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Colorado whitewater, Buzzard Creek

64.30 Road to Collbran section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     7 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Grand Junction. The natural beauty of Colorado and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so better not forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. There's camping available near Buzzard Creek. On this section you do get some distance,
    good for a one day paddling trip. No need to look hard for hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this
is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The 64.30 Road to Collbran section is the only paddling section along Buzzard Creek. The 64.30 Road to Collbran stretch of Buzzard Creek in Colorado is 7 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to Colorado National Monument is worthwhile, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Grand Junction here. Why not take
 
a refreshing hike along the Liberty Cap Trail, and the Serpents Trail offers hiking at its best. This river is always fun. Buzzard Creek is commonly a reasonably dried out site. Of all the months in a year October is the one with the most rain; the driest month of the year is February. The warmest time of the year at Buzzard Creek arrives with high temperatures in the 90's with nighttime lows in the 50's. Highs all through the wintertime are typically in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Buzzard Creek are in the 0's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Buzzard Creek.
 Whitewater Near Buzzard Creek:
Colorado River, -blank- County, 0 miles away
      Class III - 0.1 miles long (Cameo Dam)
Plateau Creek, -blank- County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.3 miles long (Highway 65 to I-70)
Whitewater Outfitter - Catfish Canoe, Mesa County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Bound River Expeditions, Mesa County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Kannah Creek, Mesa County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (Route 50 to Route 141)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rimrock Adventures, Mesa County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Colorado River, Grand County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Loma to Westwater)
Colorado River, Mesa / Green County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 25 miles long (Loma launch to Westwater launch)
Kannah Creek, Mesa County, 23 miles away
      Class V - 1.8 miles long (Kannah Creek Trailhead to Girl Scout Camp Bridge)
Escalante Creek, Gunnison County, 26 miles away
      Class V - 6.5 miles long (Escalante Forks to Captain Smith's Cabin)
 Ski Areas Near Buzzard Creek:
Powderhorn, Colorado , 27 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 4 lifts, 44 runs
Telluride, Colorado , 78 miles away, 3845 foot drop, 18 lifts, 115 runs
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 85 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
Kendall Mountain, Colorado , 92 miles away, 400 foot drop, 1 lifts, 3 runs
Silverton, Colorado , 92 miles away, 3200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Purgatory, Colorado , 93 miles away, 2029 foot drop, 11 lifts, 85 runs
 Hotels Near Buzzard Creek:
Mesa Inn, Grand Junction , 1 miles away
Travelodge Grand Junction, Grand Junction , 1 miles away
Rodeway Inn Grand Junction, Grand Junction , 2 miles away
Quality Inn Grand Junction, Grand Junction , 2 miles away
DoubleTree By Hilton Grand Junction, Grand Junction , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Buzzard Creek:
Big J RV Park, Grand Junction, 3 miles away
K O A Kampgrounds, Grand Junction, 3 miles away
Grand Junction KOA, Grand Junction, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Buzzard Creek:
Serpents Trail, Mesa , 7 miles away
Liberty Cap Trail, Mesa , 12 miles away
Ute Canal Trail, Mesa , 12 miles away
Monument Canyon Trail, Mesa , 12 miles away
John Ottos Trail, Mesa , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Buzzard Creek:
Colorado National Monument, Fruita - CO , 13 miles away
Dinosaur National Monument, Dinosaur - CO , 70 miles away
Highline State Park, Colorado , 23 miles away
Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Buzzard Creek:
Lincoln Park Golf Course, Grand Junction , 1 miles away
Chipeta Golf Course, Grand Junction , 3 miles away
Redlands Mesa Golf Club, Grand Junction , 6 miles away

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