Originally Posted by syperk
Any thoughts on the Delta - Whitewater section of the Gunnison?
Water is way up at the moment - you could do that in a day!
But seriously, this isn't wilderness by any stretch. Good camping at the mouth of Dominguez and fine hiking but not much else for camping / side hiking. Haven't done Delta -> Escalante but it's all flat below except one irrigation diversion about 6 miles down from Escalante (avoid on the left) and a small rapid at Dominguez. Canyon is sort of pretty in places but really pretty desolate most of the time. And you have the train traffic coming through fairly often.
On the Dolores, the canyon above Gateway is very nice in terms of scenery and has a number of nice II rapids but you're definitely encroached by the road and other development. There might be good camping but I have no idea where. There's a bunch of campsites on the side with the road but these are sure to be full.