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Colorado whitewater, Boulder Creek

Boulder county, Mile Marker 32 to Blue Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V(V+)     2 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Colorado and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. This stretch of Boulder Creek in Boulder County is 2 miles long and is a class IV-V(V+) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Mile Marker 32 to Blue Bridge section is just one of them. The campgrounds here at Boulder Creek are pretty good. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have
    to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling
places. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Colorado tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. This is a pretty short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The put-in location is a short drive from Boulder, as you can see on the road map further down. The wild scenery of the Front Range is  
great. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Boulder Falls, and Forsythe Rock is an attention-grabbing site to visit while at Boulder Creek. Yep, outdoors entertaining things truly is bountiful here in the Front Range. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Green Mountain Trail, and skiing at Eldora is one of those things you just must do. This is such a wonderful river. Here at Boulder Creek you'll in all probability meet some people from Jamestown, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Boulder Creek; Bolling Gulch Trail is a tremendous local trail.

Boulder Creek, Mile Marker 32 to Blue Bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Boulder Creek.
 Whitewater Near Boulder Creek:
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Mile Marker 32 to Blue Bridge)
Boulder Creek - North, Boulder County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.25 miles long (Switzerland Park to Boulder Falls)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Blue Bridge to Eben G Fine Park)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.6 miles long (Pinecliffe to Gross Mountain Reservoir)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 5 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 7.2 miles long (Gross Mountain Reservoir to Eldorado State Park)
Left Hand Creek, Boulder County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Intersection of 81rd and 94rd to Buckingham Park)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Eben G Fine Park to CU Greenhouse)
Jasper Creek, Boulder County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (to Boulder Creek)
Saint Vrain Creek - South, Boulder County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.5 miles long (Ceran St. Vrain Trailhead to Confluence)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (Eldorado Canyon)
 Ski Areas Near Boulder Creek:
Eldora, Colorado , 13 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 26 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 35 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 38 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 38 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 44 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 53 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 58 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Vail, Colorado , 70 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 71 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Marinas Near Boulder Creek:
Boulder Reservoir Marina, Boulder , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Boulder Creek:
Alps Boulder Canyon Inn, Boulder , 5 miles away
1st Inn Nederland, Nederland , 8 miles away
Colorado Chautauqua, Boulder , 8 miles away
St Julien Hotel And Spa, Boulder , 8 miles away
Hotel Boulderado, Boulder , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Boulder Creek:
Winiger Ridge, Pinecliffe, 2 miles away
Gross Reservoir Dispersed, Pinecliffe, 3 miles away
Gordon Gulch, Nederland, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Boulder Creek:
Bolling Gulch Trail, Gilpin , 6 miles away
Green Mountain Trail, Boulder , 6 miles away
Bear Peak Trail, Boulder , 7 miles away
Saddle Rock Trail, Boulder , 7 miles away
Ceran Vrain Trail, Boulder , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Boulder Creek:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 21 miles away
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant - CO , 60 miles away
Eldorado State Park, Colorado , 7 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado , 7 miles away
Barbour Ponds State Park, Colorado , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Boulder Creek:
Access Golf, Boulder , 9 miles away
Flatirons Golf Course, Boulder , 12 miles away
Haystack Mountain Golf Course & Driving Range, Niwot , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Boulder Creek
Beaver Reservoir, Boulder , 10 miles away
Left Hand Reservoir, Boulder , 12 miles away
Baseline Reservoir, Boulder , 13 miles away

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