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Utah whitewater, Yellowstone River

Duchesne county, Swift Creek to Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     2 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Evanston, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The wonderful Duchesne County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming
    here. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Swift Creek to Reservoir section is one of them. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem
but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Uinta Mountains scenery is wonderful. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The Swift Creek to Reservoir section of Yellowstone River in Utah is 2 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. Since you're on this  
site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times.

Briefly about the general area:
Put some time aside to spend at Aspen Spring since you're here at Yellowstone River. Have a glorious hiking adventure along the Shale Dugway, and Cow Canyon is a magnificent site to spend some time. This river is always fun. Hiking along the Fish Creek National Recreation Trail is great fun It's always perfect to take a look at Grants Spring.

Yellowstone River, Swift Creek to Reservoir 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 Yellowstone River.
 Whitewater Near Yellowstone River:
Yellowstone River, Duchesne County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Swift Creek to Reservoir)
Lake Fork, Duchesne County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.3 miles long (Moon Lake to Bridge to Yellowstone River)
Uinta River, Duchesne County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.5 miles long (Uinta Valley Campground to Power Plant)
Blacks Fork - East Fork, Summit County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Guard station off US 150 to Hewinta Guard Station)
Rock Creek, Duchesne County, 25 miles away
      Class II-V - 5 miles long (Upper Stillwater Dam to Route 134)
Blacks Fork - West Fork, Summit County, 26 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.5 miles long (Bridge to confluence with East Fork)
Whitewater Outfitter - Desolation Outfitters, Duchesne County, 28 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Yellowstone River:
Deer Valley, Utah , 80 miles away, 3000 foot drop, 22 lifts, 99 runs
Park City Mountain Resort, Utah , 81 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
The Canyons, Utah , 84 miles away, 3190 foot drop, 19 lifts, 167 runs
Brighton, Utah , 86 miles away, 1745 foot drop, 6 lifts, 66 runs
Sundance, Utah , 86 miles away, 2150 foot drop, 3 lifts, 41 runs
Solitude, Utah , 87 miles away, 2047 foot drop, 8 lifts, 65 runs
Alta, Utah , 90 miles away, 2020 foot drop, 12 lifts, 54 runs
Snowbird, Utah , 92 miles away, 3240 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
 Hotels Near Yellowstone River:
Comfort Inn Ballard, Ballard , 29 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Ballard , 30 miles away
Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel, Ballard , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Yellowstone River:
Riverview Campground, Duchesne County, 0 miles away
Swift Creek Campground, Duchesne County, 1 miles away
Swift Creek, Altonah, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Yellowstone River:
Fish Creek National Recreation Trail, Duchesne , 8 miles away
Shale Dugway, Duchesne , 13 miles away
High Line Trail, Summit , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Yellowstone River:
Fossil Butte National Monument, Kemmerer - WY , 65 miles away
Ashley National Forest, Utah , 13 miles away
Starvation State Park, Utah , 23 miles away
 Lakes Near Yellowstone River
Toquer Lake, Duchesne , 10 miles away
Craig Lake, Duchesne , 11 miles away
Red Castle Lake, Summit , 14 miles away

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