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Wyoming whitewater, Clarks Fork Yellowstone River

Park County county, Stix and Stones section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     4.5 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Billings. This stretch of Clarks Fork Yellowstone River in Park County County is 4.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V+ section of whitewater. The scenic beauty of Wyoming and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. There
    arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This is
a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere.  
The beautiful Absaroka Range scenery is an added bonus.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Clarks Fork Yellowstone River you can take a hike along the Pilot Creek Trail; during your visit here you'll meet some folks from Cooke City for sure. You'll truly wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the fun stuff in the Absaroka Range. Going for a hike along the North Crandall Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. High temperatures at Clarks Fork Yellowstone River during the months of summer are in the 70's. Summer nighttime lows sink down to the 30's.


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These outdoors activities are available near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River.
 Whitewater Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Clarks Fork Yellowstone, Park County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Trailhead to State line)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.2 miles long (Upper)
Crandall Creek, Park County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Trailhead to Clarks Fork Yellowstone Rail Road)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Honeymoon)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 14 miles away
      Class V+ - 22.9 miles long (Box)
Rosebud Creek - West, Stillwater County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 3 miles long (Emerald Lake to Pine Grove Campground)
Rosebud Creek - East, Carbon County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Lake to Sand Dunes Campground)
Stillwater River, Stillwater County, 22 miles away
      Class I-V - 3.5 miles long (Woodbine Campground to below Chrome Mine)
Shoshone River - North Fork, Park County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 40 miles long (Pahaska Tepee to Buffalo Bill Reservoir)
Stillwater River, Stillwater County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 11.8 miles long (Buffalo Jump to Cliff Swallow)
 Ski Areas Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Red Lodge Mountain, Montana , 38 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 70 runs
Bridger Bowl, Montana , 85 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 8 lifts, 71 runs
Jackson Hole, Wyoming , 93 miles away, 4139 foot drop, 11 lifts, 116 runs
Snow King, Wyoming , 94 miles away, 1571 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Grand Targhee, Wyoming , 94 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 5 lifts, 74 runs
White Pine, Wyoming , 95 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 25 runs
 Hotels Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Yodeler Motel, Red Lodge , 44 miles away
Comfort Inn Red Lodge, Red Lodge , 44 miles away
Super 8 Big Timber, Big Timber , 46 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Fox Creek, Cooke City, 3 miles away
Fox Creek Campground, Park County, 4 miles away
Pilot Creek, Cooke City, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
North Crandall Trail, Park , 1 miles away
Pilot Creek Trail, Park , 3 miles away
Crandall Trail, Park , 5 miles away
Crazy Lakes Trail, Park , 7 miles away
Republic Trail, Park , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clarks Fork Yellowstone River:
Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park - WY , 58 miles away
Natural Bridge State Park, Montana , 40 miles away

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