Boulder Creek, North, Colorado, US
|Usual Difficulty||V+ (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||305 fpm|
|Max Gradient||498 fpm|
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.
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+).
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|2.3||North Boulder Falls||5.3|