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Eagle county, Taylor Creek to Basalt section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     5 miles
  This section of -blank- in Colorado is 5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV section. The nature scenery of Eagle County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Edwards, as you can see on the road map further down. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers
    for that. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Colorado are often tougher than in other states, so if you're
visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too.

about the general area:
You can never get enough of the great skiing at Buttermilk; nearby you hit upon Box Canyon which is a nice location to explore. There is a good hiking trail in the vicinity of -blank- called the Blue Creek Trail, and no need to travel far to go to attention-grabbing stuff like Seven Castles. Coming to this river is always a good idea. A short visit to Whitnach Falls is always worthwhile; if you're visiting from Basalt, you won't be the only one. It is very arid here at -blank- commonly. The month with most of the rain is April while June is typically the driest month.

-blank-, Taylor Creek to Basalt 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 -blank-.
 Whitewater Near -blank-:
Roaring Fork, Eagle County, 2 miles away
      Class III+ - 4.4 miles long (Seven Castles to Basalt 7-11)
-blank-, Eagle County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Taylor Creek to Basalt)
Roaring Fork, Pitkin County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 6.2 miles long (Lower Woody Creek Bridge to Route 82 Bridge)
Roaring Fork, Pitkin County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 3.8 miles long (Upper Woody Creek Bridge to Lower Woody Creek Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Blazing Adventures, Pitkin County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Roaring Fork, Pitkin County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Aspen to Upper Woody Creek Bridge)
Roaring Fork, Pitkin County, 15 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2 miles long (Aspen Music School to Slaughterhouse Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Lakota River Guides, Eagle County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Aspen Whitewater Rafting, Pitkin County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Crystal River - North Fork, Gunnison County, 17 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.65 miles long (to scree slope)
 Ski Areas Near -blank-:
Buttermilk, Colorado , 13 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
Aspen Highlands, Colorado , 14 miles away, 3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 15 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 18 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 24 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
Crested Butte, Colorado , 25 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 27 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 35 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Vail, Colorado , 45 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 48 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Marinas Near -blank-:
Roaring Fork Marina, Carbondale , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near -blank-:
Aspenalt Lodge, Basalt , 3 miles away
The Stonebridge Inn, Snowmass Village , 9 miles away
Snowmass Hospitality, Snowmass Village , 9 miles away
The Pokolodi Lodge, Snowmass Village , 9 miles away
Snowmass Mountain Chalet, Snowmass Village , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near -blank-:
Aspen- Basalt Campground, Basalt, 6 miles away
Gypsum Creek Campground, Eagle County, 10 miles away
Rocky Fork Campground, Eagle County, 12 miles away
 Trails Near -blank-:
Blue Creek Trail, Eagle , 6 miles away
Antone Trail, Eagle , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near -blank-:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 56 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 56 miles away
Sylvan State Park, Colorado , 19 miles away
White River National Forest, Colorado , 28 miles away
Paonia State Park, Colorado , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near -blank-:
Roaring Fork Club, Basalt , 2 miles away
Snowmass Golf Course, Snowmass Village , 9 miles away
Ranch at Roaring Fork Golf Course, Carbondale , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near -blank-
LEDE Reservoir, Eagle , 15 miles away
Geneva Lake, Gunnison , 16 miles away
Warren Lake, Pitkin , 19 miles away

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