Winter paddling in Colorado
As a Colorado paddler who just moved to Idaho, I've got to say you made the wrong choice for paddling, but the right choice for skiing and almost everything else. Colorado paddling is good, don't get me wrong, but it's rockier and smaller than Idaho. It'll seem like creeking compared to the bigger water that you're used to. Watch your head. Also, it's more technical, less pushy, and the holes are deceptively sticky. Browns or the numbers at this level will be very creeky, but it will be fun. Shoshone the same, and very cold.