Originally Posted by CoBoater
...What's funny is that me and most of the people responding to this post are directing you to someplace OTHER than where they live...
Golden is a great choice if you need a city job but still want to paddle and ski. It is on Clear Creek. Black Rock is the after work run (IV+/V-/V) It is right up against the foothills west of Denver. The Denver metro area is not a bad place to live for a creekboater/skiier, especially if you live on the west side.
A mountain town would be great if you are independently wealthy or if you are young and will take some shit job and are willing to live in a bunk bed made out of 2x4's in some dumpy 80's condo with some other dudes.