My wife and I will be moving from Anchorage to Grand Junction later this year.
We were driving down that way a month ago and of course were keeping eyes open for water that looked appropriate for packrafts.
The San Miguel River looks like a classic but it also looks like my inflatable kayak (IK) or solo WW canoe would do well on that road-parallel river.
We saw a creek flowing toward the berg of Gateway as we headed northwest toward GJ. Do not know the name. Does this sound familiar to anyone; and if so, do you have any experience on it?
Anyone know of creeks running off the Grand Mesa or Uncompagre Plateau that may be anywhere from class II-IV? Any creeks in the north San Juan Mountains that do not have a trail right along side (kinda no reason to boat if there is a mountain-bikable trail right there) you want to go explore? I wonder about stuff in the Snowmass Creek area above Aspen? Or is there boatable water upstream on the Roaring Fork that is not along the road where the ww kayakers would be running it?
Here in Alaska mere mortals like myself (Roman and Brad do a whole lot more) have been packrafting stuff as steep as 90’/mile so I am open to lots of variation in steepness and creek width. Do prefer the tight little, intimate streams.
Surely there must be Colorado whitewater guidebooks? I just have not looked into them yet.
Hope to be down that way for Spring-Summer boating this year.