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Colorado whitewater, Taylor River

Gunnison county, Taylor Park Reservoir to Almont section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     18 miles
  If you're coming from Edwards it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This stretch of Taylor River is 18 miles long and is a class II-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Gunnison County and the water flowing gracefully down Taylor River attract people from near and far. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive
    a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. There
are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Colorado is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Near Taylor River you hit upon the Summerville Trail which is a great hiking trail, and Taylor River is a place with many visitors from Almont. The Onemile Cattle Trail is a tremendous hiking trail near Taylor River; Big Gulch is a delightful place to spend some time. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. Around Taylor River you donít get a lot of rain. The wettest month of the year is typically December, that's the one that snows the most, and the driest month is June. For the period of the warmest time of the year highs here at Taylor River reach the 70's.

Taylor River, Taylor Park Reservoir to Almont 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 Taylor River.
 Whitewater Near Taylor River:
Gunnison River, Gunnison County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 18 miles long (Almont to Blue Mesa Reservoir)
Taylor River, Gunnison County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 18 miles long (Taylor Park Reservoir to Almont)
Whitewater Outfitter - Scenic River Tours, Gunnison County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Roaring Fork, Pitkin County, 21 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.2 miles long (Weller Lake to Difficult Campground)
East River, Gunnison County, 21 miles away
      Class IV - 0.75 miles long (Gothic Bridge to above Stupid Falls)
Lake Creek, Lake County, 23 miles away
      Class V+ - 9 miles long (Graham Gulch to 1/4 mi east of Monitor Gulch)
Oh Be Joyful Creek, Gunnison County, 24 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Ankle Breaker to Beaver Ponds)
Clear Creek, Chaffee County, 24 miles away
      Class V - 3.3 miles long (to Arkansas River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Aspen Whitewater Rafting, Pitkin County, 25 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Roaring Fork, Pitkin County, 25 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2 miles long (Aspen Music School to Slaughterhouse Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Taylor River:
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 17 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Crested Butte, Colorado , 18 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 23 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 25 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Aspen Highlands, Colorado , 25 miles away, 3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
Buttermilk, Colorado , 27 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
Monarch, Colorado , 30 miles away, 1162 foot drop, 7 lifts, 63 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 45 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 49 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Vail, Colorado , 55 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
 Marinas Near Taylor River:
Taylor Park Marina, Almont , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Taylor River:
The Inn At Tomichi Village, Gunnison , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites GUNNISON, Gunnison , 17 miles away
Comfort Inn Gunnison, Gunnison , 17 miles away
Econo Lodge Gunnison, Gunnison , 17 miles away
Quality Inn Gunnison, Gunnison , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Taylor River:
Rosy Lane - Gunnison National Forest, Delta, 1 miles away
North Bank Campground, Gunnison County, 2 miles away
Onemile Campground, Gunnison County, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Taylor River:
Onemile Cattle Trail, Gunnison , 4 miles away
Summerville Trail, Gunnison , 6 miles away
Fossil Ridge Trail, Gunnison , 7 miles away
Granite Basin Trail, Gunnison , 8 miles away
Matchless Trail, Gunnison , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Taylor River:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 18 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 18 miles away
San Isabel National Forest, Colorado , 28 miles away
Gunnison National Forest, Colorado , 38 miles away
White River National Forest, Colorado , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Taylor River:
Crested Butte Country Club, Crested Butte , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Taylor River
Lamphier Lake, Gunnison , 10 miles away

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