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Tributary - Daisy Creek Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Gunnison River


Tributary - Daisy Creek Info
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Put In:  Base of 40 footer
Take Out:  The Slate of Pittsburg or Oh Be Joyful C.G.
Difficulty:  Class V -
Gradient:  290 fpm
Run Length:  0.9 mile
Good Level:  400 - 2,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  There is no gauge for this creek. Because this creek is so small wait for the other crested butte to be at optimum of high flows, the best time of day to catch this one is in the late afternoon of a hot day.
Season Comments:  May, June, July
Primary Season:  This only runs during the summer peak, keep an eye on this creek from May through July
Permit:  None Presently required
Character/Similar To:  Daisy creek is a smaller version of Upper East and Oh-Be-Joyful. This creek has a good variety of waterfalls, some stairstep, some have a slide entrance, while others are vertical drops.
Hazards:  The 40 foot drop at the put in is unrunable. Scout Big Wood Falls, this drop required a good flat boof because the landing is very shallow. Also scout the last rapid call Rip Your Head Off, a missed line here will lead to carnage.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Public forest
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (CO), 236 miles (5 hours 25 minutes) Southwest of Denver
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: There are a few options for the take out on Daisy Creek. The First option is on the Slate in Pittsburgh, this will give you the option of running another hike and huck classic. Or take out just above the confluence at Oh-Be-Joyful campground.

Put In: From Crested Butte on the way to the ski mountain turn towards the small mining town of Pittsburgh. After the confluence with the Slate River but before reaching Pittsburgh turn left onto a small dirt road, this will take you to Daisy Creek. Continue up this road for about a 1 mile to the flat section on daisy creek.



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