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Colorado whitewater, Grizzly Creek

Garfield county, 1 mile up trail to Grizzly Creek Rest Area section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     1 miles
  This stretch of Grizzly Creek is 1 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V section. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. Getting your paddling
    muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. 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
wonít get lost. The nature scenery of Colorado and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. The 1 mile up trail to Grizzly Creek Rest Area section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. This is a very 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, and if you make reservations in  
advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to come across some good folks from Glenwood Springs here, and Sunlight Mountain has tremendous slopes and a friendly staff. A tour to Deadmans Gulch is always fun. At Grizzly Creek you donít see much precipitation. Of all the months in a year October is the one with the most rain, and the driest month is February. Summertime highs at Grizzly Creek generally tend to be in the 80's with night lows in the 50's. Through the wintertime the highs are generally in the 30's while Grizzly Creek night low temperatures all through the winter are in the 0's.

Grizzly Creek, 1 mile up trail to Grizzly Creek Rest Area 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 Grizzly Creek.
 Whitewater Near Grizzly Creek:
Grizzly Creek, Garfield County, 0 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (1 mile up trail to Grizzly Creek Rest Area)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rock Gardens Rafting, Garfield County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Colorado River, Garfield County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3.8 miles long (Hanging Lake Exit 125 to Grizzly Creek)
Colorado River, garfield County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Shoshone Power Plant Exit 123 to Grizzly Creek Exit 121)
Whitewater Outfitter - Blue SKY Adventures, Garfield County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - UP THA Creek Expeditions, Garfield County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Roaring Fork, Pitkin/Garfield County, 5 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 6.2 miles long (Black Bridge to Veltus Park)
Whitewater Outfitter - Whitewater Rafting, Garfield County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Glenwood Canyon Rafting, Garfield County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Sweetwater Creek, Eagle County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Pine Valley Ranch to Anderson Camp)
 Ski Areas Near Grizzly Creek:
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 11 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
Buttermilk, Colorado , 33 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
Aspen Highlands, Colorado , 34 miles away, 3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 36 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 39 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Crested Butte, Colorado , 41 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 43 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 51 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Howelsen Hill, Colorado , 57 miles away, 440 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Steamboat, Colorado , 57 miles away, 3668 foot drop, 20 lifts, 143 runs
 Marinas Near Grizzly Creek:
Roaring Fork Marina, Carbondale , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Grizzly Creek:
Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs , 5 miles away
Caravan Inn, Glenwood Springs , 5 miles away
Starlight Lodge, Glenwood Springs , 5 miles away
BEST WESTERN Antlers, Glenwood Springs , 5 miles away
Ramada Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Grizzly Creek:
Glenwood Canyon Resort, Glenwood Springs, 3 miles away
Rock Gardens Mobile Home Park, Glenwood Springs, 3 miles away
East Fork - White River National Forest, Glenwood Springs, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Grizzly Creek:
Blue Creek Trail, Eagle , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Grizzly Creek:
Harvey Gap State Park, Colorado , 28 miles away
Rifle Falls State Park, Colorado , 32 miles away
Paonia State Park, Colorado , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Grizzly Creek:
Ironbridge Golf Club, Glenwood Springs , 3 miles away
Rose Ranch Golf, Glenwood Springs , 6 miles away
Westbank Golf Course, Glenwood Springs , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Grizzly Creek
Adams Lake, Garfield , 14 miles away
Elk Lakes, Garfield , 15 miles away
Jet Lake, Garfield , 16 miles away

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