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Colorado whitewater, Homestake Creek

Eagle county, 1/4 mile above confluence with Eagle River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     0.25 miles
  The average Colorado whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The natural beauty of Colorado and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the 1/4 mile above confluence with Eagle River section is one of them. Lodging is available near the river, but
    you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area
with plenty of spots for that. This section is very short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The wild scenery of the Sawatch Range is great. 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 1/4 mile above confluence with Eagle River stretch of Homestake Creek in Colorado is 0.25 miles long and it is classified  
as a class V section by American Whitewater. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Two Elk Trail; Homestake Creek is a place with many visitors from Red Cliff. All year is a glorious time in the Sawatch Range if you adore the outdoors. Go for a hike on the Fall Creek Trail, and the best way to spend a winter day is on the slopes of nearby Vail. This is such a fun river. Summertime brings highs in the 70's to Homestake Creek. Once the sun is down it sinks down to the 40's.

Homestake Creek, 1/4 mile above confluence with Eagle River 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 Homestake Creek.
 Whitewater Near Homestake Creek:
Eagle River, Eagle County, 0 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Redcliff to Tigiwan Rd)
Homestake Creek, Eagle County, 0 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (1/4 mile above confluence with Eagle River)
Cross Creek, Eagle County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - -blank- miles long (Cross Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Nova Guides, Eagle County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Eagle River, Eagle County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Riverbend bus stop to Edwards)
Whitewater Outfitter - Sage Outdoor Adventures, Eagle County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Gore Creek, Eagle County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.2 miles long (East Vail Exit (I-70) to Eagle River)
Eagle River, Eagle County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Forest Service Visitor Center to Riverbend bus stop)
Arkansas River, Lake/ Chaffee County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 18 miles long (Leadville to Granite)
Eagle River, Eagle County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 17.4 miles long (Edwards to Eagle)
 Ski Areas Near Homestake Creek:
Vail, Colorado , 7 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 9 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 11 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 16 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 23 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 30 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 34 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 34 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 35 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 36 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
 Hotels Near Homestake Creek:
The Residences, Avon , 4 miles away
The Minturn Inn, Minturn , 6 miles away
Manor Vail Lodge, Vail , 7 miles away
Marriott's StreamSide Evergreen At Vail, Vail , 7 miles away
Marriott's StreamSide Birch At Vail, Vail , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Homestake Creek:
Homestake Campground, Eagle County, 1 miles away
Hornsilver Campground, Eagle County, 1 miles away
Homestake Road Dispersed, Red Cliff, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Homestake Creek:
Fall Creek Trail, Eagle , 4 miles away
Two Elk Trail, Eagle , 5 miles away
Half Moon Trail, Eagle , 6 miles away
Nottingham Ridge Trail, Eagle , 10 miles away
Main Range Trail, Lake , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Homestake Creek:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 58 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 58 miles away
White River National Forest, Colorado , 15 miles away
Sylvan State Park, Colorado , 25 miles away
Arapaho National Forest, Colorado , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Homestake Creek:
Vail Recreation District, Vail , 8 miles away
Vail Golf Club, Vail , 8 miles away
Beaver Creek Golf Course, Avon , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Homestake Creek
Upper Piney Lake, Eagle , 12 miles away
Gore Lake, Eagle , 14 miles away
Tenmile Tailings Pond, Summit , 14 miles away

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