North Platte River – Six Mile Gap to Bennett Peak White Water Rafting Description:
The biggest whitewater section of Northgate Canyon ends at Six-Mile Gap, where a very steep, long trail provides access out of the canyon. Below this, the North Platte mellows somewhat, and wildlife sightings proliferate: deer, bear, moose, beaver, merganser, and bald eagle sightings are common. On the second day of this two-day wilderness trip, the canyon opens up into the rolling sage-covered hills of southern Wyoming.
Recommended Trips on Six Mile Gap to Bennett Peak – North Platte River:
Northgate Canyon 2 Day
Northgate Canyon & Six Mile Gap to Bennett Peak
Wilderness Aware Rafting
North Platte River – Six Mile Gap to Bennett Peak Whitewater Rafting Details:
Difficulty: Class I-II (What does this mean?)
Elevation: 7606′ to 7114′
Average Gradient: 24.6′ per mile
Access to Access
Six Mile Gap to Pickaroon: 8.5 miles
Pickaroon to Bennett Peak: 17.5 miles
Total Mileage: 26.0 miles
GPS Coordinates to Six Mile Gap to Bennett Peak Access Points – North Platte River:
- Six Mile Gap Access: 41.044162,-106.40127
- Pickaroon Access: 41.14376,-106.448121
- Bennett Peak Access: 41.270912,-106.590364
Cities Near the Six Mile Gap to Bennett Peak Section:
- Walden & Steamboat Springs
Information for North Platte River Self-Guided Boaters:
The North Platte River is in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and is managed by U.S. Forest Service.
- Boating Permit Required: NO
- Permit Details: No fee of any kind is required to float the river within the National Forest on public lands.
- River Manager: US Forest Service – Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District
2171 Highway 130, Po Box 249, Saratoga, WY 82331
307.326.5258 ~ www.fs.usda.gov/main/mbr
Please contact the river manager (above) for information on shuttles.