Summer & Fall Activities: May - October

Experience the best of Colorado Rocky Mountain adventure (recently listed as one of the Top 15 Things to Do in Idaho Springs)! We have plenty of activities for young adventurers, families, corporate groups, retreats, camp groups, couples, and those who want to experience the great outdoors together! Raft, Climb, Zip, Fish, and ATV!

*Walk-ins for activities are accepted (availability may vary). We ask that guests arrive at least 30 minutes before activity start times to avoid traffic.

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Come raft with us on Clear Creek -rated one of the Top 7 Places to Raft in Colorado! Rafting season usually only lasts a month or two, so get in and paddle while the waves are still rolling.  

Age Limits: At least 5+ years old for Beginner, 12+ years old for Beginner-Intermediate, 16+ years old for Intermediate-Advanced 

Start Times: 9am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm 

Duration: 2-3 Hours

Price Per Person:

  • Beginner: $59
  • Intermediate: $69
  • Advanced: $79

4 Person Minimum Required to Book unless you join a pre-existing trip 

*Starting August as the water starts to run lower on Clear Creek the Intermediate will change to either a Beginner-Intermediate or Intermediate Advanced.

Wet Suit and Booties are Included

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Drive the Rockies

Runs May 17th – December

Experience the thrill of treking through the mountains in a new 2023 Polaris Sportman 1-Seater ATV with friends and family! Choose between a 1 or 2 hour tour through the Rocky Mountains.

Age Limit: Drivers must be at least 18+ years old with a valid driver’s license

Start Times: 9am, 1pm, *4pm (1 or 2 Hour Tour Options Only)

Max: 14 ATVs Available per Start Time

ATV Tour for DRIVER-ONLY (Single):
    • 1 Hour: $145
    • 2 Hour: $195 
    • 3 Hour: $229

*Price includes insurance coverage per vehicle 

TERRAIN: The switchbacks to get up the mountain are ROCKY. There are large boulders and you will be guided on how to maneuver around them. There are also some sections that get close to the edge of a cliffside. Once you get to the top of the mountain it opens up to more flat terrain with mud puddles in some sections. The trail can be dusty so we recommend wearing sunglasses for protection. *In winter the road also becomes icy and is more of an intermediate ATV trip. 

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Drive the Rockies

Runs May 17th – December

Experience the thrill of treking through the mountains in a new 2023 Polaris Razor XP1000 with friends and family! Choose between a 1 or 2 hour guide trip on a nearby mountain trail.  

Polaris RZR Tour: 4 People Per Vehicle (1 Driver, 3 Riders)

Age Limit:

  • Drivers: Must be at least 18+ years old with a valid driver’s license 
  • Riders: Dependent on Size (Must be able to sit upright in seat with feet touching the floor) 

Start Times: 9am, 1pm, or *4pm (1 or 2 Hour Tour Options Only)

Max: 5 RZRs Available per Start Time

Price Per RZR (1 Driver, 3 Riders):
    • 1 Hour: $345
    • 2 Hour: $425
    • 3 Hour: $495

*Price Includes Insurance Coverage Per Vehicle

Take a guided mountain climb on our Via Ferrata, then traverse over to the Zipline platform and soar down from above! Choose between the Beginner or Intermediate Option. 

Age Limit: 12+ Years Old

Start Times: 8:30am, 11:30am, *2:30pm

Duration: 2 – 3 hours

*We encourage bookings for earlier in the day because there can be intermittent afternoon thunderstorms -we do not refund due to weather

Price Per Person: 

  • Beginner Via-Zip: $149 
  • Intermediate Via-Zip: $159

*2 Person Minimum Required to Book

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Take an advanced climb and hike up the mountain on the Via Ferrata going over 1000 feet high! Then hike down the mountain and learn about the local gold mining history of the area!

Age Limit: 14+ Years Old

Start Time: 10am

Duration: 4-5 hours

Price Per Person: $319

Climb, Zip, and Raft all in one day! Take a guided climb on our Beginner Via Ferrata section then Zipline down from the mountains! Afterwards go on a Beginner whitewater rafting trip on nearby Clear Creek! 

Package Includes:

  • Beginner Via Ferrata Guided Mountain Climb and Ziplining

  • Beginner Whitewater Rafting 

Age Limit: 12+ Years Old

Start Times: 8:30am and 11:30am 

Duration: 4 to 5 hours 

Price Per Person: $219 

*2 Person Minimum Required to Book

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Beginner Fly Fishing or Spin Cast Fishing trips!

Ages: 5+ Years Old
Start Times: 9am, 12pm, 3pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Price: $99 per person
*Guests 16+ years old must have fishing licenses before time of trip.  (Fishing licenses can be purchased Online HERE)
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Advanced Fly Fishing or Spin Cast Fishing trips!

Ages: 5+ Years Old
Start Times: 9am, 12pm, 3pm
Price Per Person: 
  • 2 Hour: $99 
  • 4 Hour: $199 
*Guests 16+ years old must have fishing licenses before time of trip.  (Fishing licenses can be purchased Online HERE)

Available August -October

Experience a beautiful, leisurely whitewater rafting trip down the Upper Colorado River taking in the surrounding wilderness. 

Age Limit: 4+ Years Old (at least 40 lbs)

Rapids: Class I and II

Start Time: 9am-4pm (3 Hour drive time included)

*Lunch/Drinks are included with the trip 

Price Per Person: $119 

*Group Minimum of 6 to Book

*Note: Upper Colorado Rafting Float is NOT the same as active rafting on Clear Creek. Guests are shuttled to the put-in at the Pumphouse Campgrounds about 1 hour and 30 minutes from our adventure park. 

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Available August – October

Why just raft when you can Raft & Camp? Experience a 2 to 3 day journey down the Upper Colorado River while camping in the surrounding wilderness! Trips depart Day 1 at 9am and return around 1pm on the 2nd or 3rd day. 

Age Limit: 4+ Years old (at least 40+ lbs)

Start Time: 9am (1 Night or 2 Night option)

*Food/Drinks and Tents provided. Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. 

Price Per Person 

  • 1 Night /2 Day Trip: $299 
  • 2 Night/ 3 Day Trip: $399

*2 Person Minimum Required to Book

Have a fun adventure driving a Jeep on a guided tour through mountain trails! Trips leave from our park and there are serval trail options to choose from. Native Jeeps is hosted onsite at Lawson Adventure Park!

Age Limit for Drivers: 16+ years old with Valid Driver’s License

Duration: Half Day (3 Hours) or Full Day (6 Hours)

Price: $350 (Half Day) or $550 (Full Day)

Take a tour at one of the best gold mining sites in the area (located just 6 miles from our park!) The Phoenix mine started in 1870 and you can walk through history and see the evolution of the mining practice in one that has been operating for half a century. See exposed copper and gold and pan for gold yourself! Checkout our blog on what it was like to visit the Phoenix!