I'm from Grand Junction, and I've run the gorge a few times. It's actually more fun at low water than at normal flows. It gives it kind a creek feel with a few nice little drops in it. It will probably be cold, but not much colder than Westwater Canyon in Utah. The whitewater is not very challenging except for the squeeze rapid, which involves making a move. However, I would still recomend trying it at least once. The lowest volume I have ran it at is 250 and that was fine. Also, I'd be up for running the Gorge the weekend after thanksgiving week.