There’s Nothing Better Than Colorado’s Natural Lazy River On A Summer’s Day

While summers in Colorado aren’t miserably hot, they can still be pretty dang warm… want to know the best way to beat the heat? No, it isn’t Water World (even though that dinosaur ride is pretty epic); it’s this all-natural lazy river that is as beautiful as it is cool and refreshing:

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Welcome to Boulder Creek: a popular destination for biking (via the surrounding Boulder Creek Path), fishing, swimming, and tubing. Located in — you guessed it — Boulder, Boulder Creek was named one of the “10 best lazy rivers for tubing in the U.S.” by Men’s Journal and features a slow and steady stream of cool water. Spanning nearly 32 miles, Boulder Creek offers unlimited access locations, parking via nearby cross streets, and even several places around town to rent tubes. As if this wasn’t exciting enough, the Boulder Convention & Visitors’ website also states that a “stretch of Boulder Creek near Eben G. Fine Park also offers a 20-slalom-gate course for kayakers to hone their paddling skills.” Whether you are searching for a relaxing trip down the river or a high adrenaline kayaking trip, you are sure to find it at this Boulder favorite!

Need to cool off even more? Visit one of these 10 Little Known Beaches In Colorado That’ll Make Your Summer Unforgettable!