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Colorado whitewater, Lime Creek

2nd Gorge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  This section of Lime Creek in -blank- County is -blank- miles long and is a class V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Durango. The beautiful scenery of Colorado and the playfulness of the water beats anything. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Getting
    a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.
Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Colorado are harder than the national norm, so better not forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The San Juan and Jemez Mountains scenery is wonderful.

Briefly about the general area:
The Whitehead Trail offers hiking at its best, and lots
 
of people from Silverton come here. Now, you may feel that's a load but there's even more cool stuff to do here in the San Juan and Jemez Mountains. The skiing at Kendall Mountain is fine; Idaho Gulch is another good location to check out close by. At this river you will always have a good time. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Lime Creek; Deer Park Trail is a splendid local trail. Lime Creek is a location that is quite dry typically. Of all the months in a year August is the one with the most rain; the driest of the months is June. Summertime highs at Lime Creek generally tend to be in the 70's while nighttime lows are commonly in the 40's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Lime Creek.
 Whitewater Near Lime Creek:
Animas River, San Juan/ La Plata County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 24.2 miles long (Silverton to Tacoma)
Mineral Creek - South, -blank- County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Above South Mineral Camp Ground)
Lime Creek, -blank- County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (1st Gorge)
Uncompahgre River, Ouray County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.2 miles long (Ouray to KOA campground)
Whitewater Outfitter - Further Adventures, San Miguel County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Waterwolf, San Miguel County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Canyon Creek, La Plata County, 17 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (to Animas River)
Animas River, San Juan/ La Plata County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.6 miles long (Tacoma to Rockwood Rail Yard)
San Miguel River, San Miguel/ Montrose County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 7.3 miles long (Silverpick Road to Fall Creek Road)
Vallecito Creek, La Plata County, 18 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (1 mile above Vallecito Campground)
 Ski Areas Near Lime Creek:
Kendall Mountain, Colorado , 0 miles away, 400 foot drop, 1 lifts, 3 runs
Silverton, Colorado , 1 miles away, 3200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Telluride, Colorado , 14 miles away, 3845 foot drop, 18 lifts, 115 runs
Purgatory, Colorado , 15 miles away, 2029 foot drop, 11 lifts, 85 runs
Hesperus Ski Center, Colorado , 39 miles away, 700 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Wolf Creek, Colorado , 63 miles away, 1604 foot drop, 7 lifts, 77 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 75 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Powderhorn, Colorado , 76 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 4 lifts, 44 runs
Crested Butte, Colorado , 77 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 89 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
 Hotels Near Lime Creek:
Box Canyon Lodge And Hot Springs, Ouray , 11 miles away
Ouray Victorian Inn, Ouray , 11 miles away
St.Elmo Hotel, Ouray , 11 miles away
Comfort Inn Ouray, Ouray , 11 miles away
Beaumont Hotel And Spa, Ouray , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lime Creek:
Silver Summit RV Park And Jeep Rentals, Silverton, 0 miles away
Silverton Lakes Campground, Silverton, 0 miles away
Red Mountain Motel and RV Park, Silverton, 0 miles away
 Trails Near Lime Creek:
Deer Park Trail, San Juan , 3 miles away
Whitehead Trail, San Juan , 4 miles away
Brooklyn Trail, San Juan , 4 miles away
Greyhound Pack Trail, Ouray , 7 miles away
Bear Creek Trail, Ouray , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lime Creek:
Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec - NM , 58 miles away
Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde National Park - CO , 59 miles away
San Juan National Forest, Colorado , 17 miles away
Ridgway State Park, Colorado , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lime Creek:
Cornerstone Colorado, Telluride , 14 miles away
Telluride Ski & Golf Club, Telluride , 15 miles away
Telluride Golf Club, Telluride , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Lime Creek
Vallecito Lake, San Juan , 11 miles away
Cushman Lake, San Miguel , 16 miles away

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