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Old 07-25-2012   #1
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eagle river above minturn?

does the eagle river boat above minturn assuming normal snowpack? I know most folks put in right above dowd, but how about adding a few miles by putting on upriver of minturn and running through town? maybe tigiwon or cross creek roads or maybe higher? class 3/4? thanks for the feedback

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Minturn S Turns (class 3) are above dowd and Gilman (IV+/V-) is above S-Turns

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With correct flows you can run the Eagle River from the source at Camp Hale (Hwy 24 between Minturn and Leadville) to the colorado river. The section from Tigawon down is a class 3 called the Minturn S-turns and can be accessed anywhere South of Minturn. The section above Tigawon is accessed from Red Cliffe and is a class 5 called gilman gorge. The section above gilman is accessed from Camp Hale and is a class 4+ called Eagle Source. None of these sections will be kayakable until next April...hopefuly....
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Nate has the right idea. I've run Gilman through the bottom of Dowd Chute a few times, and it's a really quality link up. Would be sweet to go further.
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Right, next year, Source to Edwards? AW didn't list the length of Camp Hale to Red Cliff, so not sure if that's really a go in one run.
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Right, next year, Source to Edwards? AW didn't list the length of Camp Hale to Red Cliff, so not sure if that's really a go in one run.
Eagle Source is only a few miles but you need a good snow year for it to run decent. I got lucky and hit it at around 600 last year and it was pretty sweet but even at that level it was boney. Two fats chicks is a cool double drop. We have been talking about running the whole Eagle at next high flow. Gilman will probably be scary.
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Eagle Source is only a few miles but you need a good snow year for it to run decent. I got lucky and hit it at around 600 last year and it was pretty sweet but even at that level it was boney. Two fats chicks is a cool double drop. We have been talking about running the whole Eagle at next high flow. Gilman will probably be scary.
I'm in next year so long as we don't have to wait around for Nate to chase all the sheep.
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