steven, cutch, thanks for the info. i will call around ridgeway today.
ricky- the "V" is essentially one long class V section, its not really a rapid. its not really feasible to run from ouray to the bridge and then walk the V section, because that is about a mile long, and the takeout is right at the end of it. so just run from ouray to the bridge, call it good, and then go run something else in the area.
the bible called it dead on, when there is enough flow, you could float from the V takeout down to Ridgeway, but im sure there are lots of fences and man made hazards present
"Don't f$&@ing eddy out, just run it! Whaddya doin??" -LMyers