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Montana whitewater, Rosebud Creek - East

Carbon county, Lake to Sand Dunes Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     6 miles
  This stretch of Rosebud Creek - East in Montana is 6 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV-V section. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The river winds through the Absaroka Range and you get great scenery. Whether you're whitewater
    rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The
beautiful scenery of Carbon County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The put-in is not too far from Billings, as you can see on the road map further down. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. There are so many stretches  
to paddle in this river system, the Lake to Sand Dunes Campground stretch is just one of many.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is great here at Rosebud Creek - East, you can go for a hike along the Upper Granite Loop Trail. On a nice day at Rosebud Creek - East you can take a hike along the Beartooth Highlakes Trail. During the months of summer here at Rosebud Creek - East, high temperatures mostly reach the 70's. For the duration of the moonlight hours it's commonly in the 30's. For the duration of the winter highs are in the 20's; winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Rosebud Creek - East.

Rosebud Creek - East, Lake to Sand Dunes Campground 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 Rosebud Creek - East.
 Whitewater Near Rosebud Creek - East:
Rosebud Creek - East, Carbon County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Lake to Sand Dunes Campground)
Rosebud Creek - West, Stillwater County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 3 miles long (Emerald Lake to Pine Grove Campground)
Stillwater River, Stillwater County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 17.7 miles long (Cliff Swallow to Whitebird)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 16 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.2 miles long (Upper)
Rosebud Creek, Stillwater County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (East and West Fork Rosebud to Stillwater River)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Honeymoon)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 18 miles away
      Class V+ - 22.9 miles long (Box)
Rock Creek, Carbon County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (Lake Fork to Red Lodge)
Stillwater River, Stillwater County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 11.8 miles long (Buffalo Jump to Cliff Swallow)
Whitewater Outfitter - Absaroka River Adventures, Stillwater County, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Rosebud Creek - East:
Red Lodge Mountain, Montana , 19 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 70 runs
Bridger Bowl, Montana , 93 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 8 lifts, 71 runs
 Hotels Near Rosebud Creek - East:
Yodeler Motel, Red Lodge , 25 miles away
Comfort Inn Red Lodge, Red Lodge , 25 miles away
Super 8 Columbus, Columbus , 33 miles away
Super 8 Big Timber, Big Timber , 38 miles away
Beartooth River Ranch, Belfry , 42 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rosebud Creek - East:
Jimmy Joe Campground, Carbon County, 1 miles away
East Rosebud Campground, Carbon County, 2 miles away
Pine Grove Campground, Stillwater County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Rosebud Creek - East:
Upper Granite Loop Trail, Park , 12 miles away
Beartooth Highlakes Trail, Park , 12 miles away
Copeland Lake Trail, Park , 13 miles away
Clay Butte Trail, Park , 13 miles away
Granite Loop Trail, Park , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rosebud Creek - East:
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park, Montana , 29 miles away
Cooney Reservoir State Park, Montana , 30 miles away
 Lakes Near Rosebud Creek - East
Black Canyon Lake, Carbon , 10 miles away

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