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Calm Waters in the Rockies

We wanted to do some water sports in Boulder and were told by friends and family alike that the water areas in Boulder can be rough, even the creek. We were told we would have to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 July 2016
Sheri M
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Marlboro, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Boulder Reservoir is most popular in the summer for its beach shore and plenty of water sports (SUP, sailing, kayak, windsurfing, etc) but it is also beautiful in the fall and winter for running, biking or just walking your dog around the Rez with unobstructed views of the Flatirons.

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Thank Anitaff
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can access Boulder reservoir from two places. The main entrance off of 55th Str., where you will pay a fee in the summer and then enjoy the swimming, boating beach with a lifeguard OR the trail entrance off of 63rd at Coot lake. No fee there but even though people will swim there it's forbidden. There is a trail... More 

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Thank Michaela O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I find the reservoir so restrictive in terms of just space. You ride in circles; the two stroke motors make a lot of pollution; and the e coli from cattle farms is rinsed into the rews with every rainfall. I'd rather be rafting. The scenery changes...or bicyling

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Thank Linda Q
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Boulder Reservoir has a great bike or hike or run path around the reservoir. During the summer, you can swim, paddleboard, picnic , etc

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Thank Janice S
Boulder City, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

You can go paddling on the water it's a bit chilly but it's definitely a fun afternoon waster. Sometimes it's crowded but if you do get the chance it's definitely a place to go the water is clean it's in a nice area away from the city

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Thank Prinster A
Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

My daughter's softball team went paddle boarding in the reservoir and had a blast. Their only complaint was having to walk through lots of duck poop the get to water.

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Thank bjtanimoto
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views of mountains and water was clear. It was quite busy because of the preparations for the following day's Triathalon. Each person entry fee was $9 per person. The biggest annoyance was for $9 person, get rid of all the goose poop on the beach and grass areas surrounding the water. Our family enjoyed paddle boarding( rented at marina)... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We wanted to do some water sports in Boulder and were told by friends and family alike that the water areas in Boulder can be rough, even the creek. We were told we would have to drive out towards Fort Collins to get calmer waters until a local told us about the reservoir. They said the water is pretty mild... More 

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Thank Sheri M
Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

The Boulder Res is a pretty spot and it used to host some pretty interesting community events, such as the Kinetics race (bizarre human-powered watercraft) and local concerts, but now nearly every weekend is devoted to Triathlons, Iron Mans (Iron Men?) and other commercial races that tour the country every spring through fall. That's fine and in keeping with Boulder's... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

A pretty area that has been taken care of theirs a plaque describing whats happened to the area in history.

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