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White River – Rangely Co

May 22 - May 24

White River from Trujillo Wash to the Enron Gas Wells take out  – 65 miles, Class II

This is a three day, two night trip .  Plan on two nights camping on the river –  but with a strong group, we may opt to do the trip in two days/one night depending on flow – that  would allow a full day for the long drive back – it is 285 miles from Denver to Rangely and another 30 or more miles to and from the takeout.  Shuttle takes a good 2 to 3 hours round trip. Put in at Trujillo Wash and take out at Enron Gas Wells.

River Rating is Class I/II  (helmet required). There is one Class II rapid in Cowboy Canyon that can “generally” be avoided.  Intermediate paddling skill is required – this is NOT a beginner level trip. You must be able to maneuver your canoe around many strainers and through tight corners with very strong eddy lines, and be able to eddy out quickly.

BLM’s Floating the White River brochure (Floating the White River | Bureau of Land Management (blm.gov)

describes this portion of the River “for 100 miles between Rangely, Colorado, and the river’s confluence with the Green River, the White River cuts a rugged, scenic trough into the high desert plains of the Uintah Basin. This is a place to paddle, watch wildlife, and occasionally leave the river for an unforgettable hike.”

This is an ACA trip. Non ACA members will need to pay $10 to cover insurance.

Contact Trip Coordinator: Mat Bozek, matbozekx@gmail.com to register for this trip or ask questions.

Details

Start:
May 22
End:
May 24