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Colorado whitewater, Jasper Creek

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

 

CLASS V+     1 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The scenic beauty of Colorado and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This is the only paddling stretch along Jasper Creek. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either
    way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. There are some good hotels near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The river winds through the Front Range and you get great scenery.
A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. The put-in is not too far from Boulder. The campgrounds here at Jasper Creek are pretty good. This is an extremely short section so no need to bring snacks. The to Boulder Creek stretch of Jasper Creek in Boulder County is 1 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V+ section.

Briefly about the general area:
 
Golden Gate Canyon State Park is a delightful place, and the snow is good at Eldora. Life's too short to enjoy all the entertaining stuff in the Front Range. Everybody loves Eldorado State Park; hiking is a popular thing to do around Jasper Creek; Bolling Gulch Trail is a good local trail. This is a great river. While you're here at Jasper Creek you will meet lots of people from close by Nederland; there's good hiking along the Switzerland Trail. Summertime highs at Jasper Creek generally tend to be in the 70's. Throughout the moonlight hours it's generally in the 40's. During the wintertime the highs are mostly in the 20's, and night lows in the 0's for Jasper Creek.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Jasper Creek.
 Whitewater Near Jasper Creek:
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Rollinsville to Pinecliffe)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.6 miles long (Pinecliffe to Gross Mountain Reservoir)
Boulder Creek - North, Boulder County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.25 miles long (Switzerland Park to Boulder Falls)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Mile Marker 32 to Blue Bridge)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Gun Shy to Jasper Creek)
Saint Vrain Creek - South, Boulder County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.5 miles long (Ceran St. Vrain Trailhead to Confluence)
Left Hand Creek, Boulder County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Intersection of 81rd and 94rd to Buckingham Park)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 10 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 7.2 miles long (Gross Mountain Reservoir to Eldorado State Park)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Blue Bridge to Eben G Fine Park)
Saint Vrain Creek - South, Boulder County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Confluence to 1 in 5 Rapid)
 Ski Areas Near Jasper Creek:
Eldora, Colorado , 7 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 19 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 28 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 31 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 32 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 37 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 46 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 51 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Vail, Colorado , 63 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 64 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Marinas Near Jasper Creek:
Boulder Reservoir Marina, Boulder , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Jasper Creek:
1st Inn Nederland, Nederland , 1 miles away
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk, Black Hawk , 9 miles away
Alps Boulder Canyon Inn, Boulder , 12 miles away
Miners Pick Bed And Breakfast, Idaho Springs , 12 miles away
Colorado Chautauqua, Boulder , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Jasper Creek:
Kelly Dahl, Boulder, 2 miles away
West Magnolia, Boulder, 2 miles away
Gordon Gulch, Nederland, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Jasper Creek:
Switzerland Trail, Boulder , 3 miles away
Bolling Gulch Trail, Gilpin , 6 miles away
Rainbow Lakes Trail, Boulder , 6 miles away
Sourdough Trail, Boulder , 7 miles away
South Saint Vrain Trail, Boulder , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Jasper Creek:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 21 miles away
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant - CO , 59 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado , 9 miles away
Eldorado State Park, Colorado , 12 miles away
Barbour Ponds State Park, Colorado , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Jasper Creek:
Access Golf, Boulder , 16 miles away
Hiwan Golf Club, Evergreen , 19 miles away
Flatirons Golf Course, Boulder , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Jasper Creek
Left Hand Reservoir, Boulder , 7 miles away
Beaver Reservoir, Boulder , 8 miles away
Yankee Doodle Lake, Boulder , 11 miles away

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