5 Tubing Rivers in Colorado Perfect For Hot Days – Always Relaxing and Refreshing!

When summer temperatures soar above 100 degrees, tucking your body into an inner tube and jumping in a cool river is the ticket to sweet relief. The river will draw you, gently and peacefully, as you float over small riffles in your tube. Tubing is the perfect way to relax on a hot summer afternoon. This list of awesome tubing rivers in Colorado should keep busy all summer long.

Clear Creek White Water Park

1201 10th St, Golden, CO 80401

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Dedicated in 1998, the Clear Creek Whitewater Park is one of Golden’s most unique recreational attractions. Built for recreational canoeing, tubing and kayaking, the course is one quarter of a mile of adventurous, splashing fun!

Cache La Poudre River

Fort Collins, Colorado.

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The Cache la Poudre River Canyon hosts a myriad of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. From whitewater rafting (class III-IV rapids), hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, and fishing, to winter sports like snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling, the Canyon is the perfect place to get away from it all, all year round.

Boulder Creek

3600 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303

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A bike path parallels the creek the entire way. You can get in and out anywhere along that path. There are numerous cross streets where you can find parking. You can start as high as Eben G. Fine park and float to the east side of town at 55th street. Use caution anytime you are on the creek. Conditions change daily. Don’t tube upstream of Eben G. Fine whitewater park. Steep, rocky, class V rapids exist. That is where people most commonly get hurt.

Pagosa Springs

105 Hot Springs Blvd., Pagosa Springs, CO 81147


“Get on the Bus”   This is the river tubing trip that Pagosa is known for.  We shuttle you up the river and you float back on the Cadillac of river tubes.  When you are done, exit the river near the Visitors Center and Hot Springs Resort and simply walk across Main Street to our shop and catch the next shuttle.  You need to be adventerous and a good swimmer to enjoy this trip.  When considering taking your young children, please realize that there is always a possibility of flipping out of your tube.

Yampa River

841 Yampa St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

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Yampa River is the only free-flowing river in Colorado. It’s not obstructed anywhere by dams or diversions along its 261 miles. Popular spot for tubing, fishing, and kayaking. Tube rentals are available at a number of sporting shops downtown.

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