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Upper Colorado River:

State Bridge to Dotsero

 

Colorado River

[Upper Colorado River]

 

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[Pumphouse to State Bridge]

 

 

From State Bridge to Dotsero, the Upper Colorado River is ideal for both beginner and intermediate boaters. With whitewater classes ranging between I and III, visitors can plan trips specific to their own abilities and interests. Several access points provide an array of opportunities for rafting, kayaking and canoeing. Meandering river bends and intermittent rapids are complimented by stunning canyons and ranching landscapes. Catamount Recreation Site include a developed campground.

Field Office:  Colorado River Valley

Total Area:  20,600 acres
River Segment:  43 miles
Average River Gradient:  less than 19 feet/mile
Rapid Classes:  I to III

Activities:
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Water recreation
  • Wildlife viewing

 

Attractions, Facilities, & Services:
  • Boating outfitters
  • Developed campground at Catamount
  • Available in Eagle, Glenwood Springs, Gypsum and Vail: lodging, restaurants and shops

Directions:  From Kremmling: travel south on Highway 9. Turn right onto County Road 1/Trough Road and continue until reaching State Bridge. From Wolcott: travel north on Colorado 131 and continue until reaching State Bridge.


Additional Information:

About the Upper Colorado River: State Bridge
to Dotsero