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Colorado whitewater, Colorado River

Mesa Green county, Loma launch to Westwater launch section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     25 miles
  The wonderful Mesa / Green County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. The starting point is not too far from Grand Junction, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This section of Colorado River is 25 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter,
    so go ahead and pack your camp stove. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Colorado are harder than the national norm,
so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with not too many other places for that. There are plenty of other stretches  
in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a perfect hiking adventure along the Old Ute Indian Trail. Colorado River is pretty dehydrated typically. Through October this area sees the most rain, and the driest month of the year is February. Through the summer, highs regularly are in the 90's at Colorado River. Summer night lows dip down to the 60's. Daytime highs through the wintertime are in the 30's with temperatures at Colorado River dipping down into the 10's through winter nights.

Colorado River, Loma launch to Westwater launch 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 Colorado River.
 Whitewater Near Colorado River:
Colorado River, Grand County, 7 miles away
      Class I-IV - 17 miles long (Westwater to Rose Ranch)
Colorado River, Grand County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 47 miles long (Cisco to Moab)
Dolores River, Mesa County, 17 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 30 miles long (Gateway to Colorado River)
Dolores River, Grand County, 17 miles away
      Class II+(IV) - 30 miles long (Gateway to Colorado River)
Colorado River, Mesa / Green County, 20 miles away
      Class II - 25 miles long (Loma launch to Westwater launch)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rimrock Adventures, Mesa County, 23 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Colorado River:
Powderhorn, Colorado , 62 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 4 lifts, 44 runs
 Hotels Near Colorado River:
La Quinta Inn & Suites Fruita, Fruita , 23 miles away
Super 8 Fruita, Fruita , 23 miles away
Comfort Inn Fruita, Fruita , 23 miles away
Sorrel River Ranch Resort And Spa, Moab , 29 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites GRAND JUNCTION, Grand Junction , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Colorado River:
Kokopelli's Trail - Westwater, Cisco, 6 miles away
Kokopelli's Trail - Knowles Canyon, Mack, 8 miles away
Kokopelli's Trail - Castle Rocks, Mack, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Colorado River:
Old Ute Indian Trail, Mesa , 17 miles away
Pollock Trail, Mesa , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Colorado River:
Colorado National Monument, Fruita - CO , 25 miles away
Arches National Park, Moab - UT , 41 miles away
Highline State Park, Colorado , 21 miles away
 Lakes Near Colorado River
Mack Mesa Reservoir, Mesa , 20 miles away

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