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Colorado whitewater, Kannah Creek

Mesa county, Kannah Creek Trailhead to Girl Scout Camp Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     1.8 miles
  This stretch of Kannah Creek in Colorado is 1.8 miles long and has been rated as a class V section by American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Colorado are often tougher than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. The wonderful Mesa County scenery and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. The Kannah Creek Trailhead to Girl
    Scout Camp Bridge section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find
a large number of good spots. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. This section is quite short so better bring some good walking shoes. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
A day on the slopes of Powderhorn is just
what you need; hiking along the Whitewater Basin Trail is pleasant fun. People from Whitewater love to come to Kannah Creek, and Kannah Creek is right by the Spring Camp Trail. This is such a great river. At Kannah Creek you donít see much rainfall. For the period of the month of October you get the most rain around here, and the driest of the months is January. At Kannah Creek during the summertime months highs are in the 90's with night lows in the 60's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Kannah Creek.

Kannah Creek, Kannah Creek Trailhead to Girl Scout Camp Bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Kannah Creek.
 Whitewater Near Kannah Creek:
Kannah Creek, Mesa County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 1.8 miles long (Kannah Creek Trailhead to Girl Scout Camp Bridge)
Kannah Creek, Mesa County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (Route 50 to Route 141)
Colorado River, Grand County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Loma to Westwater)
Escalante Creek, Gunnison County, 18 miles away
      Class V - 6.5 miles long (Escalante Forks to Captain Smith's Cabin)
Whitewater Outfitter - Catfish Canoe, Mesa County, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Buzzard Creek, -blank- County, 22 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (64.30 Road to Collbran)
Colorado River, -blank- County, 22 miles away
      Class III - 0.1 miles long (Cameo Dam)
Plateau Creek, -blank- County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.3 miles long (Highway 65 to I-70)
Whitewater Outfitter - Black Canyon Anglers, Delta County, 25 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Bound River Expeditions, Mesa County, 27 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Kannah Creek:
Powderhorn, Colorado , 9 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 4 lifts, 44 runs
Telluride, Colorado , 62 miles away, 3845 foot drop, 18 lifts, 115 runs
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 67 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
Kendall Mountain, Colorado , 74 miles away, 400 foot drop, 1 lifts, 3 runs
Silverton, Colorado , 74 miles away, 3200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Purgatory, Colorado , 77 miles away, 2029 foot drop, 11 lifts, 85 runs
Crested Butte, Colorado , 89 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 89 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Hesperus Ski Center, Colorado , 90 miles away, 700 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Buttermilk, Colorado , 97 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
 Hotels Near Kannah Creek:
Wine Country Inn, Palisade , 11 miles away
Best Western Grande River Inn & Suites, Clifton , 16 miles away
Quality Inn Delta, Delta , 16 miles away
Days Inn Delta CO, Delta , 17 miles away
Rodeway Inn Delta, Delta , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kannah Creek:
Carson Lake, Mesa, 9 miles away
Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area - Gunnison Pack Trail, Whitewater, 11 miles away
Jumbo Reservoir Campground, Mesa County, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Kannah Creek:
Spring Camp Trail, Mesa , 2 miles away
Whitewater Basin Trail, Mesa , 4 miles away
Indian Point Trail, Mesa , 4 miles away
Coal Creek Trail, Mesa , 6 miles away
West Bench Trail, Mesa , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Kannah Creek:
Colorado National Monument, Fruita - CO , 35 miles away
Sweitzer State Park, Colorado , 19 miles away
Grand Mesa National Forest, Colorado , 29 miles away
Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Kannah Creek:
Cottonwood Golf Club, Delta , 15 miles away
Delta Family Fun Park, Delta , 16 miles away
Devil's Thumb Golf Course, Delta , 18 miles away

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