Just an hour and some change from downtown Denver, here’s another man-made playspot that is the ultimate in park-and-play convenience. Plus here at Ten Mile, you’ll paddle under the watch of Mount Royal in one of the coolest mountain towns in the state.
What Makes It Great
If you’re up for it, you can put in up the road below the bridge at Officers Gulch and run the Class 4 creek down to the playhole. Spend some time here soaking in the sun and practice your latest play moves.
Then, turn your bow downstream and finish up the last mile of the creek, emptying out into the Dillon Reservoir. It’s easy to run a shuttle or take the bus back to your car.
This is a sporty little playspot that you’ll often have to yourself, especially during the week. The season is a little finicky…reliant on spring snow melt and varying greatly with temperature.
The public play hole is well marked with great spectator access.
Who is Going to Love It
This is a great place for those able to maneuver Class 4 water and want to practice some moves.
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
Park in the public parking lot just off exit 201 (second Frisco exit off I-70) or across the street on Forest Drive at Ten Mile Creek Kayaks. Stop in and say "hello" to 'Mountain Matti Wade' and buy something from his shop to help support your local specialty paddlesports retailer! In exchange, he can give you all the beta on flows and hazards.
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