Eagle River


The Eagle River offers exciting raft trips, just off Interstate 70 at the town of Wolcott. The river flows by colorful canyons of red, yellow, and pale brown sandstone dotted with pinion and juniper woodlands and verdant cottonwood groves along the river's edge.

This exciting river trip is 8 miles and takes 3-4 hours to run. Its BLM access point in Wolcott has a boat launch, fishing, camping, and toilet facilities for overnight visitors. Much of the river traverses privately owned land, and public access sites are limited. Boaters can exit the river on public land at the Eagle City Park.

The major public access sites are the Wolcott put-in sites off old U.S. Highway 6, 1 1/2 miles w. of Wolcott and the Eagle City Park.

Overall Class IV

Average Gradient
41 ft./mi.

Trip Length
Wolcott - Eagle City Park 3-4 hours, 8 mi.

Late-May to early July

Edwards, Wolcott, Eagle

Other Notes
Other popular access sites are located on private land; permission required.

BLM Resource Area Office
Glenwood Springs Resource Area

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 18 May 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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