[QUOTE=Nessy;309851]Rancho del Rio does run a shuttle service, if they're open for business this early in the season, and Osseous is right about the trains. Overnights on Pumphouse are popular regardless of the train noise so don't let that deter you. If you're looking for an alternate quiet overnight float suitable for a 3y/o that's running now and isn't too far from Fairplay you might look at Delta to Whitewater on the Lower Gunnison. I haven't run this river, but you can get info from the BLM about overnight camping on the river.
I agree with Nessy. The Gunnison from Escalante to Whitewater is the trip to do at this time of the year. Dominguez Canyon camping will most likely be yours alone, and that side canyon hike is beautiful, with cool petroglyphs. Ruby Horsethief is great too, but the trains there still have squeaky brakes. The Gunnison=NO trains.