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Slaughterhouse Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Roaring Fork River

Slaughterhouse Info
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Put In:  Slaughterhouse Bridge
Take Out:  Woody Creek Bridge
Difficulty:  Class IV , Class V
Gradient:  80 ft/mi
Run Length:  5 miles
Current Streamflow:  157 cfs @ 11/05/2008 08:00 AM - ROABMCCO -- ROARING FORK RIVER BELOW MAROON CREEK NEAR ASPEN, reading taken from DWR
Flow Information (phone):  Watertalk 303-831-7135, 5*, 31*. Roaring Fork River below Maroon Creek.
Good Level:  600 to 3700 cfs
Season Comments:  May, June, July
Permit:  No permit required
Hazards:  Slaughterhouse Falls, a half mile below the put-in is a double drop that provides a major obstacle. Scout from the trail that follows the river.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mostly private
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  No
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (CO), 193 miles West of Denver
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-in: Turn north off Hwy 182 on to Cemetery Road and drive down the hill to Slaughterhouse Bridge.

Take-out: Continue on Cemetery Road to the next bridge which is Upper Woody Creek Bridge.

Towns near Slaughterhouse Kayaking

Aspen Colorado
Dillon Colorado
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Frisco Colorado
Glenwood Springs Colorado

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