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Colorado whitewater, Fraser River

Grand county, Tabernash to Granby section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     9.4 miles
  The natural beauty of Grand County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. The Tabernash to Granby section of Fraser River in Grand County is 9.4
    miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. If you're coming from Silverthorne
it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. No need to look hard for hotels, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the
general area:
Very picturesque scenery and tremendous skiing is what you get at SolVista Basin, and going for a hike along the Strawberry Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. While you're here at Fraser River you will meet lots of folks from close by Granby; beaches are great and Surprise Beach is no exception. This river is a great place to visit. While you're here at Fraser River you can take a hike along the Caribou Trail. Fraser River is a location that is rather dehydrated usually. Through the month of August you get the most rain around here, and the driest of the months is February.

Fraser River, Tabernash to Granby 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 Fraser River.
 Whitewater Near Fraser River:
Fraser River, Grand County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.4 miles long (Tabernash to Granby)
Colorado River, Grand County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Hot Sulphur Springs to Highway 40 bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventures in Whitewater, Grand County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Mad Adventures, Grand County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Clear Creek - West Fork, Clear Creek County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Coors Falls to Gunshot)
Willow Creek, Grand County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (National Forest Campground to Reservoir)
Woods Creek, Clear Creek County, 15 miles away
      Class V - 0.5 miles long (Reservoir to Confluence with West Fork Clear Creek)
Williams Fork, Grand County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9 miles long (Horseshoe Campground to Williams Fork Reservoir)
Boulder Creek, Boulder County, 20 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Gun Shy to Jasper Creek)
Clear Creek, Clear Creek County, 21 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (Silverplume to Georgetown)
 Ski Areas Near Fraser River:
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 1 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 12 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 19 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 21 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Eldora, Colorado , 21 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 23 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 32 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 34 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Vail, Colorado , 40 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 46 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Marinas Near Fraser River:
Grand Elk Marina, Granby , 7 miles away
Highland Marina, Granby , 7 miles away
Beacon Landing Marina, Grand Lake , 8 miles away
Shadow Mountain Marina and RV, Grand Lake , 10 miles away
Trail Ridge Marina, Grand Lake , 10 miles away
 Beaches Near Fraser River:
Surprise Beach, Grand , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Fraser River:
Devils Thumb Ranch Resort And Spa, Tabernash , 4 miles away
Littletree Inn, Granby , 4 miles away
Wild Horse Inn, Fraser , 7 miles away
Grand Lake Lodge, Grand Lake , 8 miles away
Best Western Alpenglo Lodge, Winter Park , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fraser River:
Tabernash Campground, Grand County, 3 miles away
Marshall Park, -blank-, 6 miles away
St Louis Creek, Fraser, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Fraser River:
Strawberry Trail, Grand , 7 miles away
Caribou Trail, Grand , 8 miles away
Muddy Keyser Trail, Grand , 9 miles away
Columbine Creek Trail, Grand , 10 miles away
Horseshoe and Idlewild Trail, Grand , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fraser River:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 31 miles away
Arapaho National Forest, Colorado , 18 miles away
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado , 35 miles away
Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fraser River:
SolVista Golf Club, Granby , 4 miles away
Grand Elk Golf Course, Granby , 4 miles away
Pole Creek Golf Club, Fraser , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Fraser River
Lake Granby, Grand , 6 miles away
Shadow Mountain Lake, Grand , 10 miles away
Jefferson Lake, Park , 11 miles away

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