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Colorado whitewater, Cross Creek

Eagle county, Cross Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Edwards, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The Cross Creek stretch of Cross Creek is -blank- miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V+ section of whitewater. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill
    up quick. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. The wild scenery of the Park Range is great. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area
has a large number of paddling places. The beautiful scenery of Eagle County and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Colorado is often tougher than elsewhere, so better not forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. Cross Creek doesn't have a lot of paddling sections, the Cross Creek section is the only one.

Briefly about the general area:
Gotta ski! Vail is
 
a nice place to do that, and at Cross Creek you always meet someone from Minturn. That right there is a load of amusing things already but it goes on, the Park Range has it all. A glorious place like White River National Forest near Cross Creek is too tremendous to leave out, and on a wonderful day you can take a hike along the Two Elk Trail. This river is always fun. Bishop Gulch is close to Cross Creek and is beyond doubt a great place to explore; there is a good hiking trail close by called the Fall Creek Trail. Summertime at Cross Creek comes with high temperatures in the 80's. Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures fall down into the 40's.

Cross Creek, Cross Creek 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 Cross Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cross Creek:
Eagle River, Eagle County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Riverbend bus stop to Edwards)
Whitewater Outfitter - Sage Outdoor Adventures, Eagle County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Homestake Creek, Eagle County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (1/4 mile above confluence with Eagle River)
Eagle River, Eagle County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Redcliff to Tigiwan Rd)
Gore Creek, Eagle County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.2 miles long (East Vail Exit (I-70) to Eagle River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Nova Guides, Eagle County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Eagle River, Eagle County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Forest Service Visitor Center to Riverbend bus stop)
Eagle River, Eagle County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 17.4 miles long (Edwards to Eagle)
Blue River, Summit/ Grand County, 17 miles away
      Class III - 3.8 miles long (Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road)
Arkansas River, Lake/ Chaffee County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 18 miles long (Leadville to Granite)
 Ski Areas Near Cross Creek:
Vail, Colorado , 4 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 8 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 13 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 19 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 25 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 31 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 34 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 35 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 36 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Buttermilk, Colorado , 37 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
 Marinas Near Cross Creek:
Heeney Marina, Silverthorne , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Cross Creek:
The Residences, Avon , 1 miles away
The Minturn Inn, Minturn , 2 miles away
Marriott's StreamSide Evergreen At Vail, Vail , 3 miles away
Marriott's StreamSide Birch At Vail, Vail , 3 miles away
Marriott's StreamSide Douglas At Vail, Vail , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cross Creek:
Tigiwon, Minturn, 3 miles away
Half Moon Campground, Eagle County, 4 miles away
Homestake Campground, Eagle County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Cross Creek:
Two Elk Trail, Eagle , 5 miles away
Fall Creek Trail, Eagle , 5 miles away
Half Moon Trail, Eagle , 6 miles away
Nottingham Ridge Trail, Eagle , 6 miles away
Lost Lake Trail, Eagle , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cross Creek:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 61 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 61 miles away
White River National Forest, Colorado , 15 miles away
Sylvan State Park, Colorado , 23 miles away
Arapaho National Forest, Colorado , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cross Creek:
Vail Recreation District, Vail , 4 miles away
Vail Golf Club, Vail , 5 miles away
Beaver Creek Golf Course, Avon , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Cross Creek
Upper Piney Lake, Eagle , 10 miles away
Lake Thomas, Eagle , 13 miles away
Gore Lake, Eagle , 14 miles away

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