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Old 04-10-2010   #1
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Info on Grizzly Creek-Two Rivers

Hey all,

Gonna try to run grizzly creek to two rivers on the Colorado a week from today and fish. I got a buddy who has never been on the oars so I figured this would be a good run to take him on to get his feet wet, plus the fishing is said to be hot. A few questions though--

1.Shuttle? Who runs shuttles down there? Any contact info?

2. Camping? Any decent campground along the river? Or near the put in as we will be floating on Friday and then again on Saturday.

Thanks yall!


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Old 04-10-2010   #2
Carbondale, Colorado
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hey conative. Good choise - nice float with enough current to make it interesting. There is a private shuttle company that is active in the summer but it might be a bit early. I'll try to get a contact for them. Not too difficult to hitch if all else fails - only about 4-5 miles and an on-ramp within 5 min walk of the takeout. I've done it several times and never had a problem gettting a ride. There isn't any free camping on the route or near the put/in or takeout. Rock Garden Rafting at the Noname exist half way between Griz and Glenwood on I-70 is probably your best bet. Small fee but free/legal camping spots are a ways away. A couple of options you might consider. 1. Going to S Canyon (another five miles)instead of Two Rivers. Same type of water and better fishing. Make sure the ramp at S. Canyon is open for the season. 2. Running the Fork from West Bank (half way to Carbondale) to Two Rivers. Also a nice float and good fishing. Cemetary Rapid on that route is pretty basic at low levels so you should be fine

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Old 04-10-2010   #3
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There is also the bike path parallel to I-70 so you can bike the shuttle from G-wood.
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Old 04-10-2010   #4
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I am also planning on floating there next weekend so if all else fails we may be able to hook up for shuttle. I was thinking that there was some camping up the road at the South Canyon exit. Does that sound familiar to anyone?

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Old 04-10-2010   #5
Carbondale, Colorado
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S Canyon doesn't have any organized campgrounds but I have seen people pulled over camping off the road. Not sure of the legality (who's land it is) so you should try to figure that out first. There is also a hot springs about a mile up from the river. A little swarmy but not a bad soak
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Old 04-10-2010   #6
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Thanks all! You guys are great. As far as South Canyon, do you think I'd be able to find a shuttle for that stretch?
boatdziner-i sent you a PM, we should hook up and try to shuttle, i'll split gas or whatever or if you wanna camp with my buddy and I, we'll have plenty of booze. I'm also looking for a campground, what about on the fork? is there camping in the westbank area? Sorry for all the questions-just want to be prepared!

Thanks everyone, this forum never ceases to amaze me how friendly the people are and how prompt the responses are.
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Old 04-10-2010   #7
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There is camping at the base of Mt sopris, Prince Creek rd in Carbondale. But that is a little ways away. Looking out my window it looks like it might still have snow. Much of South Canyon is BLM and there is some free camping. Odds of finding a shuttle from there is minimal unless prearranged. The Crystal is really cloudy so fishing below it on the fork is less than prime right now.
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Old 04-11-2010   #8
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Hire a taxi for Shuttle

Last summer, we drove our trucks to the takeout, called a Glenwood taxi cab and they picked us up at Two Rivers park and delivered us to grizzly Creek. $20 split 4 ways. I'll do it again. Don't remember the taxi company
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Old 04-11-2010   #9
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Does anyone know if the fly shop in the area runs shuttles? I got everything figured out but the shuttle.
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Old 04-12-2010   #10
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Biking the shuttle is not bad at all we used to do it alot from 2 rivers to Shoshone. You could use valley taxi like the guy above 945.4111 or just hitch a ride since it is right next to 70

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