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Utah whitewater, Currant Creek

Duchesne Wasatch county, Dry Hollow to Strawberry River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     25 miles
  This stretch of Currant Creek is 25 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Utah you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít
    have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The wonderful Duchesne/ Wasatch County scenery and the playfulness
of the water attract people from near and far. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camp stove too. The put-in is not too far from Price, as you can see on the road map further down. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The river winds through the Uinta Mountains and you get great scenery. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend  
some time outdoors are great reasons to come. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Fruitland here at Currant Creek. It is very dehydrated here at Currant Creek frequently. Throughout the month of February you get the most snow around here while June is usually the driest month. Through the warmest time of the year at Currant Creek temperatures are regularly in the 80's while overnight lows are typically in the 40's. The winter comes with highs in the 30's; winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Currant Creek.

Currant Creek, Dry Hollow to Strawberry River 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 Currant Creek.
 Whitewater Near Currant Creek:
Currant Creek, Duchesne/ Wasatch County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Dry Hollow to Strawberry River)
Strawberry River, Duchesne County, 12 miles away
      Class I-V - 36 miles long (Soldier Creek to Starvation Res)
Duchesne River, Uintah County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 32.5 miles long (Hades Campground to Rock Creek)
Price River, Utah / Carbon County, 21 miles away
      Class III-V - 8.5 miles long (Picnic area above Price Canyon to Castle Gate)
Rock Creek, Duchesne County, 22 miles away
      Class II-V - 5 miles long (Upper Stillwater Dam to Route 134)
Provo River, Utah County, 24 miles away
      Class I-IV - 25 miles long (Soapstone to Deer Creek Reservoir)
Price River, Carbon County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Scofield Reservoir to picnic area above Price Canyon)
 Ski Areas Near Currant Creek:
Deer Valley, Utah , 49 miles away, 3000 foot drop, 22 lifts, 99 runs
Sundance, Utah , 51 miles away, 2150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 41 runs
Park City Mountain Resort, Utah , 51 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Brighton, Utah , 54 miles away, 1745 foot drop, 6 lifts, 66 runs
The Canyons, Utah , 54 miles away, 3190 foot drop, 19 lifts, 167 runs
Solitude, Utah , 55 miles away, 2047 foot drop, 8 lifts, 65 runs
Alta, Utah , 58 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 12 lifts, 54 runs
Snowbird, Utah , 59 miles away, 3240 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Snowbasin, Utah , 87 miles away, 2959 foot drop, 12 lifts, 113 runs
Powder Mountain, Utah , 89 miles away, 2527 foot drop, 7 lifts, 124 runs
 Marinas Near Currant Creek:
Soldier Creek Marina, Fruitland , 2 miles away
 Hotels Near Currant Creek:
Studio 6 Duchesne UT, Duchesne , 31 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites PRICE, Price , 32 miles away
Super 8 Price, Price , 32 miles away
Ramada Price, Price , 32 miles away
National 9 Inn Price, Price , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Currant Creek:
Racetrack Campground, Wasatch County, 3 miles away
Jackson Dispersed, Fruitland, 12 miles away
Badger Point Campground, Wasatch County, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Currant Creek:
Soldier Creek Campground Loop Trail, Wasatch , 16 miles away
Slope Trail, Duchesne , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Currant Creek:
Timpanogos Cave National Monument, American Fork - UT , 50 miles away
Starvation State Park, Utah , 26 miles away
Scofield State Park, Utah , 30 miles away
Uinta National Forest, Utah , 36 miles away
 Lakes Near Currant Creek
Splash Dam Lake, Duchesne , 19 miles away

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