Boulder Creek to be closed for restoration; fines or jail for violators

Swimming, kayaking and tubing won't be allowed in Boulder Creek for the next 60 days as crews work to clean up sediment and debris from last year's flooding.

Swimming, kayaking and tubing won't be allowed in Boulder Creek for the next 60 days as crews work to clean up sediment and debris from last year's flooding.

BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder Creek will be closed to swimming, tubing and kayaking for the next 60 days beginning Tuesday as crews clean up sediment and debris from last year’s flooding.

The city of Boulder and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office are making the popular creek off-limits by emergency rule until the restoration work is completed.

Heavy construction equipment will be used to dredge and restore the creek and could prove hazardous to anyone in the waterway.

The creek will be closed from Boulder Falls to the city of Boulder’s western limits. In Boulder, it will be closed from the western city limits to the eastern city limits, at about 75th Street and Jay Road.

Boulder Police can issue citations if anyone is found violating the rule with a penalty of a fine up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail.