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Colorado whitewater, Saint Vrain Creek - North

Boulder county, CR 80 to Lyons section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     6.5 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Boulder, as you can see on the road map further down. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. There are plenty
    of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here
you'll find a large number of good spots. The CR 80 to Lyons section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. The beautiful Front Range scenery is an added bonus. This stretch of Saint Vrain Creek - North in Boulder County is 6.5 miles long and has been rated as a class III section by American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Boulder  
County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the North Sheep Mountain Trail is always a great adventure, and Saint Vrain Creek - North is not far at all from Lyons. This place, the Front Range, has so much outdoors fun things. A spree to Spring Gulch is always fun, and there are great sites to discover along the Round Mountain Trail. This is a great river. All through the warmest time of the year at Saint Vrain Creek - North highs are ordinarily in the 70's while nighttime lows are commonly in the 40's.

Saint Vrain Creek - North, CR 80 to Lyons 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 - North, Boulder County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (CR 80 to Lyons)
Saint Vrain Creek - North, Boulder County, 3 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.8 miles long (Buttonrock Preserve to CR 80)
Saint Vrain Creek - South, Boulder County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Confluence to 1 in 5 Rapid)
Left Hand Creek, Boulder County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Intersection of 81rd and 94rd to Buckingham Park)
Big Thompson River, Larimer County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.75 miles long (Drake to Canyon Mouth)
Big Thompson River, Larimer County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V+) - 11.5 miles long (Lake Estes to Drake)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Eben G Fine Park to CU Greenhouse)
Saint Vrain Creek - South, Boulder County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.5 miles long (Ceran St. Vrain Trailhead to Confluence)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Blue Bridge to Eben G Fine Park)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid Transit Rafting, Larimer County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Saint Vrain Creek - North:
Eldora, Colorado , 25 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 37 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 , 51 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 51 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 56 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 66 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 70 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Vail, Colorado , 81 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 83 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Marinas Near Saint Vrain Creek - North:
Carter Lake Marina, Loveland , 9 miles away
Boulder Reservoir Marina, Boulder , 9 miles away
Inlet Bay Marina at Horsetooth, Fort Collins , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Saint Vrain Creek - North:
Holiday Inn Express BOULDER, Boulder , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn And Suites Boulder North, Boulder , 10 miles away
Residence Inn Boulder, Boulder , 11 miles away
Boulder Twin Lakes Inn, Boulder , 11 miles away
Hotel Boulderado, Boulder , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Saint Vrain Creek - North:
Meadow Park, Lyons, 1 miles away
Lefthand Canyon, Boulder, 7 miles away
Carter Lake County Park - South Shore, Hygiene, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Saint Vrain Creek - North:
North Sheep Mountain Trail, Boulder , 10 miles away
Round Mountain Trail, Larimer , 10 miles away
Ceran Vrain Trail, Boulder , 11 miles away
Bright Trail, Boulder , 12 miles away
Saddle Rock Trail, Boulder , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Saint Vrain Creek - North:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 17 miles away
Eldorado State Park, Colorado , 16 miles away
Lory State Park, Colorado , 20 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Saint Vrain Creek - North:
Haystack Mountain Golf Course, Longmont , 3 miles away
Twin Peaks Golf Course, Longmont , 10 miles away
Haystack Mountain Golf Course & Driving Range, Niwot , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Saint Vrain Creek - North
Lon Hagler Reservoir, Larimer , 13 miles away
Baseline Reservoir, Boulder , 13 miles away
Ish Reservoir, Larimer , 14 miles away

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