Mountain Games Steep Creek Championship
STEEP CREEK CHAMPIONSHIP
Dropping a whopping 480-feet per mile, Homestake Creek is a paddling gem that was once known only to Vail Valley locals.
IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Wednesday, June 5 at 6pm
In 2002, local weatherman, shuttle driver, and pro kayaker extraordinaire Ken “Hobie” Hoeve hosted a successful grassroots race on the creek with no more than a keg of beer waiting at the finish line. The next year Mountain Games took Homestake Creek nationwide as some of the world’s best paddlers hucked their meat down drops like “Leap of Faith”. Race rules are simple – the fastest time to the finish line of the ¼ mile creek wins.
RED CLIFF, CO
This ¼ mile stretch of creek near Eagle County’s oldest town, Red Cliff, is the location of the Steep Creek Championship. Homestake is for experienced kayakers, but spectating the race is extremely fan-friendly! By car it takes about a half hour from Vail Village to reach Homestake Creek for the competition.