Originally Posted by AustinPaddler
I am traveling up from Texas next weekend (June 2
to spend time with relatives in Conifer. I am hoping to paddle in the area during the week after that (i.e., July 1 through 6) and was wondering if the South Platte is an option and, if so, if anyone can recommend a good stretch for me to try. I'm a Class III paddler with a decent roll and a healthy respect for Colorado flow rates. Not looking for anything out of my league, just sun, rocks, and moving water. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
You'd probably be a bit bored with Deckers. Foxton is "worth it" over something like 500 cfs on the Pine gage, but makes for a pretty scape down even at 300 cfs. Waterton will definitly be running.
Both Foxton and Waterton are something like III/+ with a few IV-'s at current levels, totally doable especially if you have someone to give you beta (enter left, work right, etc.)
On most weekends and after-work week days, you'll find people to paddle with on either run. Just hang out near where Foxton road meets the North Fork of the South Platte (on the Foxton Run).
Post here and on Kayaking Information
if you want to try to hook up with paddlers on a specfic date.
I'd be glad to guide you down, but will probalby not be avaiable during July 1 - 6.