The time of the year we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Hooray for summertime! Warmer temps, longer days, playing outdoors, and sunshine, sunshine, sunshine! Did I mention sunshine? Although summertime is highly anticipated, we live in a desert climate and it gets HOT! With the sweltering temperatures, strenuous outdoor activities need to be limited. So how can we enjoy some outdoor fun in this heat!? Cool off by taking a long, exhilarating ride down the Boulder Creek! LET’S GO TUBING!
Eben G. Fine Park will be the starting point for this new experience of summer fun! Your adventure starts at the foot of the mountains and takes you all the way through town. Buying your own tube is highly recommended and making sure it is pumped to the max will give you the best ride. To avoid scraping your feet on any rocks, footwear is important and encouraged. Most people wear crocs, water shoes, five fingers, or sandals. Are you scared!? This is going to be the time of your life! The water is ice cold, the rapids are raging, and your heart is beating out of your chest. Let’s go! Zoom down the creek through mild rapids and rapids that will knock your top off! Keep your feet up! You will flip off your tube, get thrown under the water, run into other people, and possibly chase your tube down the creek without you in it! That is all part of the fun!! As you float down this watery paradise, cheers from complete strangers will give you the confidence to get out of your tube and run it all the way back to the beginning to start all over again! Now was that a wild ride or what!?
Not into tubing? Grab your dog, pack a picnic lunch, put on your swimsuit, and hang out on the sidelines. Swim, sunbathe, or read a book! This is an amazing place to people watch and also to make some new friends. There are plenty of rock formations to set up camp or bring some chairs to put in the water. Any way you decide to do it, it’s always a good time and a perfect way to spend a hot summer day!
FYI: This is a dangerous activity. Please be careful and aware. Tube at your own risk!
Directions to Tubing in Boulder Creek
From Denver, take highway 36 west towards Boulder. Take a Left onto Canyon Blvd. Take a Left onto Arapahoe Ave. Parking is limited or there is a pay parking lot.