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Utah whitewater, Spanish Fork

Utah county, Utah PandL Dam to Spanish Oaks section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     3.3 miles
  If you're coming from Provo-Orem it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The wonderful Utah County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. The campgrounds here at Spanish Fork are pretty good. This section is quite short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. The nearby
    hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Utah PandL Dam to Spanish Oaks section of Spanish Fork in Utah is 3.3 miles long and is a class I-III section
of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The average Utah whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The Utah PandL Dam to Spanish Oaks stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The  
beauty of the Wasatch Range is a great plus for this river. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you won't find many other paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
Spanish Fork is right next door to Joes Canyon which is unquestionably worth stopping at; there are fine locations to look at along the Summit Trail. And if that's not enough there's heaps more enjoyable things to do in the Wasatch Range. You without doubt should stop by Uinta National Forest if you're here at Spanish Fork; if you're addicted to cool geologic characteristics try North Bench.

Spanish Fork, Utah PandL Dam to Spanish Oaks 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 Spanish Fork.
 Whitewater Near Spanish Fork:
Spanish Fork, Utah County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.3 miles long (Utah PandL Dam to Spanish Oaks)
Whitewater Outfitter - High Country Rafting, Utah County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Provo River, Wasatch/ Utah County, 19 miles away
      Class I-IV - 17.5 miles long (Deer Creek Reservoir to Utah Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Spanish Fork:
Sundance, Utah , 19 miles away, 2150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 41 runs
Brighton, Utah , 30 miles away, 1745 foot drop, 6 lifts, 66 runs
Snowbird, Utah , 30 miles away, 3240 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Alta, Utah , 30 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 12 lifts, 54 runs
Deer Valley, Utah , 31 miles away, 3000 foot drop, 22 lifts, 99 runs
Solitude, Utah , 31 miles away, 2047 foot drop, 8 lifts, 65 runs
Park City Mountain Resort, Utah , 33 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
The Canyons, Utah , 34 miles away, 3190 foot drop, 19 lifts, 167 runs
Snowbasin, Utah , 66 miles away, 2959 foot drop, 12 lifts, 113 runs
Wolf Mountain, Utah , 71 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 2 lifts, 16 runs
 Hotels Near Spanish Fork:
Western Inn Spanish Fork, Spanish Fork , 9 miles away
Days Inn Springville, Springville , 10 miles away
BEST WESTERN Mountain View Inn, Springville , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SPRINGVILLE-SOUTH PROVO AREA, Springville , 11 miles away
Sleep Inn Provo, Provo , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Spanish Fork:
Spanish Fork River Park, Mapleton, 2 miles away
Spanish Oaks Campground, Mapleton, 5 miles away
Whiting, Mapleton, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Spanish Fork:
Sky High Trail, Utah , 11 miles away
Summit Trail, Juab , 14 miles away
Browns Peak Trail, Utah , 15 miles away
Nebo Basin Trail, Utah , 17 miles away
Indian Trail, Utah , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Spanish Fork:
Timpanogos Cave National Monument, American Fork - UT , 20 miles away
California National Historic Trail, CA , 46 miles away
Uinta National Forest, Utah , 13 miles away
Utah Lake State Park, Utah , 18 miles away
Deer Creek State Park, Utah , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Spanish Fork:
Spanish Oaks Municipal Golf, Spanish Fork , 5 miles away
Spanish Oaks Golf Course, Spanish Fork , 5 miles away
Hobble Creek Golf Course, Springville , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Spanish Fork
Pete Winward Reservoir, Utah , 12 miles away

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