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Milk Run Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Arkansas River

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Milk Run Info
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Put In:  Johnson Village Bridge
Take Out:  Fisherman's Bridge
Difficulty:  Class II
Gradient:  30 ft/mi
Run Length:  6 miles
Flow Information (phone):  watertalk 303-831-7135, 2*, 59*. Arkansas River at Nathrop, CO.
Good Level:  700-4,500 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  May, June, July, August
Primary Season: 
Permit:  Daily self issued permits required. $3/person for river access and use of picnic site, additional fees for camping.
Character/Similar To:  Mostly Class I and II rapids providing an nice run for the novice to beginner.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed public and private, watch for signs along river designating public lands.
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  Yes on public land.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (CO), 130 miles Southwest of Denver
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: Located on Hwy 285 just before the intersection with Hwy 24 near Johnson's Village.

Take-out: Turn east off US 285 about 2 miles north of Nathrop onto County Road 301, cross the river, and turn right at the top of the hill.

Milk Run on the Arkansas River

Last Edited by josho on 5/16/2011

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