Canyon Creek - 01. To Animas River

Canyon Creek, Colorado, US


01. To Animas River

Usual Difficulty V+ (for normal flows)
Length 0.8 Miles
Avg. Gradient 680 fpm
Max Gradient 680 fpm

The "Skate Ramp" drop

The "Skate Ramp" drop
Photo of Gordon Dalton by Josh Sandage

River Description

Most folks consider Canyon Creek a nice scenic attraction. The run is insanely steep and has some big gnarr on it. While most of this creek is a boulder filled log jam infested brook the final gorge is good to go and is full of big drops and slides. The last drop is at least 25 feet in height. Scout carefully and be aware that the final gorges are separated by a low scrappy section. The access issue is in flux as parts of the road and riverside are privately owned. The river howsoever is on national forest land.
Shuttle: Take train to Tacoma. Hike up Canyon creek, boat out to Rockwood on the Animas.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-02-27 10:25:06

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