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Colorado whitewater, Clear Creek

Clear Creek county, Silverplume to Georgetown section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     1 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Silverthorne, as you can see on the road map further down. This section of Clear Creek in Clear Creek County is 1 miles long and is a class V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The campgrounds here at Clear Creek are pretty good. This is a very short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. The Silverplume to Georgetown section is one of many paddling sections in this
    river system. There are many good hotels to choose from, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons
to come. The beautiful scenery of Colorado and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Clear Creek you hit upon the Silver Dollar Lake Trail which is a great hiking trail, and you must absolutely have a look at Pavillion Point during your stay. Winter
Park is a very popular ski area close by, and going for a hike on the Argentine Trail is always a wonderful adventure. This is such a wonderful river. Here at Clear Creek there are plenty of folks from Georgetown, and you might also want to pay a visit to Snowdrift Gulch if you're here at Clear Creek. An average amount of precipitation falls at Clear Creek. Of all the months in a year April is the one with the most snow, and the driest month is October. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 60's to Clear Creek with overnight lows in the 30's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 20's while Clear Creek overnight low temperatures during the wintertime are in the 0's.

Clear Creek, Silverplume to Georgetown 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 Clear Creek.
 Whitewater Near Clear Creek:
Clear Creek, Clear Creek County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (Silverplume to Georgetown)
Clear Creek, Clear Creek County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Lawson to Idaho Springs)
Whitewater Outfitter - Arkansas Valley Adventures Idaho Springs Outpost, Clear Creek County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Woods Creek, Clear Creek County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 0.5 miles long (Reservoir to Confluence with West Fork Clear Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Clear Creek Rafting, Clear Creek County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Mile HI Rafting, Clear Creek County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Clear Creek - West Fork, Clear Creek County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Coors Falls to Gunshot)
Whitewater Outfitter - Mad Adventures, Grand County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventures in Whitewater, Grand County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Gun Shy to Jasper Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Clear Creek:
Winter Park, Colorado , 11 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 11 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 13 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Eldora, Colorado , 15 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 17 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 23 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 26 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 31 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 44 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Vail, Colorado , 46 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
 Hotels Near Clear Creek:
Americas Best Value Inn Georgetown Lodge, Georgetown , 2 miles away
Zephyr Mountain Lodge, Winter Park , 10 miles away
Winter Park Mountain Lodge, Winter Park , 11 miles away
Winter Park Chateau, Winter Park , 11 miles away
Frasers Crossing Founders Point, Winter Park , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Clear Creek:
Clear Lake Campground, Clear Creek County, 3 miles away
Empire City RV Parking, Empire, 4 miles away
West Chicago Creek Campground, Clear Creek County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Clear Creek:
Silver Dollar Lake Trail, Clear Creek , 5 miles away
Argentine Trail, Clear Creek , 7 miles away
Chicago Lakes Trail, Clear Creek , 7 miles away
Sevenmile Ski Trail, Grand , 7 miles away
Grays Peak Trail, Clear Creek , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Clear Creek:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 38 miles away
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant - CO , 53 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado , 24 miles away
Arapaho National Forest, Colorado , 25 miles away
Eldorado State Park, Colorado , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Clear Creek:
Pole Creek Golf Club, Fraser , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Clear Creek
Clear Lake, Clear Creek , 2 miles away
Idaho Springs Reservoir, Clear Creek , 7 miles away
Upper Urad Reservoir, Clear Creek , 10 miles away

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