North Platte River Rafting – Six Mile Gap to Bennett Peak

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North Platte River – Six Mile Gap to Bennett Peak White Water Rafting Description:

Find the North Platte River in Colorado

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:

Click Here – Northgate Canyon 2 Day Trip Info

Trip Name:
Northgate Canyon 2 Day
Sections Included:
Northgate Canyon & Six Mile Gap to Bennett Peak
Outfitter:
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

Shuttles:
Please contact the river manager (above) for information on shuttles.

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