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Colorado whitewater, Boulder Creek - South

Boulder county, Eldorado Canyon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     0.75 miles
  The wonderful Colorado scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This section of Boulder Creek - South is 0.75 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V+ section. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Boulder, as you can see on the road map further down. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Whitewater
    rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good
spots for that around here. Whitewater paddling here in the Front Range is a great experience. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. There are some good hotels near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section is very short so better bring some  
good walking shoes.

Briefly about the general area:
When you're here at Boulder Creek - South it's always fun to stop by Eldorado State Park, and there's wonderful hiking along the Bear Peak Trail. So many fun things to do here in the Front Range, too wonderful to be true. Eldorado Springs is a gorgeous place to stop by while you're at Boulder Creek - South. Good hiking is available along the Mesa Trail, and Golden Gate Canyon State Park is a pleasant place to stretch your legs a bit. Rattlesnake Gulch is a fine place to explore in close proximity to Boulder Creek - South, and if you're popping by from Eldorado Springs, you won't be the only one.

Boulder Creek - South, Eldorado Canyon 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, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (Eldorado Canyon)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 4 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 7.2 miles long (Gross Mountain Reservoir to Eldorado State Park)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Eben G Fine Park to CU Greenhouse)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Blue Bridge to Eben G Fine Park)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Mile Marker 32 to Blue Bridge)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.6 miles long (Pinecliffe to Gross Mountain Reservoir)
Clear Creek, Clear Creek County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 5.5 miles long (mile 267 to Golden)
Clear Creek, Clear Creek County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5.5 miles long (Green Bay Rock)
Boulder Creek - North, Boulder County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.25 miles long (Switzerland Park to Boulder Falls)
Left Hand Creek, Boulder County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Intersection of 81rd and 94rd to Buckingham Park)
 Ski Areas Near Boulder Creek - South:
Eldora, Colorado , 21 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 33 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 , 43 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 44 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 49 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 58 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 63 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 76 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Vail, Colorado , 77 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
 Marinas Near Boulder Creek - South:
Boulder Reservoir Marina, Boulder , 8 miles away
Bear Creek Lake Park Marina, Morrison , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Boulder Creek - South:
Colorado Chautauqua, Boulder , 4 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites Boulder Broker, Boulder , 4 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Boulder Inn, Boulder , 4 miles away
Boulder Outlook, Boulder , 4 miles away
Boulder University Inn, Boulder , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Boulder Creek - South:
Golden Gate Canyon State Park - Waterfall, Eldorado Springs, 6 miles away
Gross Reservoir Dispersed, Pinecliffe, 6 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park - Deer Creek, Eldorado Springs, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Boulder Creek - South:
Mesa Trail, Boulder , 1 miles away
Bear Peak Trail, Boulder , 2 miles away
Saddle Rock Trail, Boulder , 3 miles away
Green Mountain Trail, Boulder , 3 miles away
Bolling Gulch Trail, Gilpin , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Boulder Creek - South:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 28 miles away
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant - CO , 55 miles away
Eldorado State Park, Colorado , 2 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado , 8 miles away
Barbour Ponds State Park, Colorado , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Boulder Creek - South:
Access Golf, Boulder , 4 miles away
Flatirons Golf Course, Boulder , 6 miles away
West Woods Golf Club, Arvada , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Boulder Creek - South
Baseline Reservoir, Boulder , 6 miles away
Harper Lake, Boulder , 9 miles away
Soda Lakes, Jefferson , 17 miles away

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