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Colorado whitewater, Tenmile Creek

Close to Copper Mountain Ski Area to Dillon Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     4.2 miles
  The wonderful Colorado scenery and the cool fresh water have people coming here. The put-in location is a short drive from Silverthorne, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. If you've been
    whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Colorado you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so better not forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable
for an afternoon trip. The Close to Copper Mountain Ski Area to Dillon Reservoir section of Tenmile Creek in Colorado is 4.2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-V section. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Miners Creek Trail is always a perfect adventure, and people from Frisco love to come here. Go for a hike on the Lily Pad Lake Trail, and Frisco Bay is close at hand and always magnificent to check out. This is a really good river. A day on the slopes of Copper Mountain is just what you need; a visit here wouldn’t be complete without a journey to nearby Arapaho National Forest. High temperatures at Tenmile Creek through the months of summer are in the 70's. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures fall down into the 40's.

Tenmile Creek, Close to Copper Mountain Ski Area to Dillon Reservoir 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 Tenmile Creek.
 Whitewater Near Tenmile Creek:
Whitewater Outfitter - Highside Adventure Tours, Summit County, 1 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - A B Ski Rentals, Summit County, 2 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Good Times Rafting, Summit County, 5 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Arkansas Valley Adventures, Summit County, 5 miles away
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Blue River, Summit County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Blue River Camp Ground to FR 2400)
Gore Creek, Eagle County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.2 miles long (East Vail Exit (I-70) to Eagle River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Nova Guides, Eagle County, 18 miles away
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Williams Fork, Grand County, 19 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9 miles long (Horseshoe Campground to Williams Fork Reservoir)
Homestake Creek, Eagle County, 20 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (1/4 mile above confluence with Eagle River)
Eagle River, Eagle County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Redcliff to Tigiwan Rd)
 Ski Areas Near Tenmile Creek:
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 4 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 5 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 10 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 15 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 16 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 18 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Vail, Colorado , 20 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 29 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 29 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 30 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
 Marinas Near Tenmile Creek:
Frisco Bay Marina, Frisco , 1 miles away
Dillon Marina, Dillon , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Tenmile Creek:
Frisco Inn On Galena, Frisco , 1 miles away
Hotel Frisco, Frisco , 1 miles away
Frisco Lodge Bed And Breakfast, Frisco , 2 miles away
Snowshoe Motel, Frisco , 2 miles away
Ramada Limited Frisco, Frisco , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tenmile Creek:
Gold Pan Campground, Summit County, 2 miles away
Peak One, Frisco, 2 miles away
Pine Cove Campground, Summit County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Tenmile Creek:
Miners Creek Trail, Summit , 3 miles away
Lily Pad Lake Trail, Summit , 3 miles away
Wheeler Trail, Summit , 4 miles away
Mesa-Cortina Trail, Summit , 4 miles away
Burro Trail, Summit , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tenmile Creek:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 59 miles away
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant - CO , 67 miles away
Arapaho National Forest, Colorado , 13 miles away
White River National Forest, Colorado , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tenmile Creek:
Breckenridge Golf Club, Breckenridge , 4 miles away
Keystone Ranch Golf Course, Dillon , 6 miles away
Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks, Silverthorne , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Tenmile Creek
Gore Lake, Eagle , 9 miles away
Tenmile Tailings Pond, Summit , 10 miles away
Montgomery Reservoir, Park , 11 miles away

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