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Utah whitewater, San Rafael River

Emery county, Bridge at San Rafael Campground to I-70 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     42 miles
  This stretch of San Rafael River in Utah is 42 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-V section. The natural beauty of Utah and the water flowing gracefully down San Rafael River have people coming here. The starting location is a short drive from Price, as you can see on the road map further down. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more
    forgiving, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Bridge at San Rafael Campground to I-70 section is one of them. If you're
a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. A section like this is is of course not run in a single day, so better bring your camping gear along. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are not so many other good spots for that around here. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Indian Bench is an exciting site to pop
by while at San Rafael River. Near San Rafael River you hit upon Drowneded Hole Draw which is a great site to stop at. High temperatures at San Rafael River through the summer months are in the 80's; the night is slightly cooler of course, regularly in the 50's. All through the wintertime highs are frequently in the 30's while the cold winter nights at San Rafael River are in the 10's. Not much rainfall falls here at San Rafael River. The month with most of the rain is September, and the driest of the months is January.

San Rafael River, Bridge at San Rafael Campground to I-70 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 San Rafael River.
 Whitewater Near San Rafael River:
San Rafael River, Emery County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 42 miles long (Bridge at San Rafael Campground to I-70)
Price River, Emery County, 19 miles away
      Class III-V - 16 miles long (Woodside to confluence with Green River)
San Rafael River, Emery County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Fuller Bottom to San Rafael Campground)
 Hotels Near San Rafael River:
Knights Inn Green River/West Winds, Green River , 26 miles away
Holiday Inn Express GREEN RIVER, Green River , 27 miles away
Comfort Inn Green River, Green River , 27 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Green River, Green River , 28 miles away
National 9 Inn Wellington, Wellington , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near San Rafael River:
Green River KOA Kampground, Green River, 6 miles away
San Rafael River Dispersed, Cleveland, 7 miles away
Black Dragon Canyon Dispersed, Green River, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near San Rafael River:
Capitol Reef National Park, Torrey - UT , 69 miles away
Goblin Valley State Park, Utah , 26 miles away
Green River State Park, Utah , 26 miles away
Huntington State Park, Utah , 34 miles away

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