Nature June 16, 2017
6 Lazy Rivers In Colorado That Are Perfect For Tubing On A Summer’s Day
Last month, we brought to your attention that
There’s Nothing Better Than Colorado’s Natural Lazy River On A Summer’s Day… Have you tried it yet? If you have, live too far away from Boulder, or are looking for something a little more fast paced, don’t fret, as Colorado is also home to these 6 lazy (and not-so lazy) rivers that are perfect for tubing on a summer’s day:
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1. Clear Creek White Water Park (Golden)
If you thought that Golden was beautiful before, wait until you see it via the waters of the cascading Clear Creek! Whether you tube, raft, or canoe, you will never forget your trip through what is considered to be "one quarter of a mile of adventurous, splashing fun!"
2. "Turtle Tubing" the Colorado River (Gypsum)
If you aren't sure where to even begin in terms of tubing, look no further than a
trip! Whether you drive yourself to the landing or have the party bus pick you up, the good folks at Turtle Tubing will take good care of you and provide you with all of the help and supplies you need.
3. San Juan River - Pagosa Outside (Pagosa Springs)
Another option in terms of rentals, transportation, and tried and true waters is to tube the San Juan River with
. (Psst.. a bonus to going with Pagosa Outside is that they have designated areas for novices all the way up to the biggest of thrill seekers via a River Flow chart measured in Cubic Feet per Second!)
4. South Platte River (Denver)
Are you too busy to escape the hustle and bustle of the city? Enter Denver's beautiful Confluence Park; the Mile High City's hotspot for swimming, tanning, rafting, and -- you guessed it -- tubing.
5. Yampa River (Steamboat Springs)
You know Steamboat Springs for its stellar winter sports, but did you know that summertime is just as epic for this mountain town? Take, for instance, taking a ride down the gentle Yampa River, which can take you on a journey of up to 3 hours!
6. Cache La Poudre River (Fort Collins)
Northern Colorado's all-natural lazy river choice is -- of course -- the gorgeous Cache La Poudre River, with the most popular stretch running from the Filter Plant to Picnic Rock.
Where is your favorite spot for tubing?