Tubing in Golden, CO-Clear Creek Whitewater Tubing

Adventure West’s Tube Rental Stand- Tubing in Golden, CO

Tube/shuttle package saves you 2 1/2 miles of walking with your tube!

Adventure West Storefront

Daily Tube Rental (No Shuttle)- Open 7 Days

  • Includes commercial grade river tube with complimentary lifejacket and helmet.
  • Tubing tips and safety talk.
  • Walk along the picturesque Clear Creek path with your tube through historic Golden to a variety of put-ins and then float back to Adventure West’s tube stand located right by the takeout in Vanover Park
  • Customers generally tube for 2-3 hours; a single trip that includes walking to the furthest put-in (at Route 6 bridge in Golden) and floating back to our take-out takes about 1 hour.

Whitewater Tubing in Golden, CO on the Clear Creek.

Note: This location opens early season (June-Early July) for adults who are strong swimmers and then gradually to all adults, teens, and children as the flow rate drops throughout the summer. No non-swimmers.

Tubing in Golden, CO is an exciting whitewater adventure! You get 2 shuttle rides saving you 2 1/2 miles of walking to the put-in. If you enjoy exercise, opt for our tube rental and walk to the put-ins. Either way, the tube is yours from the time you pick up ’till 6pm! 

Golden opens gradually for different age groups for safety. In June and early July, we open for adults who are strong swimmers comfortable in swift water.  Gradually, as the flow rate drops, we opens for teens, and then later for older children with their parents. We message the current age recommendations on our website throughout the summer.

OUR TUBES ARE ONLY FOR USE IN THE CITY OF GOLDEN ON THE CLEAR CREEK DURING THE SUMMER SEASON WHEN WE ARE OPEN.  FOR YOUR SAFETY, DO NOT TAKE OUR TUBES PAST GATEWAY TRAILHEAD INTO THE CANYON OR TO TUNNEL 1.

Tube w/Shuttle- Open 7 Days

  • Two shuttle trips to Gateway Trailhead along the Clear Creek. Whitewater tubing is different each time you float down so most people do two runs.
  • Commercial grade river tube with complimentary lifejacket and helmet
  • Tubing tips and safety talk

Daily Tube Rental (No Shuttle)- Open 7 Days

  • Includes commercial grade river tube with complimentary lifejacket and helmet.
  • Tubing tips and safety talk.
  • Walk along the picturesque Clear Creek path with your tube through historic Golden to a variety of put-ins and then float back to Adventure West’s tube stand located right by the takeout in Vanover Park
  • Customers generally tube for 2-3 hours; a single trip that includes walking to the furthest put-in (at Route 6 bridge in Golden) and floating back to our take-out takes about 1 hour

 

Tube/Shuttle Package Pricing

*Double tubes are first come, first served. Please book 2 tickets and request a double on arrival. Book online to guarantee your tube and shuttle time. Holidays priced at weekend rate.

Tube w/Shuttle (Incl. 2 shuttle rides)  Tube w/Shuttle (Incl. 2 shuttle rides)
               Mon-Th                    $36 (Book Online)       $38 Walk-up 

                 Fri-Sun                            38 (Book Online)          $40 Walk-up

**Reservations guarentee your tube on busy weekends.

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Tube Rental Pricing- Walk to Put-ins
Tube Pro TubeDouble Tube
                 Mon-Thu $21 (Book Online)                             $23 Walk-Up

        Fri-Sun    $23 Online or $25 Walk-up Reservations guarentee your tube on busy weekends.

*Double tubes are first come, first served. Please book 2 tickets and request a double on arrival. Holidays priced at weekend rate.

Tubing in Golden, CO- Planning Your Trip:

  • ONLINE RESERVATIONS GUARENTEE YOU A TUBE AND SPEEDS CHECK-IN.
  • Participants must be able to swim. All minors (17 years and younger) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to co-sign liability waiver.
  • Our tubes are for use within Golden City limits on the Clear Creek where it is safe for tubing during the summer season when we are open. Do not put-in past Gateway Trailhead/Route 6 bridge. NO CANYON, NO TUNNEL 1 as there is risk of serious injury or death up there.
  • Shoes required (no flip-flops)– we have high quality surf booties for rent for $5 or water shoes for sale as well.
  • Wear your bathing suit. Adventure West has tubing gear available for purchase for reasonable prices.
  • River flow rate and whitewater rapids change throughout the season. For your safety, we rent to adults when the Clear Creek is running below 650 cfs. For minors, we post the recommended ages at different water levels. Not ever recommended for children under 5. Click here for current flow rate.
  • No alcohol allowed on the river per park rules. There are many breweries and restaurants within walking distance of Adventure West’s tube stand for your post-float fiesta! 
  • Check Golden weather report for floating conditions. Generally open rain or shine.
  • Golden Colorado Logo check out all the great restaurants and activites in Golden, Colorado.

Tubing in Golden, CO- Policies:

  • We reserve the right not to rent a tube to anyone who is intoxicated.
  • The City of Golden is now requiring life jackets for all tubers.
  • Our tubes are for use within Golden City limits on the Clear Creek where it is safe for tubing  during the summer season when we are open. Do not put-in past Gateway Trailhead/Route 6 bridge. NO CANYON, NO TUNNEL 1 as there is risk of serious injury or death up there.
  • Cancellation Policy: We require 48 hours notice to cancel your trip. For groups of 6 or more, we require 72 hours notice.
  • All participants must sign our waiver and all minors (17 or under) must have a liability waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian at check-in.
  • Photo ID is required to rent. You will be charged the full retail amount of any significantly damaged, destroyed, or lost equipment.
  • We want you to have the most memorable and enjoyable experience on the river! That being said, we also want you to be SAFE. In order to do this we ask that you abide by the City of Golden Parks and Recreation Rules https://www.cityofgolden.net/media/ParkUseGuidelines.pdf

Tubing in Golden, CO- How to Get Here:

Adventure West’s e-bike and river tube rental stand is located in the rear of 423 10th Street (corner of East and 10th Streets) in Golden, CO along the Clear Creek Bike Trail. Very limited parking on premises. Public lots and on-street parking available across 10th Street and at the end of Archer Street.

Summer- Open Daily 10am – 6pm 

720-722-1645