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Colorado whitewater, Wolf Creek

Mineral county, Downstream from Highway 160 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV+     0.25 miles
  The average Colorado whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. This stretch of Wolf Creek in Mineral County is 0.25 miles long and has been rated as a class IV+ section by American Whitewater. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. You might be into whitewater rafting
    or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The scenic beauty of Mineral County and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away
from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The put-in is not too far from Durango, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The beauty of the San Juan and Jemez Mountains is a great plus for this river. The campgrounds here at Wolf Creek are pretty good. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Downstream from Highway  
160 Bridge section is one of them. This stretch is very short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over.

Briefly about the general area:
Wolf Creek is a glorious local ski area, and going for a hike on the Windy Pass Trail is always a wonderful adventure. You just can't envision the amount of outdoors amusing stuff the San Juan and Jemez Mountains has to offer. Don't leave Wolf Creek without first paying a visit to Treasure Falls. There are good places to explore along the Treasure Mountain Trail. Wolf Creek is a location that is quite dry generally. July is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest month is June.

Wolf Creek, Downstream from Highway 160 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 Wolf Creek.
 Whitewater Near Wolf Creek:
Wolf Creek, Mineral County, 0 miles away
      Class IV+ - 0.25 miles long (Downstream from Highway 160 Bridge)
San Juan River - East Fork, Archuleta County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (East Fork to 160 Bridge)
San Juan River, Archuleta County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Pagosa Springs Town Run)
San Juan River, Archuleta County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 13.4 miles long (Pagosa to Trujillo Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Canyon REO, Archuleta County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Rio Blanco, Archuleta County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Highway 84 to San Juan River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Pagosa Rafting Outfitters, Archuleta County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - AAA Pagosa Outside, Archuleta County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Rio Grande, Mineral/Rio Grande County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Wagon Wheel Gap to South Fork)
Navajo River, Rio Arriba (NM) / Archuleta County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Lower 25 miles to San Juan confluence)
 Ski Areas Near Wolf Creek:
Wolf Creek, Colorado , 6 miles away, 1604 foot drop, 7 lifts, 77 runs
Kendall Mountain, Colorado , 57 miles away, 400 foot drop, 1 lifts, 3 runs
Silverton, Colorado , 57 miles away, 3200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Purgatory, Colorado , 65 miles away, 2029 foot drop, 11 lifts, 85 runs
Monarch, Colorado , 69 miles away, 1162 foot drop, 7 lifts, 63 runs
Telluride, Colorado , 72 miles away, 3845 foot drop, 18 lifts, 115 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 77 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Crested Butte, Colorado , 80 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
Hesperus Ski Center, Colorado , 82 miles away, 700 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Pajarito Mountain, New Mexico , 92 miles away, 1410 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
 Hotels Near Wolf Creek:
Elkwood ManorLuxury Bed Breakfast, Pagosa Springs , 13 miles away
The Springs Resort And Spa, Pagosa Springs , 14 miles away
Springs Resort And Spa, Pagosa Springs , 14 miles away
Quality Inn Pagosa Springs, Pagosa Springs , 14 miles away
Alpine Inn Of Pagosa Springs, Pagosa Springs , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wolf Creek:
West Fork Campground, Mineral County, 2 miles away
East Fork, Pagosa Springs, 4 miles away
East Fork Road, Del Norte, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Wolf Creek:
Windy Pass Trail, Mineral , 2 miles away
Treasure Mountain Trail, Mineral , 3 miles away
Coal Creek Stock Drive, Archuleta , 6 miles away
Rainbow Trail, Mineral , 7 miles away
Quartz Ridge Trail, Archuleta , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wolf Creek:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 58 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 58 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wolf Creek:
Pagosa Springs Golf Club, Pagosa Springs , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Wolf Creek
Opal Lake, Archuleta , 17 miles away

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