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Colorado whitewater, Rock Creek

Routt county, Shoe and Stocking Creek Trailhead to Bridge below Quarry section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     7 miles
  The Shoe and Stocking Creek Trailhead to Bridge below Quarry stretch of Rock Creek in Routt County is 7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V+ section. The scenic beauty of Colorado and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The Park
    Range scenery is wonderful. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Edwards, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip.
Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. The Shoe and Stocking Creek Trailhead to Bridge below Quarry stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The average Colorado whitewater rafting or kayaking river  
tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
The smiling folks of Bond like to hang out nearby, and you can have a good hiking adventure along the Morrison Divide Trail. That right there is lots of enjoyable things already but it goes on, the Park Range has it all. Take a hike on the Tepee Creek Trail. At Rock Creek during the months of summer highs are in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures descend down into the 40's. High temperatures during the wintertime are normally in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Rock Creek are in the 0's.

Rock Creek, Shoe and Stocking Creek Trailhead to Bridge below Quarry 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 Rock Creek.
 Whitewater Near Rock Creek:
Rock Creek, Routt County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 7 miles long (Shoe and Stocking Creek Trailhead to Bridge below Quarry)
Piney River, Eagle County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 19 miles long (Piney Crossing to State Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Colorado River Center, Eagle County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Colorado River RUNS, Eagle County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Colorado River, Grand County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 11.6 miles long (Pumphouse campground to Rancho Del Rio)
Whitewater Outfitter - Colorado River Guides, Routt County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Colorado River, Grand County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.5 miles long (Gore Canyon)
Whitewater Outfitter - Arkansas Valley Adventures, Grand County, 20 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Eagle River, Eagle County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 17.4 miles long (Edwards to Eagle)
Whitewater Outfitter - Timberline Tours, Eagle County, 21 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Rock Creek:
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 24 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Steamboat, Colorado , 25 miles away, 3668 foot drop, 20 lifts, 143 runs
Howelsen Hill, Colorado , 27 miles away, 440 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Vail, Colorado , 29 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 43 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Buttermilk, Colorado , 45 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 45 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 46 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Aspen Highlands, Colorado , 46 miles away, 3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 46 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
 Hotels Near Rock Creek:
Oak Tree Inn Yampa, Yampa , 18 miles away
Allington Inn And Suites, Kremmling , 19 miles away
Super 8 Kremmling, Kremmling , 20 miles away
The Lodge And Spa At Cordillera, Edwards , 20 miles away
Inn And Suites At Riverwalk, Edwards , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rock Creek:
Shoe and Stocking Campground, Routt County, 2 miles away
Rock Creek Campground, Routt County, 3 miles away
Toponas Creek Campground, Routt County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Rock Creek:
Tepee Creek Trail, Routt , 5 miles away
Morrison Divide Trail, Routt , 6 miles away
Midway Trail, Grand , 7 miles away
Muddy Slide Trail, Routt , 8 miles away
Service Creek Trail, Routt , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rock Creek:
Stagecoach State Park, Colorado , 19 miles away
Sylvan State Park, Colorado , 29 miles away
White River National Forest, Colorado , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rock Creek:
Red Sky Guest, Wolcott , 17 miles away
Eagle Springs Golf Club, Wolcott , 17 miles away
Red Sky Golf Club, Wolcott , 17 miles away

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