Input on Lodore
Wow! Just got back last week from a low water run through Lodore. Fantastic. The scenery got better with every mile. Saw lots of wildlife. The camping is amazing. We had swimming pools in our front yard every night except Jones Hole. It was running around 900 on the Green and had about 300 coming in from the Yampa. Can't wait to do the Yampa. Best camping on a river for me by far. On a private trip, request the extra day for $35. You may have a short day or two mixed in with a longer couple of days. Kids will love it. I've recommended a commercial trip for my parents and their grandkids. Oh yeah, very few bugs in late July.
Must see--Rippling Brook Falls, Butt Dam falls.