Kayaking and Canoeing

Gunnison and Crested Butte are famed for some sick waterfall drops, and FAST slides in the spring run-off. A few of the favorites are Oh-Be-Joyful, the East, Spring Creek, Little Daisy, Cascade, Slate, Crystal, and of course the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. There are scores of other small creeks out there with amazing drops but they can only be run with just the right flows - and the prerequisite courage!

If you're not into doing any of these runs, and would like to watch instead, you are in the same boat as many others. For the best spectating, plan to be here in mid-June and it's more than likely you will see tons of boaters hitting the more accessible falls, like 'Oh-Be', every afternoon when flows are at their peak.

With properly fitted float bags there are a bunch of fun runs that are well suited to the canoeist. Whether in open boats or in closed, test your ability on the "white, tight, and technical" Taylor River, cruise the Gunnison River, or journey to the Lake Fork of the Gunnison for more adventure.

The whitewater park is also a fun spot to surf and practice skills for any whitewater boater. Lake canoes can negotiate the Gunnison River safely, but is not the best suited craft. Contact a local outfitter with any questions you may have, shuttles, or for last minute gear purchases.

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Scenic River Tours

Guided rafting, kayaking & rock climbing adventures for all ages and abilities. Walk/Wade or Floatfishing on legendary gold medal waters. Our friendly, professional guides will make sure you ha...

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Three Rivers Resort

Located between Gunnison and Crested Butte: “The Gateway to Taylor Canyon.” Riverfront cabins, vacation homes and lodge rooms. Whitewater rafting, kayaking, and float trips. On-site fly shop an...

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Lodging :Cabins - RVs - Tents, Dining, Fire Place, Fishing Access, Hot Tub - Jacuzzi, Internet, Kids’ Activities, Kitchen Units, Laundry on Property, Meeting Facilities, Packages Available, Pets Allowed
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