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Colorado whitewater, Cimarron River

Montrose county, Cimarron to Gunnison River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     1 miles
  This section of Cimarron River in Colorado is 1 miles long and has been rated as a class V section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Colorado scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. If you're coming from Montrose it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. No matter if you're whitewater
    rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. This is an extremely short section so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Whitewater
rafting and kayaking in Colorado is often tougher than elsewhere, so better not forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Cimarron to Gunnison River stretch is one of them. 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.

Briefly about the general
The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Mud Springs, and if you desire a little side visit, try Long Gulch. The Deer Creek Trail is a wonderful hiking trail in close proximity to Cimarron River, and Cimarron Point is an attention-grabbing thing to see since you're here. This river is a great place to visit. Cimarron River is close to Crawford State Park which is a picturesque site, and you need to explore Morrow Point while you're here. On a delightful day at Cimarron River you can take a hike along the Hartman Trail, and the smiling folks of Cimarron like to hang out nearby.

Cimarron River, Cimarron to Gunnison River 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 Cimarron River.
 Whitewater Near Cimarron River:
Cimarron River, Montrose County, 0 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Cimarron to Gunnison River)
Gunnison River, Montrose County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 16 miles long (Crystal Dam to Chukar Trail)
Cimarron River, Gunnison / Montrose County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 10.2 miles long (Big Cimarron Campground to Cimarron Road bridge)
Gunnison River, Montrose/Delta County, 22 miles away
      Class III - 13.5 miles long (Chukar to North Fork)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rigs FLY Shop & Guide Service, Ouray County, 22 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Lake Fork Gunnison River, Hinsdale/Gunnison County, 23 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Redbridge to Blue Mesa Reservoir)
Uncompahgre River, Ouray County, 25 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.2 miles long (Ouray to KOA campground)
Henson Creek, Hinsdale County, 25 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.7 miles long (Above Nellie Creek to 1/2 mile from Lake City)
Lake Fork Gunnison River, Hinsdale/Gunnison County, 28 miles away
      Class III - 3.6 miles long (Lake City Town Run)
Gunnison River - North Fork, Gunnison County, 30 miles away
      Class III - 8.8 miles long (Paonia Reservoir to below Somerset)
 Ski Areas Near Cimarron River:
Telluride, Colorado , 35 miles away, 3845 foot drop, 18 lifts, 115 runs
Kendall Mountain, Colorado , 35 miles away, 400 foot drop, 1 lifts, 3 runs
Silverton, Colorado , 37 miles away, 3200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 47 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Crested Butte, Colorado , 47 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
Purgatory, Colorado , 48 miles away, 2029 foot drop, 11 lifts, 85 runs
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 53 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
Powderhorn, Colorado , 53 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 4 lifts, 44 runs
Aspen Highlands, Colorado , 62 miles away, 3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
Buttermilk, Colorado , 63 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
 Hotels Near Cimarron River:
Super 8 Montrose, Montrose , 22 miles away
Red Arrow Inn And Suites, Montrose , 22 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Montrose, Montrose , 22 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MONTROSE, Montrose , 22 miles away
Rodeway Inn Montrose, Montrose , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cimarron River:
Cimarron Campground, Montrose County, 0 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area - Cimarron, Cimarron, 1 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area - Hermit's Rest, Cimarron, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Cimarron River:
Hartman Trail, Gunnison , 7 miles away
Deer Creek Trail, Ouray , 12 miles away
Alpine Trail, Hinsdale , 14 miles away
Lou Creek Trail, Ouray , 14 miles away
Little Cimarron Trail, Hinsdale , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cimarron River:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 65 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 65 miles away
Crawford State Park, Colorado , 13 miles away
Ridgway State Park, Colorado , 18 miles away
Gunnison National Forest, Colorado , 27 miles away

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