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Old 09-04-2012   #1
columbus, Ohio
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Telluride whitewater...?

We'll be heading to Tellluride next week...last minute trip with no real planning to visit a friend. Is the water all gone in the area? We're from the eastern part of whitewater community (boatertalk) so no idea what's out there. I'm a solid class III+ hardboater and she likes to raft so we'd be looking for continuous III/IV guided raft trips.
Is anything running and who's the best?

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Old 09-04-2012   #2
Telluride, Colorado
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live in telluride. nothing is running in and around telluride. from moab, you can hop on commercial trips down westwater, a nice class 3/4 river.
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Old 09-05-2012   #3
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moab daily is 2 hours away.
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Old 09-06-2012   #4
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CO in the fall is all gradient, and no flow. Closest running III+ WW is the Gunny Gorge, but its a sorta complicated logistically and guided trips are probably kinda pricey. Stay in t-ride and go on a hike or hit the singletrack off the gondola on a mountain bike.
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Old 09-07-2012   #5
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Blues & Brews

Checkout the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival on 14th, 15th, 16th if you can still get tickets.

2nd best things next to being on the water.
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Old 09-07-2012   #6
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Yeah, Telluride will be crowded next week (like no camping and no hotels available). With no boatable water in the vicinity. Mountain biking would probably be a better option if you are definitely going to be there. Closest water (as stated) is Moab Daily/Westwater, and Gunny Gorge.
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