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Idaho whitewater, Blackfoot River

Bongham county, Trail Creek Bridge to Cedar Creek Close to Aldridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     8 miles
  This section of Blackfoot River in Idaho is 8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV section of whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Bongham County and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Idaho Falls, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Not too many hotels
    nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling
spots. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along
 
the Portneuf Presto Trail. It is very arid here at Blackfoot River generally. The wettest month of the year is ordinarily May, that's the one that rains the most; July is when it's the driest. During the long summer days highs here at Blackfoot River get into the 80's. Summer overnight lows sink down to the 50's. For the duration of the wintertime the highs are ordinarily in the 20's, and after the sun is down during the wintertime temperatures at Blackfoot River plunge into the 0's.

Blackfoot River, Trail Creek Bridge to Cedar Creek Close to Aldridge 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 Blackfoot River.
 Whitewater Near Blackfoot River:
Blackfoot River, Bongham County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 8 miles long (Trail Creek Bridge to Cedar Creek Close to Aldridge)
Blackfoot River, Bingham County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 12 miles long (Cutthroat Trout Campground to Trail Creek Bridge)
Blackfoot River, Caribou/ Bingham County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 10 miles long (Blackfoot Dam to Cutthroat Creek Campground)
Portneuf River, Bannock/ Caribou County, 28 miles away
      Class I-V - 6.1 miles long (Lava Hot Springs to PVC diversion)
Portneuf River, Bannock County, 30 miles away
      Class I-V - 14.3 miles long (Diversion to Marsh Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Blackfoot River:
Pebble Creek, Idaho , 24 miles away, 2911 foot drop, 3 lifts, 54 runs
Kelly Canyon, Idaho , 33 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Beaver Mountain, Utah , 68 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 5 lifts, 30 runs
Grand Targhee, Wyoming , 77 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 5 lifts, 74 runs
Jackson Hole, Wyoming , 82 miles away, 4139 foot drop, 11 lifts, 116 runs
Snow King, Wyoming , 86 miles away, 1571 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Powder Mountain, Utah , 92 miles away, 2527 foot drop, 7 lifts, 124 runs
Wolf Mountain, Utah , 95 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 2 lifts, 16 runs
Snowbasin, Utah , 99 miles away, 2959 foot drop, 12 lifts, 113 runs
 Hotels Near Blackfoot River:
La Quinta Inn & Suites Idaho Falls, Idaho Falls , 15 miles away
Hampton Inn Idaho Falls ID, Idaho Falls , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites IDAHO FALLS, Idaho Falls , 15 miles away
Candlewood Suites IDAHO FALLS, Idaho Falls , 16 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Idaho Falls, Idaho Falls , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Blackfoot River:
Trail Creek Bridge, Idaho Falls, 5 miles away
Wolverine Canyon, Idaho Falls, 5 miles away
Morgans Bridge, Bancroft, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Blackfoot River:
Portneuf Presto Trail, Bingham , 6 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Blackfoot River:
Id Falls Country Club, Idaho Falls , 11 miles away
Idaho Falls Country Club, Idaho Falls , 11 miles away
Sandcreek Golf Course, Idaho Falls , 13 miles away

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