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Colorado whitewater, Boulder Creek

Boulder county, Eben G Fine Park to CU Greenhouse section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     3 miles
  The Eben G Fine Park to CU Greenhouse section of Boulder Creek in Colorado is 3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. The nature scenery of Colorado and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in is not too far from Boulder, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are plenty of other stretches
    in this river system that can be paddled as well. This section is quite short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great
reasons to come. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. There's camping available near Boulder Creek. Whitewater paddling here in the Front Range is a great experience. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Colorado is often more difficult than elsewhere, so don't forget that a  
lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike along the Green Mountain Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. You might want to pay a visit to Bluebell Canyon if you're here at Boulder Creek. Have a splendid hiking adventure along the Saddle Rock Trail; lots of people from Boulder come here. This river is so good. No need to travel far to have a look at exciting stuff like Flagstaff Memorial It's always fine to explore Ute Spring. What would a site like Boulder Creek be without out of the ordinary close by characteristics like Echo Rock.

Boulder Creek, Eben G Fine Park to CU Greenhouse 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, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Eben G Fine Park to CU Greenhouse)
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+ - 0.75 miles long (Eldorado Canyon)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 6 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 7.2 miles long (Gross Mountain Reservoir to Eldorado State Park)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Mile Marker 32 to Blue Bridge)
Left Hand Creek, Boulder County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Intersection of 81rd and 94rd to Buckingham Park)
Boulder Creek - North, Boulder County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.25 miles long (Switzerland Park to Boulder Falls)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.6 miles long (Pinecliffe to Gross Mountain Reservoir)
Saint Vrain Creek - South, Boulder County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Confluence to 1 in 5 Rapid)
Saint Vrain Creek - North, Boulder County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (CR 80 to Lyons)
 Ski Areas Near Boulder Creek:
Eldora, Colorado , 22 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 34 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 43 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 45 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 46 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 52 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 60 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 66 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Vail, Colorado , 78 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 79 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Marinas Near Boulder Creek:
Boulder Reservoir Marina, Boulder , 4 miles away
Carter Lake Marina, Loveland , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Boulder Creek:
Boulder University Inn, Boulder , 0 miles away
St Julien Hotel And Spa, Boulder , 0 miles away
Hotel Boulderado, Boulder , 0 miles away
Alps Boulder Canyon Inn, Boulder , 1 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Boulder Creek, Boulder , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Boulder Creek:
Lefthand Canyon, Boulder, 6 miles away
Gross Reservoir Dispersed, Pinecliffe, 7 miles away
Winiger Ridge, Pinecliffe, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Boulder Creek:
Saddle Rock Trail, Boulder , 1 miles away
Green Mountain Trail, Boulder , 2 miles away
Mesa Trail, Boulder , 3 miles away
Bear Peak Trail, Boulder , 3 miles away
Bolling Gulch Trail, Gilpin , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Boulder Creek:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 24 miles away
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant - CO , 59 miles away
Eldorado State Park, Colorado , 5 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado , 11 miles away
Barbour Ponds State Park, Colorado , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Boulder Creek:
Access Golf, Boulder , 1 miles away
Flatirons Golf Course, Boulder , 4 miles away
Haystack Mountain Golf Course & Driving Range, Niwot , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Boulder Creek
Baseline Reservoir, Boulder , 5 miles away
Harper Lake, Boulder , 8 miles away
Beaver Reservoir, Boulder , 18 miles away

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