Vermilion, Minnesota, US
C) FS491 to CR24 (Crane Lake landing) (4 miles) (Chute-Gorge)
||II-IV (for normal flows)
Vermillion Gorge end
Vermillion Gorge endPhoto of Gorge by Doug Anderson taken 07/10/12 @ 500 CFS
VERMILION RIVER NR CRANE LAKE, MN
300 - 500 cfs
Reportedly 'meaty'. May be higher than optimum. (We need your input! Add a comment or report.) Gauge (905 sq.mi. drainage) is at bridge near put-in, thus very accurately conveys actual flow for this reach.
The Chute, a twisting 10' drop over a ledge and large boulders, followed by an undercut
cliff (left) and an undercut rock (right) (class III-V). Scout the Chute river left...watch out
for lots of Poison Ivy on trail.
Between these named drops lie 0.4 mile of boulder bed rapids (class II-III).
The Gorge, two steep ledges and a narrow canyon with sheer 50' walls (class III-V).
Start extreme right through the upper 2 ledges. Move to river left to go through the gap on the
far left for ledge #3. Then aim toward center of the narrow "throat" section of the
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Last Updated: 2009-04-15 13:42:55