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Hello buzz,
I am looking for a float on the Arkansas river near b.v and Salida oriented II and occasional III due to child on board.....float to camp or car camp with shuttle....thank you for any help
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My suggestion would be Rincon to Bighorn Campground in Coaldale. Lots of class 2 and 5 easy class 3 rapids, Badger Creek, Flume, Tincup, Red Rock and Boulder Garden. You have the option of a long day trip or camping halfway at the Valley Bridge site.
Thank you sir's,
That will be perfect.... I believe I scouted that out a few years ago.
For an even easier float trip launch at East Salida (on Hwy 50 a couple miles downriver from town of Salida) and take-out about 8 miles down which I believe is the Rincon access site. It's a fun float mostly class I/II - most of the rapids are in the first couple miles and can be scouted from the road. The rapids are all straight forward, no big obstacles other than a few rocks here and there.

We did a few runs on that stretch this past Fri/Sat with several families with kids, the youngest being 2 1/2.
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