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Colorado whitewater, Clear Creek

Clear Creek county, Green Bay Rock section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V(V+)     5.5 miles
  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. The Green Bay Rock stretch of Clear Creek in Clear Creek County is 5.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV-V(V+) section. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. No shortage of good hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels
    fill up quick. On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip. There's camping available near Clear Creek. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming
back for more. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Colorado tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The nature scenery of Colorado and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The beauty of the Front Range is a great plus for this river. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good places  
for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Places like Golden Gate Canyon State Park are great to have a look at; don't leave Clear Creek without first paying a visit to Charm Spring. Having a wonderful time in the Front Range is easy. The Mount Thorodin Trail offers hiking at its best, and Clear Creek is not far at all from Kittredge. This river is so good. Eldorado State Park is a good place to stop at, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Clear Creek; Beaver Brook Trail is a glorious local trail. While staying at Clear Creek you could always discover Guy Gulch.

Clear Creek, Green Bay Rock 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 Clear Creek.
 Whitewater Near Clear Creek:
Clear Creek, Clear Creek County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 5.5 miles long (mile 267 to Golden)
Clear Creek, Clear Creek County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5.5 miles long (Green Bay Rock)
Bear Creek, Jefferson County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 6 miles long (Idledale to Morrison)
Whitewater Outfitter - Geo Tours Whitewater Raft Trips, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (Eldorado Canyon)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 11 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 7.2 miles long (Gross Mountain Reservoir to Eldorado State Park)
Whitewater Outfitter - Down River Equipment Company, Jefferson County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 14 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.6 miles long (Pinecliffe to Gross Mountain Reservoir)
South Platte River, -blank- County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 0.1 miles long (Union Chutes)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Eben G Fine Park to CU Greenhouse)
 Ski Areas Near Clear Creek:
Eldora, Colorado , 23 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 33 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 40 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 42 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 45 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 46 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 54 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 60 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 72 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Vail, Colorado , 74 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
 Marinas Near Clear Creek:
Bear Creek Lake Park Marina, Morrison , 10 miles away
Boulder Reservoir Marina, Boulder , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Clear Creek:
Comfort Suites Golden West On Evergreen Parkway, Evergreen , 3 miles away
The Golden Hotel Near Coors, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Golden , 5 miles away
Clarion Collection The Golden Hotel, Golden , 5 miles away
The Silk Pincushion, Golden , 5 miles away
Table Mountain Inn, Golden , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clear Creek:
Chief Hosa Campground, Golden, 2 miles away
Golden Gate, Golden, 4 miles away
Clear Creek RV Park, Golden, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Clear Creek:
Beaver Brook Trail, Jefferson , 1 miles away
Mount Thorodin Trail, Gilpin , 10 miles away
Mesa Trail, Boulder , 12 miles away
Bolling Gulch Trail, Gilpin , 12 miles away
Bear Peak Trail, Boulder , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clear Creek:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 36 miles away
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant - CO , 45 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado , 9 miles away
Eldorado State Park, Colorado , 10 miles away
Chatfield Lake State Recreation Area, Colorado , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clear Creek:
Hiwan Golf Club, Evergreen , 5 miles away
Fossil Trace Golf Club, Golden , 6 miles away
Evergreen Golf Course, Evergreen , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Clear Creek
Soda Lakes, Jefferson , 10 miles away
Hine Lake, Jefferson , 13 miles away
Baseline Reservoir, Boulder , 15 miles away

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