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Utah whitewater, Duchesne River

Uintah county, Hades Campground to Rock Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     32.5 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Price, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The beautiful scenery of Uintah County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Hades Campground to Rock Creek section of Duchesne River is 32.5 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The Uinta Mountains scenery is wonderful. And
    of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Hades Campground to Rock Creek section is one of them. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't
matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Now this is a pretty long section, perfect for a real wilderness adventure. Getting some good exercise and a chance  
to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
During your tour to Duchesne River you'll meet some folks from Tabiona for sure, and there's good hiking along the Slope Trail. There's no way somebody can get bored here in the Uinta Mountains. Cottonwood Hollow is a great spot to check out near Duchesne River. Not much rain falls here at Duchesne River. September is when you get the most rain here while March is the month with the least amount of precipitation. Summertime highs at Duchesne River typically tend to be in the 80's, and throughout the night it cools down to the 40's.

Duchesne River, Hades Campground to Rock Creek 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 Duchesne River.
 Whitewater Near Duchesne River:
Rock Creek, Duchesne County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V - 5 miles long (Upper Stillwater Dam to Route 134)
Duchesne River, Uintah County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 32.5 miles long (Hades Campground to Rock Creek)
Lake Fork, Duchesne County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.3 miles long (Moon Lake to Bridge to Yellowstone River)
Currant Creek, Duchesne/ Wasatch County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Dry Hollow to Strawberry River)
Yellowstone River, Duchesne County, 25 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Swift Creek to Reservoir)
Provo River, Utah County, 26 miles away
      Class I-IV - 25 miles long (Soapstone to Deer Creek Reservoir)
Blacks Fork - East Fork, Summit County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Guard station off US 150 to Hewinta Guard Station)
Blacks Fork - West Fork, Summit County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.5 miles long (Bridge to confluence with East Fork)
Strawberry River, Duchesne County, 28 miles away
      Class I-V - 36 miles long (Soldier Creek to Starvation Res)
 Ski Areas Near Duchesne River:
Deer Valley, Utah , 57 miles away, 3000 foot drop, 22 lifts, 99 runs
Park City Mountain Resort, Utah , 58 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Sundance, Utah , 62 miles away, 2150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 41 runs
The Canyons, Utah , 62 miles away, 3190 foot drop, 19 lifts, 167 runs
Brighton, Utah , 63 miles away, 1745 foot drop, 6 lifts, 66 runs
Solitude, Utah , 64 miles away, 2047 foot drop, 8 lifts, 65 runs
Alta, Utah , 67 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 12 lifts, 54 runs
Snowbird, Utah , 68 miles away, 3240 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Powder Mountain, Utah , 91 miles away, 2527 foot drop, 7 lifts, 124 runs
Snowbasin, Utah , 91 miles away, 2959 foot drop, 12 lifts, 113 runs
 Marinas Near Duchesne River:
Soldier Creek Marina, Fruitland , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Duchesne River:
Studio 6 Duchesne UT, Duchesne , 23 miles away
Greenwell Inn, Price , 43 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites PRICE, Price , 44 miles away
Super 8 Price, Price , 44 miles away
National 9 Inn Price, Price , 44 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Duchesne River:
South Fork Campground, Duchesne County, 7 miles away
Yellowpine - Ashley National Forest, Vernal, 7 miles away
Yellow Pine Campground, Duchesne County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Duchesne River:
Slope Trail, Duchesne , 10 miles away
East Fork Pinto Lake Trail, Duchesne , 16 miles away
Skinner Cutoff Trail, Duchesne , 16 miles away
Highline Trail, Duchesne , 17 miles away
Fish Creek National Recreation Trail, Duchesne , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Duchesne River:
Timpanogos Cave National Monument, American Fork - UT , 61 miles away
Starvation State Park, Utah , 18 miles away
Ashley National Forest, Utah , 25 miles away
 Lakes Near Duchesne River
LaMarla Lake, Duchesne , 12 miles away
Grandaddy Lake, Duchesne , 13 miles away
Splash Dam Lake, Duchesne , 13 miles away

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