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Wyoming whitewater, Bluegrass Creek

Albany Platte county, Tunnel outlet to Highway 34 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V+     20 miles
  The Tunnel outlet to Highway 34 stretch of Bluegrass Creek is 20 miles long and it is classified as a class II-V+ section by American Whitewater. The average Wyoming whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The Tunnel outlet to Highway 34 stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The
    scenic beauty of Albany / Platte County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both,
doesn't matter, around here you won't find a large number of other spots. The starting point is not too far from Laramie, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. The river winds through the Laramie Mountains and you get great scenery. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better  
reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
Through the days of summer at Bluegrass Creek temperatures are usually in the 80's with night lows in the 40's. The winter comes with highs in the 30's, and night lows through the winter for Bluegrass Creek tend to be in the 10's. Bluegrass Creek is pretty dried out typically. For the duration of May this area sees the most rain, and the driest month of the year is February.

Bluegrass Creek, Tunnel outlet to Highway 34 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 Bluegrass Creek.
 Whitewater Near Bluegrass Creek:
Bluegrass Creek, Albany / Platte County, 3 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 20 miles long (Tunnel outlet to Highway 34)
Laramie River, Albany Platte County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 16 miles long (Tunnel Road to Palmer Canyon Road)
Laramie River, Albany County, 27 miles away
      Class I-III - 17 miles long (Wheatland No. 3 Reservoir to Tunnel Road)
 Ski Areas Near Bluegrass Creek:
Snowy Range, Wyoming , 70 miles away, 990 foot drop, 5 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Bluegrass Creek:
BEST WESTERN Torchlite, Wheatland , 23 miles away
Super 8 Wheatland Wyoming, Wheatland , 23 miles away
Buffalo Lodge And Grill, Chugwater , 31 miles away
AmericInn Laramie, Laramie , 35 miles away
Hampton Inn Laramie, Laramie , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bluegrass Creek:
Tom Thorn - Beth Williams WHMA - Camp Ground C, Horse Creek, 9 miles away
Tom Thorn - Beth Williams WHMA - Camp Ground B, Horse Creek, 9 miles away
Tom Thorn - Beth Williams WHMA - Camp Ground A, Horse Creek, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bluegrass Creek:
Curt Gowdy State Park, Wyoming , 35 miles away
Guernsey State Park, Wyoming , 39 miles away
Glendo State Park, Wyoming , 39 miles away

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