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Wyoming whitewater, Laramie River

Albany county, Jelm Public Access to Woods Landing section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     3 miles
  If you're coming from Laramie it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. This stretch of Laramie River is 3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. This is a somewhat short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these
    hotels fill up quick. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The average Wyoming whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so better not forget that
a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you won't find a large number of other spots. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Jelm Public Access to Woods Landing section is one of them. The wonderful Albany County scenery  
and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Laramie River you can take a hike along the Medicine Bow Trail, and a nice spot close by is Pollock Draw. Going for a hike along the Pache Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. While you're here at Laramie River you will meet lots of people from close by Laramie. Summertime at Laramie River comes with high temperatures in the 70's. All through the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 40's.

Laramie River, Jelm Public Access to Woods Landing 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 Laramie River.
 Whitewater Near Laramie River:
Laramie River, Albany County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 3 miles long (Jelm Public Access to Woods Landing)
North Platte River, Carbon County, 24 miles away
      Class I-III - 20 miles long (State line to French Creek)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 27 miles away
      Class V - 2.4 miles long (Big South Campground to Tunnel Picnic Ground)
Joe Wright Creek, Larimer County, 27 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (County Road 103 bridge to Big South Campground)
 Ski Areas Near Laramie River:
Snowy Range, Wyoming , 19 miles away, 990 foot drop, 5 lifts, 27 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 54 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Steamboat, Colorado , 63 miles away, 3668 foot drop, 20 lifts, 143 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 64 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
Howelsen Hill, Colorado , 65 miles away, 440 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Eldora, Colorado , 66 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 73 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 75 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 77 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Vail, Colorado , 79 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
 Hotels Near Laramie River:
Americas Best Value Inn, Laramie , 30 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Laramie, Laramie , 30 miles away
Comfort Inn Laramie, Laramie , 30 miles away
Days Inn Laramie, Laramie , 31 miles away
Econo Lodge Laramie, Laramie , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Laramie River:
Laramie River/Jelm Wildlife Management Area, Laramie, 0 miles away
Forbes/Sheep Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Laramie, 7 miles away
Lake Owen Campground, Albany County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Laramie River:
Pache Trail, Jackson , 12 miles away
Medicine Bow Trail, Jackson , 14 miles away
Mendenhall Trail, Jackson , 15 miles away
McIntyre Trail, Larimer , 15 miles away
Link Trail, Larimer , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Laramie River:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 51 miles away
State Forest State Park, Colorado , 15 miles away
Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming , 21 miles away
Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado , 32 miles away
 Lakes Near Laramie River
Lake Hattie, Albany , 12 miles away
Barber Lake, Albany , 17 miles away

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