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Colorado whitewater, Mineral Creek - South

Above South Mineral Camp Ground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     0.5 miles
  The scenic beauty of Colorado and the water flowing gracefully down Mineral Creek - South will make you feel great. The starting point is not too far from Durango, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This section of Mineral Creek - South is 0.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V+ section. 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. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. And of course,
there are campgrounds nearby. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. This is a very short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Colorado are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable.

Briefly about the general area:
Mineral Creek - South is right by the Brooklyn Trail, and Silverton is a fine local ski area. A tour to Snowslide Gulch is always fun; hiking along the Deer Park Trail is delightful fun. This river has so much to offer. Mineral Creek - South is not far at all from Silverton. At Mineral Creek - South you donít see much rainfall. The month of August is the wettest with most of the rain, and June is the month with the least moisture. Throughout the months of summer highs here at Mineral Creek - South get into the 70's with overnight lows in the 40's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Mineral Creek - South are in the 0's.

Mineral Creek - South, Above South Mineral Camp Ground 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 Mineral Creek - South.
 Whitewater Near Mineral Creek - South:
Mineral Creek - South, -blank- County, 0 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Above South Mineral Camp Ground)
Animas River, San Juan/ La Plata County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 24.2 miles long (Silverton to Tacoma)
Lime Creek, -blank- County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - -blank- miles long (2nd Gorge)
Lime Creek, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (1st Gorge)
Uncompahgre River, Ouray County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.2 miles long (Ouray to KOA campground)
Whitewater Outfitter - Further Adventures, San Miguel County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Waterwolf, San Miguel County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
San Miguel River, San Miguel/ Montrose County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 7.3 miles long (Silverpick Road to Fall Creek Road)
Canyon Creek, La Plata County, 16 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (to Animas River)
Animas River, San Juan/ La Plata County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.6 miles long (Tacoma to Rockwood Rail Yard)
 Ski Areas Near Mineral Creek - South:
Silverton, Colorado , 3 miles away, 3200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Kendall Mountain, Colorado , 3 miles away, 400 foot drop, 1 lifts, 3 runs
Telluride, Colorado , 12 miles away, 3845 foot drop, 18 lifts, 115 runs
Purgatory, Colorado , 13 miles away, 2029 foot drop, 11 lifts, 85 runs
Hesperus Ski Center, Colorado , 37 miles away, 700 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Wolf Creek, Colorado , 65 miles away, 1604 foot drop, 7 lifts, 77 runs
Powderhorn, Colorado , 75 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 4 lifts, 44 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 77 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Crested Butte, Colorado , 78 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 90 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
 Hotels Near Mineral Creek - South:
Teller House, Silverton , 3 miles away
The Ice House Condominiums, Telluride , 10 miles away
The Ice House Lodge, Telluride , 10 miles away
Camel's Garden, Telluride , 10 miles away
New Sheridan Hotel, Telluride , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mineral Creek - South:
Molas Lake Park, Silverton, 1 miles away
Hwy 550 - Silverton, Silverton, 1 miles away
Red Mountain Motel and RV Park, Silverton, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Mineral Creek - South:
Brooklyn Trail, San Juan , 3 miles away
Deer Park Trail, San Juan , 5 miles away
Whitehead Trail, San Juan , 6 miles away
Greyhound Pack Trail, Ouray , 7 miles away
Highline Trail, San Juan , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mineral Creek - South:
Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec - NM , 57 miles away
Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde National Park - CO , 57 miles away
San Juan National Forest, Colorado , 19 miles away
Ridgway State Park, Colorado , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mineral Creek - South:
Cornerstone Colorado, Telluride , 12 miles away
Telluride Ski & Golf Club, Telluride , 12 miles away
Telluride Golf Club, Telluride , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Mineral Creek - South
Vallecito Lake, San Juan , 13 miles away
Cushman Lake, San Miguel , 14 miles away

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