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Old 05-08-2014   #1
 
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Taylor high water

The Taylor River in Gunnison County is running at higher than normal flows for early season. We're seeing 600-700 CFS and will likely see higher levels as the run-off continues due to significantly higher than normal snowpack. Get some while you can. The surfing is fantastic and there is a medium to big water feel.


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It will go higher. I saw somewhere that the Taylor basin is like 125% of average. I would love to see 1000 coming out the dam again...

On a side note this should be a great year for the Taylor Park run, its absolutely beautiful and a real treat when it gets up above 700 or so...

Looking forward to Cottonwood Pass opening.
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I've been keeping an eye on this too. I'm waiting on Kebler Pass to open over here!
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Yes, there is a ton of snow above Taylor Reservoir. 2 weeks ago I drove up there to scout the Taylor Park Run and I couldn't even make it up past the main road going past the reservoir. There was still 2 feet of snow in Lottis Campground, and the folks at Three Rivers said it might be the middle of May or later before they open up alot of the campgrounds. I believe we will be have a very long season on the Taylor, going well into Sept. Logan lets hook up, I'll keep all appraised of upcoming gatherings on the Taylor. Loyal group of 6 riverrats from Montrose doing Taylor, San Miguel, Crystal, Lake Fork, Gunny Gorge, and Roaring Fork every weekend. Great year ahead!!!
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For sure Gunther. I will be more way more fired up about driving out your way once the passes open. When I looked, it was something like 4 hours to North Fork without Cottonwood and Kebler open, a little over 2 hours when they are...

Don't forget about Paddlefest either. Its a ton of fun, and we do happen to have some pretty darn good whitewater...
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On a side note this should be a great year for the Taylor Park run, its absolutely beautiful and a real treat when it gets up above 700 or so...

Looking forward to Cottonwood Pass opening.

When you go please post a TR with pics!! When the Taylor Park Run is > 800 cfs it's one of my favorite runs anywhere in the basin. I'm hoping it holds out until mid July, I will be back to visit starting July 11th and I'm hoping I can still catch a bit of it....
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so excited to see the taylor this year!!! gunnerman ill be camping out a few nights at paddle fest!!!
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boating the taylor friday am. on my over cottonwood. what is my best option? I've done the canyon section, is taylor park worth it? any access beta?
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Cottonwood is closed.
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Oh yeah? I drove over it Saturday and ran the Canyon...it was a hoot. Love the Taylor at high water. Hope to see 1000 out the dam this year.

Pass is open, unless there was some big avalanche or landslide or something...
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