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Colorado whitewater, Crystal River - South Fork

Gunnison county, Schofield Pass to Crystal section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     0.25 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Edwards, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The natural beauty of Gunnison County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The Schofield Pass to Crystal stretch of Crystal River - South Fork in Colorado is 0.25 miles long and has been rated as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. There arenít any hotels right nearby
    but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The Schofield Pass to Crystal stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. Great
exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. This section is very short so better bring some good walking shoes. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling  
rivers. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is magnificent here at Crystal River - South Fork, you can go for a hike along the Trail Riders Trail; of course, A spree to Mud Gulch is always fun. Going for a hike along the Munsey Ruby Stock Driveway will let you absorb the natural beauty of this vicinity. When you're here at Crystal River - South Fork it's always fun to go to Gunnison National Forest, and Crystal River - South Fork is a location with many visitors from Somerset. Paonia State Park is both great and wonderful, and it's near Crystal River - South Fork.

Crystal River - South Fork, Schofield Pass to Crystal 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 Crystal River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Crystal River - South Fork:
Crystal River, Pitkin/ Gunnison County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Marble to Redstone)
Yule Creek, Pitkin County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.3 miles long (Bible Camp to Crystal River)
Crystal River, Gunnison County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.8 miles long (Road to Crystal to Beaver Lake)
Yule Creek, Gunnison County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.25 miles long (10 000' to Marble Quarry)
Crystal River, Gunnison County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 3 miles long (Crystal Mill Falls to Crystal Gorge)
Crystal River, Pitkin/Gunnison County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (Redstone to Penny Hot Springs)
Crystal River - North Fork, Gunnison County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.65 miles long (to scree slope)
Crystal River, Pitkin County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.1 miles long (Penny Hot Springs to Avalanche Creek)
Daisy Creek, Gunnison County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River)
Crystal River, Pitkin County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 4.8 miles long (Avalanche Creek to B.R.Campground)
 Ski Areas Near Crystal River - South Fork:
Crested Butte, Colorado , 18 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 20 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 20 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
Aspen Highlands, Colorado , 24 miles away, 3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
Buttermilk, Colorado , 24 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 26 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 28 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 54 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 63 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Vail, Colorado , 64 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
 Marinas Near Crystal River - South Fork:
Roaring Fork Marina, Carbondale , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Crystal River - South Fork:
Cristiana Guesthaus, Crested Butte , 18 miles away
Grand Lodge Crested Butte, Crested Butte , 18 miles away
The Grand Lodge Crested Butte Hotel And Suites, Crested Butte , 18 miles away
The Lodge At Mountaineer Square, Crested Butte , 18 miles away
The Pokolodi Lodge, Snowmass Village , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Crystal River - South Fork:
Meri-daes RV Park and General Store, Carbondale, 0 miles away
Bogan Flats Group, Somerset, 5 miles away
Bogan Flats, Somerset, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Crystal River - South Fork:
Munsey Ruby Stock Driveway, Gunnison , 6 miles away
Trail Riders Trail, Gunnison , 15 miles away
Hammond Trail, Gunnison , 16 miles away
Sunset Trail, Gunnison , 18 miles away
Lowline Trail, Gunnison , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Crystal River - South Fork:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 52 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 52 miles away
Paonia State Park, Colorado , 13 miles away
Gunnison National Forest, Colorado , 15 miles away
Crawford State Park, Colorado , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Crystal River - South Fork:
River Valley Ranch Golf Club, Carbondale , 17 miles away
Ranch at Roaring Fork Golf Course, Carbondale , 18 miles away
Roaring Fork Club, Basalt , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Crystal River - South Fork
Geneva Lake, Gunnison , 8 miles away

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