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Colorado whitewater, Clear Creek

Clear Creek county, mile 267 to Golden section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     5.5 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 Clear Creek County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are campgrounds quite
    near the river where you can camp. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the mile 267 to Golden section is just one of them. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Colorado are often tougher
than in other states, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The wild scenery of the Front Range is great. The mile 267 to Golden stretch of Clear Creek is 5.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV section of whitewater. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for  
that. There are nice comfortable hotels here, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Golden Gate Canyon State Park is a magnificent place to go if you're at Clear Creek, and if you're here why not visit Indian Gulch. But wait, there's more fun things to do in the Front Range. Take a hike on the Mesa Trail; a trip to Eldorado State Park rejuvenates the spirit. At this river you will never have a bad time. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Beaver Brook Trail It's always glorious to take a look at Lariat Spring. Clear Creek is a place with many visitors from Golden.

Clear Creek, mile 267 to Golden road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Clear Creek.
 Whitewater Near Clear Creek:
Clear Creek, Clear Creek County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 5.5 miles long (mile 267 to Golden)
Clear Creek, Clear Creek County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 5.5 miles long (Green Bay Rock)
Bear Creek, Jefferson County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 6 miles long (Idledale to Morrison)
Whitewater Outfitter - Geo Tours Whitewater Raft Trips, Jefferson County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Down River Equipment Company, Jefferson County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.75 miles long (Eldorado Canyon)
Boulder Creek - South, Boulder County, 11 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 7.2 miles long (Gross Mountain Reservoir to Eldorado State Park)
South Platte River, -blank- County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 0.1 miles long (Union Chutes)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Eben G Fine Park to CU Greenhouse)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 15 miles away
      Class IV - 6 miles long (Blue Bridge to Eben G Fine Park)
 Ski Areas Near Clear Creek:
Eldora, Colorado , 24 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 35 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 42 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 44 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 46 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 48 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 56 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 62 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 74 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Vail, Colorado , 76 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
 Marinas Near Clear Creek:
Bear Creek Lake Park Marina, Morrison , 8 miles away
Boulder Reservoir Marina, Boulder , 17 miles away
Chatfield Marina, Littleton , 19 miles away
Lake Powell Resorts & Marina, Denver , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Clear Creek:
The Golden Hotel, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Golden , 3 miles away
Clarion Collection The Golden Hotel, Golden , 3 miles away
The Silk Pincushion, Golden , 3 miles away
Comfort Suites Golden West On Evergreen Parkway, Evergreen , 5 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites GOLDEN - DENVER AREA, Golden , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clear Creek:
Clear Creek RV Park, Golden, 3 miles away
Golden Clear Creek RV Park, Golden, 3 miles away
Chief Hosa Campground, Golden, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Clear Creek:
Beaver Brook Trail, Jefferson , 1 miles away
Mesa Trail, Boulder , 11 miles away
Mount Thorodin Trail, Gilpin , 12 miles away
Bear Peak Trail, Boulder , 12 miles away
Bolling Gulch Trail, Gilpin , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clear Creek:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 37 miles away
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant - CO , 46 miles away
Eldorado State Park, Colorado , 10 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado , 11 miles away
Chatfield Lake State Recreation Area, Colorado , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clear Creek:
Fossil Trace Golf Club, Golden , 4 miles away
Rolling Hills Country club, Golden , 7 miles away
West Woods Golf Club, Arvada , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Clear Creek
Soda Lakes, Jefferson , 9 miles away
Hine Lake, Jefferson , 12 miles away
Baseline Reservoir, Boulder , 13 miles away

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