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Burns Rodeo Hole Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Colorado River

Burns Rodeo Hole Info
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Put In:  Just North of Derby
Take Out:  Same
Difficulty:  Park & Play
Run Length:  100 yards
Current Streamflow:  642 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:15 AM - COLORADO RIVER NEAR KREMMLING, CO, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  800 - 1,500 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

In higher levels this hole becomes very retentive, strong boaters will have no problem but weaker boaters may loose control

Season Comments:  May, June, July, August, September, October
Primary Season:  This section of the Colorado is dam-controlled so this hole has enough water from May to October
Permit:  None presently required
Hazards:  Have a quick roll because the river becomes very shallow below the hole.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (CO), 150 miles (3 hours 25 minutes) West of Denver
Shuttle Logistics:  This hole is found downriver of Burns and just above Derby Junction on Colorado River Road.

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