I've done this stretch several times. It is definitely canoe friendly (or innertube friendly for that matter). The fishing is world-class. I took out on private land belonging to the owners of Flexible Flyers- I'm not sure how they would feel about others taking out there. I don't know of any other private take-outs and it is even illegal to take out at Weisel Skin Bridge as it is Ute land and they enforce it.
"There is NOTHING--absolute nothing--half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Look here! If you've really nothing else on hand this morning, supposing we drop down the river together, and have a long day of it?" -Wind in the Willows