Section contains: 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 Gorge.
Can be done down to 300 CFS. At levels over 500 CFS the Vermilion starts to roar.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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Vermilion Gorge below first 2 ledges
Vermillion Gorge end
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