North Platte River

Walden, Colorado 80480

North Platte River

North Platte River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Tucked up in the northern portion of the state, the North Platte River is formed by the confluence of various streams that drain the Rabbit Ears Wilderness Area to the west and the Medicine Bow Mountains to the east. Coming together in a broad, wide-open valley in the northern portion of the state, the North Platte slides out of the valley and into the Platte River Wilderness Area once it crosses into Wyoming.

Free flowing up here along the border, the North Platte surges with spring snowmelt and runoff, offering some fine remote beginner/intermediate sections of paddling. The North Platte keeps running northward toward the middle of Wyoming. It then makes a hard turn to the east and flows out of the state and into Nebraska, where it runs the length of the state before eventually joining the Missouri River."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
6.0 miles
Skill Level
3-4 hours
500 to 1,500 cfs. Class 1 rapids.
Tidal Information
May through July.

Activity Feed

Dec 2018