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Utah whitewater, Uinta River

Duchesne county, Uinta Valley Campground to Power Plant section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     8.5 miles
  The Uinta Valley Campground to Power Plant section of Uinta River is 8.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III section of whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Vernal, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The beautiful scenery of Duchesne County and the water flowing gracefully down Uinta River attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots
    in Utah tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. There's camping available near Uinta River. No matter if you're whitewater rafting
or kayaking this area has a pretty small number of paddling rivers. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. The wild scenery of the Uinta Mountains is great. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches  
in this river system, there are a few others too. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Uinta River is not far at all from Neola; the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Trail Spring. Now, you may think that's heaps but there's even more cool things to do here in the Uinta Mountains. A tour to Harmston Canyon is always fun, and don't leave Uinta River without first going for a hike along the Shale Dugway. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. All through the summertime at Uinta River highs are regularly in the 80's.

Uinta River, Uinta Valley Campground to Power Plant 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 Uinta River.
 Whitewater Near Uinta River:
Uinta River, Duchesne County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.5 miles long (Uinta Valley Campground to Power Plant)
Whitewater Outfitter - Desolation Outfitters, Duchesne County, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Yellowstone River, Duchesne County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Swift Creek to Reservoir)
Lake Fork, Duchesne County, 27 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.3 miles long (Moon Lake to Bridge to Yellowstone River)
 Ski Areas Near Uinta River:
Deer Valley, Utah , 96 miles away, 3000 foot drop, 22 lifts, 99 runs
Park City Mountain Resort, Utah , 97 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
 Hotels Near Uinta River:
Comfort Inn Ballard, Ballard , 17 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Ballard , 18 miles away
Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel, Ballard , 18 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Vernal, Vernal , 37 miles away
Quality Inn Vernal, Vernal , 38 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Uinta River:
Uinta Canyon Campground, Duchesne County, 4 miles away
Wandin Campground, Duchesne County, 4 miles away
Pole Creek - Ashley National Forest, Vernal, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Uinta River:
Shale Dugway, Duchesne , 11 miles away
Dry Fork Trail, Uintah , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Uinta River:
Ashley National Forest, Utah , 26 miles away
Starvation State Park, Utah , 33 miles away
Steinaker State Park, Utah , 40 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Uinta River:
Roosevelt Golf Course, Roosevelt , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Uinta River
Chepeta Lake, Duchesne , 13 miles away
Little Elk Lake, Uintah , 13 miles away
Craig Lake, Duchesne , 14 miles away

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