Kayaking in Colorado River, Boulder,
Berthoud Pass is located between Idaho Springs and Winter Park and is one of the closest areas in Denver for whitewater kayaking. It belongs to Boulder County and is just an hour away.
If you are looking for a lovely, scenic raft trip, Colorado River is the one to do it. It has mild whitewater (class II, III), jumping rocks, beautiful canyons, hot springs and rich wildlife, making this raft trip a time to remember. It is great for those who want a more active trip.
There are half day trips in the mornings and afternoons, with lunch or not. The half day trips are in duckies or inflatable kayaks, that can add more sense of self accomplishment and adventure to this mild scenic float. Skill level is intermediate.
How to Get to Destination
48.6 mi / 78.2 km, 1 hr 19 mins
Take I-224 and connect to C-470, connect to Route 6 in Golden, see Golden directions below to continue into Berthoud Pass.
21.5 mi / 34.6 km, 42 mins
APPROXIMATELY 21 MILES (35 MINUTES). Take Canyon Blvd. West (Canyon Blvd. is Hwy 119). Follow 119 to Nederland. Turn left at the Roundabout. Continue South on 119 for one mile. Turn right on 130 and follow the signs to Berthoud Pass.
33.7 mi / 54.2 km, 58 mins
APPROXIMATELY 35 MILES (45 MINUTES). Take Highway 93 North to Highway 72, follow Highway 72, turn right onto Highway 119, turn left on road 130 to Berthoud Pass.
FROM Fort Collins
75.6 mi / 121.6 km, 1 hr 44 mins
APPROXIMATELY 70 MILES (90 MINUTES). Take I-25 South, exit onto Highway 119 West/Diagonal Highway to Boulder, exit onto the Diagonal Parkway (Iris Blvd.) exit 240, turn left onto 28th Street to Canyon Blvd, turn right. Follow directions from Boulder.
Denver International Airport,
63.5 mi / 102 km
Take any Amtrak train from anywhere in Colorado. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.
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