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Utah whitewater, Little Cottonwood Creek

Salt Lake county, Creek Road to I-15 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     7 miles
  This section of Little Cottonwood Creek is 7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-III section. The scenic beauty of Utah and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. There are some good hotels near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The campgrounds
    here at Little Cottonwood Creek are pretty good. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that many runs in this state are very easy. This
stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Creek Road to I-15 section is one of them. The starting location is a short drive from Salt Lake City, as you can see on the road map further down. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that.

Briefly about the general area:
California National Historic Trail
 
is a good local destination here at Little Cottonwood Creek, and a visit to Jordan River State Park is a delightful idea. Little Cottonwood Creek is not far at all from Midvale. A journey to Little Cottonwood Creek wouldn’t be complete without a visit to close by This Is The Place State Park. Little Cottonwood Creek is pretty dried up generally. Most of the rain falls during April, and January is the month with the least moisture. At Little Cottonwood Creek during the long summer days highs are in the 80's. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures fall down into the 60's.

Little Cottonwood Creek, Creek Road to I-15 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 Little Cottonwood Creek.
 Whitewater Near Little Cottonwood Creek:
Whitewater Outfitter - Holiday Expeditions, Salt Lake County, 1 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Colorado River and Trail Expeditions, Salt Lake County, 1 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Raftin Styles, Salt Lake County, 2 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Walton Marine, Salt Lake County, 2 miles away
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Little Cottonwood Creek, Salt Lake County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Creek Road to I-15)
Whitewater Outfitter - Great Salt Lakes Tour, Salt Lake County, 5 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Utah Outventures, Salt Lake County, 6 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Western River Expeditions, Salt Lake County, 6 miles away
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Big Cottonwood Creek, Morgan/ Salt Lake County, 10 miles away
      Class I-IV - 8.5 miles long (Old Mill to 3900 South)
Jordan River, Utah/ Salt Lake County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 51 miles long (Utah Lake to Rose Park)
 Ski Areas Near Little Cottonwood Creek:
Snowbird, Utah , 15 miles away, 3240 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Alta, Utah , 17 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 12 lifts, 54 runs
Solitude, Utah , 20 miles away, 2047 foot drop, 8 lifts, 65 runs
Brighton, Utah , 21 miles away, 1745 foot drop, 6 lifts, 66 runs
The Canyons, Utah , 22 miles away, 3190 foot drop, 19 lifts, 167 runs
Sundance, Utah , 25 miles away, 2150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 41 runs
Park City Mountain Resort, Utah , 26 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Deer Valley, Utah , 27 miles away, 3000 foot drop, 22 lifts, 99 runs
Snowbasin, Utah , 29 miles away, 2959 foot drop, 12 lifts, 113 runs
Wolf Mountain, Utah , 34 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 2 lifts, 16 runs
 Hotels Near Little Cottonwood Creek:
Residence Inn Salt Lake City Murray, Murray , 1 miles away
Home2 Suites Salt Lake City Murray, Murray , 1 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SALT LAKE CITY SOUTH - MURRAY, Murray , 2 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Murray - Salt Lake City South, Murray , 2 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Murray/Salt Lake City, Murray , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Cottonwood Creek:
Camperworld, Salt Lake City, 1 miles away
Ideal Trailer Park, Salt Lake City, 2 miles away
Sky View RV and Mobile Home Park, Sandy, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Little Cottonwood Creek:
The Sheep Trail, Salt Lake , 16 miles away
Lake Desolation Trail, Salt Lake , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Cottonwood Creek:
California National Historic Trail, CA , 5 miles away
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, UT , 5 miles away
This Is The Place State Park, Utah , 7 miles away
Jordan River State Park, Utah , 8 miles away
Great Salt Lake State Park, Utah , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Cottonwood Creek:
Mick Riley Golf Course, Salt Lake City , 0 miles away
City Of Murray, Salt Lake City , 0 miles away
Nibley, Salt Lake City , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Cottonwood Creek
Decker Lake, Salt Lake , 6 miles away
Upper Bells Canyon Reservoir, Salt Lake , 11 miles away
Tibble Fork Reservoir, Utah , 19 miles away

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