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Colorado whitewater, Daisy Creek

Gunnison county, 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     1 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River stretch of Daisy Creek in Gunnison County is 1 miles long and is a class V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that
    around here. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River stretch is one of them. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. If you're coming from Edwards
it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This is an extremely short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The beautiful scenery of Gunnison  
County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything.

Briefly about the general area:
The Munsey Ruby Stock Driveway is a great hiking trail near Daisy Creek; you can hit the slopes at Crested Butte in the vicinity. While you're here at Daisy Creek you will meet lots of folks from close by Crested Butte. On a pleasant day at Daisy Creek you can take a hike along the Trail Riders Trail, and you might also want to pay a visit to Poverty Gulch since you're here at Daisy Creek. Summer at Daisy Creek arrives with high temperatures in the 70's. Once the sun is down it sinks down to the 40's.

Daisy Creek, 40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Daisy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Daisy Creek:
Daisy Creek, Gunnison County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River)
Slate River, Gunnison County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Beaver Ponds to Oh Be Joyful Campground)
Oh Be Joyful Creek, Gunnison County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds)
East River, Gunnison County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 0.75 miles long (Gothic Bridge to above Stupid Falls)
Yule Creek, Gunnison County, 6 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 - North Fork, Gunnison County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.65 miles long (to scree slope)
Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork, Gunnison County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 11 miles long (Bridge to Erikson Springs Campground)
Crystal River, Gunnison County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.8 miles long (Road to Crystal to Beaver Lake)
Yule Creek, Pitkin County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.3 miles long (Bible Camp to Crystal River)
 Ski Areas Near Daisy Creek:
Crested Butte, Colorado , 8 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 9 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Aspen Highlands, Colorado , 19 miles away, 3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
Buttermilk, Colorado , 20 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 21 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 23 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 30 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 52 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Monarch, Colorado , 56 miles away, 1162 foot drop, 7 lifts, 63 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 58 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Hotels Near Daisy Creek:
Cristiana Guesthaus, Crested Butte , 7 miles away
The Ruby Of Crested Butte, Crested Butte , 8 miles away
Grand Lodge Crested Butte, Crested Butte , 8 miles away
The Grand Lodge Crested Butte Hotel And Suites, Crested Butte , 8 miles away
The Lodge At Mountaineer Square, Crested Butte , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Daisy Creek:
Washington Gulch, Crested Butte, 2 miles away
Oh-Be-Joyful, Crested Butte, 4 miles away
Lake Irwin, Crested Butte, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Daisy Creek:
Trail Riders Trail, Gunnison , 6 miles away
Munsey Ruby Stock Driveway, Gunnison , 12 miles away
Lowline Trail, Gunnison , 12 miles away
Mill-Castle Trail, Gunnison , 14 miles away
Granite Basin Trail, Gunnison , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Daisy Creek:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 42 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 42 miles away
Gunnison National Forest, Colorado , 16 miles away
Paonia State Park, Colorado , 19 miles away
Sylvan State Park, Colorado , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Daisy Creek:
Crested Butte Country Club, Crested Butte , 10 miles away
Snowmass Golf Course, Snowmass Village , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Daisy Creek
Geneva Lake, Gunnison , 8 miles away

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