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Colorado whitewater, Saint Vrain Creek - South

Boulder county, Ceran St. Vrain Trailhead to Confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     5.5 miles
  The scenic beauty of Boulder County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The Ceran St. Vrain Trailhead to Confluence section of Saint Vrain Creek - South in Colorado is 5.5 miles long and it is classified as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around
    here don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The wild scenery of the Front Range is great. Great exercise and just hanging out
with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. Lodging is available near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. If you're coming from Boulder it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. Whether you're whitewater rafting  
or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Gillman Gulch is a perfect location to look at, and when you're here it's always fun to stop at Eldorado State Park. So much fun stuff to do in the Front Range, not enough time. There are plenty of people from Jamestown here at Saint Vrain Creek - South. The Ceran Vrain Trail offers hiking at its best, and Rocky Mountain National Park is a very great place to pop by. Saint Vrain Creek - South is right by the North Sheep Mountain Trail.

Saint Vrain Creek - South, Ceran St. Vrain Trailhead to Confluence 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 - South.
 Whitewater Near Saint Vrain Creek - South:
Saint Vrain Creek - South, Boulder County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 5 miles long (Confluence to 1 in 5 Rapid)
Saint Vrain Creek - South, Boulder County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.5 miles long (Ceran St. Vrain Trailhead to Confluence)
Left Hand Creek, Boulder County, 3 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)
Boulder Creek - North, Boulder County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.25 miles long (Switzerland Park to Boulder Falls)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Mile Marker 32 to Blue Bridge)
Saint Vrain Creek - North, Boulder County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 13 miles long (Peak to Peak Highway to Buttonrock Preserve)
Saint Vrain Creek - North, Boulder County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (CR 80 to Lyons)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Blue Bridge to Eben G Fine Park)
Jasper Creek, Boulder County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (to Boulder Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Saint Vrain Creek - South:
Eldora, Colorado , 16 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 27 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 33 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 41 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 41 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 47 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 56 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 60 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Vail, Colorado , 71 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 74 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Marinas Near Saint Vrain Creek - South:
Boulder Reservoir Marina, Boulder , 13 miles away
Carter Lake Marina, Loveland , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Saint Vrain Creek - South:
Alps Boulder Canyon Inn, Boulder , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express BOULDER, Boulder , 11 miles away
1st Inn Nederland, Nederland , 11 miles away
St Julien Hotel And Spa, Boulder , 12 miles away
Hotel Boulderado, Boulder , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Saint Vrain Creek - South:
Riverside, -blank-, 2 miles away
CR-47, Lyons, 6 miles away
Middle Saint Vrain Campground, Boulder County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Saint Vrain Creek - South:
Ceran Vrain Trail, Boulder , 1 miles away
North Sheep Mountain Trail, Boulder , 4 miles away
Bright Trail, Boulder , 5 miles away
Beaver Reservoir Cut-Off Trail, Boulder , 7 miles away
Wapiti Trail, Boulder , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Saint Vrain Creek - South:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 13 miles away
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant - CO , 67 miles away
Eldorado State Park, Colorado , 13 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado , 15 miles away
Lory State Park, Colorado , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Saint Vrain Creek - South:
Estes Valley Recreation District Estes Park Golf Club, Estes Park , 13 miles away
Haystack Mountain Golf Course, Longmont , 13 miles away
Access Golf, Boulder , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Saint Vrain Creek - South
Beaver Reservoir, Boulder , 7 miles away
Left Hand Reservoir, Boulder , 10 miles away
Baseline Reservoir, Boulder , 16 miles away

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