Boulder Creek, North - 01. Switzerland Park to Boulder Falls


Boulder Creek, North, Colorado, US

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01. Switzerland Park to Boulder Falls (Dream Canyon)

Usual Difficulty V+ (for normal flows)
Length 2.25 Miles
Avg. Gradient 305 fpm
Max Gradient 498 fpm

North Boulder Creek Falls Highwater


North Boulder Creek Falls Highwater
Photo of North Boulder Falls with water by Craig Irwin taken 2003

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level


River Description

North Boulder Creek is manky and easy to blunder into the Class VI rapids.
Dream Canyon has additional challenge during portage due to the proximity to Boulder.

This vertical alpine gorge produces good climbing within these canyons above the popular Boulder Falls before its entrance into Middle Boulder Creek.
When portaging the falls do be loud and make others aware of your presence to avoid eyestrain.
Beware spiders.

See Colorado Rivers and Creeks II, by Banks and Eckardt (The Bible), for info on this and most other runs of Colorado.

See Whitewater of the Southern Rockies, by Stafford | McCutchen

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.

The various reaches of Boulder Creek,
Jasper Creek (Class V+/VI),
The Source (Class V),
Upper Boulder Canyon (Class V/V+),
Lower Boulder Canyon (Class IV),
Boulder Town Run (Class II/III),
North Fork Boulder (Class V+/VI),
Alto-Alto (Class IV),
Upper South Boulder (Class V+/VI),
Lower South Boulder (Class IV/V+/VI),
Eldorado Canyon (Class V+).


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-05-02 06:51:42

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Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
2.3North Boulder Falls5.3Waterfall Photo

Rapid Descriptions

North Boulder Falls (Class 5.3, Mile 2.3)

North Boulder Creek Falls Highwater

North Boulder Creek Falls Highwater
Photo of North Boulder Falls with water by Craig Irwin taken 2003

40' total drop with 20' pure vertical falls with rocks in landing This falls is not typically run.


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