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Utah whitewater, Jones Hole Creek

Uinta county, National Fish Hatchery to Green River confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     4 miles
  The National Fish Hatchery to Green River confluence section of Jones Hole Creek is 4 miles long and is a class IV-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Utah is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. The put-in location is a short drive from Vernal,
    as you can see on the road map further down. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The National Fish Hatchery to Green River confluence
stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you won't find a large number of other rivers. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The river winds through the Uinta Mountains and you get great scenery. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. The scenic beauty of Uinta County and the cool fresh  
water attract people from near and far.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Jones Hole Trail is delightful fun; do put some time aside to spend at Burnt Springs since you're here at Jones Hole Creek. Man, is there plenty of cool stuff to do in the Uinta Mountains. Going for a hike along the Daniels Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. If you feel like a little side tour, try Big Draw It's always great to stop by Jones Hole Springs. Jones Hole Creek gets very little rainfall. May is the month that gets the most rain, and January is when it's the driest.

Jones Hole Creek, National Fish Hatchery to Green River confluence 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 Jones Hole Creek.
 Whitewater Near Jones Hole Creek:
Jones Hole Creek, Uinta County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (National Fish Hatchery to Green River confluence)
Green River, Uintah County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 44 miles long (Canyon of Lodore Colorado to US 40)
Green River, Moffat County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 44 miles long (Gates of Lodore to Split Mountain Campgound)
 Hotels Near Jones Hole Creek:
Blue Mountain Inn And Suites, Rangely , 30 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Naples Vernal, Naples , 31 miles away
Econo Lodge Downtown, Vernal , 32 miles away
Sage Motel, Vernal , 33 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Vernal, Vernal , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Jones Hole Creek:
Dinosaur National Monument - Echo Park, Dinosaur, 6 miles away
Dinosaur National Monument - Rainbow Park, Jensen, 8 miles away
Rainbow Park Campground, Uintah County, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Jones Hole Creek:
Jones Hole Trail, Uintah , 1 miles away
Daniels Trail, Uintah , 9 miles away
Hoy Trail, Moffat , 14 miles away
Red Rock Nature Trail, Uintah , 16 miles away
Matt Trail, Moffat , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Jones Hole Creek:
Dinosaur National Monument, Dinosaur - CO , 21 miles away
Red Fleet State Park, Utah , 29 miles away
Steinaker State Park, Utah , 33 miles away

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