Clear Creek is located in the same old mining valley in the Colorado Rockies where Idaho Springs sits. The average gradient of Clear Creek is 67 feet per mile—it has white water rafting sections appropriate for all ages and abilities. Its proximity to Denver, Boulder, Summit County and Winter Park make this thrilling section of white water easily accessible. Many rafting trips originate from an outpost right in Idaho Springs! If you’ve never been rafting before, a day trip to Idaho Springs and a trip down Clear Creek can give you an affordable introduction into this family-friendly fun-filled activity.