The snow pack is good here.
The taylor was the first river I was ever on. Great beginner spot. It will be excessively cold. Talk to three rivers resort or scenic river for flow info and commercial launches. They can also guide you to put in and takeout (which is just about anywhere almont and beyond and some places before). The class III rating is probably pretty acurate except for a few things. Swims are long. Land owners are trouble some therefore using banks for portaging is out of the question. This is the same reason that swims are long. Last fall a landowner on the gunnison, which the taylor feeds pulled a gun on a raft trip. The water tends to be shallow, technical, and painful if you don't have a good brace stroke. Despite all of this it is a great place to learn. I didn't mean for this to be a scare tactic just mentioning some intangibles to watch out for. Any Gunnison, Crested Butte and Almont are all fun places to hang out. If you get up here check out the Gunny park and give me a shout on email firstname.lastname@example.org