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Wyoming whitewater, Laramie River

Albany Platte county, Tunnel Road to Palmer Canyon Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     16 miles
  The natural beauty of Albany Platte County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The Tunnel Road to Palmer Canyon Road section of Laramie River in Wyoming is 16 miles long and is a class
    II-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're
willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The wild scenery of the Laramie Mountains is great. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with not too many other rivers for that. The put-in location is a short drive from Laramie, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. You can enjoy this stretch  
more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. There's camping available near Laramie River. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Tunnel Road to Palmer Canyon Road section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
White Hound Canyon is a nice site to visit near Laramie River. During the warmest time of the year at Laramie River highs are ordinarily in the 80's. Once the sun is down it sinks down to the 40's. The winter brings highs down to the 30's, and all through the dark hours in the winter at Laramie River temperatures descend to the 10's.

Laramie River, Tunnel Road to Palmer Canyon Road 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 Laramie River.
 Whitewater Near Laramie River:
Bluegrass Creek, Albany / Platte County, 5 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 20 miles long (Tunnel outlet to Highway 34)
Laramie River, Albany Platte County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 16 miles long (Tunnel Road to Palmer Canyon Road)
Laramie River, Albany County, 26 miles away
      Class I-III - 17 miles long (Wheatland No. 3 Reservoir to Tunnel Road)
 Ski Areas Near Laramie River:
Snowy Range, Wyoming , 70 miles away, 990 foot drop, 5 lifts, 27 runs
 Hotels Near Laramie River:
BEST WESTERN Torchlite, Wheatland , 22 miles away
Super 8 Wheatland Wyoming, Wheatland , 23 miles away
Buffalo Lodge And Grill, Chugwater , 34 miles away
Hampton Inn Laramie, Laramie , 39 miles away
AmericInn Laramie, Laramie , 39 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Laramie River:
Tom Thorn - Beth Williams WHMA - Camp Ground C, Horse Creek, 12 miles away
Tom Thorn - Beth Williams WHMA - Camp Ground B, Horse Creek, 12 miles away
Tom Thorn - Beth Williams WHMA - Camp Ground A, Horse Creek, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Laramie River:
Glendo State Park, Wyoming , 35 miles away
Guernsey State Park, Wyoming , 38 miles away

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