Yeah, that was our only saving grace (otherwise we'd have quit kayaking for good
. Rico falls was what we went for originally and saw all those little creeks blasting off so...curiosity killed the cat.
Rico falls was fun, it is full on and a no rolling and a forbidden swim zone. Rez happened to catch one eddy in over a mile! lol I think the whole 2 miles took us 15 minutes, hitching back to the car took 30! aha ha ha
I would not be hiking into any runs up there with my boat. From what we saw in the La Plata/Wilson range Drainage there is a complete wood infestation problem. Creeks are narrow, low volume, without spectacular gorges or extravagant rapids. So I would definetly go on a foot scouting mission first, and close to the river cuase 300'+ above it doesn't show those camouflaged trees and sleepers.
Perhaps roadside super short upper sections (similar to South Mineral Creek) is to be had but I will leave that up to chance or some of you locals to find!
how about those desert creeks over by monicello and blanding???? Devils? And the shelf area south of Blanding??? That area if timed right could provide some spectacular sandstone ledge boof/falls. I have seen a place that would provide no less than 10 8'ers and a stacked 30, 50, and 60'er. unfortunately with no eddy service as they are natural smooth sided "diversion like" ditches. There would be no wood there either though so you may not need eddies. Do you have/know of any beta for over there???