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Utah whitewater, Cottonwood Creek

Emery county, Joe's Valley Reservoir to Route 29 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     6 miles
  The average Utah whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Price, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch of Cottonwood Creek in Emery County is 6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class
    III-IV section. There's camping available near Cottonwood Creek. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting a good workout and just
hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you won't find a large number of other spots. The nature scenery of Utah and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. There are a few other stretches in this river system that  
can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to Millsite State Park when you're here at Cottonwood Creek is never a bad idea, and a cool spot to stop at is Clay Banks. You unquestionably should stop at Manti-LaSal National Forest while you're here at Cottonwood Creek, and folks from Clawson love to come here. This is such a fun river. Don't leave Cottonwood Creek without first going for a hike along the CCC Trail. While staying at Cottonwood Creek you could always explore Clay Banks Swale. Cottonwood Creek is frequently a relatively dehydrated location.

Cottonwood Creek, Joe's Valley Reservoir to Route 29 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 Cottonwood Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cottonwood Creek:
Cottonwood Creek, Emery County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Joe's Valley Reservoir to Route 29)
Ferron Creek, Emery County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.5 miles long (to Millsite Reservoir)
Huntington Creek, Emery County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.5 miles long (Left Fork to Utah Experimental Farm)
Muddy Creek, Emery / Wayne County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 72 miles long (I-70 to Hanksville)
San Rafael River, Emery County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Fuller Bottom to San Rafael Campground)
Price River, Carbon County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Scofield Reservoir to picnic area above Price Canyon)
 Ski Areas Near Cottonwood Creek:
Sundance, Utah , 65 miles away, 2150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 41 runs
Deer Valley, Utah , 75 miles away, 3000 foot drop, 22 lifts, 99 runs
Brighton, Utah , 76 miles away, 1745 foot drop, 6 lifts, 66 runs
Alta, Utah , 77 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 12 lifts, 54 runs
Park City Mountain Resort, Utah , 77 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Snowbird, Utah , 77 miles away, 3240 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Solitude, Utah , 77 miles away, 2047 foot drop, 8 lifts, 65 runs
The Canyons, Utah , 80 miles away, 3190 foot drop, 19 lifts, 167 runs
Elk Meadows, Utah , 97 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
 Marinas Near Cottonwood Creek:
Joe's Valley Marina, Orangeville , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Cottonwood Creek:
Willow Creek Inn, Ephraim , 28 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites PRICE, Price , 30 miles away
Ramada Price, Price , 31 miles away
Super 8 Price, Price , 31 miles away
Manti Motel, Manti , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cottonwood Creek:
Joes Valley Reservoir - Manti-LaSal National Forest, Price, 6 miles away
Seely Creek Campground, Emery County, 7 miles away
Joe's Valley, Clawson, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Cottonwood Creek:
CCC Trail, Emery , 4 miles away
CCC Trail, Emery , 4 miles away
Reeder Trail, Sanpete , 10 miles away
Blue Trail, Emery , 10 miles away
Dry Wash Trail, Emery , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cottonwood Creek:
Capitol Reef National Park, Torrey - UT , 53 miles away
Timpanogos Cave National Monument, American Fork - UT , 67 miles away
Millsite State Park, Utah , 9 miles away
Manti-LaSal National Forest, Utah , 15 miles away
Huntington State Park, Utah , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cottonwood Creek:
Millsite Golf Course, Ferron , 11 miles away

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