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Tributary - Slate River Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Gunnison River

Tributary - Slate River Info
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Put In:  Flat Marshy Area
Take Out:  Oh Be Joyful C.G.
Difficulty:  Class V - @ 400 cfs , Portage
Gradient:  120 fpm
Run Length:  2 miles
Current Streamflow:  89 cfs @ 10/13/2006 06:00 AM - SLATE RIVER NEAR CRESTED BUTTE, CO., reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  400 cfs
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 section of the Slate is short and steep, very low volume creek that has formed a very narrow pathway.
Hazards:  This section of the Slate can sometimes be a wood magnet. Scout the very last drop, it is called Wicked Wanda, most years it contains wood and is considered a portage. Also scout the hole just above Wicked Wanda, at most flows it is very sticky.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Public forest
Wilderness:  Yes
Camping on River:  Good camping at the put in and the take out.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (CO), 236 miles (5 hours 25 minutes) Southwest of Denver
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Crested Butte take Gothic Road north and turn left onto CO Road 734 towards Pittsburgh. The take out is just above the confluence with Oh-Be-Joyful Creek.

Put In: To reach the put in continue up river for about 2 miles and put in were the terrain becomes flat.

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