Fun Summer Activities Near Clear Creek | Colorado
You’ve conquered the wild waters of Colorado’s Clear Creek and now you’re looking for more fun summer activities! Lucky for you, Idaho Springs is packed full of family attractions, breathtaking views and delicious food. Head out on a rafting trip with Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting and find dozens of fun summer activities after!
Local Hikes and a Historic Downtown
You will experience the most scenic parts of The Centennial State after rafting Clear Creek, but there is still more to see. Stunning hikes and alluring mountains hold the true beauty of Colorado for many visitors. With a handful of locations to pick from, weave your way through towering pines in the Mount Evans Wilderness or take a quick yet steep hike up to St. Mary’s Glacier where you can catch some mid-summer snowboarding!
Hiking not your cup of tea? Take a trip to Historic Downtown Idaho Springs, founded in 1859 by gold-mining prospectors. Stroll through the quaint, whimsical shops and delicious eateries while you take in the nostalgic scenery of this charming town.
Learn more about this enticing town by asking Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting guides for their favorite spots. Experience the history first hand by taking a tour of the famous Idaho Springs’ Phoenix Gold Mine. This is undeniably a fan favorite for visitors and locals in the area! Grab your friends and family to jump back in time and pan for gold! Treasures you find are yours to keep so take home a little bit of Colorado Gold for yourself!
To top off your day of exciting activities, head over to the Frozen Fire Rink where it’s never to hot to go skating! The Frozen Fire Rink offers skating on synthetic ice and bumper cars. Regardless of when you go, you’ll have loads of fun!
Local Eats and Sips
The perfect way to wrap up your day of fun summer activities is by grabbing some grub or drinks at one of our local restaurants. Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting is pleased to carry some great coupons for the restaurants in our area. Stop by the front desk and pick up some discounts!
Looking for some spice? Stop by El Azteca for authentic Mexican cuisine! Between their carne asade tacos and loaded fajitas, you are sure to find a delicious meal for all!
Whitewater rafting and Beau Jos is the perfect combination. Burn a ton of calories and refuel with the heartiest mountain pie known to man. Come hungry, leave feeling stuffed and happy. If barbecue is more your speed, make sure to try Smokin Yard’s BBQ on your way out of town. Grab a pulled pork sandwich, smoked ribs or a whole chicken!
Finally, finish off your day of fun summer activities with a sip of cider from Clear Creek Cidery. Enjoy the crisp, refreshing flavors of their cider on tap or by the bottle. Enjoy a wide variety of over 20 flavors bound to delight your taste buds!
A world full of adventure is here! The wild waters of Clear Creek paired with delicious food and drink is the perfect combination for a day in the mountains. Book your rafting trip with www.gorafting.co to get your Idaho Springs’ summer activities started!