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Colorado whitewater, Blue River

Summit county, Blue River Camp Ground to FR 2400 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     3 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Silverthorne, as you can see on the road map further down. The nature scenery of Summit County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers.
    This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Blue River Camp Ground to FR 2400 section is one of them. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Colorado is often tougher than elsewhere, so don't forget that a large
number of rivers in this state are not easy. When you're paddling down a Park Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This is a bit of a short stretch so no need to bring snacks. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Blue River Camp Ground to FR 2400  
stretch of Blue River in Summit County is 3 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Target Bluff is an interesting thing to make out while you're here at Blue River, and there is a glorious hiking trail nearby called the Gore Range Trail. This place, the Park Range, has so much outdoors amusing things. A tremendous place to have a look at near Blue River is Erwin Gulch, and when you're here it's always fun to go to Arapaho National Forest. This river is so perfect. Near Blue River you locate the Slate Creek Trail which is a fine hiking trail; you'll meet a lot of people from Silverthorne here.

Blue River, Blue River Camp Ground to FR 2400 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Blue River.
 Whitewater Near Blue River:
Blue River, Summit County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Blue River Camp Ground to FR 2400)
Williams Fork, Grand County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9 miles long (Horseshoe Campground to Williams Fork Reservoir)
Arkansas River, Chaffee County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Numbers Launch to Railroad Bridge Launch)
Blue River, Summit/ Grand County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 3.8 miles long (Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road)
Gore Creek, Eagle County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.2 miles long (East Vail Exit (I-70) to Eagle River)
Whitewater Outfitter - A B Ski Rentals, Summit County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Highside Adventure Tours, Summit County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Tenmile Creek, -blank- County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.2 miles long (Close to Copper Mountain Ski Area to Dillon Reservoir)
Colorado River, Grand County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.5 miles long (Gore Canyon)
Whitewater Outfitter - Arkansas Valley Adventures, Grand County, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Blue River:
Vail, Colorado , 15 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 17 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 20 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 20 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 22 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 24 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 24 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 25 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 25 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 30 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
 Marinas Near Blue River:
Heeney Marina, Silverthorne , 9 miles away
Dillon Marina, Dillon , 14 miles away
Frisco Bay Marina, Frisco , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Blue River:
Days Inn Silverthorne, Silverthorne , 5 miles away
Summit Peak Lodge West, Silverthorne , 12 miles away
Summit Peak Lodge North And So, Silverthorne , 13 miles away
Luxury Inn And Suites, Silverthorne , 13 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Summit County, Silverthorne , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Blue River:
Davis Springs Campground, Summit County, 3 miles away
Prairie Point Campground, Summit County, 3 miles away
McDonald Flats Campground, Summit County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Blue River:
Gore Range Trail, Summit , 3 miles away
Slate Creek Trail, Summit , 4 miles away
Lost Lake Trail, Summit , 4 miles away
Williams Peak Trail, Grand , 6 miles away
Ute Pass Trail, Grand , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Blue River:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 56 miles away
Arapaho National Forest, Colorado , 9 miles away
White River National Forest, Colorado , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Blue River:
Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks, Silverthorne , 10 miles away
Vail Golf Club, Vail , 14 miles away
Vail Recreation District, Vail , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Blue River
Gore Lake, Eagle , 9 miles away
Upper Piney Lake, Eagle , 9 miles away

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