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Colorado whitewater, Boulder Creek - South

Boulder county, Pinecliffe to Gross Mountain Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     2.6 miles
  If you're coming from Boulder it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The wild scenery of the Front Range is great. The Pinecliffe to Gross
    Mountain Reservoir section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. This section of Boulder Creek - South in Colorado is 2.6 miles long and has been rated as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. The beautiful
scenery of Boulder County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. This stretch is short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. You might  
have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
A trip to Golden Gate Canyon State Park when you're here at Boulder Creek - South is a great idea, and Eldora has good slopes and a friendly staff. You truly have to adore the Front Range. A tour to Eldorado State Park when you're here at Boulder Creek - South is never a bad idea; nearby you locate the Mount Thorodin Trail which is a good hiking trail. This is a really good river.

Boulder Creek - South, Pinecliffe to Gross Mountain Reservoir 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(V+) - 7.2 miles long (Gross Mountain Reservoir to Eldorado State Park)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Mile Marker 32 to Blue Bridge)
Boulder Creek - North, Boulder County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.25 miles long (Switzerland Park to Boulder Falls)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Blue Bridge to Eben G Fine Park)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (Eldorado Canyon)
Jasper Creek, Boulder County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (to Boulder Creek)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Eben G Fine Park to CU Greenhouse)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Rollinsville to Pinecliffe)
Left Hand Creek, Boulder County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Intersection of 81rd and 94rd to Buckingham Park)
 Ski Areas Near Boulder Creek - South:
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 , 37 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 38 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 43 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 52 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 57 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Vail, Colorado , 69 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 70 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Marinas Near Boulder Creek - South:
Boulder Reservoir Marina, Boulder , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Boulder Creek - South:
Alps Boulder Canyon Inn, Boulder , 6 miles away
1st Inn Nederland, Nederland , 8 miles away
Colorado Chautauqua, Boulder , 8 miles away
St Julien Hotel And Spa, Boulder , 9 miles away
Boulder University Inn, Boulder , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Boulder Creek - South:
Winiger Ridge, Pinecliffe, 1 miles away
Gross Reservoir Dispersed, Pinecliffe, 2 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park - Rifleman Phillips Group, Rollinsville, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Boulder Creek - South:
Bolling Gulch Trail, Gilpin , 3 miles away
Mount Thorodin Trail, Gilpin , 5 miles away
Bear Peak Trail, Boulder , 6 miles away
Green Mountain Trail, Boulder , 7 miles away
Saddle Rock Trail, Boulder , 7 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 , 4 miles away
Eldorado State Park, Colorado , 5 miles away
Barbour Ponds State Park, Colorado , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Boulder Creek - South:
Access Golf, Boulder , 9 miles away
Flatirons Golf Course, Boulder , 13 miles away
Hiwan Golf Club, Evergreen , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Boulder Creek - South
Beaver Reservoir, Boulder , 13 miles away
Baseline Reservoir, Boulder , 13 miles away
Left Hand Reservoir, Boulder , 13 miles away

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