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Utah whitewater, Rock Creek

Duchesne county, Upper Stillwater Dam to Route 134 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V     5 miles
(...) The section is comprised of 3 class 3+/IV- drops with swift braided channels in between. It seldom flows since most water is diverted over to the Wasatch front from the Upper Stillwater Dam (it has to spill to be runnable.) Climatologically speaking, March is actually the month of our highest precipitation (which falls as snow, building the pack which then melts in May/June.) Most people find this section of river not nearly as rewarding as
    other runs in the state. Says Rob Gadd

The average Utah whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy.
This section of Rock Creek in Duchesne County is 5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-V section. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. The beautiful Uinta Mountains scenery is an added  
bonus. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Upper Stillwater Dam to Route 134 stretch is one of them. The wonderful Duchesne County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Rock Creek are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Evanston, as you can see on the road map further down. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to stumble upon some good folks from Tabiona here.

Rock Creek, Upper Stillwater Dam to Route 134 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Rock Creek.
 Whitewater Near Rock Creek:
Rock Creek, Duchesne County, 3 miles away
      Class II-V - 5 miles long (Upper Stillwater Dam to Route 134)
Lake Fork, Duchesne County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.3 miles long (Moon Lake to Bridge to Yellowstone River)
Duchesne River, Uintah County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 32.5 miles long (Hades Campground to Rock Creek)
Blacks Fork - East Fork, Summit County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Guard station off US 150 to Hewinta Guard Station)
Blacks Fork - West Fork, Summit County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.5 miles long (Bridge to confluence with East Fork)
Yellowstone River, Duchesne County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Swift Creek to Reservoir)
Currant Creek, Duchesne/ Wasatch County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Dry Hollow to Strawberry River)
Provo River, Utah County, 27 miles away
      Class I-IV - 25 miles long (Soapstone to Deer Creek Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Rock Creek:
Deer Valley, Utah , 57 miles away, 3000 foot drop, 22 lifts, 99 runs
Park City Mountain Resort, Utah , 59 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
The Canyons, Utah , 62 miles away, 3190 foot drop, 19 lifts, 167 runs
Sundance, Utah , 64 miles away, 2150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 41 runs
Brighton, Utah , 64 miles away, 1745 foot drop, 6 lifts, 66 runs
Solitude, Utah , 64 miles away, 2047 foot drop, 8 lifts, 65 runs
Alta, Utah , 68 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 12 lifts, 54 runs
Snowbird, Utah , 70 miles away, 3240 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Powder Mountain, Utah , 89 miles away, 2527 foot drop, 7 lifts, 124 runs
Snowbasin, Utah , 90 miles away, 2959 foot drop, 12 lifts, 113 runs
 Hotels Near Rock Creek:
Gonzo Inn, Moab , 43 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites-Evanston, Evanston , 43 miles away
Best Western Dunmar Inn, Evanston , 43 miles away
Super 8 Evanston, Evanston , 44 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites EVANSTON, Evanston , 44 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rock Creek:
Yellowpine - Ashley National Forest, Vernal, 2 miles away
Yellow Pine Campground, Duchesne County, 2 miles away
Rock Springs Dispersed, Tabiona, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Rock Creek:
Slope Trail, Duchesne , 10 miles away
East Fork Pinto Lake Trail, Duchesne , 12 miles away
Skinner Cutoff Trail, Duchesne , 13 miles away
Highline Trail, Duchesne , 13 miles away
Fish Creek National Recreation Trail, Duchesne , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rock Creek:
Timpanogos Cave National Monument, American Fork - UT , 63 miles away
Fossil Butte National Monument, Kemmerer - WY , 66 miles away
Ashley National Forest, Utah , 19 miles away
Starvation State Park, Utah , 22 miles away
 Lakes Near Rock Creek
Thompson Lake, Duchesne , 9 miles away
LaMarla Lake, Duchesne , 9 miles away
Continent Lake, Duchesne , 10 miles away

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