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White River, Rangely CO. Class II. 65 miles. 3 Days (May 18-May 20, 2024)

May 18May 20

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 – that  allows a full day for the long drive back  on Mon to avoid weekend traffic – it is 300 miles from Denver to the Put-in 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.

This is an ACA trip – River Rating is Class I/II  (helmet required). There is one Class II rapid in Cowboy Canyon that can “generally” be avoided, and a new Class II rapid also.  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 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.    No dogs, no little kids, no “guests”, except if you were planning on paddling with a non-RMCC member, clear it with me first.

Read more about the river here: https://www.blm.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/white%20river%20for%20web.pdf

No sign ups before March 15th – NOTE!  I will be gone for 2 weeks in April, and in and out of town after that. – be prepared to wait for any reply to an e-mail or phone call.

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




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