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Colorado whitewater, Yule Creek

Pitkin county, Bible Camp to Crystal River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     1.3 miles
  This section of Yule Creek in Pitkin County is 1.3 miles long and it is classified as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these
    hotels fill up quick. This section is very short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Bible Camp to Crystal River section is one of them. Getting
a good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. The beautiful scenery of Pitkin County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The put-in is not too far from Edwards, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further  
down the page.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not take a refreshing hike along the Trail Riders Trail; lots of people from Somerset come here. The Munsey Ruby Stock Driveway offers hiking at its best, and if you yearn for a little side visit, try Mud Gulch. This is such a great river. Gunnison National Forest is a good spot, and Paonia State Park is a good place to explore. For the duration of the summer months highs here at Yule Creek reach the 70's. Summer nighttime lows plunge down to the 40's. Daytime highs during the wintertime are in the 30's, and night lows through the winter for Yule Creek tend to be in the-10's.

Yule Creek, Bible Camp to Crystal 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 Yule Creek.
 Whitewater Near Yule Creek:
Yule Creek, Pitkin County, 0 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.3 miles long (Bible Camp to Crystal River)
Crystal River - South Fork, Gunnison County, 1 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.25 miles long (Schofield Pass to Crystal)
Crystal River, Pitkin/ Gunnison County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Marble to Redstone)
Crystal River, Gunnison County, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 1.8 miles long (Road to Crystal to Beaver Lake)
Yule Creek, Gunnison County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 2.25 miles long (10 000' to Marble Quarry)
Crystal River, Gunnison County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 3 miles long (Crystal Mill Falls to Crystal Gorge)
Crystal River - North Fork, Gunnison County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.65 miles long (to scree slope)
Crystal River, Pitkin/Gunnison County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 2 miles long (Redstone to Penny Hot Springs)
Daisy Creek, Gunnison County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (40' Waterfall to confluence with Slate River)
Crystal River, Pitkin County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.1 miles long (Penny Hot Springs to Avalanche Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Yule Creek:
Crested Butte, Colorado , 17 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 19 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 21 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
Aspen Highlands, Colorado , 23 miles away, 3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
Buttermilk, Colorado , 23 miles away, 2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 25 miles away, 3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
Snowmass, Colorado , 27 miles away, 4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 54 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 63 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Vail, Colorado , 64 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
 Marinas Near Yule Creek:
Roaring Fork Marina, Carbondale , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Yule Creek:
Cristiana Guesthaus, Crested Butte , 17 miles away
Grand Lodge Crested Butte, Crested Butte , 17 miles away
The Grand Lodge Crested Butte Hotel And Suites, Crested Butte , 17 miles away
The Lodge At Mountaineer Square, Crested Butte , 17 miles away
Crested Butte Mt R, Crested Butte , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Yule Creek:
Meri-daes RV Park and General Store, Carbondale, 1 miles away
Bogan Flats Group, Somerset, 6 miles away
Bogan Flats, Somerset, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Yule Creek:
Munsey Ruby Stock Driveway, Gunnison , 6 miles away
Trail Riders Trail, Gunnison , 14 miles away
Hammond Trail, Gunnison , 16 miles away
Lowline Trail, Gunnison , 18 miles away
Sunset Trail, Gunnison , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Yule Creek:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 51 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 51 miles away
Paonia State Park, Colorado , 13 miles away
Gunnison National Forest, Colorado , 15 miles away
Crawford State Park, Colorado , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Yule Creek:
River Valley Ranch Golf Club, Carbondale , 18 miles away
Ranch at Roaring Fork Golf Course, Carbondale , 19 miles away
Crested Butte Country Club, Crested Butte , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Yule Creek
Geneva Lake, Gunnison , 7 miles away

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