Thanks for the nice welcome! To answer some of your questions...
Yes, I am a boater personally. Was a canoe guide since I was in my teens (for about 10 years). Learning how to kayak right now, which is my new sport. Have rafted and intend to do more rafting next summer. Have run parts of the Upper Colorado, Glenwood Canyon, Roaring Fork, Gunnison, Yampa, Lower Colorado, South Platte, and Arkansas in Colorado.
The purpose of my being here is to help with any communication particularly within the Colorado River Valley Field Office-BLM, which is the office in charge of managing the Upper Colorado from State Bridge down, the Eagle, parts of the Roaring Fork (particularly Wingo Junction), and the lower Colorado through South Canyon (south of Glenwood Springs). However, I am open to also assisting with anything that I can that is associated with the BLM-Colorado.
Mark - Perhaps to help with communication between Denver Water and the BLM-CRVFO, this might be a good tool. Are you a representative for Denver Water?
I can answer any BLM related question. Yes, the maps for Red Hill are available under:
BLM Colorado | Colorado River Valley Field Office | Recreation | Mountain Biking
We haven't produced a map/brochure for the Crown area yet that we can distribute to the public. That is partly because we are currently going through a travel management planning stage, which will help us decide how to manage our areas. Once we have a final decision on travel management, then we will be able to have something available. If you are interested in keeping updated on what is going on with that, go to:
BLM Colorado | Kremmling & Glenwood Springs RMP Revisions
and sign up on the mailing list.
I certainly hope to be a useful resource to our boating community, so keep the questions coming!