Mile Hi Rafting runs whitewater rafting adventures on Clear Creek and the Arkansas Rivers. All raft trips include use of wet suit, splash jacket, helmet, and a PFD. Booties are available for a $3 fee. A professional Guide is on each raft.
The Clear Creek River, the steepest raftable river in Colorado, has an average gradient of 67 feet per mile, and over
100 feet per mile on the advanced sections of the stream. This translates to more rapids per mile.
This steep, narrow and technical river winds through the historic mining valley of Idaho Springs.
This relatively small stream offers trips for fun loving beginners, adventurous intermediate rafters
and the adrenaline junkie. The river is open for rafting from May through July and some years August.
This area boasts beautiful mountain scenery, with an abundance of wildlife.
You can see muskrat, beaver, deer, bighorn sheep, and even an occasional Eagle.
The first major gold strike in Colorado was on January 7, 1859, in Idaho Springs by George Jackson.
The gold strike brought many miners to the area, all in search of gold. Today, many flock to Idaho
Springs and the surrounding area for many recreational activities as Clear Creek County is 80% Public Lands or National Forrest.
The Arkansas River is the most popular rafting river in America! From its headwaters at the historic mining area
around Leadville, Colorado; through scenic mountain towns like Buena Vista and Salida, Colorado; to the
breathtaking Royal Gorge and beyond... Colorado's Arkansas River has some of the nation's most exciting
whitewater and amazing mountain views. The Arkansas is open for rafting from April until Labor Day and is the
only river in Colorado that guarantees water for rafting June 15 until August 15.
The mountain towns and wilderness areas that lie in and surround the Arkansas River valley are full
of excellent recreation opportunities. Besides rafting, kayaking and canoeing, take advantage
of the area's fishing, hiking, mountain biking, mountain climbing, ghost towns and historic areas.
RESERVATIONS: Reservations are recommended to guarantee your date and time. A Credit Card is required to secure your reservation. Cancellations will be accepted 48 hours prior to your trip.
Your reservation is for a specific time, if arriving with less than the reserved number, or you fail to cancel, your credit card will be charged for the full reservation. We do not overbook. Walk-ins are welcome on a space available basis. All participants must sign a liability waiver.