We put in right around the Colorado-NM border. Found a dirt road leading out of Rio Costillo and it went right to the river. The gorge is only just beginning at that point so the rim to river bushwhack went quick..
I think a shuttle driver is best. leaving a car out there for a couple days is asking for trouble.
Also ran it from the Razorblades to the end of the Box as you guys did. That hike sucked with heavy boats.
The Border to the RC is a long trip but well worth the scenery and extra time spent on the rio...
Originally Posted by Cutch
Yep, classic. Three of us did the Razorblades through Lower Box run in an afternoon, two nights, and a quick morning... then went to hit Embudo that afternoon... and we were thinking that we should have kept floating state bridge and racecourse with a few beers instead.
The Razorblades put-in that we used kind of sucked with a heavily loaded 10ft boat. (Although totally awesome run and okay hike down with an empty kayak). Where did you put-in for the Ute Mountain section? Is it legal to put-in, and safe to leave a vehicle at the bridge off of CO Hwy 142? Or just more fun to put-in further downstream?