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Colorado whitewater, Eagle River

Eagle county, Riverbend bus stop to Edwards section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     7 miles
  The scenic beauty of Eagle County and the water flowing gracefully down Eagle River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Colorado you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The starting location is a short drive from Edwards, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map
    further down the page. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. Whitewater paddling here in the
Sawatch Range is a great experience. The campgrounds here at Eagle River are pretty good. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. The Riverbend bus stop to Edwards stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. The Riverbend bus stop to Edwards stretch of Eagle River in Colorado is 7 miles long and has been rated as  
a class III section by American Whitewater. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Eagle River there are plenty of folks from Avon, and on a nice day you can take a hike along the Rock Creek Trail. This place, the Sawatch Range, has so much outdoors amusing things. A spree to White River National Forest rejuvenates the soul, and a glorious place is Eagle Valley. At this river you will always have a good time. The snow is wonderful at Beaver Creek, and if the weather is great, you can go for a hike along the Nottingham Ridge Trail.

Eagle River, Riverbend bus stop to Edwards 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 Eagle River.
 Whitewater Near Eagle River:
Eagle River, Eagle County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Forest Service Visitor Center to Riverbend bus stop)
Whitewater Outfitter - Sage Outdoor Adventures, Eagle County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Eagle River, Eagle County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 17.4 miles long (Edwards to Eagle)
Eagle River, Eagle County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Riverbend bus stop to Edwards)
Cross Creek, Eagle County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - -blank- miles long (Cross Creek)
Homestake Creek, Eagle County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (1/4 mile above confluence with Eagle River)
Eagle River, Eagle County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Redcliff to Tigiwan Rd)
Gore Creek, Eagle County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.2 miles long (East Vail Exit (I-70) to Eagle River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Nova Guides, Eagle County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Colorado River Center, Eagle County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Eagle River:
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 1 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Vail, Colorado , 10 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 20 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 27 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 31 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 31 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Buttermilk, Colorado , 32 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 33 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Aspen Highlands, Colorado , 33 miles away, 3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 39 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
 Marinas Near Eagle River:
Heeney Marina, Silverthorne , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Eagle River:
Elkhorn Lodge, Beaver Creek , 1 miles away
St James Beaver Creek, Beaver Creek , 1 miles away
Townsend Place, Beaver Creek , 1 miles away
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa, Beaver Creek , 1 miles away
Beaver Creek Lodge, Beaver Creek , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Eagle River:
Tigiwon, Minturn, 8 miles away
Piney Crossing Campground, Eagle County, 8 miles away
Half Moon Campground, Eagle County, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Eagle River:
Nottingham Ridge Trail, Eagle , 4 miles away
Rock Creek Trail, Eagle , 6 miles away
Half Moon Trail, Eagle , 7 miles away
Lake Creek Trail, Eagle , 9 miles away
Lost Lake Trail, Eagle , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Eagle River:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 63 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 63 miles away
White River National Forest, Colorado , 11 miles away
Sylvan State Park, Colorado , 17 miles away
Arapaho National Forest, Colorado , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Eagle River:
Beaver Creek Golf Course, Avon , 1 miles away
Eagle Vail Golf, Avon , 1 miles away
Eagle Vail, Avon , 1 miles away
 Lakes Near Eagle River
Lake Thomas, Eagle , 8 miles away
Upper Piney Lake, Eagle , 15 miles away
Ivanhoe Lake, Pitkin , 18 miles away

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