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Utah whitewater, Price River

Utah Carbon county, Picnic area above Price Canyon to Castle Gate section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     8.5 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Price, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Picnic area above Price Canyon to Castle Gate section of Price River in Utah is 8.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-V section. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. A bit of exercise and just hanging
    out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The Picnic area above Price Canyon to Castle Gate stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The natural beauty of Utah and the cool fresh water
are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The campgrounds here at Price River are pretty good. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. The average Utah whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you won't find a large  
number of other places.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Price River you locate glorious spots like Crandall Canyon; there are plenty of people from Helper here at Price River. Price River is typically a reasonably arid place. August is the month that gets the most rain, and June meanwhile is the driest month. Summertime highs at Price River usually tend to be in the 70's, and the night is slightly cooler of course, mostly in the 40's. For the duration of the wintertime highs are usually in the 20's while Price River overnight low temperatures through the winter are in the-10's.

Price River, Picnic area above Price Canyon to Castle Gate 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 Price River.
 Whitewater Near Price River:
Price River, Utah / Carbon County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 8.5 miles long (Picnic area above Price Canyon to Castle Gate)
Price River, Carbon County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Scofield Reservoir to picnic area above Price Canyon)
Strawberry River, Duchesne County, 21 miles away
      Class I-V - 36 miles long (Soldier Creek to Starvation Res)
Huntington Creek, Emery County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.5 miles long (Left Fork to Utah Experimental Farm)
Currant Creek, Duchesne/ Wasatch County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Dry Hollow to Strawberry River)
 Ski Areas Near Price River:
Sundance, Utah , 57 miles away, 2150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 41 runs
Deer Valley, Utah , 60 miles away, 3000 foot drop, 22 lifts, 99 runs
Park City Mountain Resort, Utah , 62 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Brighton, Utah , 64 miles away, 1745 foot drop, 6 lifts, 66 runs
Solitude, Utah , 65 miles away, 2047 foot drop, 8 lifts, 65 runs
The Canyons, Utah , 66 miles away, 3190 foot drop, 19 lifts, 167 runs
Alta, Utah , 67 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 12 lifts, 54 runs
Snowbird, Utah , 67 miles away, 3240 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
 Hotels Near Price River:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites PRICE, Price , 10 miles away
Super 8 Price, Price , 11 miles away
Ramada Price, Price , 11 miles away
National 9 Inn Price, Price , 11 miles away
Quality Inn Price, Price , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Price River:
Price Canyon, Helper, 1 miles away
Avintaquin, Kenilworth, 11 miles away
Budget Host Inn and RV Park, Price, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Price River:
Timpanogos Cave National Monument, American Fork - UT , 57 miles away
Scofield State Park, Utah , 16 miles away
Huntington State Park, Utah , 23 miles away
Starvation State Park, Utah , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Price River:
Carbon Country Club, Helper , 7 miles away

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