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Idaho whitewater, Falls River

Fremont county, Cave Falls Campground WY to Concrete Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     14 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Idaho and the water flowing gracefully down Falls River beats anything. This stretch of Falls River in Idaho is 14 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III section. The put-in is not too far from Jackson, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be
    a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Cave
Falls Campground WY to Concrete Bridge section is one of them. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general
There are great places to discover along the West Boundary Trail, and don't leave Falls River without first going for a hike along the De Coster Trail. All through the long summer days here at Falls River, high temperatures mostly reach the 80's. Through the moonlight hours it's generally in the 40's. All through the winter highs are in the 20's; nighttime lows at Falls River through the wintertime usually dip into the 0's. Around Falls River you donít get a lot of rain. The wettest month of the year is ordinarily January, that's the one that snows the most while July is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Falls River, Cave Falls Campground WY to Concrete Bridge 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 Falls River.
 Whitewater Near Falls River:
Robinson Creek, Fremont County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 21.9 miles long (Yellowstone National Park to Warm River)
Falls River, Fremont County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 14 miles long (Cave Falls Campground WY to Concrete Bridge)
Falls River, Fremont County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Concrete Bridge to Kirkham Bridge)
Bitch Creek, Teton/ Fremont County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 13 miles long (Highway 32 Bridge Close to Wyoming line to Teton River)
Warm River, Fremont County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Twisted Draw to Warm River Campground)
Henrys Fork, Fremont/ Madison County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II+(V) - 4 miles long (Lower Mesa Falls to Warm River)
Bitch Creek, Teton/ Freemont County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Coyote Meadows to Highway 32 Bridge)
Bitch Creek, Teton County, 13 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6 miles long (Headwaters to state line)
Teton River, Teton/ Madison/ Fremont County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Highway 33 Bridge to Spring Hollow)
Teton Creek, Teton County, 19 miles away
      Class -blank- - 10 miles long (Treasure Lake to ID-33)
 Ski Areas Near Falls River:
Grand Targhee, Wyoming , 20 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 5 lifts, 74 runs
Jackson Hole, Wyoming , 33 miles away, 4139 foot drop, 11 lifts, 116 runs
Kelly Canyon, Idaho , 40 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Snow King, Wyoming , 41 miles away, 1571 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Big Sky, Montana , 62 miles away, 4350 foot drop, 17 lifts, 150 runs
Moonlight Basin, Montana , 64 miles away, 4166 foot drop, 7 lifts, 97 runs
Bridger Bowl, Montana , 87 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 8 lifts, 71 runs
Pebble Creek, Idaho , 96 miles away, 2911 foot drop, 3 lifts, 54 runs
 Hotels Near Falls River:
Best Western Teton West, Driggs , 18 miles away
Morleys Acres Farm And Bed And, Driggs , 18 miles away
Super 8 Driggs, Driggs , 19 miles away
Teton Springs Lodge And Spa, Victor , 26 miles away
Gray Wolf Inn Suites, West Yellowstone , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Falls River:
Squirrel Creek Guest Ranch and Inn, Ashton, 8 miles away
Cave Falls Campground, Teton County, 9 miles away
Bear Gulch Campground, Fremont County, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Falls River:
West Boundary Trail, Fremont , 7 miles away
De Coster Trail, Teton , 11 miles away
Boundary Creek Trail, Teton , 11 miles away
DeCoster Trail, Teton , 13 miles away
Poacher Trail, Teton , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Falls River:
Grand Teton National Park, Moose - WY , 37 miles away
Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park - WY , 54 miles away
Targhee National Forest, Idaho , 18 miles away
Harriman State Park, Idaho , 25 miles away
Henrys Lake State Park, Idaho , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Falls River:
Aspen Acres Golf Club & RV Park, Ashton , 12 miles away
Timberline Golf, Ashton , 17 miles away
Targhee Village Golf Course, Alta , 19 miles away

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