i have used Coyote Shuttle, (435)259-8656, out of moab for 4 cat trips in the last 3 years. i recommend them highly as they have even dealt with sh*tbag cars at no extra charge. they will pick up your cars at potash (assuming you are runnin' the 'rado in) and leave them at hite. i think they charge 125 a car. dont know how much $$ from the green side. i have run my cat trips 2 ways. the way to save money is to have raft passengers and kaykers run shuttle (while boatmen drink beer at the put in) and then pay coyote for one or two cars from the put in depending on trip size. i am not sure that coyote will run one car anymore, but i have persuaded them to run one for 175. i have only used the save money method once and it saved everyone 35 or so bucks off the cost of the trip. could be more depending on your avg persons per car. was it worth it for me, sure, but that is because i didnt have to do the driving. had i been one of the suckers running the 6 hr-ish shuttle, i would have opted to pay the 125 per car as i have on all other trips.
as far as the best route, i dont know. i think our crew took the highway last year which adds milage but has a higher speed limit. i have heard of crews running the other way and just speeding like hell in about the same time or a little less.
ed, you drove it last year, 6 ish hrs sound right? think i remember one of you guys saying something about it. what did ya think about the route???