Welcome back. The saint vrain in Lyons is a better beginner run, but boulder creek isn't too bad at this level. it gets a lot faster as the water comes up. When the reservoir in nederland fills up, boulder creek will suddenly get very high. i would also suggest getting out on boulder reservoir before you hit the creek. You can check the Swap page on this website for lots of used boat options.
Also, if you are looking for people to paddle with, it may be a good idea to take a roll clinic through renaissance adventure guides so you can meet others at your same skill level. Also, the Colorado Whitewater Association is a great place to meet other beginners.
Originally Posted by blokshmok
I just landed back in Boulder after not living here for four years and looking to get into some kayaking this summer. Several kayakers say that the Boulder Creek through town is not so bad to start off. Since its hard for me to travel out of town, I plan on jumping in the Boulder Creek by the highschool to start off. I was told to later start off by the Library, then by 6th, then by Eben G PArk as I develop more skills. This sound do-able? Any sugestions on where to find a used kayak? Thanks!