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Idaho whitewater, Wildhorse River

Adamas county, Bear Creek Bridge to Snake River confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     14 miles
  The nature scenery of Idaho and the cool fresh water have people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The beauty of the Wallowa Mountains is a great plus for this river. This stretch of Wildhorse River in Idaho is 14 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American
    Whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are a few other stretches in this river
system that can be paddled as well. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are not so many other good places for that around here. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Ontario, please  
print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. There's camping available near Wildhorse River.

Briefly about the general area:
Wildhorse River is a place with many visitors from Oxbow. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Wildhorse River. For the duration of the moonlight hours it's generally in the 40's. For the duration of the wintertime highs are commonly in the 30's with temperatures at Wildhorse River dipping down into the 10's all through winter nights. Around Wildhorse River you donít get a lot of rainfall. Most of the snow falls throughout December while July is typically the driest month.

Wildhorse River, Bear Creek Bridge to Snake River confluence 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 Wildhorse River.
 Whitewater Near Wildhorse River:
Wildhorse River, Adamas County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 14 miles long (Bear Creek Bridge to Snake River confluence)
Snake River, Wallowa County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 71.5 miles long (Hells Canyon Dam to Washington Border)
Snake River, Wallowa County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 32 miles long (Hells Canyon Dam to Pittsburg Landing)
Whitewater Outfitter - Canyon Outfitters, Baker County, 21 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Wildhorse River:
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 45 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 48 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 74 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Bluewood, Washington , 92 miles away, 1125 foot drop, 3 lifts, 23 runs
Spout Springs, Oregon , 95 miles away, 600 foot drop, 2 lifts, 14 runs
Anthony Lakes, Oregon , 99 miles away, 900 foot drop, 3 lifts, 21 runs
 Hotels Near Wildhorse River:
Pine Valley Lodge, Halfway , 21 miles away
Eagle Cap Chalets, Joseph , 33 miles away
Bronze Antler Bed And Breakfast, Joseph , 36 miles away
Hartland Inn And Motel, New Meadows , 36 miles away
Eagles View Inn And Suites, Enterprise , 42 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wildhorse River:
Hells Canyon Recreation Area - Carters Landing, Oxbow, 4 miles away
Copperfield Campground, Baker County, 5 miles away
Hells Canyon Recreation Area - Copperfield Park, Oxbow, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Wildhorse River:
Summit Creek Trail, Wallowa , 18 miles away, 4.7 hiking miles, 3050 feet elevation difference
Sheep Rock National Recreation Trail, Adams , 17 miles away
Red Ledge Trail, Adams , 18 miles away
Deep Creek Trail, Adams , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wildhorse River:
Wallowa Lake State Park, Oregon , 33 miles away
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Oregon , 35 miles away

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