- 8 miles southwest of Walden
DescriptionThe North Platte River starts in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness within the Routt National Forest close to the towns of Steamboat Springs and Walden. The river offers a plethora of fishing, rafting and sightseeing opportunities with deep pools, ripples and calm water.
Rafting and kayaking are some great ways to experience the North Platte. The Northgate Canyon run is fairly mellow and makes for a pleasureable float except for when spring runoff makes things more exciting. This is an intermediate run through rapids formed around large boulders. This stretch of the Platte makes for a nice day or even weekend trip with camping opportunities in abundance.
- 5 Colorado Rivers
- Rafting, Jeep/Other Offroad