Gunni Gorge-Chukar Trail Shuttle - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-13-2005   #1
spf
 
Lafayette, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1983
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 33
Gunni Gorge-Chukar Trail Shuttle

Planning a family float next week through the Gorge.
What are my options for getting a raft and gear to the river via the Chukar Trail?
Any recommended shuttle/pack services?
Thanks,
Scott

spf is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-13-2005   #2
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 388
There are horse pack services available for the mile long trail. The road is also pretty bad. The outfitter at the takout can probably hook you up. Do a mountainbuzz search for previous posts on this topic.
cstork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2005   #3
J
 
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1996
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 178
Send a message via AIM to J
Call Leroy at Pleasure Park (google Pleasure Park and gunnison river). He can provide the shuttle, and will give you the beta on horses to get your gear to the river.

There are some tight spots in the gorge where you will probably bounce off a couple rocks, so be careful with little kids flying out of your boat.

Stone Flies should be hatching this weekend, so take your rod.
J is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-13-2005   #4
 
Andy H.'s Avatar
 
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,687
Can you let us know what you find out about the rates, minimum number of pack horses, etc.?

Thanks,

--Andy
__________________
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
Andy H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2005   #5
spf
 
Lafayette, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1983
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 33
so far it looks like $75 for the car shuttle:
The Pleasure Park
970-872-2525

and you also have to book pack horses (seperately) from:
Larry Franks 970-323-0115
I'll post the specs on the pack horse costs once I get hold of Larry.

Never got hold of Lary Franks, and he hasn't returned my calls.
...A guy I played hockey w this morning just did this float, and he said the pack horse fee was $150.00. He opted to carry his 16' raft on a makeshift backpack, and I'm going to do the same, or I may bring a wheel barrel.

Got hold of Larry...it's $80 per horse load.
One horse can carry 180lbs.
spf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2005   #6
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 25
Make sure you dont leave a car at the put in if it looks like rain - I made that mistake last year and had to wait a week for the road to dry up enough to get back in and get my truck
Aztec is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gunny Gorge: Chukar question and surf question deepsouthpaddler Whitewater Kayaking 7 05-23-2008 10:01 AM
Royal Gorge & Gunni Gorge MtnGuyXC Whitewater Kayaking 3 12-12-2006 08:34 PM
Gunni Gorge - run & shuttle, I'll pay or buy beer Aug. 7 bparsons Kayaking | Trip Planner 0 08-03-2006 11:25 AM
Gunny gorge chuckar trail danvill Kayaking | Trip Planner 9 04-06-2006 05:00 PM
Gunni Gorge h2ohm Whitewater Kayaking 6 04-16-2005 09:56 AM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.