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Colorado whitewater, Roaring Fork

Norrie Colony to Ruedi Reservoir Inlet section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV+     5.7 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Edwards. The Norrie Colony to Ruedi Reservoir Inlet section of Roaring Fork in Colorado is 5.7 miles long and is a class IV+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Colorado tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. The wonderful Colorado scenery and
    the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels
fill up quick. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. The Norrie Colony to Ruedi Reservoir Inlet section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. Whitewater paddling  
here in the Sawatch Range is a great experience.

Briefly about the general area:
Places like Sylvan State Park are good to explore, and you'll meet a lot of people from Meredith here. Man, is there plenty of fun stuff to do in the Sawatch Range. Foster Gulch is a great spot to stop at nearby, and there are great spots to look at along the Sawyer Lake Trail. At this river you will always have a good time. White River National Forest is a fine location to stretch your legs a bit; going for a hike on the Chapman Trail is always a great adventure. Really good skiing awaits you at Snowmass.


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These outdoors activities are available near Roaring Fork.
 Whitewater Near Roaring Fork:
Fryingpan River, Eagle County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.7 miles long (Upper)
Roaring Fork, Pitkin County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.2 miles long (Weller Lake to Difficult Campground)
Roaring Fork, Pitkin County, 13 miles away
      Class IV+ - 2 miles long (Aspen Music School to Slaughterhouse Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Aspen Whitewater Rafting, Pitkin County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Roaring Fork, Pitkin County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Aspen to Upper Woody Creek Bridge)
Lake Creek, Lake County, 15 miles away
      Class V+ - 9 miles long (Graham Gulch to 1/4 mi east of Monitor Gulch)
Roaring Fork, Pitkin County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 3.8 miles long (Upper Woody Creek Bridge to Lower Woody Creek Bridge)
Eagle River, Eagle County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 17.4 miles long (Edwards to Eagle)
Roaring Fork, Pitkin County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 6.2 miles long (Lower Woody Creek Bridge to Route 82 Bridge)
Eagle River, Eagle County, 19 miles away
      Class IV - 1 miles long (Forest Service Visitor Center to Riverbend bus stop)
 Ski Areas Near Roaring Fork:
Snowmass, Colorado , 13 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 14 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Buttermilk, Colorado , 15 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
Aspen Highlands, Colorado , 16 miles away, 3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 18 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 25 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Vail, Colorado , 26 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Crested Butte, Colorado , 31 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 32 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 37 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
 Hotels Near Roaring Fork:
Frias Properties Aspen Homes, Aspen , 13 miles away
Chateau Eau Claire RoaringFork, Aspen , 13 miles away
Obermeyer Place By Frias, Aspen , 13 miles away
Silverglo Condominiums, Aspen , 13 miles away
Old Hundred, Aspen , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Roaring Fork:
Chapman, Meredith, 1 miles away
Chapman Group, Meredith, 2 miles away
Elk Wallow Campground, Pitkin County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Roaring Fork:
Chapman Trail, Pitkin , 2 miles away
Sawyer Lake Trail, Pitkin , 3 miles away
Last Chance Trail, Eagle , 4 miles away
Lake Charles Trail, Eagle , 8 miles away
Ironedge Trail, Eagle , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Roaring Fork:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 47 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 47 miles away
White River National Forest, Colorado , 8 miles away
Sylvan State Park, Colorado , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Roaring Fork:
Centerline Golf, Aspen , 13 miles away
Aspen Golf & Tennis Club, Aspen , 15 miles away
Maroon Creek Club, Aspen , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Roaring Fork
Ivanhoe Lake, Pitkin , 10 miles away
Warren Lake, Pitkin , 10 miles away
Lake Thomas, Eagle , 11 miles away

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