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Difficulty I-II
Length 3 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 05/30/2008 11:05 pm

River Description

Jelm Canyon on the Big Laramie River is a mild whitewater river. The river starts out as fast moving water with no rapids as it calmly flows behind several mountain homes. As the river pulls away from the road and enters into the canyon the whitewater pick up. There are several short wave trains and a few boulders in the stream. The rapids are generally Class II in nature but a few might be very easy class III rapids. There are numerous surfing waves and a few 360 holes scattered in the canyon. Eventually the river turns back toward the road and emerges from the canyon. Pay careful attention to the takeout as you can easily miss it and en up boating all of the way to the next road access several miles downstream.

Rapid Descriptions


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A video of most of the run is at

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Gage Descriptions

Call 307-742-7657 (auto) or 307-742-0023 (voice) for the flow of the Laramie River above Laramie.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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Save The Date: Wild West River Fest (WY)

Kestrel Kunz

Cody, Wyoming - This August 19 & 20 the Wild West Paddle Club is hosting the 2017 Wild West River Fest in Cody, Wyoming. In celebration of the beautiful Shoshone River, the Fest has events for everyone - Slalom Race, Class II Sprint, Shoshone Canyon Boater Cross, and many other fun activities for the whole family! Weekend festivities are free to the public, with the exception of race registration fees for competitors. You can find a full schedule here and all competitors need to register online in advance.  


Matt Muir




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