Go Back   Mountain Buzz > Whitewater Boating > Whitewater Kayaking

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-19-2006   #1
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 84
Poudre - Upper Rustics - Oar Rig Under Indian Bridge?


We are going to be floating the rustics this weekend. We will have a few oar rigs in our group. We really want to start on the upper rustics and work our way down. I have floated under the Indian Meadows Bridge in a kayak, at around 3.5 and remember it being low, but not bad. Can anyone advise as to wether we should be trying to float this section or under the bridge? I imagine flows will be 4' tommorrow. Is the bridge easily portaged? and what level should we assume we can not float under the bridge?

Also, any beta on the home moraine put in for rafts?

Thanks in advance, and look for the 3 largest rafts on the poudre.


Salto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2006   #2
Spits Hot Fire
N. Cascades, Washington
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 978
I'd say probably not but i'm not a rafter. I've been boatin thru there before near these levels, with rafters and everyone had to get down in the boat.

oh, to answer your other questions. Yeah, the portage isn't bad. There's lots of signs upstream, I believe you'll wanna p. on river right, and there's a fence i think you might have to lift over. There's a relatively easy put in/shoulder pull off just downstream of the home moraine lodge place. I think it's a lodge....rv park or somethin. Alot of people put in just downstream from there on the bend in the road. Hope it helps

FLOWTORCH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2006   #3
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 84
Thanks for the input. gonna have to do it. even with an oar rig portage.

Salto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2006   #4
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 94
easy scout

hey salto,
I remember doing the rustic section a couple of years ago at 4'. We were in a kayak and there seemed to be at least 4 feet of clearance.

Regardless, its an easy scout. you'll drive right over the bridge and can take a look. The portage is easy. There is a nice bank river right ~300 yards above the bridge. you'd have to be blind to miss the signs and bank. The river wide there so the current is relatively slow.

Have fun. thats one of my favorite sections on the poudre.

leery is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boat pinned on bridge in Poudre Park. soylent green Lost & Found 2 07-01-2005 02:32 PM
Upper NF Poudre flow???? paddlepin Whitewater Kayaking 1 05-26-2005 12:14 PM
Indian Hills DanOrion Whitewater Kayaking 0 01-18-2005 06:39 PM
Water levels on SF Poudre and upper NF Poudre above Haligan? paddlepin Whitewater Kayaking 0 06-10-2004 05:17 PM
SF and upper NF Poudre flows????? paddlepin Whitewater Kayaking 0 05-20-2004 01:49 PM

» Classified Ads
Used Pyranha 9R...

posted by Rendezvous River Sports


Jackson Superstar

posted by Gary Rempe

Beautiful boat with awesome performance. Very lightly used...

2 Stohlquist Rocker PFDs

posted by ErikH

Stohlquist Rocker type III PFDs, both size XXL. Looking for...

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.