour at Historic Union Station located in lower downtown Denver where your local driver guide for the day will pick you up.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, Morrison, ColoradoSee, Learn and Explore the inspiring geological rock formations and walk through the historic Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. Learn about the geology, history and Music of this beautiful Denver Mountain Park and amazing natural outdoor music venue,Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Evergreen Lake, Evergreen, ColoradoEnjoy picturesque Bear Creek Canyon on your way to Historic Downtown Evergreen. This fun mountain town is full of local artisan shops, a wild west saloon, winery and the cutest coffee shops. Stop for a quick drink and to look around this quaint town with a colorful past.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Echo Lake Park, Evergreen, ColoradoTravel up Squaw Pass where you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Continental Divide and Rocky Mountains along this Scenic Byway. You will reach beautiful Echo Lake, a glacial lake sitting at 10,600 ft at the base of Mt. Evans. Enjoy a stroll around the lake and take in the fresh mountain air and scenery.Duration: 40 minutes

$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.

$63 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Clear Creek Intermediate Whitewater Rafting near Denver

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Downstream Adventures, Idaho Springs, ColoradoWe ask that guests arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled trip time to give time for check-in. After this, guests will meet their guides, receive the necessary equipment for their journey, and the basics of rafting and river safety. Next, they will board our shuttle vehicle, which will take them on a short drive to the creek-side launch point.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Downstream Adventures, Idaho Springs, ColoradoClear Creek Canyon runs from the Continental Divide all the way to Denver. Our shuttle vehicle will provide transportation for guests and guides to the appropriate launch point, which can vary slightly depending on water levels. Here, guests will receive individual instruction from a highly qualified guide. Next they will enter the swift currents of Clear Creek and continue downstream for several miles, enjoying many thrilling rapids along the way.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Downstream Adventures, Idaho Springs, ColoradoOnce reaching the takeout and engaging in many celebratory high fives, guest will once again load onto the shuttle vehicle for the short trip back to our outpost.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Downstream Adventures, Idaho Springs, ColoradoAfter their rafting adventure, guests will be transported back to our outpost. There, they will have the opportunity to purchase a keepsake from our gift shop and/or receive recommendations from their guide about other area attractions and eateries.Duration: 20 minutes

$53 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Beginner Whitewater Rafting on Historic Clear Creek

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Downstream Adventures, Idaho Springs, ColoradoWe ask that guest arrive at our location 15 minutes before the scheduled trip time to allow for check-in. After checking in, guests will meet their guides who will begin preparing them for the journey to come. Guests will receive the necessary equipment and receive a lesson in basic river safety. Next, they will load onto the shuttle vehicle and begin the short ride to the creekside put-in.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Downstream Adventures, Idaho Springs, ColoradoGuests will begin their journey at the exact location where George Jackson discovered gold in January of 1859, kicking of the Colorado Gold Rush. Before entering these cool mountain waters, guests will receive instruction from their guide on the proper use of the equipment. Next, guests and guides will embark on an exciting journey through Clear Creek Canyon, tackling many beginner-friendly rapids along the way. In addition to safely steering the boat, guides will point out several interesting historical sites.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Downstream Adventures, Idaho Springs, ColoradoAfter cruising through several miles of family-friendly whitewater, guests will reach the take out where our shuttle will be waiting to bring them back to the outpost (but not before the ceremonial group high five). Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Downstream Adventures, Idaho Springs, ColoradoGuests will return to our outpost where they will have the opportunity to purchase photos of their excursion, shop for a souvenir, or get recommendation from their guide for other local activities and restaurants.Duration: 20 minutes

$79.50 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Advanced Whitewater Rafting in Clear Creek Canyon near Denver

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Downstream Adventures, Idaho Springs, ColoradoGuests will meet at our outpost where they will be prepared for their trip. We will provide transportation to and from Clear Creek. The trip will end back at our outpost location.Duration: 3 hours

$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.