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Lower Eagle Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Eagle River

Lower Eagle Info
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Put In:  Edwards
Take Out:  Eagle
Difficulty:  Class II , Class III
Gradient:  36 fpm
Run Length:  17.4 miles
Good Level:  700 - 5,000 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 season
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Most paddled section on the Eagle River. Mostly class II whitewater with a few fun class III rapids mixed in. During this section the river makes the transition from spruce and aspen forests to the sage brush and junipers of the high desert.
Hazards:  There are a few class III rapids that deserve a scout
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed public and private
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  Yes in a few BLM campgrounds, during the summer they are hard to get because they are usually full
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (CO), 104 miles West of Denver
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: In Edwards drive west from the only stop light to the first bridge crossing the river. Park on river right upstream of the bridge, this will be the put in.

Take Out: In Eagle the take out is at Chambers Park just west of the Exit off I-70.

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