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Planning on moving to colorado this summer with a group of friends. anyways, how is the boating in and around fort collins? (playboating and creeking) also are there any cities that have a relatively young population (mid to low 20 yr. olds) and have good playboating?

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go to the ark meet a kid named david schmitt in canon city. youll be boating everyday. royal gorge great playboating if natural river waves are your style or a big ass play park 30 minute down the road in peublo and 45 minutes the other way to salida and another 20 to bv
 

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sounds like what you want is quite the fit for FC. College population, and the big t, poudre, and the rest of CO's sweetness. A lot of stuff is a drive, but there is some stuff relatively close and there are great sections of the big t and the poudre.
 

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Fort Collins has a young population, great bars, lots of women, and the Poudre is a great river. You don't have a playpark, but there are some great catch on the fly waves and a couple with eddy service. The Poudre offers everything from class II through V+, with a (somewhat) natural flow...so the season tends to be a little shorter than the Ark.

If you're looking for a good mix of boating and a social/night life, FC is a great town. If you're looking at boating only, there are better options...but they have limited night life and 5 guys to every 1 gal.
 

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FORT COLLINS IS THE GREATEST TOWN ON EARTH! Breweries, College-kids, Great Bars (Barmuda Triangle... Rio, Steakout, Trailhead), Boating in the summer, bike to the bars, hikes, college football games.... Maybe a little boring in the winter as it is a drive to ski, but you always have Cameron for backcountry!
 

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FORT COLLINS IS THE GREATEST TOWN ON EARTH! Breweries, College-kids, Great Bars (Barmuda Triangle... Rio, Steakout, Trailhead), Boating in the summer, bike to the bars, hikes, college football games.... Maybe a little boring in the winter as it is a drive to ski, but you always have Cameron for backcountry!
Plus the raft guide women in the Fort are freaky and will satisfy your every desire!
 

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Randy.... You are ridiculous! PS Want to go to Head for the Hills in Denver (the suckiest city in Colorado)... February 6th
 

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fort collins is rad in the summer. perfect temps, beautiful women and fun night life. the poudre canyon is quite possibly the best river runners stretch in the state. excellent creeking and with good flows there is also excellent downriver play but... as far as playboating in general goes the poudre is not the place. an ideal summer schedule would be to hang in durango for the spring into early summer to hit the new mexico, western slope and the durango classics. then spend some time in glenwood springs to hit their new wave which is the best in the state at high water. stay there for a week and get it dialed while hitting the too many to mention creeks within an hour and a half of g-wood. then come up to fort collins to catch high water big south, joe wright and spencer heights. after that you'll know which city/town you like the best and spend the rest of the summer squeezing out what's left of the water.
 

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Randy.... You are ridiculous! PS Want to go to Head for the Hills in Denver (the suckiest city in Colorado)... February 6th
It's a date. I'll wear something clingy. Don't buy tickets. I'll get us on the list.

Fort Collins sucks. Move to Greeley. It's a boater paradise!
 

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Keep in mind that when they say the boating is great they mean great for a few months of the year and then kaput...better find something else to do. Coming from georgia where folks boat year round and go creeking after every heavy rain you will be disapointed by the semi-desert of Colorado.
 

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Frank is right move to Georgia. We don't need any more people in the FTC. You keep talking about the women in the Fort, first of all did you ever stop to think that this guy is moving out here with a bunch of dudes cause he is gay? Shame on you all for assuming the "norm".
Second, all of the women in the Fort have been had, it was getting a little boring thats why I moved out. I get bored extremely easily you know. I am just waiting for a good crop of freshmen to come around, I think the 2010-2011 crop is shaping up to be a good one. Then I will make my glorious comeback.

P.S. If you are not gay, you should still move to Georgia, they have peaches. I had one once and long for that taste again.
 

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If you want a really sweet town and a boaters paradise - both for play and for hard core creeking, you should look no further than Broomfield, CO.
 

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Ya'll are crazy.....Pueblo fo' sho'. Best playpark in the state, 30 min. from the Gorge (which has great play at almost all levels), 2 hrs to BV, 3 to CB, 2 to Clear Creek, 2.5 to the Fort, 4 to D-go. And I NEVER have to deal with I-70 or stacked eddies.... Dig it. :cool:

Forget about the ladies though....I got the ONLY female boater in town.

Seriously though.....prob. can't beat the Fort for everything you're looking for. G to G ratio, quality of such, Apres paddle, the Poudre. Although, if you're a serious park and play boater you might be disappointed with the drive to quality.
 

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P.S. If you are not gay, you should still move to Georgia, they have peaches. I had one once and long for that taste again.
You never had me.. I had you from hello.

Foco is so much better than Georgia.. Best place I've ever seen/lived in.

Hope to be back in 4-5 years.
 
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