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Old 05-22-2009   #1
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Best Waterfalls for your first time

If a Class IV paddler was looking for some relatively safe and easy 10 foot or so waterfalls in Colorado, what are some suggestions? Anything out there relatively straight-forward and forgiving?

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Old 05-22-2009   #2
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Big wood falls, daisy creek. Couldnt ask for an easier lead in. I have heard its shallow but seen it get penciled and nothing happened. It's more like 15ft too. Should also run the upper easy, I mean east if you haven't already. There's a pretty forgiving, almost but not quite vertical 10footer on it. What am I sayin, it's a slide.

Wolf creek at lower flows are easy too.

I'm sure theres many others but those just jumped out at me.
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go to gore or hit some Bailey
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coors falls on west fork clear creek
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Coors Falls on the West Fork of Clear Creek. Half hour from town and you can walk down to check out the Z Gorge if you want a little more pucker factor...
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ditto on Big Wood falls, rest of the run is fun and easy too. If you are feeling like stepping it up a notch while there, OBJ, put in falls is just as easy and a better landing, just a harder run overall
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