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Wildhorse River Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Snake River



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Wildhorse River Info
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Put In:  Bear Creek Bridge
Take Out:  McCormick Campground
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV , Portage
Gradient:  108 fpm
Run Length:  14 miles
Good Level:  500 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  March, April, May
Primary Season: 
Camping on River:  Yes, at the take-out.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the put-in from Heath: 1. Head south on ID-71 S toward Camp Creek Rd 19.9 mi 2. Turn left at Superior St 387 ft 3. Take the 1st right onto US-95 N/E Central Blvd 21.4 mi 4. Turn left at E Bleeker Ave 0.3 mi 5. Turn right at N Hornet Creek St 0.3 mi 6. Take the 1st left onto Council Cuprum Rd/Nat for Dev Rd 002 9.8 mi 7. Continue straight onto Council Cuprum Rd/Nat for Dev Rd 002 1.8 mi 8. Slight left toward Council Cuprum Rd 0.2 mi 9. Continue straight onto Council Cuprum Rd 1.4 mi 10. Continue onto Natl Forest Develop Road 002 Rd 0.2 mi 11. Continue onto Council Cuprum Rd/Nat for Dev Rd 002 8.9 mi 12. Turn left to stay on Council Cuprum Rd/Nat for Dev Rd 002 417 ft 13. Continue onto Nat for Dev Rd 070/Wildhorse Rd 13.8 mi 14. Slight right 0.3 mi Wildhorse, ID To get to the take-out from Wildhorse: 1. Head east toward Wildhorse Rd 0.3 mi 2. Slight left at Wildhorse Rd 13.9 mi 3. Turn right at Council Cuprum Rd/Nat for Dev Rd 002 8.9 mi 4. Continue onto Crooked River Rd/Natl Forest Develop Road 002 Rd 0.2 mi 5. Continue onto Council Cuprum Rd/Hornet Creek Rd/Nat for Dev Rd 002 1.4 mi 6. Slight right toward Council Cuprum Rd/Nat for Dev Rd 002 0.2 mi 7. Continue straight onto Council Cuprum Rd/Nat for Dev Rd 002 11.7 mi 8. Turn right at N Hornet Creek St 0.3 mi 9. Turn left at Bleeker Ave 0.3 mi 10. Turn right at US-95 S/Michigan St 21.4 mi 11. Turn left at Superior St 489 ft 12. Take the 1st right onto ID-71 N/W Hopper Ave 28.9 mi 13. Turn right at Brownlee-Oxbow Hwy 1.0 mi McCornick Campground


Wildhorse River on the Snake River

The first five miles consist of shallow class I water flowing over a gravel bed. At the second ranch, the river picks up speed. The largest rapid is a class IV marked by a pinnacle rock on the right and the smell of hot springs. Look for a fallen bridge about midway that must be portaged on the right. The rest of the run is fun non-stop class III. Watch for logs and logjams.


Last Edited by josho on 5/23/2011
 



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