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Tributary - Cebolla Creek Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Gunnison River

Tributary - Cebolla Creek Info
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Put In:  Hwy 149 @ Cebolla Creek
Take Out:  Blue Mesa Res. across from Cebolla Creek
Difficulty:  Class III
Gradient:  61 fpm
Run Length:  14.5 miles
Streamflow Comments: 

Flows for this section of river are dependant on current snowpack.

Season Comments:  May, June, July
Primary Season:  This usually runs during normal snowmelt season. Most years this will run May through July
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  This creek is a long and remote run. Because this section is class III it gives intermediate boaters a feeling of adventure through a deep wilderness canyon. The first 10 miles have a tight creek feel while the last 4.5 miles are through flatwater.
Hazards:  There may be logs either in the main current or across the entire creek.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  First 10 miles are in a canyon. The last 4 miles are through private property so stay in your boat.
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (CO), 219 miles (4 hours 36 minutes) Southwest of Denver
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: Leave the take out vehicle about 2 miles east of the bridge that crosses over the reservoir. Make sure it is visible from the water so you can paddle straight to it.

Put In: From the take out drive east on Highway 50, turn right onto Highway 149 and cross the bridge. Follow 149 until it crosses over Cebolla Creek. The put in is under the bridge.

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