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Colorado whitewater, Oh Be Joyful Creek

Gunnison county, Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     1 miles
 
I understqand there is a great campground in Crested Butte called ''Oh Be Joyful''. Do you know where that is and who to contact? Thanks. Says Bev

If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds stretch of Oh Be Joyful Creek in Gunnison County is 1 miles long and is rated by
    American Whitewater as a class V section. This stretch is very short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the
river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds stretch is one of them. There's camping available near Oh Be Joyful Creek. The wonderful Gunnison County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around  
here. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Crested Butte love to come to Oh Be Joyful Creek, and everyone close by loves skiing at Crested Butte. You might want to pay a visit to Gunsight Pass if you're here at Oh Be Joyful Creek. If the weather is great here at Oh Be Joyful Creek, you can go for a hike along the Trail Riders Trail, and the Lowline Trail is a perfect hiking trail nearby. Oh Be Joyful Creek is ordinarily a relatively dehydrated spot. For the period of August this area sees the most rain, and the driest month of the year is February.

Oh Be Joyful Creek, Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Oh Be Joyful Creek.
 Whitewater Near Oh Be Joyful Creek:
Oh Be Joyful Creek, Gunnison County, 0 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds)
Slate River, Gunnison County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Beaver Ponds to Oh Be Joyful Campground)
East River, Gunnison County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 0.75 miles long (Gothic Bridge to above Stupid Falls)
Daisy Creek, Gunnison County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River)
Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork, Gunnison County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 11 miles long (Bridge to Erikson Springs Campground)
Crystal River, Gunnison County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 3 miles long (Crystal Mill Falls to Crystal Gorge)
Yule Creek, Gunnison County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.25 miles long (10 000' to Marble Quarry)
Crystal River - North Fork, Gunnison County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.65 miles long (to scree slope)
Crystal River, Gunnison County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.8 miles long (Road to Crystal to Beaver Lake)
Yule Creek, Pitkin County, 13 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.3 miles long (Bible Camp to Crystal River)
 Ski Areas Near Oh Be Joyful Creek:
Crested Butte, Colorado , 5 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 6 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Aspen Highlands, Colorado , 19 miles away, 3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
Buttermilk, Colorado , 20 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 21 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 22 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 34 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 52 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Monarch, Colorado , 53 miles away, 1162 foot drop, 7 lifts, 63 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 57 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Hotels Near Oh Be Joyful Creek:
Cristiana Guesthaus, Crested Butte , 4 miles away
The Ruby Of Crested Butte, Crested Butte , 5 miles away
Purple Mountain Bed & Breakfast, Crested Butte , 5 miles away
The Lodge At Mountaineer Square, Crested Butte , 5 miles away
The Grand Lodge Crested Butte Hotel And Suites, Crested Butte , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Oh Be Joyful Creek:
Oh-Be-Joyful, Crested Butte, 1 miles away
Kebler Pass, Crested Butte, 3 miles away
Washington Gulch, Crested Butte, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Oh Be Joyful Creek:
Trail Riders Trail, Gunnison , 5 miles away
Lowline Trail, Gunnison , 10 miles away
Mill-Castle Trail, Gunnison , 13 miles away
Munsey Ruby Stock Driveway, Gunnison , 14 miles away
Granite Basin Trail, Gunnison , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Oh Be Joyful Creek:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 39 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 39 miles away
Gunnison National Forest, Colorado , 17 miles away
Paonia State Park, Colorado , 22 miles away
Sylvan State Park, Colorado , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Oh Be Joyful Creek:
Crested Butte Country Club, Crested Butte , 7 miles away
Snowmass Golf Course, Snowmass Village , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Oh Be Joyful Creek
Geneva Lake, Gunnison , 10 miles away

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