Mild water with an amazing abundance of wildlife

Six Mile Gap to Bennett Peak


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Six Mile Gap to Bennett Peak overview

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 Trip

The fast-paced North Platte River runs wild and free as the high mountain snow melts in late May-June. Rarely visited and full of wildlife, you will raft the stunningly beautiful and isolated stretch of river from Colorado into Wyoming near Walden, CO. This 2 Day trip is suitable for all skill levels and kids ages 10+.

the view of the mountains while white water rafting steamboat

Adult price : $509


six mile gap to bennett peak sections

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



What people are saying

  • Lydia filled us with confidence. She was skilled and knowledgeable and explained each set of rapids so we knew what to expect. She was great company and we had the best experience. She was brilliant.

    Dwight W. Rafter
  • I cannot wait to come back! Also loved how funny all the guides were. It was the most I’ve seen my sister laugh in a long time! Thank you so much for this amazing experience.

    Lexi R. Rafter
  • I spent several days researching various rafting options and after speaking w/your team was sold. We were not disappointed-the trip is spectacular and our guide Sean was informative, lively professional and entertaining.

    Lauren C. Rafter


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 ~

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

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