This should help inform issue.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A COPY ON YOU WHEN PADDLING THE RIVER!!
From AW's Navigability Toolkit
American Whitewater - access:co
Part of the access problem in Colorado is that paddlers and anglers, law enforcement officials, land and river managers and landowners have entirely different expectations about appropriate activities and levels of use. Another part of the access problem is that these individuals also have misunderstandings about the law and their rights, duties, and protections.
The bottom line is that most serious access issues are the result of rooted dogmatic differences, which can only be reconciled these days by education, through careful negotiations and discussions, money and acquisition or the legislative and legal system.
The most effective means of addressing these issues is to face them proactively and work on easing tensions
before they flare into conflicts.
My read on this issue is that we may be creating greater conflict, that may test navigability in the court system. READ: DANGER!!
My question to paddlers:
Wouldn't we rather have a legislative act determine the legality of floating across private property, than a court decision?
Colorado Stewardship Program