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Old 09-10-2014, 09:30 AM
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SLC/Denver Boating?

How is it around those cities? anyone out there?
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:53 AM
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I have only been on one lake in Denver and it was pretty much right in the city and at the time it had slalom course on it. I live in SLC and there are 8 lakes within an hour. Some better than others. The benefit/downfall is that there is so much to do that can compete with boating that it can be tough to get out as often.
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:03 AM
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:48 AM
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We live in Denver. Not much here. A couple of reservoirs (Chatfield, Horsetooth, Cherry Creek), Standley Lake, a handful of private "lakes" up north toward the Greeley area, and that's about it. Have to drive 3-4 hours to get to some bigger parks (Lake McConaughy in NE, Gurnsey/Glendo in WY).
Denver's awesome place to live but the biggest drawback for me is lack of water. I grew up in and around Michigan and Minnesota though so I'm a bit spoiled.
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:17 AM
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Live in the Boulder area (North and a bit west of Denver).

Water is scarce along the front range but it is available.

I spend all my time on a small private lake so can't really comment on the public water situation. There are a number of private lakes so if you want to ski you can.

There is a lot to like about living in Colorado.
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Old 09-10-2014, 12:48 PM
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Salt lake is not too bad for boating. The season is about 4-5 months if you don't mind some colder water in May and September. I keep my boat up at a reservoir (Easy Canyon) so I don't have to tow it up and down the mountain every time. I can be in the water in about an hour, and try to go about 2-3 times a week.
There are about 4 other reservoir's that are nice but are further away from where I live.
Utah Lake is crap and I never go there.
Lake Powell is only 4.5 hours away and I get about 2 weeks a year down there, and that is about as good as it gets for boating.
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Old 09-12-2014, 04:29 PM
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Salt lake is not too bad for boating. The season is about 4-5 months if you don't mind some colder water in May and September. I keep my boat up at a reservoir (Easy Canyon) so I don't have to tow it up and down the mountain every time. I can be in the water in about an hour, and try to go about 2-3 times a week.
There are about 4 other reservoir's that are nice but are further away from where I live.
Utah Lake is crap and I never go there.
Lake Powell is only 4.5 hours away and I get about 2 weeks a year down there, and that is about as good as it gets for boating.
Yea Utah Lake is crap everyone should not go there. Oh wait I go there about 90% of the time. Maybe because that is where my clubs slalom courses are at.
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:20 PM
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:31 AM
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I'm in Heber City Ut (45 min from SLC) for work this week and one of the local guys has a boat and says there is plenty of water in the area.

Sounds like wind is a much bigger issue here than it is in GA though.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:05 PM
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I'm in Heber City Ut (45 min from SLC) for work this week and one of the local guys has a boat and says there is plenty of water in the area.

Sounds like wind is a much bigger issue here than it is in GA though.
Two great lakes near Heber - Deer Creek and Jordanelle - but crazy crowded on summer weekends. And yes, the canyon winds can rough them up a bit. Also, the 5400 & 6100 elevations take a toll on horse power. Water temps don't get above the low 70's.
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