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Tributary - Big Cimarron, Lower Cimarron Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Gunnison River

Tributary - Big Cimarron, Lower Cimarron Info
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Put In:  Near Cimarron
Take Out:  Gunnison River
Difficulty:  Class V
Gradient:  120 fpm
Run Length:  1 mile
Good Level:  > 300 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

Flows on this river are dependant on current snowpack. Catch this section when Silver Jack Dam is releasing or spilling 350 cfs because just below a diversion dam pulls out about 100 cfs.

Season Comments:  May, June
Primary Season:  This section of river usually runs during normal snow melt season. Expect this section to run in May and June
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Short and sweet with one class V rapid and a few other class III/IV rapids in a scenic granite canyon. Easy to run shuttle on foot or by bike.
Hazards:  Scout Super Bass Rapid during the shuttle drive. Watch out for debris from the train tracks in the water.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Public
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (CO), 318 (5 hours 34 minutes) Southwest of Denver
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put In: Head east on Highway 50 from the town of Cimarron, turn north onto a road crossing a bridge, this road will lead to the base of Morrow Point Dam, put in at the first pull out on the left.

Take Out: To reach the take out continue down this road for 1 miles to a large parking lot.

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