riverfacts.com
US Whitewater > Colorado > Colorado River

MORE INFOMAPSTATSSAFETY

      
   
   
   

Colorado whitewater, Colorado River

garfield county, Shoshone Power Plant Exit 123 to Grizzly Creek Exit 121 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     2 miles
 
I had a blast on the river. The scenery was beautiful. The rapids were awesome and some would come over my head. It was a huge adreneline rush. Says J. Munson

The starting location is a short drive from Edwards, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The scenic beauty of Colorado and the water flowing gracefully down Colorado River make the trip here worthwhile. The Shoshone Power Plant Exit 123 to Grizzly
    Creek Exit 121 stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. A good workout and spending some quality time
in nature have a lot of people coming here. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. There are some good hotels near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.  
This stretch is short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch.

Briefly about the general area:
Nearby Dolan Gulch is a good place to go if you're at Colorado River, and you'll most likely meet some folks from Glenwood Springs here. Everybody nearby loves skiing at Sunlight Mountain. High temperatures at Colorado River through the months of summer are in the 80's; the night is rather cooler of course, ordinarily in the 50's. Through the wintertime the highs are frequently in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Colorado River are in the 0's.

Colorado River, Shoshone Power Plant Exit 123 to Grizzly Creek Exit 121 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

Map
map
Detailed Map


Stats
map
Stats for this river stretch


Weather
weather
Local weather forecast


OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Colorado River.
 Whitewater Near Colorado River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Whitewater Rafting, Garfield County, 1 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Glenwood Canyon Rafting, Garfield County, 1 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Blue SKY Adventures, Garfield County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - UP THA Creek Expeditions, Garfield County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Rock Gardens Rafting, Garfield County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Roaring Fork, Pitkin/Garfield County, 7 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 6.2 miles long (Black Bridge to Veltus Park)
Grizzly Creek, Garfield County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (1 mile up trail to Grizzly Creek Rest Area)
Colorado River, Garfield County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3.8 miles long (Hanging Lake Exit 125 to Grizzly Creek)
Colorado River, garfield County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Shoshone Power Plant Exit 123 to Grizzly Creek Exit 121)
Crystal River, Pitkin County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 4.8 miles long (Avalanche Creek to B.R.Campground)
 Ski Areas Near Colorado River:
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 10 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
Buttermilk, Colorado , 40 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
Aspen Highlands, Colorado , 40 miles away, 3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 42 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 45 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Crested Butte, Colorado , 45 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 47 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 58 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Howelsen Hill, Colorado , 60 miles away, 440 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Steamboat, Colorado , 61 miles away, 3668 foot drop, 20 lifts, 143 runs
 Marinas Near Colorado River:
Roaring Fork Marina, Carbondale , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Colorado River:
Affordable Inn Of Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs , 1 miles away
Glenwood Suites, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Glenwood Springs , 1 miles away
Clarion Collection Glenwood Suites, Glenwood Springs , 1 miles away
Rodeway Inn Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs , 1 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites On The River, Glenwood Springs , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Colorado River:
Ami's Acres Campgrounds, Glenwood Springs, 1 miles away
Lesh RV and Mobile Home Park, Glenwood Springs, 2 miles away
East Fork - White River National Forest, Glenwood Springs, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Colorado River:
Last Chance Trail, Garfield , 19 miles away
Oyster Lake Trail, Rio Blanco , 19 miles away
Mansfield Ditch Trail, Garfield , 19 miles away
Fayville Trail, Rio Blanco , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Colorado River:
Harvey Gap State Park, Colorado , 21 miles away
Rifle Falls State Park, Colorado , 25 miles away
Rifle Gap State Park, Colorado , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Colorado River:
Glenwood SPGS Golf Club, Glenwood Springs , 1 miles away
Ironbridge Golf Club, Glenwood Springs , 4 miles away
Westbank Golf Course, Glenwood Springs , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Colorado River
Adams Lake, Garfield , 10 miles away
Elk Lakes, Garfield , 11 miles away
Jet Lake, Garfield , 12 miles away

Copyright © Stratus-Pikpuk, Inc.
Some content, including Reach Name, Class, Coordinates, and Length, comes from American Whitewater with permission.