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Colorado whitewater, Clear Creek - West Fork

Clear Creek county, Coors Falls to Gunshot section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     1 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Clear Creek County and the water flowing gracefully down Clear Creek - West Fork beats anything. The average Colorado whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. This stretch of Clear Creek - West Fork in Clear Creek County is 1 miles long and has been rated as
    a class V section by American Whitewater. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either
way this area has a large number of paddling spots. This stretch is very short so no need to bring snacks. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Coors Falls to Gunshot section is just one of many. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
 
The snow is wonderful at Winter Park; people from Empire love to come here. If the weather is good here at Clear Creek - West Fork, you can go for a hike along the Sevenmile Ski Trail. The Mount Nystrom Trail is a great hiking trail near Clear Creek - West Fork. Summertime at Clear Creek - West Fork comes with high temperatures in the 70's. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 40's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 20's; winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Clear Creek - West Fork. Clear Creek - West Fork is a good site of normal rain.

Clear Creek - West Fork, Coors Falls to Gunshot road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Clear Creek - West Fork.
 Whitewater Near Clear Creek - West Fork:
Woods Creek, Clear Creek County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 0.5 miles long (Reservoir to Confluence with West Fork Clear Creek)
Clear Creek, Clear Creek County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (Silverplume to Georgetown)
Whitewater Outfitter - Mad Adventures, Grand County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Clear Creek - West Fork, Clear Creek County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Coors Falls to Gunshot)
Clear Creek, Clear Creek County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Lawson to Idaho Springs)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventures in Whitewater, Grand County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Arkansas Valley Adventures Idaho Springs Outpost, Clear Creek County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Clear Creek Rafting, Clear Creek County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Mile HI Rafting, Clear Creek County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Fraser River, Grand County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.4 miles long (Tabernash to Granby)
 Ski Areas Near Clear Creek - West Fork:
Winter Park, Colorado , 7 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 10 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 11 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Eldora, Colorado , 15 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 16 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 18 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 25 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 30 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Vail, Colorado , 43 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 43 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Hotels Near Clear Creek - West Fork:
Super 8 Georgetown, Georgetown , 5 miles away
Georgetown Mountain Inn, Georgetown , 5 miles away
Zephyr Mountain Lodge, Winter Park , 6 miles away
Winter Park Mountain Lodge, Winter Park , 7 miles away
Winter Park Chateau, Winter Park , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clear Creek - West Fork:
Floral Park Campground, Clear Creek County, 2 miles away
Mizpah Campground, Clear Creek County, 3 miles away
Mizpah, Empire, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Clear Creek - West Fork:
Sevenmile Ski Trail, Grand , 3 miles away
Mount Nystrom Trail, Grand , 4 miles away
Mary Jane Ski Trail, Grand , 6 miles away
Grays Peak Trail, Clear Creek , 8 miles away
James Peak Lake Trail, Gilpin , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clear Creek - West Fork:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 36 miles away
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant - CO , 58 miles away
Arapaho National Forest, Colorado , 22 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado , 26 miles away
Eldorado State Park, Colorado , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clear Creek - West Fork:
Pole Creek Golf Club, Fraser , 13 miles away
Keystone Ranch Golf Course, Dillon , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Clear Creek - West Fork
Clear Lake, Clear Creek , 6 miles away
Upper Urad Reservoir, Clear Creek , 6 miles away
Jefferson Lake, Park , 8 miles away

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