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Old 06-07-2011   #1
 
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Waterfalls in Colorado

I'm a fan of waterfalls and I have a few friends that I paddle with that would like to learn how to boof and go off some bigger stuff. Does anyone have recommendations for some good pool drop runs that are exciting but not to gnarly? Preferably near the Denver area.

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Old 06-08-2011   #2
 
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There isnt really anything thats any good. Coors falls on the west fork of clear creek is marginal at best, and that is all there is for front range water falls.
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How DARE you belittle Coors falls!!!! Shameful.


For the record, if you're wanting to drop but not run anything hard, I wouldn't touch coors falls right now, it's too high to safely get back out in time unless you're a pretty strong boater. At flows of 50-200ish it's a good beginner drop that's fun to play on & do laps, but above 220 or so if you mess up at all you could be heading down into the 3rd drop which is far from beginner friendly.
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sorry megan, but you're in the wrong state for pool drop...as far as local beginner runs there is alot going right now though. Foxton is pretty easy if your friends have solid rolls...waterton, the chutes, all right there and easy. Tunnel 1 down into golden is good for beginners along with the Idaho Springs town run...

Waterfalls don't really happen out here until you get in the V- range of boating...other than coors falls but the previous post was spot on. not beginner friendly at these flows but is about the cleanest 10 footer in CO at lower flows.

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Washington's only 18 hours away.
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this thread might give some ideas, I remember it having a few in it.

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...uck-21455.html
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