The North Platte starts in the high mountains west of Walden in northern Colorado. It flow north into Wyoming and eventually makes a horseshoe to join the South Platte in Nebraska. Just before it enters Wyoming it plunges into North Gate Canyon and into the Platte River Wilderness. It is here the North Platte drops at an average gradient of 20 feet per mile, forming world class rapids like Windy Hole, Cowpie, Tootsie Roll, Stovepipe and more. Because of the North Platte River's wilderness classification, this river corridor offers great wildlife viewing (cougars, bald and golden eagles, elk) and natural solitude while also providing great floating, play boating, and fishing opportunities for paddlers of all persuasions.
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