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Tributary - San Miguel, Sawpit Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Dolores River

Tributary - San Miguel, Sawpit Info
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Put In:  Silverpick RD
Take Out:  Fall Creek RD
Difficulty:  Class III > 800 cfs
Gradient:  69 fpm
Run Length:  7.3 miles
Good Level:  800 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  Flows on this river are dependant on current snowpack
Season Comments:  June, July
Primary Season:  This section ususally runs for a short time in June during peak snowmelt, sometimes this run will continue to have water through July
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Continuous class III with a few challenging play spots
Hazards:  Sawpit Rapid and Navajo Rock
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed private and public
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (CO), 365 miles (6 hours 42 minutes) of Denver
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: About 1 mile west of Sawpit turn onto Fall Creek Road this is the take out.

Put In: A couple miles west of the Confluence with the South Fork San Miguel turn onto Silver Pick Road and put in beneath the bridge.

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