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Tributary - Plateau Creek Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Colorado River


Tributary - Plateau Creek Info
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Put In:  Hwy 65
Take Out:  1-70 ramp
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV -
Gradient:  33 fpm
Run Length:  8.3 miles
Good Level:  Above 300 cfs
Season Comments:  April, May
Primary Season:  Water levels for this creek are dependant on current snowpack. This creek does not run every year but when it does it is usually in April or May
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Consistant gradient but no significant rapids through a sandstone gorge. The run is roadside but has a quiet isolated feeling.
Hazards:  Watch for wood in the lower portions of this run
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (CO), 227 miles (3 hours 49 minutes) West of Denver
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From I-70 take exit 49, the take out is along the western ramp.

Put In: From the take out drive up river on Route 65 for 8.1 miles to a nice boat ramp.





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