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Colorado whitewater, Roaring Fork

Pitkin county, Aspen to Upper Woody Creek Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     4.5 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Edwards, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Aspen to Upper Woody Creek Bridge section of Roaring Fork in Pitkin County is 4.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV-V section. The scenic beauty of Pitkin County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. There are so many sections
    to paddle in this river system, the Aspen to Upper Woody Creek Bridge section is just one of many. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. Lodging is available near the
river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The average Colorado whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. Some people prefer  
whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of people from Woody Creek here at Roaring Fork, and Trentaz Gulch is positively a nice location to pop by. Skiing at Buttermilk is one of those things you just should do, and there are great sites to explore along the Sawyer Lake Trail. This is a really good river. Roaring Fork is a location that is relatively dry generally. The wettest month of the year is mostly April, that's the one that rains the most; June meanwhile is the driest month.

Roaring Fork, Aspen to Upper Woody Creek Bridge 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 Roaring Fork.
 Whitewater Near Roaring Fork:
Roaring Fork, Pitkin County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Aspen to Upper Woody Creek Bridge)
Roaring Fork, Pitkin County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 3.8 miles long (Upper Woody Creek Bridge to Lower Woody Creek Bridge)
Roaring Fork, Pitkin County, 4 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2 miles long (Aspen Music School to Slaughterhouse Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Aspen Whitewater Rafting, Pitkin County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Roaring Fork, Pitkin County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 6.2 miles long (Lower Woody Creek Bridge to Route 82 Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Blazing Adventures, Pitkin County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
-blank-, Eagle County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Taylor Creek to Basalt)
Roaring Fork, Eagle County, 11 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.4 miles long (Seven Castles to Basalt 7-11)
Roaring Fork, Pitkin County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.2 miles long (Weller Lake to Difficult Campground)
Fryingpan River, Eagle County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.7 miles long (Upper)
 Ski Areas Near Roaring Fork:
Buttermilk, Colorado , 2 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
Aspen Highlands, Colorado , 3 miles away, 3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 4 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 6 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Crested Butte, Colorado , 19 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 21 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 31 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 34 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 39 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Vail, Colorado , 40 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
 Hotels Near Roaring Fork:
The Crestwood Condominiums, Snowmass Village , 2 miles away
Aspen Mountain Lodge, Aspen , 3 miles away
Bluegreen Vacations Innsbruck Aspen, Ascend Resort Collection, Aspen , 3 miles away
St Moritz Lodge, Aspen , 3 miles away
The Annabelle Inn, Aspen , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Roaring Fork:
Maroon Creek Campground 1, Pitkin County, 4 miles away
Maroon Creek Campground 2, Pitkin County, 5 miles away
Silver Bar, Aspen, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Roaring Fork:
Sawyer Lake Trail, Pitkin , 15 miles away
Chapman Trail, Pitkin , 15 miles away
Antone Trail, Eagle , 16 miles away
Trail Riders Trail, Gunnison , 16 miles away
Blue Creek Trail, Eagle , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Roaring Fork:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 45 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 45 miles away
Sylvan State Park, Colorado , 16 miles away
White River National Forest, Colorado , 22 miles away
Gunnison National Forest, Colorado , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Roaring Fork:
Maroon Creek Club, Aspen , 1 miles away
Aspen Golf & Tennis Club, Aspen , 2 miles away
Centerline Golf, Aspen , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Roaring Fork
Warren Lake, Pitkin , 8 miles away
LEDE Reservoir, Eagle , 14 miles away
Geneva Lake, Gunnison , 17 miles away

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