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Wyoming whitewater, Gros Ventre River

Teton county, Lower Slide Lake to Kelly section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     5 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Jackson, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The scenic beauty of Wyoming and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. This stretch of Gros Ventre River in Wyoming is 5 miles long and it is classified as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Wyoming are often more challenging
    than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit
away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. When you're paddling down a Wind River Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty  
of rivers for that. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
Grand Teton National Park is a very wonderful place to pop by close to Gros Ventre River, and why not take a refreshing hike along the Jenny Lake Moraine Horse Trail. So much entertaining stuff to do here in the Wind River Range, too fine to be true. Head up to Snow King and strap some skis to your feet; Gros Ventre River is right by the Granite Highline Trail. This river is a great place to visit. Not much rainfall falls here at Gros Ventre River.

Gros Ventre River, Lower Slide Lake to Kelly 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 Gros Ventre River.
 Whitewater Near Gros Ventre River:
Gros Ventre River, Teton County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Lower Slide Lake to Kelly)
Ditch Creek, Teton County, 3 miles away
      Class -blank- - 7 miles long (North and South Branch confluence to US26)
Whitewater Outfitter - Lewis & Clark Expeditions, Teton County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Barker Ewing River Trips, Teton County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Acme Raft Rentals, Teton County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Snake River, Teton County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (South Park Bridge to Astoria Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Mad River Boat Trips, Teton County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Granite Creek, Teton Sublette County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (Wooden Bridge to mouth)
Whitewater Outfitter - Teton White Water, Salt Lake County, 20 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Snake River, Teton Lincoln County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 30 miles long (West Table Dock to Sheep Gulch)
 Ski Areas Near Gros Ventre River:
Snow King, Wyoming , 15 miles away, 1571 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Jackson Hole, Wyoming , 18 miles away, 4139 foot drop, 11 lifts, 116 runs
Grand Targhee, Wyoming , 28 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 5 lifts, 74 runs
White Pine, Wyoming , 65 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 25 runs
Kelly Canyon, Idaho , 73 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Marinas Near Gros Ventre River:
Leek's Marina, Moran , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Gros Ventre River:
Togwotee Mountain Lodge, Moran , 14 miles away
Flat Creek Inn, Jackson , 14 miles away
Elk Refuge Inn, Jackson , 14 miles away
Lexington Hotel, Jackson , 15 miles away
Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gros Ventre River:
Atherton Creek Campground, Teton County, 4 miles away
Shadow Mountain Dispersed, Moose, 5 miles away
Gros Ventre Campground, Teton County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Gros Ventre River:
Jenny Lake Moraine Horse Trail, Teton , 12 miles away
Granite Highline Trail, Teton , 12 miles away
Jenny Lake Trail, Teton , 12 miles away
Taggart Lake Trail, Teton , 12 miles away
Beaver Creek Trail, Teton , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gros Ventre River:
Grand Teton National Park, Moose - WY , 11 miles away
Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park - WY , 68 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gros Ventre River:
Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club, Jackson , 13 miles away
In The Hole Golf, Jackson , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Gros Ventre River
Lower Slide Lake, Teton , 3 miles away
Jackson Lake, Teton , 11 miles away
Two Ocean Lake, Teton , 14 miles away

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