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Gore Creek Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Eagle River


Gore Creek Info
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Put In:  East Vail Exit
Take Out:  Vail Chapel, Intermtn Prk, or Riverbend
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV , Portage
Gradient:  67 fpm
Run Length:  9.2 miles
Good Level:  800 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  Flows for this section are dependant on current snowpack
Season Comments:  May, June, July
Primary Season:  This section usually runs during snowmelt in May and June, depending on snow pack this section will sometimes run through July
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Upper half is pool drop class III with many fun playspots that are great for beginners. The lower half flows through vail and contains moslty class III with a few class IV rapids, the lower section also contains a few mandatory portages
Hazards:  About an 1/8 miles past the second Intermountain Bridge is the first pipe and mandatory portage. On river left there is a small eddy and a short portage path on some private property. It is possible to float underneath the following bridge, at high flows a portage may be mandatory. The fence just below the second pipe should be portaged on river right.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Some public but mostly private
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (CO), 97.7 miles (1 hour 51 minutes) West of Denver
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: In Vail take out in the Intermountain Park.

Put In: From I-70 take the East Vail Exit, the put in is near a parking lot by the frontage road.





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