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Colorado River (Gore Canyon)

Stretch: Blue River Confluence to Pumphouse Recreation Area
Difficulty: Class IV to V
Distance: 9.25 miles
Flows: 500 to 4,000 cfs (been done up to 8,000 cfs). Current American Whitewater gauge
Gradient: 93 fpm from mile 3.9 to 6.9. 43 fpm paddle out
Put-in: Access at the Blue River and Colorado River confluences
Take-out: Access at Pumphouse Recreation Area
Shuttle: 12.5 miles (20 minutes one-way)
Season: Summer and fall dam release, plus some spring from snowmelt
Written: © 2016
Featured in A Wet State #120

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