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Colorado whitewater, Saint Vrain Creek - North

Boulder county, Peak to Peak Highway to Buttonrock Preserve section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     13 miles
  The Peak to Peak Highway to Buttonrock Preserve stretch of Saint Vrain Creek - North is 13 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V+ section of whitewater. The nature scenery of Colorado and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. There are many good hotels to choose from, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being
    out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. The starting point is not too far from Boulder, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Whether you're whitewater
rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Colorado you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. There's camping available near Saint Vrain Creek - North. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your camping stuff too. Whitewater paddling here in the  
Front Range is a great experience. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Peak to Peak Highway to Buttonrock Preserve stretch is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Saint Vrain Creek - North you can take a hike along the North Sheep Mountain Trail; there are plenty of folks from Allenspark here. You'll beyond doubt wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the cool stuff in the Front Range. Saint Vrain Creek - North is near Bear Gulch which is beyond doubt worth a visit. On a tremendous day at Saint Vrain Creek - North you can take a hike along the Bright Trail, and the panoramas at Rocky Mountain National Park will blow your mind.

Saint Vrain Creek - North, Peak to Peak Highway to Buttonrock Preserve 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 Saint Vrain Creek - North.
 Whitewater Near Saint Vrain Creek - North:
Saint Vrain Creek - South, Boulder County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Confluence to 1 in 5 Rapid)
Saint Vrain Creek - South, Boulder County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.5 miles long (Ceran St. Vrain Trailhead to Confluence)
Saint Vrain Creek - North, Boulder County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 13 miles long (Peak to Peak Highway to Buttonrock Preserve)
Left Hand Creek, Boulder County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Intersection of 81rd and 94rd to Buckingham Park)
Saint Vrain Creek - North, Boulder County, 7 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.8 miles long (Buttonrock Preserve to CR 80)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid Transit Rafting, Larimer County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Saint Vrain Creek - North, Boulder County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (CR 80 to Lyons)
Boulder Creek - North, Boulder County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.25 miles long (Switzerland Park to Boulder Falls)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Mile Marker 32 to Blue Bridge)
Big Thompson River, Larimer County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V+) - 11.5 miles long (Lake Estes to Drake)
 Ski Areas Near Saint Vrain Creek - North:
Eldora, Colorado , 18 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 29 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 33 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 43 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 43 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 48 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 58 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 62 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Vail, Colorado , 71 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 75 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Marinas Near Saint Vrain Creek - North:
Boulder Reservoir Marina, Boulder , 16 miles away
Carter Lake Marina, Loveland , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Saint Vrain Creek - North:
Solitude Cabins, Estes Park , 9 miles away
Marys Lake Lodge, Estes Park , 9 miles away
Rodeway Inn Estes Park, Estes Park , 9 miles away
Comfort Inn Estes Park, Estes Park , 10 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Silver Saddle, Estes Park , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Saint Vrain Creek - North:
Riverside, -blank-, 2 miles away
CR-47, Lyons, 2 miles away
Olive Ridge, Allenspark, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Saint Vrain Creek - North:
North Sheep Mountain Trail, Boulder , 0 miles away
Bright Trail, Boulder , 1 miles away
Ceran Vrain Trail, Boulder , 4 miles away
Twin Sister Trail, Larimer , 8 miles away
Beaver Reservoir Cut-Off Trail, Boulder , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Saint Vrain Creek - North:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 9 miles away
Eldorado State Park, Colorado , 17 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado , 19 miles away
Lory State Park, Colorado , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Saint Vrain Creek - North:
Estes Valley Recreation District Estes Park Golf Club, Estes Park , 9 miles away
Estes Park Golf Courses, Estes Park , 10 miles away
Haystack Mountain Golf Course, Longmont , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Saint Vrain Creek - North
Beaver Reservoir, Boulder , 8 miles away
Left Hand Reservoir, Boulder , 11 miles away
Ypsilon Lake, Larimer , 20 miles away

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