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Lee Metcalf Wilderness

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General Trip Planning Information

The Bear Trap Canyon Wilderness Visitors Guide is available upon request.

Recreational Opportunities

Hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting and kayaking, hunting, backpacking.

Climate and Special Equipment Needs

Weather conditions vary greatly, even within the same day! Be prepared for your trip into the wilderness by bringing clothing and equipment essential for safe travel.

Safety and Current Conditions

Be alert for rattlesnakes, bears, and other wildlife, as well as poison ivy.

Whitewater boaters should be experienced, and equipped to safely navigate Class IV whitewater. As river flows increase above 2,200 cfs difficulty increases, and at very high flows is not safely runnable by even the most experienced boaters.




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