Seldom rafted, mellow section of river
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Mostly flat water, with a few mild rapids. Enjoy a short hike to Hanging Lake from the take out.
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Trip Name: Dotsero
Sections Included: Dotsero
Outfitter: Sage Outdoor Adventures
Learn More: sageoutdooradventures.com ~ 970.476.3700
Upper Colorado River – Dotsero Whitewater Rafting Details:
Difficulty: Class II (What does this mean?)
Elevation: 6129′ to 6109′
Average Gradient: 2.0′ per mile
Access to Access
Dotsero to Burnt Tree Ridge: 3.5 miles
Burnt Tree Ridge to Hanging Lake: 6.5 miles
Total Mileage: 10 miles
What people are saying
Lydia filled us with confidence. She was skilled and knowledgeable and explained each set of rapids so we knew what to expect. She was great company and we had the best experience. She was brilliant.
I cannot wait to come back! Also loved how funny all the guides were. It was the most I’ve seen my sister laugh in a long time! Thank you so much for this amazing experience.
I spent several days researching various rafting options and after speaking w/your team was sold. We were not disappointed-the trip is spectacular and our guide Sean was informative, lively professional and entertaining.
Information for Upper Colorado River Self-Guided Boaters:
The Upper Colorado River (Lower Gore, Dotsero and South Canyon) are managed by the Bureau of Land Management out of Silt, CO.
- Boating Permit Required: NO
- Permit Details: No fee of any kind is required to float the river, but you do need to buy a pass to use the BLM managed and private access sites.
- River Manager: U.S Bureau of Land Management – Colorado River Valley Field Office
2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652
970.876.9000 ~ www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/crvfo.html
Please contact the river manager (above) for information on shuttles.