Upper Colorado River:
Expert boaters looking for risk-taking adventures on the Upper Colorado River will love Gore Canyon. Class V whitewater rapids make for some extremely challenging rafting and kayaking. It should be noted that boating is not recommended here without a commercial outfitter. There are several fishing access points along the river, and riparian areas provide opportunities for wildlife viewing and bird watching. For overnight stays, visitors can take advantage of a developed campground at Pumphouse Recreation Site.
River Segment: 5.5 miles
|Average River Gradient: 72 feet/mile|
|Rapid Classes: V|
- Water recreation
- Wildlife viewing
Attractions, Facilities, & Services:
- Boating outfitters
- Boat launch at Confluence
- Developed campground with 20 campsites at Pumphouse
- Drinking water and picnic area
- Available in Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs, Kremmling and Vail: lodging, restaurants and shops
Directions: From Kremmling, travel south on Highway 9. Just after crossing the river, turn right onto County Road 1/Trough Road and continue to Blue River.