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Colorado whitewater, Yule Creek

Gunnison county, 10 000' to Marble Quarry section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     2.25 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Edwards. The wonderful Gunnison County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Colorado you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. This section of Yule Creek in Colorado is 2.25 miles long and is a class V+ section of whitewater according to American
    Whitewater. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. This is a short paddling stretch so no need to bring snacks. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to
drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
 
Places like Paonia State Park are wonderful to have a look at, and there's splendid hiking along the Munsey Ruby Stock Driveway. Anthracite Pass is a great location to take a look at nearby, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Yule Creek; Trail Riders Trail is a perfect local trail. This river is so wonderful. Gunnison National Forest is a delightful site to stretch your legs a bit, and hey, Gotta ski right? Crested Butte is a great location to do that. Summertime highs at Yule Creek commonly tend to be in the 70's, and the night is a tad colder of course, commonly in the 40's. The winter comes with highs in the 30's, and during the dark hours in the wintertime at Yule Creek temperatures descend to the-10's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Yule Creek.
 Whitewater Near Yule Creek:
Yule Creek, Gunnison County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.25 miles long (10 000' to Marble Quarry)
Crystal River, Gunnison County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.8 miles long (Road to Crystal to Beaver Lake)
Yule Creek, Pitkin County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.3 miles long (Bible Camp to Crystal River)
Crystal River, Pitkin/ Gunnison County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Marble to Redstone)
Crystal River - South Fork, Gunnison County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.25 miles long (Schofield Pass to Crystal)
Crystal River, Gunnison County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 3 miles long (Crystal Mill Falls to Crystal Gorge)
Crystal River - North Fork, Gunnison County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.65 miles long (to scree slope)
Daisy Creek, Gunnison County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River)
Slate River, Gunnison County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Beaver Ponds to Oh Be Joyful Campground)
Anthracite Creek - Ruby Fork, Gunnison County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 11 miles long (Bridge to Erikson Springs Campground)
 Ski Areas Near Yule Creek:
Crested Butte, Colorado , 15 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 16 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Aspen Highlands, Colorado , 22 miles away, 3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
Buttermilk, Colorado , 23 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 24 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 25 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 26 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 54 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 62 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Monarch, Colorado , 63 miles away, 1162 foot drop, 7 lifts, 63 runs
 Hotels Near Yule Creek:
Cristiana Guesthaus, Crested Butte , 14 miles away
Grand Lodge Crested Butte, Crested Butte , 14 miles away
The Grand Lodge Crested Butte Hotel And Suites, Crested Butte , 14 miles away
The Lodge At Mountaineer Square, Crested Butte , 14 miles away
The Ruby Of Crested Butte, Crested Butte , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Yule Creek:
Meri-daes RV Park and General Store, Carbondale, 4 miles away
Geneva Lake, Snowmass Village, 7 miles away
Bogan Flats Group, Somerset, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Yule Creek:
Munsey Ruby Stock Driveway, Gunnison , 6 miles away
Trail Riders Trail, Gunnison , 12 miles away
Hammond Trail, Gunnison , 16 miles away
Lowline Trail, Gunnison , 16 miles away
Mill-Castle Trail, Gunnison , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Yule Creek:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 49 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 49 miles away
Gunnison National Forest, Colorado , 14 miles away
Paonia State Park, Colorado , 14 miles away
Crawford State Park, Colorado , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Yule Creek:
Crested Butte Country Club, Crested Butte , 17 miles away
Snowmass Golf Course, Snowmass Village , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Yule Creek
Geneva Lake, Gunnison , 7 miles away

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