Dolores Campsite Availability on Memorial Day Weekend
I'm putting together a multi-day raft trip with a few friends on the Dolores river for Memorial Day weekend. I know it will be crowded, but I wondered if anyone could give me some feedback on exactly HOW crowded.
In particular, is there any real danger of not being able to find anywhere to camp at all? We're looking at doing the Gypsum Valley to Bedrock section and there are 8 of us (two rafts and some kayaks). I'd hate to still be paddling into the night trying to find a spot to land... We'll probably try to put in on Friday to beat some of the crowds, but I'm sure others will be doing the same!
Anyone done this trip on Memorial Weekend and have any advice?
P.S. An alternative would be to do the Bedrock to Gateway run, but I'm not keen on the shuttle length (2 hours one way!). How does it compare to the section above? Are there many campsites?