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Colorado whitewater, Boulder Creek - South

Boulder county, Rollinsville to Pinecliffe section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     6 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Boulder, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The natural beauty of Boulder County and the water flowing gracefully down Boulder Creek - South will make you feel great. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Colorado you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. Great
    exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Rollinsville to
Pinecliffe stretch is just one of many. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The beauty of the Front Range is a great plus for this river. The Rollinsville  
to Pinecliffe section of Boulder Creek - South is 6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV section.

Briefly about the general area:
Burns Gulch is a perfect place to spend some time at; the Mount Thorodin Trail is a great hiking trail nearby. These mountains rock, just explore all the enjoyable things to do in the Front Range. There's no such thing as a bad day of skiing at nearby Eldora; since you're here you will meet lots of people from nearby Rollinsville. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. A tour to Boulder Creek - South wouldn’t be complete without a tour to nearby Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

Boulder Creek - South, Rollinsville to Pinecliffe 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 - South.
 Whitewater Near Boulder Creek - South:
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.6 miles long (Pinecliffe to Gross Mountain Reservoir)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Rollinsville to Pinecliffe)
Jasper Creek, Boulder County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (to Boulder Creek)
Boulder Creek - North, Boulder County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.25 miles long (Switzerland Park to Boulder Falls)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Mile Marker 32 to Blue Bridge)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 8 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 7.2 miles long (Gross Mountain Reservoir to Eldorado State Park)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Blue Bridge to Eben G Fine Park)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Gun Shy to Jasper Creek)
Left Hand Creek, Boulder County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Intersection of 81rd and 94rd to Buckingham Park)
Saint Vrain Creek - South, Boulder County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.5 miles long (Ceran St. Vrain Trailhead to Confluence)
 Ski Areas Near Boulder Creek - South:
Eldora, Colorado , 8 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 21 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 31 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 32 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 33 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 38 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 47 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 52 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Vail, Colorado , 64 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 65 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Marinas Near Boulder Creek - South:
Boulder Reservoir Marina, Boulder , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Boulder Creek - South:
1st Inn Nederland, Nederland , 4 miles away
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk, Black Hawk , 7 miles away
Miners Pick Bed And Breakfast, Idaho Springs , 10 miles away
Alps Boulder Canyon Inn, Boulder , 11 miles away
Colorado Chautauqua, Boulder , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Boulder Creek - South:
Kelly Dahl, Boulder, 2 miles away
Reverends Ridge Campground, Gilpin County, 3 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park - Reverend Ridge Camp Ground, Rollinsville, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Boulder Creek - South:
Bolling Gulch Trail, Gilpin , 3 miles away
Mount Thorodin Trail, Gilpin , 5 miles away
Switzerland Trail, Boulder , 6 miles away
Rainbow Lakes Trail, Boulder , 9 miles away
Sourdough Trail, Boulder , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Boulder Creek - South:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 23 miles away
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant - CO , 57 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado , 6 miles away
Eldorado State Park, Colorado , 10 miles away
Chatfield Lake State Recreation Area, Colorado , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Boulder Creek - South:
Access Golf, Boulder , 14 miles away
Hiwan Golf Club, Evergreen , 16 miles away
Flatirons Golf Course, Boulder , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Boulder Creek - South
Left Hand Reservoir, Boulder , 10 miles away
Beaver Reservoir, Boulder , 11 miles away
Yankee Doodle Lake, Boulder , 13 miles away

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