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Utah whitewater, Blacks Fork - West Fork

Summit county, Bridge to confluence with East Fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     3.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Utah are easier than the national norm, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The Bridge to confluence with East Fork section of Blacks Fork - West Fork is 3.5 miles long and is a class I-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Evanston, please print out a copy of the road
    map further down the page so you wonít get lost. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is a short
paddling stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you won't find a large number of other places. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. The beautiful Uinta Mountains scenery is an added bonus. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The wonderful  
Summit County scenery and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The campgrounds here at Blacks Fork - West Fork are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Bear River Smiths Fork Trail is nice fun, and you'll perhaps meet some people from Robertson here. If you have a thing about the outdoors you'll have a thing about it here in the Uinta Mountains. Going for a hike along the High Line Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. Ashley National Forest is a great location. The warmest time of the year at Blacks Fork - West Fork comes with high temperatures in the 80's with night lows in the 40's.

Blacks Fork - West Fork, Bridge to confluence with East Fork 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 Blacks Fork - West Fork.
 Whitewater Near Blacks Fork - West Fork:
Blacks Fork - West Fork, Summit County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.5 miles long (Bridge to confluence with East Fork)
Blacks Fork - East Fork, Summit County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Guard station off US 150 to Hewinta Guard Station)
Rock Creek, Duchesne County, 21 miles away
      Class II-V - 5 miles long (Upper Stillwater Dam to Route 134)
Lake Fork, Duchesne County, 21 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.3 miles long (Moon Lake to Bridge to Yellowstone River)
Yellowstone River, Duchesne County, 25 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Swift Creek to Reservoir)
Duchesne River, Uintah County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 32.5 miles long (Hades Campground to Rock Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Blacks Fork - West Fork:
Deer Valley, Utah , 64 miles away, 3000 foot drop, 22 lifts, 99 runs
Park City Mountain Resort, Utah , 65 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
The Canyons, Utah , 68 miles away, 3190 foot drop, 19 lifts, 167 runs
Brighton, Utah , 70 miles away, 1745 foot drop, 6 lifts, 66 runs
Solitude, Utah , 71 miles away, 2047 foot drop, 8 lifts, 65 runs
Sundance, Utah , 73 miles away, 2150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 41 runs
Alta, Utah , 74 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 12 lifts, 54 runs
Snowbird, Utah , 76 miles away, 3240 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Beaver Mountain, Utah , 84 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 5 lifts, 30 runs
Powder Mountain, Utah , 85 miles away, 2527 foot drop, 7 lifts, 124 runs
 Hotels Near Blacks Fork - West Fork:
Econo Lodge Evanston, Evanston , 30 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites-Evanston, Evanston , 30 miles away
BEST WESTERN Dunmar Inn, Evanston , 31 miles away
Super 8 Evanston, Evanston , 31 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites EVANSTON, Evanston , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Blacks Fork - West Fork:
Little Lyman Lake Campground, Summit County, 1 miles away
Meeks Cabin, Robertson, 4 miles away
Meeks Cabin Campground, Uinta County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Blacks Fork - West Fork:
Bear River Smiths Fork Trail, Summit , 4 miles away
High Line Trail, Summit , 9 miles away
Bear River Smiths Fork Trail, Summit , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Blacks Fork - West Fork:
Fossil Butte National Monument, Kemmerer - WY , 45 miles away
Ashley National Forest, Utah , 13 miles away
Starvation State Park, Utah , 40 miles away
 Lakes Near Blacks Fork - West Fork
Lower Red Castle Lake, Summit , 12 miles away
Red Castle Lake, Summit , 12 miles away
Continent Lake, Duchesne , 12 miles away

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