Things to do in Clear Creek County

Our most recommended things to do in Clear Creek County

From Denver: Red Rocks, Evergreen, and Echo Lake Tour

1. From Denver: Red Rocks, Evergreen, and Echo Lake Tour

Discover the magic of Colorado's natural scenery on a guided tour through mountains, canyons, rock formations, and lakes. Take a break from the big city and dive into the wonders of the iconic Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, the quaint town of Evergreen, and the pristine Echo Lake. Just a short drive out of the city, you'll come across an outstanding variety of untouched landscapes. Visit Red Rocks Park and see the famous amphitheater carved into the rocks. Then, drive into the mountains via Bear Creek Canyon and see many of the Denver Mountain Parks. Browse the shops or enjoy a quick drink in the small mountainous town of Evergreen. Witness beautiful hilltop views by climbing up a mountain pass to Echo Lake. Stroll around this incredible glacial lake sitting at 10,600 feet high and have a great chance to observe local wildlife.

Denver: Middle Clear Creek Beginners Whitewater Rafting

2. Denver: Middle Clear Creek Beginners Whitewater Rafting

Hungry for adrenaline-filled fun? Take on the Clear Creek in Denver for a beginners level whitewater rafting experience. Go through a safety talk with your guides before setting off into the beautiful canyon and make a splash as your crew paddle downstream. Make your way to the rafting center and meet your awesome crew for the day. Enjoy a short safety briefing and study the route you'll be taking down the middle Clear Creek rapids before getting wetsuited up and into the water. Encounter several continuous class I-II rapids and let the water carry you over the edge as you paddle to keep your raft straight. Lean into the thrill as you crash down Initiation Falls, Castle Falls, Mister Twister, Hightop, Speed Limit 55, and Mountain Lion. All the while immerse yourself in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains and admire the picturesque landscape surrounding you. Keep an eye out between the splashes for wildlife that makes its home in the canyon. Reach the bottom of the Creek and spend time celebrating with your crew and exchanging stories, realising that your adventure into whitewater rafting has only just begun.

From Denver: Red Rocks and Mount Evans Guided Day-Trip

3. From Denver: Red Rocks and Mount Evans Guided Day-Trip

Embark on a memorable trip outside of Denver to the wilderness of Mount Evans on this day-trip. See the world from the top of the mountain and enjoy scenic stops at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, Echo Lake, and Idaho Springs. See the Red Rocks Amphitheater, built in a red sandstone rock formation and one of the most beautiful music venues in the United States. Next, head to Echo Lake, filled with its crisp mountain waters and surrounded by evergreen trees. Continue all the way to the summit, along the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. Take some spectacular pictures from the top of one of the tallest mountains in the Rockies and be on the lookout for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and mountain goats making their way around. On your way back to Denver, check out some local history in the city of Idaho Springs. In 1859, prospectors discovered gold at this location where the Chicago Creek meets Clear Creek.

Denver: Upper Clear Creek Intermediate Whitewater Rafting

4. Denver: Upper Clear Creek Intermediate Whitewater Rafting

Admire breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains on an advanced whitewater rafting experience in Denver's Clear Creek. Go through a safety talk with your guides before setting off into the beautiful canyon and crashing down the twisting sections of the river with the adrenaline in full flow. Make your way to the rafting center and meet your awesome crew for the day. Enjoy a short safety briefing and study the route you'll be taking down the upper Clear Creek rapids before getting geared up and into the water. Cascade past idyllic canyon scenes and immerse yourself in this 8-mile section of thrill-inducing class III - class IV rapids. Paddle furiously with your hardworking crew to power along the Creek and reach the next drop. Travel past the remains of the historic gold rush in Argo Mill, which used to have the longest tunnel in the world, and keep an eye out for wildlife in the backdrop of the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. Reach and conquer tough rapids sections like Phoenix, Deliverance, Outer Limits, Nomad, and Fall River for an unforgettable dance with nature. Make it to the bottom of the Creek and spend time celebrating with your crew, wondering what challenge is next.

Boulder: Vail and Breckenridge Smartphone Audio Tour

5. Boulder: Vail and Breckenridge Smartphone Audio Tour

Make your drive come alive on this self-guided driving tour along Highway 93 and I-70 connecting Boulder, Vail, and Breckenridge. Simply download your personal audio guide and tour to get started on this scenic route in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Your audio guide will point out must-see parks, historical sites, recreation areas, and more. Let your audio guide transform your scenic drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure as you learn about some of the cities and small towns along your route. Pass Boulder, Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Silverthorne, Frisco, Breckenridge, Vail, and more. Explore the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge, the Colorado Railroad Museum, the National Earthquake Information Centre, the Walking Mountains Nature Center, and the Georgetown Loop Railroad, with attractions and special events all throughout the year. Take time to see the sights at your leisure and feel free to take the tour in either direction. See Genesee Park, Clear Creek County, Arapaho National Forest, Loveland Pass, White River National Forest, and the awe-inspiring Eisenhower Tunnel. Listen as your guide points out North Table Mountain, Twin Peaks, the Dillon Reservoir, Copper Mountain, Vail Pass, Shrine Pass, and Arapaho Basin, where you can get a breathtaking view of the Continental Divide.

Denver: Lower Clear Creek Advanced Whitewater Rafting

6. Denver: Lower Clear Creek Advanced Whitewater Rafting

Head to the Clear Creek in Denver and prove your skills on an advanced level whitewater rafting adventure. Go through a safety talk with your guides before setting off into the beautiful canyon. Crash through Double Knife and the Terminator and discover the relics of the gold rush. Make your way to the rafting center and meet your awesome crew for the day. Enjoy a short safety briefing and study the route you'll be taking down the lower Clear Creek rapids before getting geared up and into the water. Start out paddling through this 10-mile stretch of raging water, one of the most demanding in the country at high flows and still fast-paced and challenging at lower flows. Feel the adrenaline pumping through your body as you battle the class IV-V rapids. Travel past the remains of the historic gold rush in Argo Mill, which used to have the longest tunnel in the world, and keep an eye out for wildlife in the backdrop of the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. Immerse yourself in the thrill of the ride as you lose track of time, meeting face to face with intense rapids like Double Knife, Terminator, Corkscrew, and Hell's Corner. Make it to the bottom of the Creek and spend time celebrating with your crew, wondering what challenge is next.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 18 reviews

RedRock was one of the main spots for this tour. They close early when the concert is held that later day. We were able to get in just in time before they block us to enter was lucky, with the tour van arriving and leaving earlier than planned was good. If you are in the same situation go to the visitor center so that you can see what the actual structure looked like if you were able to step down to the stage. Indeed I learned that Corolad is a ROCKY state!

My group of 4 had a wonderful time. Our guide Luke was awesome! He kept us informed & entertained. The trip was well worth the time & money. Cool& refreshing!!!

We have made this trip probably dozens of times. First time with tour. Learned quite a bit. Wondered why other things were excluded. Definitely recommend!

I had an amazing time. The whole team was very experienced. Took safety seriously. I enjoyed my time and will definitely pick the same company again.