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Tributary - Taylor River, Taylor Canyon Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Gunnison River

Tributary - Taylor River, Taylor Canyon Info
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Put In:  New Generation pulloff
Take Out:  South Bank Launch
Difficulty:  Class III +
Gradient:  83 fpm
Run Length:  5.2 miles
Current Streamflow:  86 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:00 AM - TAYLOR RIVER BELOW TAYLOR PARK RESERVOIR, CO., reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  800 - 1,200 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  This section rarely runs over 1,000 cfs, when it does there is a great selection for play boaters
Season Comments:  May, June
Primary Season:  This section is dam-controlled and the water flows from a private reservoir. This section only runs during snowmelt season
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  All of the rapids in this section are easy to read and run for most intermediate boaters. The riverbed is mostly granite and flows through a forested canyon.
Hazards:  There are no particular hazards on this run other then the private land owners.
Water Craft:  kayak
Land Ownership:  This entire stretch of river is on private land, the owners become hostile towards kayakers
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (CO), 210 (4 hours 28 minutes) Southwest of Denver
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Almont take Taylor Canyon Road to the take out at South Bank Boat Launch.

Put In: Continue up the road for 4.6 miles to a sign reading “New Generation” next to the planted stand of aspen trees.

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