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Riverboat Works

Chaffee county, Colorado whitewater outfitter

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Day Trips

The wonderful Colorado scenery and the cool fresh water have people coming here. The put-in is not too far from Canon City. The average Colorado whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while
    will make you glad you came. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. No need to look hard for hotels, but do book a room
before you come because it is a very popular destination. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Riverboat Works is near Cottonwood Gulch which is undeniably worth stopping at. The Simmons Peak Trail is a pleasant hiking trail in close proximity to Riverboat Works; Riverboat Works is a place with many visitors from Salida. This river is always fun. On a splendid day at Riverboat Works you can
take a hike along the Round Hill Trail. Around Riverboat Works you donít get a lot of rain. Through the month of August you get the most rain around here, and the driest month is January. For the period of the warm months here at Riverboat Works, high temperatures mostly get into the 80's. Summer nighttime lows plunge down to the 40's. Through the winter highs are commonly in the 30's, and after the sun is down during the winter temperatures at Riverboat Works drop into the 0's.

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Riverboat Works.
 Whitewater Near Riverboat Works:
Whitewater Outfitter - Anglers Junction Fishing, Chaffee County, 0 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Independent White Water, Chaffee County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Arkansas River, Chaffe County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 18.7 miles long (Highway Stone Bridge to Rincon)
Whitewater Outfitter - Eddyline Anglers, Chaffee County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Arkansas River, -blank- County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 27.9 miles long (Highway Rincon to Pinnacle Rock)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rock & Row, Fremont County, 14 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Four Corners Expeditions, Chaffee County, 14 miles away
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Arkansas River, Chaffee County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 13 miles long (Fork Fisherman's Bridge access to Stone Bridge access)
Whitewater Outfitter - Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting, Chaffee County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - River Runners, Chaffee County, 15 miles away
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 Ski Areas Near Riverboat Works:
Monarch, Colorado , 24 miles away, 1162 foot drop, 7 lifts, 63 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 50 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 51 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 53 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 58 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 61 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 62 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 65 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Vail, Colorado , 66 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 68 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
 Hotels Near Riverboat Works:
Hampton Inn - Suites Salida CO, Salida , 1 miles away
Days Inn Salida, Salida , 1 miles away
Comfort Inn Salida, Salida , 1 miles away
Gateway Inn And Suites, Salida , 1 miles away
Great Western Colorado Lodge, Salida , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Riverboat Works:
Arkansas Headwaters, Salida, 1 miles away
Fessler's Mobile Home Park, Salida, 1 miles away
Salida, Monarch, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Riverboat Works:
Round Hill Trail, Saguache , 6 miles away
Simmons Peak Trail, Saguache , 6 miles away
Hunts Lake Trail, Fremont , 8 miles away
Ute Trail, Fremont , 11 miles away
Round Mountain Trail, Saguache , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Riverboat Works:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 43 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 43 miles away
San Isabel National Forest, Colorado , 25 miles away
Spinney State Park, Colorado , 35 miles away
Eleven Mile State Park, Colorado , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Riverboat Works:
Salida Golf Club, Salida , 1 miles away
Friend Ranch, Poncha Springs , 7 miles away

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