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Wyoming whitewater, Crandall Creek

Park county, Trailhead to Clarks Fork Yellowstone Rail Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     4 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Billings, as you can see on the road map further down. The Trailhead to Clarks Fork Yellowstone Rail Road section of Crandall Creek in Wyoming is 4 miles long and has been rated as a class III-V section by American Whitewater. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The Trailhead to Clarks
    Fork Yellowstone Rail Road section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Whitewater paddling here in the Absaroka Range is a great experience. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Wyoming tend to be
more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. 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. The scenic beauty of Wyoming and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. No matter if you're whitewater  
rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Take a hike on the Lodgepole Trail; you might also want to pay a visit to Oliver Gulch since you're here at Crandall Creek. So many exciting things to do in the Absaroka Range, not enough time. Crandall Creek is right by the Crandall Cutoff Trail. Crandall Creek is a good spot of normal rainfall. Most of the rain falls during June, and October is the month with the least moisture. All through the summer months highs here at Crandall Creek get into the 70's, and the nighttime is a little cooler of course, commonly in the 30's.

Crandall Creek, Trailhead to Clarks Fork Yellowstone Rail Road road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Crandall Creek.
 Whitewater Near Crandall Creek:
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Honeymoon)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 22.9 miles long (Box)
Crandall Creek, Park County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Trailhead to Clarks Fork Yellowstone Rail Road)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.2 miles long (Upper)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County County, 15 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.5 miles long (Stix and Stones)
Rosebud Creek - East, Carbon County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6 miles long (Lake to Sand Dunes Campground)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone, Park County, 19 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Trailhead to State line)
Rosebud Creek - West, Stillwater County, 20 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 3 miles long (Emerald Lake to Pine Grove Campground)
Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Park County, 21 miles away
      Class III-V - 3 miles long (Lower)
Rock Creek, Carbon County, 22 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10 miles long (Lake Fork to Red Lodge)
 Ski Areas Near Crandall Creek:
Red Lodge Mountain, Montana , 27 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 70 runs
White Pine, Wyoming , 92 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 25 runs
Bridger Bowl, Montana , 99 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 8 lifts, 71 runs
 Hotels Near Crandall Creek:
Ute Bluff Lodge, South Fork , 29 miles away
Yodeler Motel, Red Lodge , 32 miles away
Comfort Inn Red Lodge, Red Lodge , 32 miles away
The Cody Hotel, Cody , 41 miles away
Cody Cowboy Village, Cody , 41 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Crandall Creek:
Hunter Peak Campground, Park County, 2 miles away
Swamp Lake, Wapiti, 3 miles away
Clark's Fork River, Upper, Wapiti, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Crandall Creek:
Crandall Cutoff Trail, Park , 2 miles away
Lodgepole Trail, Park , 3 miles away
Reef Creek Trail, Park , 5 miles away
Squaw Creek Trail, Park , 6 miles away
Clay Butte Trail, Park , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Crandall Creek:
Buffalo Bill State Park, Wyoming , 33 miles away
 Lakes Near Crandall Creek
Black Canyon Lake, Carbon , 14 miles away

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