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Colorado whitewater, Eagle River

Eagle county, Redcliff to Tigiwan Rd section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V(V+)     4 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Colorado are often tougher than in other states, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The put-in is not too far from Edwards, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The natural beauty of Eagle County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. Getting some good exercise
    and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. No shortage of good hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section of Eagle River in Colorado
is 4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V(V+) section of whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The river winds through the Park Range and you get great scenery. If you're a camper you  
can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Half Moon Trail; nearby you find wonderful sites like Bishop Gulch. You'll in fact wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the cool things in the Park Range. White River National Forest is a beautiful place any time of year, and this is a popular site for folks from Minturn. This river is so great. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Fall Creek Trail, and Vail is a very popular ski area in the vicinity. Through the summertime, highs commonly are in the 80's at Eagle River.

Eagle River, Redcliff to Tigiwan Rd 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 Eagle River.
 Whitewater Near Eagle River:
Cross Creek, Eagle County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - -blank- miles long (Cross Creek)
Eagle River, Eagle County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Riverbend bus stop to Edwards)
Homestake Creek, Eagle County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (1/4 mile above confluence with Eagle River)
Eagle River, Eagle County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Redcliff to Tigiwan Rd)
Whitewater Outfitter - Sage Outdoor Adventures, Eagle County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Nova Guides, Eagle County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Gore Creek, Eagle County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.2 miles long (East Vail Exit (I-70) to Eagle River)
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)
Arkansas River, Lake/ Chaffee County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 18 miles long (Leadville to Granite)
 Ski Areas Near Eagle River:
Vail, Colorado , 5 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 , 12 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 , 36 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
 Marinas Near Eagle River:
Heeney Marina, Silverthorne , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Eagle River:
The Residences, Avon , 1 miles away
The Minturn Inn, Minturn , 3 miles away
Marriott's StreamSide Evergreen At Vail, Vail , 4 miles away
Marriott's StreamSide Birch At Vail, Vail , 4 miles away
Marriott's StreamSide Douglas At Vail, Vail , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Eagle River:
Tigiwon, Minturn, 2 miles away
Half Moon Campground, Eagle County, 3 miles away
Homestake Campground, Eagle County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Eagle River:
Fall Creek Trail, Eagle , 4 miles away
Half Moon Trail, Eagle , 5 miles away
Two Elk Trail, Eagle , 5 miles away
Nottingham Ridge Trail, Eagle , 7 miles away
Lost Lake Trail, Eagle , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Eagle River:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 60 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 60 miles away
White River National Forest, Colorado , 14 miles away
Sylvan State Park, Colorado , 23 miles away
Arapaho National Forest, Colorado , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Eagle River:
Vail Recreation District, Vail , 5 miles away
Vail Golf Club, Vail , 6 miles away
Beaver Creek Golf Course, Avon , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Eagle River
Upper Piney Lake, Eagle , 11 miles away
Lake Thomas, Eagle , 13 miles away
Gore Lake, Eagle , 14 miles away

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