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Old 07-25-2011   #1
 
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Best Colorado whitewater guide book?

Just moved from the southeast and was wanting to pick up a good Colorado Whitewater book. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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I like Colorado Rivers and Creeks - I think I heard it's out of print (?), but it also looks like there are some available on Amazon.com
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The more guidebooks,the better...
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White Water of the Southern Rockies... no contest. CRC is a great book as well, but WWSR is more current and covers more runs.
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The top 2 are Whitewater of the Southern Rockies (WWSR) and Colorado Rivers and Creeks (CRC). WWSR covers far more runs and a larger geographical scope (parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming and of course Colorado) and has more steep creeks. CRC often has more detail and maps for more common runs, it is also less expensive and older. I own both, both are good choices, if i could only have one it would be WWSR.
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I recently found a copy of CRC at the kayak shop in Glenwood Springs. It seems that much of the information has been added to eddyflower.com.
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Awesome! Thanks everyone!
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Stay away from the Falcon guide. It is garbage.
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Basically if you have anything other than Whitewater of the Southern Rockies (aka New Testament) your gonna look like a kook. WWDD, what would dirk do?
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Big problem with Colorado Rivers and Creeks is they describe all the runs on a particular river from bottom to top (assbackwards). Most of us run rivers from top down. If you use different access points or run multiple sections it is screwy!
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