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Colorado whitewater, Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork

Gunnison county, Bridge to Erikson Springs Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     11 miles
  The nature scenery of Colorado and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Colorado are harder than the national norm, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This river system has a few good paddling stretches
    and the Bridge to Erikson Springs Campground section is one of them. The starting point is not too far from Edwards, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Getting some good exercise and just hanging
out with mother nature are great reasons to come. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your sleeping bag. There's camping available near Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork. This section of Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork in Colorado is 11 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class V+ section. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling  
rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Munsey Ruby Stock Driveway, and a spree to Gunnison National Forest is a good idea. There's great hiking along the Hammond Trail, and while you're here you will meet lots of folks from nearby Somerset. This is a great river. Going to Paonia State Park in the neighborhood of Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork is a splendid thing to do. Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork is a location that is relatively arid mostly. During August this area sees the most rain, and February is the month with the least moisture.

Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork, Bridge to Erikson Springs Campground road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork.
 Whitewater Near Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork:
Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork, Gunnison County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 11 miles long (Bridge to Erikson Springs Campground)
Yule Creek, Gunnison County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.25 miles long (10 000' to Marble Quarry)
Crystal River, Pitkin/ Gunnison County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Marble to Redstone)
Yule Creek, Pitkin County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.3 miles long (Bible Camp to Crystal River)
Crystal River - South Fork, Gunnison County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.25 miles long (Schofield Pass to Crystal)
Daisy Creek, Gunnison County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River)
Crystal River, Gunnison County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.8 miles long (Road to Crystal to Beaver Lake)
Gunnison River - North Fork, Gunnison County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 8.8 miles long (Paonia Reservoir to below Somerset)
Slate River, Gunnison County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Beaver Ponds to Oh Be Joyful Campground)
Crystal River, Gunnison County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 3 miles long (Crystal Mill Falls to Crystal Gorge)
 Ski Areas Near Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork:
Crested Butte, Colorado , 17 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 18 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 28 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
Aspen Highlands, Colorado , 29 miles away, 3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
Buttermilk, Colorado , 29 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 31 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 33 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 61 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Monarch, Colorado , 65 miles away, 1162 foot drop, 7 lifts, 63 runs
Powderhorn, Colorado , 65 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 4 lifts, 44 runs
 Hotels Near Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork:
Cristiana Guesthaus, Crested Butte , 16 miles away
The Ruby Of Crested Butte, Crested Butte , 17 miles away
Purple Mountain Bed & Breakfast, Crested Butte , 17 miles away
The Lodge At Mountaineer Square, Crested Butte , 17 miles away
The Grand Lodge Crested Butte Hotel And Suites, Crested Butte , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork:
Lost Lake Campground, Gunnison County, 2 miles away
Erickson Springs, Somerset, 4 miles away
Horse Ranch Camp, Somerset, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork:
Munsey Ruby Stock Driveway, Gunnison , 4 miles away
Hammond Trail, Gunnison , 9 miles away
Mill-Castle Trail, Gunnison , 12 miles away
Sunset Trail, Gunnison , 12 miles away
Lowline Trail, Gunnison , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 49 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 49 miles away
Gunnison National Forest, Colorado , 6 miles away
Paonia State Park, Colorado , 10 miles away
Crawford State Park, Colorado , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork:
Crested Butte Country Club, Crested Butte , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork
Geneva Lake, Gunnison , 14 miles away

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