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Old 08-23-2013   #1
 
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Motors on the Upper C ?

Simple Question.......are motors allowed on the Upper C?

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I saw some dude putting around on a tiny plastic fishing boat with an electric motor he controlled with his feet. Kind of cool for fishing solo hands free, but I couldn't believe he took that thing through the canyon. (PH to Radium) I've seen a couple of catarafts on the river with outboard motors but I've never seen them in the water. Although why would you lug an outboard around if you're not planning on using it? If you talk to the BLM let us know what you hear I've been curious about this myself.
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I always thought not, but i can't find it in print anywhere... I saw some one motoring a week or two ago in the Lakes above Rancho. First time I have ever seen a motor there...
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I've used an electric on my cat a few times (radium to rancho lake). I actually read somewhere that it was legal. There are jet skis that frequent the Dotsero put-in (to hanging lake)
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There are jet skis that frequent the Dotsero put-in (to hanging lake)
Pretty sure this is not legal. They usually get away with it since it happens so infrequently and no one patrols for it. Same goes for the jet skis that went up and down the Glenwood water park
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so when GARCO SAR uses motors for a rescue thats not legal????
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so when GARCO SAR uses motors for a rescue thats not legal????
Totally legal. They can also helicopter into wilderness if needed to save a life. Pretty sure you cannot run motors, especially jetskis, on the upper colorado. A decent rider could go from the Shoshone dam to Burns easily, and if it were legal it would be happening. I'd do it if it were legal
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In this list of "boatable" waters, the upper C is not listed. http://parks.state.co.us/Boating/Boa...bleWaters.aspx They are not considering rafts and kayaks in the definition of boatable. I have an email into the Park dept about this issue. They are in charge of motor vehicle registration for OHVs and boats and can give a definite answer.
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