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Upper Eagle Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Eagle River

Upper Eagle Info
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Put In:  Riverbend Bus Stop
Take Out:  Avon or Edwards
Difficulty:  Class III
Gradient:  60 fpm
Run Length:  7 miles
Current Streamflow:  68 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:30 AM - EAGLE R BLW WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AT AVON, CO, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  1,000 - 3,000 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:  Continuous class III whitewater. The rocks in this section are round and smooth so they create some good play spots.
Hazards:  1/2 mile above the Avon Bridge is a diversion dam that should be scouted. The line is right down the middle, scout from river right. Below the Avon Bridge is the last class III rapid after a long flat section. Edwards Mile Rapid can be difficult for intermediate boaters, especially at higher flows.
Water Craft:  kayak
Land Ownership:  Mixed private and public
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (CO), 104 miles West of Denver
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: 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 take out.

Put In: In Vail turn off of Highway 6 to the Riverbend Bus Stop, the put in is down the stairs leading to the river.

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