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Colorado whitewater, Gore Creek

Eagle county, East Vail Exit (I-70) to Eagle River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     9.2 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Edwards, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The East Vail Exit (I-70) to Eagle River stretch of Gore Creek in Eagle County is 9.2 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Colorado and the cool fresh water beats anything. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time
    outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. You might be into whitewater
rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. The average Colorado whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. Whitewater paddling here in the Park Range is a great experience. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the East Vail Exit (I-70)  
to Eagle River section is one of them. There are many good hotels to choose from, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
There are good sites to discover along the Lost Lake Trail, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Vail here. You clearly ought to fancy the Park Range. Really glorious skiing awaits you at Vail, and going for a hike on the Two Elk Trail is always a good adventure. This river is so good. Not much precipitation falls here at Gore Creek. July is the month that gets the most rain; the driest month of the year is February.

Gore Creek, East Vail Exit (I-70) to Eagle River 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 Gore Creek.
 Whitewater Near Gore Creek:
Cross Creek, Eagle County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - -blank- miles long (Cross Creek)
Eagle River, Eagle County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Riverbend bus stop to Edwards)
Whitewater Outfitter - Sage Outdoor Adventures, Eagle County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Gore Creek, Eagle County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.2 miles long (East Vail Exit (I-70) to Eagle River)
Homestake Creek, Eagle County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 0.25 miles long (1/4 mile above confluence with Eagle River)
Eagle River, Eagle County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Redcliff to Tigiwan Rd)
Eagle River, Eagle County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Forest Service Visitor Center to Riverbend bus stop)
Whitewater Outfitter - Nova Guides, Eagle County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Blue River, Summit/ Grand County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 3.8 miles long (Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road)
Eagle River, Eagle County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 17.4 miles long (Edwards to Eagle)
 Ski Areas Near Gore Creek:
Vail, Colorado , 1 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 10 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 15 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 18 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 24 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 29 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 33 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 35 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 38 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 39 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
 Marinas Near Gore Creek:
Heeney Marina, Silverthorne , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Gore Creek:
The Lodge At Vail, Vail , 1 miles away
Powder Valley Resort, Vail , 1 miles away
Sonnenalp Hotel, Vail , 1 miles away
Christiania At Vail, Vail , 1 miles away
Tivoli Lodge At Vail, Vail , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gore Creek:
Piney Crossing Campground, Eagle County, 5 miles away
Tigiwon, Minturn, 6 miles away
Homestake Campground, Eagle County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Gore Creek:
Two Elk Trail, Eagle , 4 miles away
Lost Lake Trail, Eagle , 5 miles away
Nottingham Ridge Trail, Eagle , 7 miles away
Piney Lake Trail, Eagle , 9 miles away
Deluge Lake Trail, Eagle , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gore Creek:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 65 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 65 miles away
White River National Forest, Colorado , 18 miles away
Arapaho National Forest, Colorado , 23 miles away
Sylvan State Park, Colorado , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gore Creek:
Vail Recreation District, Vail , 1 miles away
Vail Golf Club, Vail , 2 miles away
Beaver Creek Golf Course, Avon , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Gore Creek
Upper Piney Lake, Eagle , 7 miles away
Gore Lake, Eagle , 12 miles away
Lake Thomas, Eagle , 16 miles away

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