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Printer Friendly Kicking Horse River (Lower)

Kicking Horse River (Lower)

Stretch: Highway Bridge to Golden BC
Difficulty: Class IV
Distance: 5.2 miles
Flows: 30 to 100 cumecs. (accordingly to paddling maps, but I find it hard to believe that the Middle can be run higher than this).. Check out the water office's gauge.
Gradient: 49 fpm average (78 fpm for the first 1.7 miles)
Put-in: Highway bridge access (not recommended due to legality issues, most paddling the Middle too).
Take-out: College of the Rockies Golden Campus Parking area access
Shuttle: 15.9 km (20 minutes one way)
Season: Spring and Summer off of snowmelt, wide range of boatable flows
Written: © 2018

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