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Colorado whitewater, Colorado River

Cameo Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     0.1 miles
  This section of Colorado River in -blank- County is 0.1 miles long and is a class III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Grand Junction. The nature scenery of Colorado and the cool fresh water beats anything. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the
    rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Getting some good exercise and
just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. No need to look hard for hotels, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is an extremely short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Colorado River there are plenty of folks from Grand Junction; Colorado River is right by the Serpents Trail. Colorado National Monument is a good national park, and do take a hike on the Liberty Cap Trail. This river is a wonderful place to visit. It is very dried up here at Colorado River regularly. Through the month of October you get the most rain around here while February is ordinarily the driest month. At Colorado River during the days of summer highs are in the 90's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 30's with winter lows in the 0's overnight here at Colorado River.


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Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Colorado River.
 Whitewater Near Colorado River:
Buzzard Creek, -blank- County, 0 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (64.30 Road to Collbran)
Plateau Creek, -blank- County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.3 miles long (Highway 65 to I-70)
Whitewater Outfitter - Catfish Canoe, Mesa County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Bound River Expeditions, Mesa County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Kannah Creek, Mesa County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (Route 50 to Route 141)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rimrock Adventures, Mesa County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Colorado River, Grand County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Loma to Westwater)
Colorado River, Mesa / Green County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 25 miles long (Loma launch to Westwater launch)
Kannah Creek, Mesa County, 23 miles away
      Class V - 1.8 miles long (Kannah Creek Trailhead to Girl Scout Camp Bridge)
Escalante Creek, Gunnison County, 26 miles away
      Class V - 6.5 miles long (Escalante Forks to Captain Smith's Cabin)
 Ski Areas Near Colorado River:
Powderhorn, Colorado , 27 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 4 lifts, 44 runs
Telluride, Colorado , 78 miles away, 3845 foot drop, 18 lifts, 115 runs
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 85 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
Kendall Mountain, Colorado , 92 miles away, 400 foot drop, 1 lifts, 3 runs
Silverton, Colorado , 92 miles away, 3200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Purgatory, Colorado , 93 miles away, 2029 foot drop, 11 lifts, 85 runs
 Hotels Near Colorado River:
Travelodge Grand Junction, Grand Junction , 1 miles away
Rodeway Inn Grand Junction, Grand Junction , 2 miles away
Quality Inn Grand Junction, Grand Junction , 2 miles away
DoubleTree By Hilton Grand Junction, Grand Junction , 2 miles away
Clarion Inn Grand Junction, Grand Junction , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Colorado River:
Big J RV Park, Grand Junction, 3 miles away
K O A Kampgrounds, Grand Junction, 3 miles away
Grand Junction KOA, Grand Junction, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Colorado River:
Serpents Trail, Mesa , 7 miles away
Liberty Cap Trail, Mesa , 12 miles away
Ute Canal Trail, Mesa , 12 miles away
Monument Canyon Trail, Mesa , 12 miles away
John Ottos Trail, Mesa , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Colorado River:
Colorado National Monument, Fruita - CO , 13 miles away
Dinosaur National Monument, Dinosaur - CO , 70 miles away
Highline State Park, Colorado , 23 miles away
Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Colorado River:
Lincoln Park Golf Course, Grand Junction , 1 miles away
Chipeta Golf Course, Grand Junction , 3 miles away
Redlands Mesa Golf Club, Grand Junction , 6 miles away

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