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Utah whitewater, Strawberry River

Duchesne county, Soldier Creek to Starvation Res section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-V     36 miles
  The natural beauty of Duchesne County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. The put-in location is a short drive from Price, as you can see on the road map further down. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can
    be paddled as well. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for
beginners. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The Soldier Creek to Starvation Res section of Strawberry River in Duchesne County is 36 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-V section. A section like this is is of course not run in  
a single day, so better bring your camping gear along.

Briefly about the general area:
Simmons Canyon is a fine location to explore nearby, and lots of people from Mountain Home come here. Summer at Strawberry River comes with high temperatures in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures dip down into the 40's. Highs throughout the winter are regularly in the 30's, and winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Strawberry River. At Strawberry River you donít see much rainfall. September is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest month of the year is March.

Strawberry River, Soldier Creek to Starvation Res 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 Strawberry River.
 Whitewater Near Strawberry River:
Currant Creek, Duchesne/ Wasatch County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Dry Hollow to Strawberry River)
Strawberry River, Duchesne County, 17 miles away
      Class I-V - 36 miles long (Soldier Creek to Starvation Res)
Price River, Utah / Carbon County, 20 miles away
      Class III-V - 8.5 miles long (Picnic area above Price Canyon to Castle Gate)
Duchesne River, Uintah County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 32.5 miles long (Hades Campground to Rock Creek)
Rock Creek, Duchesne County, 23 miles away
      Class II-V - 5 miles long (Upper Stillwater Dam to Route 134)
Provo River, Utah County, 29 miles away
      Class I-IV - 25 miles long (Soapstone to Deer Creek Reservoir)
Price River, Carbon County, 30 miles away
      Class I-III - 15 miles long (Scofield Reservoir to picnic area above Price Canyon)
Lake Fork, Duchesne County, 30 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.3 miles long (Moon Lake to Bridge to Yellowstone River)
 Ski Areas Near Strawberry River:
Deer Valley, Utah , 55 miles away, 3000 foot drop, 22 lifts, 99 runs
Sundance, Utah , 56 miles away, 2150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 41 runs
Park City Mountain Resort, Utah , 57 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Brighton, Utah , 60 miles away, 1745 foot drop, 6 lifts, 66 runs
The Canyons, Utah , 60 miles away, 3190 foot drop, 19 lifts, 167 runs
Solitude, Utah , 61 miles away, 2047 foot drop, 8 lifts, 65 runs
Alta, Utah , 64 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 12 lifts, 54 runs
Snowbird, Utah , 65 miles away, 3240 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
Snowbasin, Utah , 93 miles away, 2959 foot drop, 12 lifts, 113 runs
Powder Mountain, Utah , 95 miles away, 2527 foot drop, 7 lifts, 124 runs
 Marinas Near Strawberry River:
Soldier Creek Marina, Fruitland , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Strawberry River:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites PRICE, Price , 29 miles away
Super 8 Price, Price , 29 miles away
Greenwell Inn, Price , 29 miles away
Ramada Price, Price , 29 miles away
Quality Inn Price, Price , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Strawberry River:
Racetrack Campground, Wasatch County, 9 miles away
Avintaquin, Kenilworth, 14 miles away
Jackson Dispersed, Fruitland, 14 miles away
 Trails Near Strawberry River:
Slope Trail, Duchesne , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Strawberry River:
Timpanogos Cave National Monument, American Fork - UT , 56 miles away
Starvation State Park, Utah , 21 miles away
Scofield State Park, Utah , 31 miles away

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