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Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking & Paddle Boarding Boulder

Boulder’s scenic waterways provide the perfect warm-weather cool-down for those seeking a smile-inducing tubing ride or a fun kayaking practice session. Rivers beyond Boulder hold even more experiences for thrilling whitewater adventures.

Boulder Creek

Boulder Creek was named one of the 10 best lazy rivers for tubing in the U.S. by Men’s Journal. It is a popular tubing spot during the summer months. A stretch of Boulder Creek near Eben G. Fine Park also offers a 20-slalom-gate course for kayakers to hone their paddling skills. Kayak rentals are available at Whitewater Tubing & Recreation. Of course, some folks prefer to simply stay onshore and cool off by wading in.

Boulder Reservoir

For a gentler experience, the beautiful Boulder Reservoir also rents small boats such as kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and canoes.

Beyond Boulder: Whitewater River Rafting

If you’re looking for whitewater rafting adventures on nearby Colorado rivers (Clear Creek and the Cache La Poudre are two popular choices), a number of guides, outfitters and adventure companies in Boulder are listed below and can help plan and guide your trip. You should plan to spend a full day enjoying a whitewater rafting outing from Boulder. 

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