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Colorado whitewater, Boulder Creek - North

Boulder county, Switzerland Park to Boulder Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     2.25 miles
  If you're coming from Boulder it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful Boulder County scenery and the playfulness of the water beats anything. This is a somewhat short section so no need to bring snacks. The beautiful Front Range scenery is an added bonus. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This is not the only paddling stretch in
    this river system, there are others too. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. The Switzerland Park to Boulder Falls section of Boulder Creek - North in Boulder County is
2.25 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V+ section of whitewater. The average Colorado whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing  
to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Eldorado State Park is a good spot to go if you're at Boulder Creek - North, and Boulder Creek - North is not far at all from Jamestown. If you want a nice time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Front Range. Really great skiing awaits you at Eldora, and if you're here you can take a hike along the Bolling Gulch Trail. At this river you will never have a bad time. If you're here, you might as well check out Upham Gulch, and if the weather is great, you can go for a hike along the Ceran Vrain Trail.

Boulder Creek - North, Switzerland Park to Boulder Falls road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Boulder Creek - North.
 Whitewater Near Boulder Creek - North:
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 0 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Mile Marker 32 to Blue Bridge)
Boulder Creek - North, Boulder County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.25 miles long (Switzerland Park to Boulder Falls)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.6 miles long (Pinecliffe to Gross Mountain Reservoir)
Left Hand Creek, Boulder County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Intersection of 81rd and 94rd to Buckingham Park)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Blue Bridge to Eben G Fine Park)
Jasper Creek, Boulder County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (to Boulder Creek)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 6 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 7.2 miles long (Gross Mountain Reservoir to Eldorado State Park)
Saint Vrain Creek - South, Boulder County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 5.5 miles long (Ceran St. Vrain Trailhead to Confluence)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Rollinsville to Pinecliffe)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Eben G Fine Park to CU Greenhouse)
 Ski Areas Near Boulder Creek - North:
Eldora, Colorado , 12 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 25 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 , 37 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 37 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 43 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 52 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 57 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Vail, Colorado , 69 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 70 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Marinas Near Boulder Creek - North:
Boulder Reservoir Marina, Boulder , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Boulder Creek - North:
Alps Boulder Canyon Inn, Boulder , 6 miles away
St Julien Hotel And Spa, Boulder , 9 miles away
Colorado Chautauqua, Boulder , 9 miles away
Hotel Boulderado, Boulder , 10 miles away
Boulder University Inn, Boulder , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Boulder Creek - North:
Winiger Ridge, Pinecliffe, 3 miles away
Gross Reservoir Dispersed, Pinecliffe, 4 miles away
Gordon Gulch, Nederland, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Boulder Creek - North:
Bolling Gulch Trail, Gilpin , 6 miles away
Ceran Vrain Trail, Boulder , 7 miles away
Switzerland Trail, Boulder , 7 miles away
Green Mountain Trail, Boulder , 8 miles away
Bear Peak Trail, Boulder , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Boulder Creek - North:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 20 miles away
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant - CO , 60 miles away
Eldorado State Park, Colorado , 8 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado , 8 miles away
Barbour Ponds State Park, Colorado , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Boulder Creek - North:
Access Golf, Boulder , 10 miles away
Flatirons Golf Course, Boulder , 14 miles away
Haystack Mountain Golf Course, Longmont , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Boulder Creek - North
Beaver Reservoir, Boulder , 9 miles away
Left Hand Reservoir, Boulder , 10 miles away
Baseline Reservoir, Boulder , 14 miles away

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