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Tributary - Sweetwater Creek Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Colorado River

Tributary - Sweetwater Creek Info
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Put In:  Double Falls at Pine Valley Ranch
Take Out:  Anderson Youth Camp
Difficulty:  Class IV -
Gradient:  118 fpm
Run Length:  4.5 miles
Streamflow Comments: 

There is no gauge for this creek.

Season Comments:  May, June
Primary Season:  Flows on this section are dependent on current snowpack
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Mostly class III whitewater with many hazards including barbed wire fences crossing the river, and bushes overhanging into the current.
Hazards:  Barbed wire fence, lost of over hanging bushes, and wood is always a problem in this section.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Public Forests
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (CO), 147 miles (2 hours 55 minutes) West of Denver
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: The take out is at Anderson Youth Camp near the confluence of Sweetwater Creek and the Colorado River on 301 Road

Put In: To Reach the put in drive up river on 301 Road for 4.6 miles.

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