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Wyoming whitewater, Encampment River

Carbon county, State Line to Encampment section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V     15 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Laramie, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section of Encampment River in Wyoming is 15 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-V section. The scenic beauty of Carbon County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The wild scenery of the Park Range is great. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a
    day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you won't find a large number of other places. The State Line to Encampment stretch
is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. The campgrounds here at Encampment River are pretty good. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
While staying at Encampment River you could always explore Purgatory Gulch, and since you're here you can take a hike along the Fireline Trail. If you want a great time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Park Range. At Encampment River you always meet someone from Encampment, and on a nice day you can take a hike along the Ellis Trail. This river is so perfect. All through the warm days of summer at Encampment River highs are generally in the 80's.

Encampment River, State Line to Encampment 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 Encampment River.
 Whitewater Near Encampment River:
Encampment River, Carbon County, 6 miles away
      Class II-V - 15 miles long (State Line to Encampment)
Elk River, Routt County, 18 miles away
      Class III - 8 miles long (Box Canyon Campground to Glen Eden Bridge)
Elk River, Routt County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 2 miles long (2 mi above Mad Creek to Mad Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Encampment River:
Howelsen Hill, Colorado , 33 miles away, 440 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Steamboat, Colorado , 34 miles away, 3668 foot drop, 20 lifts, 143 runs
Snowy Range, Wyoming , 44 miles away, 990 foot drop, 5 lifts, 27 runs
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 81 miles away, 3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
Vail, Colorado , 82 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 83 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 96 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 96 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
Sunlight Mountain, Colorado , 97 miles away, 2010 foot drop, 4 lifts, 67 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 97 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
 Hotels Near Encampment River:
Saratoga Hot Springs Resort, Saratoga , 18 miles away
The Lodge And Spa At Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga , 18 miles away
The Sage And Sand Motel LLC, Saratoga , 22 miles away
Chalet Val DIsere, Steamboat Springs , 33 miles away
Rabbit Ears Motel, Steamboat Springs , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Encampment River:
Encampment River, Encampment, 4 miles away
Encampment City Park, Encampment, 5 miles away
Lazy Acres Court, Encampment, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Encampment River:
Fireline Trail, Carbon , 7 miles away
Ellis Trail, Jackson , 7 miles away
Fireline Trail, Jackson , 10 miles away
West Fork Trail, Jackson , 10 miles away
Stump Park Trail, Jackson , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Encampment River:
Pearl Lake State Park, Colorado , 18 miles away
Steamboat Lake State Park, Colorado , 20 miles away
Routt National Forest, Colorado , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Encampment River:
Old Baldy Club Golf Course, Saratoga , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Encampment River
McCargar Reservoir, Routt , 16 miles away

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