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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #1
 
Westminster, Colorado
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Blue River Rafting info needed

Hey all ! Hope you're having a great year on the river so far.
Im looking to run The Blue, Silverthorne to Green Mtn.
First time on that stretch.
I could use some advice. Best put in, Take out.
Rapids lines/set up. Left right that sort of thing. Experienced boater here. 16ft Cat.
Thanks Rafters !!
Peace.

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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #2
 
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pretty straight forward read and run. After you go by blue river campground and get to your second blind right hand turn is when the rapids will begin. there is like 3 or 4 of them, most of them you will want to be to the right but like I said its pretty straight forward and not technical. Longer float or shorter float? Longer I would put in at the ranger station in Silverthorn and take out just after the bridge at the turn for Heeney (CR 30) or go all the way to the reservoir if your looking for trailer access. All of the take outs after the rapids (and most of the put ins) arent really trailer friendly with the exception of the lake itself. Shorter run I would put in at the parking area on the right just past the mine on the left north of Silverthorn and take out at columbine landing (dirt turn out on right that has a gate about 3 miles past Blue river campground). Im sure you could get a 16 ft cat down it but it could get tight at some of the braids
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Th hank you !! Yeah, I have a trailer. Good to know aboit the rapids. Cheat right to start. How low is too low to run clean ? Rocks & stuff. Right now its just under 700.
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