This is the best half day mountain tour to get out of Denver and see the mountains without spending an entire day touring. These small group tours are designed to get you out to See, Learn and Explore not just drive past. This tour really highlights the best of our Denver mountain Park system. Visit Red Rocks Park and amphitheater, then travel up into the mountains via Bear Creek Canyon to the quaint mountain town of Evergreen. Browse the local shops or enjoy a quick drink in the Saloon, winery or local coffee shop. Witness beautiful Rocky Mountain vistas while climbing over Squaw Pass to Echo Lake at 10,600 ft .. Stroll around this beautiful glacial lake that sits at the base of 14,259 foot Mt. Evans and enjoy the mountain scenery. Travel by historic Genesee Mountain Park while viewing herds of Buffalo and Elk on your way back into Denver. *Wildlife viewing not guaranteed.
• 5 hours
Tour the Mighty ARGO Gold Mill & Tunnel. Learn about Rocky Mountain Gold Rush history, explore our gold mine and mill. Get a free panning lesson at the end of your tour!
• 1.25 hours
Clear Creek Canyon is unique in the quantity and quality of its rapids. It has more rapids than nearly any other commercially run stretch of whitewater in the nation. It is also free-flowing, meaning that the water levels change throughout the season, offering a variety of experiences. In addition to world-class rafting, it is also the home of the 1859 Gold Rush. Gold is still found in the creek by intrepid miners using pans and dredges. Guests will pass many sites of historical significance related to the Gold Rush while rafting on Clear Creek. Clear Creek is also conveniently located nearby Denver and other surrounding resorts, making it the perfect day-trip excursion.
• 3 hours
Middle Clear Creek is one of the greatest beginner rafting runs in the nation. With numerous rapids and historical significance, it is hard to deny the value. Although Clear Creek holds more rapids than most any other run in the US, the rapids of our Middle section are straight-forward and perfect for families with children or anyone else looking for something a bit easier. Rafters will also catch glimpses of Colorado's rich gold mining history and maybe even a miner or two as they splash down this unique stretch of whitewater.
• 3 hours
Not for the faint of heart, this is one of the most technical and continuous sections of whitewater in the nation. Sections of this run plummet at a rate of over 100 feet per mile. Teamwork and the ability to follow instructions are key to success on this run. Guides will instruct guests how to follow on-water commands and how to stay safe in adverse situations. Swimming skills, although they may not be used, are a must when traveling on this section of Clear Creek.
• 3 hours
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!
• 5 hours
A Via Ferrata, which means “iron way” in Italian, is a method of mountaineering & rock climbing that’s been used in Europe for centuries. Via Ferrata courses use a combination of ladders, rungs, rails, cables and bridges to aid in moving across and up a cliff face. The Iron Way in Idaho Springs is an assisted rock climbing guided tour where guests clip into cables that run along the side of a cliff. They then move along a designated path of iron rungs and bridges to move across, and along the way they will be required to clip in and out of the cable to progress through the course. This is made possible through an advanced internal locking system in the carabiners. Each guest will have 2 carabiners connected to bungee-style lanyards on their harness. The internal locking system makes it impossible to clip out of both at the same time, insuring that climbers are connected to the cable of the course at all times.
• 3 hours
Consistent rapids will keep your attention the entire trip. After a fun warm-up section of unnamed class III rapids, you will drop into Nomad rapid then immediately finding yourself in Fall River rapid. More continuous class III rapids lead you to the 1/4 mile long Phoenix rapid followed immediately by Deliverance hoping you stay in the boat. This section of Clear Creek offers plenty of opportunities for whitewater surfing and then the final rapid, Outer Limits, followed by a fun scenic section through the town of Idaho Springs. This trip is for people looking for excitement and adventure and will keep your attention the entire time.
• 2.5 hours
This is a great family adventure! This trip offers 10 fun rapids, including Castle Falls, Mountain Lion and Mr. Twister. This section of Clear Creek keeps you moving from start to finish with almost no slack water. Floating through the historic mining town of Idaho Springs, you will float past the Argo Gold Mine & Mill as well as the Charlie Taylor waterwheel and often times you can spot Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep roaming the cliff sides. This is a great Colorado Whitewater Rafting experience.
• 2.5 hours
Join us on a magnificent day trip to Mount Evans tour from Denver. Located only 60 miles west of Denver, The Summit is accessible by the highest paved road in North America. Standing at 14,271 feet, it is considered one of the most prominent mountains in the front range of the Rocky Mountains. See rocky mountain bighorn sheep, mountain goats, marmots, birds and alpine wildflowers, all the while taking in the spectacular views of distant mountain peaks, alpine lakes and glacier valley.
• 8 hours