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Colorado whitewater, Kannah Creek

Mesa county, Route 50 to Route 141 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     6.5 miles
  This stretch of Kannah Creek in Mesa County is 6.5 miles long and is a class III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Grand Junction, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good spots for that around here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Colorado
    is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The natural beauty of Mesa County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything.
If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is a pretty decent length  
section, it's good length for a morning trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a tremendous hiking adventure along the Whitewater Basin Trail, and there are plenty of people from Whitewater here at Kannah Creek. Going for a hike along the Bar X Bench Stock Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this region. Throughout the months of summer, highs regularly are in the 90's at Kannah Creek; the night is a tad cooler of course, typically in the 60's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 30's with temperatures at Kannah Creek dipping down into the 10's during winter nights.

Kannah Creek, Route 50 to Route 141 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 Kannah Creek.
 Whitewater Near Kannah Creek:
Kannah Creek, Mesa County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (Route 50 to Route 141)
Whitewater Outfitter - Catfish Canoe, Mesa County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Buzzard Creek, -blank- County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (64.30 Road to Collbran)
Colorado River, -blank- County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 0.1 miles long (Cameo Dam)
Plateau Creek, -blank- County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.3 miles long (Highway 65 to I-70)
Colorado River, Grand County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Loma to Westwater)
Kannah Creek, Mesa County, 13 miles away
      Class V - 1.8 miles long (Kannah Creek Trailhead to Girl Scout Camp Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Bound River Expeditions, Mesa County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Escalante Creek, Gunnison County, 17 miles away
      Class V - 6.5 miles long (Escalante Forks to Captain Smith's Cabin)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rimrock Adventures, Mesa County, 24 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Kannah Creek:
Powderhorn, Colorado , 20 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 4 lifts, 44 runs
Telluride, Colorado , 68 miles away, 3845 foot drop, 18 lifts, 115 runs
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 78 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
Kendall Mountain, Colorado , 81 miles away, 400 foot drop, 1 lifts, 3 runs
Silverton, Colorado , 82 miles away, 3200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Purgatory, Colorado , 83 miles away, 2029 foot drop, 11 lifts, 85 runs
Hesperus Ski Center, Colorado , 93 miles away, 700 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
 Hotels Near Kannah Creek:
BEST WESTERN Grande River Inn & Suites, Clifton , 7 miles away
Wine Country Inn, Palisade , 9 miles away
Courtyard Grand Junction, Grand Junction , 11 miles away
Residence Inn Grand Junction, Grand Junction , 11 miles away
Ramada Grand Junction, Grand Junction , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kannah Creek:
Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area - Triangle Mesa, Whitewater, 6 miles away
Rv Ranch Grand Junction, Clifton, 8 miles away
Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area - Dominguez Canyon, Whitewater, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Kannah Creek:
Whitewater Basin Trail, Mesa , 11 miles away
Bar X Bench Stock Trail, Mesa , 12 miles away
Bax X Bench Stock Trail, Mesa , 12 miles away
Gunnison Trail, Mesa , 13 miles away
Spring Camp Trail, Mesa , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Kannah Creek:
Colorado National Monument, Fruita - CO , 24 miles away
Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado , 28 miles away
Sweitzer State Park, Colorado , 30 miles away
Highline State Park, Colorado , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Kannah Creek:
Chipeta Golf Course, Grand Junction , 8 miles away
Lincoln Park Golf Course, Grand Junction , 11 miles away
Redlands Mesa Golf Club, Grand Junction , 15 miles away

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