Originally Posted by Chandan
What you saw on Google maps is called the boat shoot. It is steep and shallow and unfriendly, but runnable. The normal line is right at the top and an aggressive move left after you clear the ramp itself. You can scout/portage river right
What he saw is called "Silver Bullet"..... "boat chute" is a very non specific name and could apply to the low head dam outside Salida, the head of the ditch between the Gorge and Canon City, or the new feature to be built this year at the Granite Dam.
Silver Bullet is not a class II at any flow. The left side is class IV and the right side is class III. It becomes more difficult at high flows (like most rapids) because there is a mess of boulders immediately below the chute necessitating a move to the left. At the end of the boulder field is a class III move the AHRA call "Rookie Hole".
The feature has been rebuilt several times over the last few years, but the current design seems to be working well, and there is a well defined and well signed scout/portage trail on the right.