Narrow, drop-studded Homestake Creek falls 480 feet per mile off of Tennessee Pass. Paddlers race down a ¼ mile section and the rules are simple: fastest time wins.
Contenders: Pay attention to strong creekers like Tao Berman, Rush Sturges, and Brad Ludden. On the women’s side, Teva-sponsored kayakers Nikki Kelly and Tanya Faux have historically been dominant.
Beta: If you get hungry during the race head to nearby Red Cliff for fish tacos at Mango’s Mountain Grill.