Paddle The West End

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The West End of Montrose County has two rivers for water sports. The San Miguel River starts on the northern slopes of the San Juan Mountains and flows north easterly until it meets the Dolores River in the heart of …

Paddle: McInnis Canyons NCA

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This section of the Colorado River (Loma Launch to Westwater) flows through the heart of the McInnis Canyons NCA. The run is approximately 25 miles in length with Class I & II rapids. There are many day hike opportunities in …

The Blue River

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From the heights of Summit County comes the Blue River. At 65 miles long, this Colorado River tributary offers options for water craft, including the Breckenridge Whitewater Park.* With two reservoirs, the Dillon and Green Mountain Reservoirs provide hydroelectric power, …

The Crystal River

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Born in northern Gunnison County and flowing north west, the Crystal River moving through the old mining town of Crystal, Marble, Redstone, and finally into the Roaring Fork near Carbondale. The upper Crystal River flows between two wilderness areas, the …

The Roaring Fork

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On the west side of Indenpendence Pass in eastern Pitkin County is the beginnings of the Roaring Fork on it’s 70 mile journey downstream into the Colorado River. Flowing through Aspen, Woody Creek, and Snowmass, the Roaring Fork merges with …

The White River

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The White River in north central Colorado is a tributary of the Green River, which flows into the Colorado at Moab, Utah. Starting in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area in northeastern Garfield County, the White stretches for 195 miles. The …

The Elk River

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The Elk River is 34.2 miles long, and is formed from the confluence of the North Fork of the Elk River and the Middle Fork of the Elk River, just north of Steamboat Springs. The Elk River flows into the …

The Yampa River

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he Yampa River flows from the Park Range in Routt County. Created from the confluence of the Bear River and Phillips Creak, near the town of Yampa. Total length is 250 miles, the Yampa travels from high mountain valleys into …

East River Valley

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The East River, at 38.3 miles, flows south from Emerald Lake above Gothic. At Almont, the East joins with the Taylor to form the Gunnison River. There are four separate runs in the East River drainage area. “The Quadruple Crown: …

The Cimarron River

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The Cimarron River is a 22 mile tributary of the Gunnison River. The confluence with the Gunnison is in the Black Canyon. There are issues with stream flows once the Cimarron starts down into Pleasant Valley resulting from agriculture water …