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At almost 32 miles long, Boulder Creek winds through beautiful Boulder, Colorado. Not only is it a picturesque fixture of the town, but the river serves as a central hub for play and gathering. From annual festivals to splash time, Boulder Creek is the place to be!
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There’s some serious kayaking to be done in the rapids of Eben G. Fine Park. If you don’t have your own, rentals are available. Tubing is a bit more relaxed, but still expect a bumpy ride! Rapids and dips here and there have earned this tubing route a spot on Men’s Journal “10 Best Lazy Rivers for Tubing in the United States.”
Some of the most gorgeous trout swim through Boulder Creek, so naturally, fishing is quite popular as well. Try out the Evert Pierson Kids’ Fishing Pond if you’re bringing along young fishermen.
A stunning path winds through the city after it kisses the Creek for a bit and you’ll hit major city hubs and parks along your journey. But the scenic route by the water is the most perfect place to take a break for gazing. Since most of the path is smoothly paved, it’s ideal for cyclists and strollers.
Many visitors and locals just head to the water to wade or lounge on the banks. Often, fun festivals will be setup along the water. But before setting out for a day by the water, stop by Boulder Farmers Market for fresh, local goodies, like cheese, fresh bread and gorgeous flowers!
A few insider tips, you can start tubing adventures at Eben G. Fine Park, but make sure to wear a helmet and life jacket when kayaking or tubing. Plan your visit during one of the many seasonal festivals for a lively day out and always clean up your trash to keep the area beautiful.
Eben G. Fine Park:
Address: 101 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder, CO 80302