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Bear Valley River

Boise county, Idaho whitewater outfitter

  The average Idaho whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. The wonderful Idaho scenery and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. And of course, there are campgrounds
    nearby. The put-in location is a short drive from Boise City-Nampa. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill
up quick. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
There is a good hiking trail near Bear Valley River called the Dry Buck Mountain Trail; if you're going to from Horseshoe Bend, you won't be the only one. The Shirts Creek Trail is a great hiking trail in the vicinity of Bear Valley River, and pretty scenery and great skiing is what you acquire
at Bogus Basin. At this river you will never have a bad time. Throughout the months of summer here at Bear Valley River, high temperatures regularly reach the 90's; through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. High temperatures during the wintertime are normally in the 30's; winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Bear Valley River. Bear Valley River gets very little rain. For the duration of November this area sees the most rain, and July is the month with the least moisture.

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Bear Valley River.
 Whitewater Near Bear Valley River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Cascade Raft & Kayak, Boise County, 1 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Payette River, Boise County, 2 miles away
      Class II+(III) - 6 miles long (Beehive Bend to Jet Boat Ramp)
Whitewater Outfitter - Spence Faye, Boise County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Payette River, Boise County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 7 miles long (Banks to Beehive Bend)
Payette River, Boise County, 9 miles away
      Class II+ - -blank- miles long (Gutter)
Whitewater Outfitter - Cheehaole Ranch, Gem County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Idaho Whitewater Unlimited, Boise County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Payette River - North Fork, Valley/ Boise County, 15 miles away
      Class V - 16 miles long (Smiths Ferry to Banks)
Payette River - South Fork, Boise County, 18 miles away
      Class IV - 4.5 miles long (Deer Creek turnout to Banks)
Grimes Creek, Boise County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (4 miles upstream of Highway 21 to MoReservoir Creek confluence)
 Ski Areas Near Bear Valley River:
Bogus Basin, Idaho , 13 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Tamarack, Idaho , 33 miles away, 2800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 42 runs
Brundage Mountain, Idaho , 50 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 5 lifts, 46 runs
Soldier Mountain, Idaho , 97 miles away, 1425 foot drop, 3 lifts, 36 runs
 Hotels Near Bear Valley River:
Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowne, Boise , 19 miles away
Hyatt Place Boise/Downtown, Boise , 19 miles away
The Modern Hotel, Boise , 19 miles away
Safari Inn Downtown, Boise , 19 miles away
Cottonwood Suites Boise Riverside Downtown, Boise , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bear Valley River:
Banks Campground, Boise County, 6 miles away
Swinging Bridge, Banks, 9 miles away
Canyon Campground, Valley County, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Bear Valley River:
Shirts Creek Trail, Gem , 8 miles away
Dry Buck Mountain Trail, Valley , 9 miles away
Big Eddy Trail, Valley , 10 miles away
Recompense Trail, Gem , 13 miles away
Little Sage Hen Ridge Trail, Valley , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bear Valley River:
Eagle Island State Park, Idaho , 22 miles away
Lucky Peak State Park, Idaho , 24 miles away
Boise National Forest, Idaho , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bear Valley River:
Shadow Valley Golf Course, Boise , 15 miles away
Terrace Lakes Golf Course, Garden Valley , 16 miles away
Quail Hollow Golf Club, Boise , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Bear Valley River
Mud Lake, Boise , 7 miles away

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