Originally Posted by bshock
What's the lowest anybody has rowed the royal gorge? I have 14' and 16' cataract. Any thoughts on levels for those size boats? I have access to a jacks cutthroat as well. I haven't run the gorge yet and would prefer to do it at a medium flow but want to do it next week regardless of low water.
I have run it as low as 220 cfs back in 2002 in a 12 ft boat and remember having issues at the bottom of sledge hammer and in boat eater and the paddle out. At flows under 400cfs boats 12ft or smaller are optimal. I have rowed it this year in my 13ft raft at 350 cfs and it was tight but doable. The cuttthroat would definatly work and the 14 ft cat will be real tight at flows under 500 and could have issues under 400. Just depends on what abuse you are willing to put your boat through.