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Looking for the best places to Whitewater Kayak in and around Minturn Co? Below are some great routes, trips and resources to help you Whitewater Kayak in and around Minturn Co.

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Minturn CO

Gilman Gorge
Eagle River - Gilman Gorge is not just another canyon run. Hitting the Halfway point of this 4 mile run is instantly a look into the past as you are surrounded by the Super Fund Site of the abandoned Gilman mine operation. The first half of this run is read and run Class 3/4 with lots of holes to punch and slaps from laterals that seem to be foreplay to a fight. There are 2 Rapids in this run that are worthy of a scout on your first time. Fall Creek and Slurry Pipe(both of which are past the mine site/halfway point. However if you have a local leading you or group that has multiple laps follow them, it all goes somewhere between 4+ and 5- or what I call Class Fun.