I-70 to Rifle, go north, hang a left at Maybelle, another left at Lodore to the put in. Watch out for deer after dark, you'll hit rabbits on the road into Lodore no matter how hard you try not to. Its still a long way but its worth it once you get there.
Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse