Sand Creek Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Sand Creek is a swift, thrilling run when the water is high. Sand Creek is a springtime favorite with whitewater boaters. Usually runnable in late March and early April, it consists of Class I and Class II chains of waves, with plenty of maneuvering required down a narrow, twisting river channel sometimes littered with downed trees.
Railroad Rapids (river mile 0.5), a series of Class II ledges located beneath a railroad trestle near the end of the run, is probably the toughest of Sand Creek’s whitewater. Even so, the penalty for messing up isn’t great, unless a sweeper has lodged in the current. If so, give it a wide berth. Portage if necessary."