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Old 07-21-2008   #1
 
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FIRE near Deckers

Hey, I just caught the last bit of the news about this...Something about a raging fire in Deckers...does this affect running the river at all???

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You can run the river as long as you come from the north. The river road is closed between Deckers and Nighthawk. The cutes is still accessible.
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Hey, I just caught the last bit of the news about this...Something about a raging fire in Deckers...does this affect running the river at all???

I heard on the news that they are gonna open the road this eveing sometime. It's nearly 100% contained and they are just gonna "mop-up".
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Road is back open
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How do I get to the Put-in/Take-out???

Thanks for the updates. I'm running Deckers this friday with a hand full of people from here, does anyone know how to get to the put-in, and the take-out?? The books and the info on the flow page is not very specific...I'm comming from the Springs. Any info would be helpful. Thanks again!

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The Deckers takeout is where the Colorado trail crosses the South Platte River on HWY 67. There are various putin options, but the most popular for a long class II float are near where the road goes from dirt to pavement upstream on Hwy 67. To get there from the Springs, go through Woodland Park and take Hwy 67. You'll find that the putin/takeout descriptions in Whitewater of the Southern Rockies and CRCII are wholey adequate once you follow them a few times. Trust that the authors give you all the information you'll need.
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The Deckers takeout is where the Colorado trail crosses the South Platte River on HWY 67. There are various putin options, but the most popular for a long class II float are near where the road goes from dirt to pavement upstream on Hwy 67. To get there from the Springs, go through Woodland Park and take Hwy 67. You'll find that the putin/takeout descriptions in Whitewater of the Southern Rockies and CRCII are wholey adequate once you follow them a few times. Trust that the authors give you all the information you'll need.
Okay, thanks. I have both of those books. Um, is this the same Deckers that's near Denver?? It's listed as "Chutes" ( Not Union Chutes) in the flows section, and listed at Deckers in the Whitewater of the Southern Rockies on page 308...
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Yes, page 308.
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From the springs head to woodland park. IN woodland take 67 north ( turn at the right at the light by wendy's) 23 miles to Deckers. At Deckers turn right and you are on the river road. Most people put in at either Scraggy View or Night Hawk but the river runs right by the road so you can put in anywhere you want depending on how long a ride you want. Take out is the Colorado trail bridge.

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Thanks everyone. I remember seeing the sign for Deckers down there. How long of a drive is it from the Take-out back to the Put-in??
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