|Pueblo, Colorado, Pueblo Whitewater Park.|
What's it like
The Pueblo Whitewater Park is an 8 drop playpark located on the Arkansas River in Pueblo, Colorado. The park is approximately .5 miles in length and has drops suitable for playboating. Depending on the flows and the time of year the drops range from very tame (early spring and late fall) to some amazing wave action (Late June early July). Each drop has a sizeable eddy(pool) beneath it with plenty of room. The facility was designed by Gary Lacy. It can be a great place for beginners and also a good place to go for some of the warmest water in the state as it sits in Lake Pueblo before being released downstream through a dam.
The park has a trail along river right with easy access to each drop via bicycle or foot. At most levels the holes are not very sticky and there is plenty of room downstream to recover.
Flows are decent at 300cfs but get to be really fun closer to 600cfs and above.
How to get there
The Pueblo Whitewater Park can be accessed by exiting I-25 at either 6th Street or 1st Street. On First Street travel West on first turning left at Union Avenue. Continue on Union Avenue crossing the bridge and immediately turning right on to Corona Street. This is the take out and a good place to park so that you do your hike before you boat and not after. If you exit 6th Street travel West on 6th Street, turn left (South) on Elizabeth, go 2 blocks and turn right on 4th Street. Continue West on 4th Street and turn left on Chapa immediately after crossing the bridge. Follow Chapa to the left behind the chinese restuarant then turn right on Pearl Street. The Parking lot for the park will be on your left. This is at the top of the park nearest the number one drop or "P-Wave" There is a little bit of a hike to get your boat down to the river, but not bad.
A good resource for the Pueblo Whitewater Park is: http://paddlepueblo.blogspot.com
You can call The Edge Ski, Paddle & Pak for more info: +1 719.583.2021
This is a public park setting. You may encounter bicyclists, walkers, runners, people walking their dogs, other (very friendly) kayakers and the occasional fisherman.
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