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Old 05-31-2013   #1
Denver, Colorado
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Anywhere on the front range for a noob to paddle?

Deckers doesn't look like more than a trickle, Denver whitewater park offers dysentery and not much else than playboating. Any ideas? Any other newer paddlers heading out this weekend? Looking for Class III, maybe III+ at most as I never even got in my boat last year.

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Old 05-31-2013   #2
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Denver is about as good as it gets right now. Everything has flushed with the rain so this is the cleanest year. Having said that, I'd go to Golden PP or Lyons. Lyons is crawling with boaters and is a fun time. The Shellys section of NSV is a good class II/III.

*edit* What I mean above is that this is as good as the Denver play park gets. Later in the summer is when the bacteria load explodes.

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Old 05-31-2013   #3
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Golden, Boulder and Lyons all offer approachable whitewater parks. Boulder probably being the hardest and certainly the most continuous.
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Old 05-31-2013   #4
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Boulder creek through town is pretty fun

Boulder Creek through town is pretty good step up from the playparks. Poudre is probably a good option too. Something for every skill level
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Old 05-31-2013   #6
Morrison, Colorado
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Check out the thread I started in Trip Planner for the Boulder Creek Town Run this Sunday @ 2 pm. It probably won't be more than a 2-3 this weekend but should be fun. Your welcome to join us.

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Old 05-31-2013   #7
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Little know fact that Clear Creek does have some Class II - III options:

Idaho Springs to Kermits: Class III, add the "Beaver Drops" right below Kermits for some bigger pool-drop-action.

Hwy 119 (end of Upper Clear Creek) to Black Rock: Class II - III. 3 short miles, but fun!
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Old 05-31-2013   #8
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Up to driving? Parkdale is what you are looking for at these flows.

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