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Utah whitewater, White River

Rio Blanco Uintah county, Rangely to Green River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     95 miles
  If you're coming from Vernal it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This stretch of White River in Rio Blanco / Uintah County is 95 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. A section like this is is of course not run in a single day, so better bring your camping gear along. The nearby hotels are a bit away from
    the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling places. This river system has
a few good paddling sections and the Rangely to Green River section is one of them. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. The nature scenery of Utah and the cool fresh water attract people  
from near and far.

Briefly about the general area:
No need to travel far to go to exciting stuff like Devils Playground. White River is a location that is relatively dried up frequently. October is when you get the most rain here, and January is the month with the least moisture. At White River through the summer highs are in the 90's, and the nighttime is a bit cooler of course, generally in the 50's. High temperatures all through the wintertime are normally in the 20's with winter lows in the 0's overnight here at White River.

White River, Rangely to Green River 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 White River.
 Whitewater Near White River:
Whitewater Outfitter - River Runners Transport, Uintah County, 28 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Hatch River Expedition, Uintah County, 28 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Jones Hole Creek, Uinta County, 30 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (National Fish Hatchery to Green River confluence)
 Ski Areas Near White River:
Powderhorn, Colorado , 92 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 4 lifts, 44 runs
 Hotels Near White River:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Naples Vernal, Naples , 26 miles away
Econo Lodge Downtown, Vernal , 28 miles away
Sage Motel, Vernal , 29 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Vernal, Vernal , 29 miles away
Ledgestone Hotel Vernal, Vernal , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near White River:
Cliff Ridge, Jensen, 17 miles away
Dinosaur National Monument - Green River, Jensen, 18 miles away
Split Mountain Gorge Campground, Uintah County, 19 miles away
 Trails Near White River:
Daniels Trail, Uintah , 20 miles away
Red Rock Nature Trail, Uintah , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near White River:
Dinosaur National Monument, Dinosaur - CO , 32 miles away
Colorado National Monument, Fruita - CO , 60 miles away
Steinaker State Park, Utah , 31 miles away
Red Fleet State Park, Utah , 31 miles away

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