White water rafting is, unfortunately, an activity that isn’t available year-round. And, even though our preferred Clear Creek River is not yet available, there are other rivers that are already starting their rafting season this year. The official beginning of rafting season will be early May, as most of the snow will have melted by then and the water’s levels will have increased considerably.

Clear Creek River Rafting status

The current water levels of the Clear Creek river are not high enough to raft. Our rafting season is dependant upon the amount of snow the Skii Areas are skiing on. We are located 20 miles east of Loveland Ski Area and the Continental Divide. When the snow starts melting at Loveland Ski area it takes approximately 24 hours to come down Clear Creek to Lawson where we are located. The rafting melt starts when temperatures are warmer longer than they are freezing. So, as you can see, we depend on Mother Nature, and every rafting season per year is different. Mile hi rafting

Rafting Available in Arkansas River

The Arkansas River is the most popular rafting river in America, and one of the main reasons for that is its availability. This river is open for rafting as of April until Labor Day, and it is the only river to guarantee water for rafting June 15 through August 15. This river is located 3 hours from Denver. There is currently availability on The Arkansas River for the Royal Gorge, Big Horn Sheep Canyon, or Brown’s Canyon. Check our Rafting Trips to the Arkansas River.

Mile Hi Rafting Company, conveniently located  just 30 minutes from Denver, offers outdoor adventure for outdoor enthusiasts. We offer White Water Rafting tours, ATV + UTV tours,  full overnight camping excursions; and help you plan your perfect outdoor trip!



Mile Hi offers professionally guided ATV and UTV tours and camping excursions near Denver.  We provide all the gear for your adventures.  We have trips for any ability and adventure level!  Our pricing and location make it ideal for day trips and vacations.  Kids are always welcome on any of our trips!  We pride ourselves in being flexible and will help you arrange any combination of options to create your own experience. Book your tour today!


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