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Somehow I got myself involved in a taking a small youth group (about 10 youth) on a “river adventure” down the Grizzly to New Castle section in duckies with myself as the “safety kayaker”. We’ll probably run the easy sections of the Roaring Fork as well so I think the kids should have a good time.

Problem 1 – Camping: I need to find some good (meaning needs an outhouse), cheap, camping near Glenwood. Any ideas?? Even 30+mins away but cheap would still work.

Problem 2 - Boats: Least expensive, multiple day duckie rentals. Anyone know where I can get ‘em?

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Rock Gardens can be real reasonable this time of year and you could even begin your trip right there were you are camping. I do not know if the toilets are turned on yet and all that but they also rent duckies I believe.

http://www.rockgardens.com/
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You might wamt to checkout the KOA campground in New Castle. I've rented fron Whitewater over the years and like them fine,
 

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Bingo -
We have many tandem and single person duckies available if you're located in the front range. Paddles, PFD's, etc, as well.

303/277-0133

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Oh yeah, Ami's Acres and the Hideout have camping too. In the phone book. If the roads open Avalance Creek in the Nat'l forest is good. And so is the BRB campground above C-dale.
 

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Rock Garden - Arrrgghh!

I have only camped at Rock Garden once, and now vow never to return. The trains go through that canyon multiple times through the night, and they are loud. Camper Beware - unless you are totally wasted and/or can sleep through the end of the world, you will probably not get a peaceful night's sleep.

There is a BLM campground near Wolcott, probably not very full yet. get off I70 at Wolcott, and go about 1.5 miles west on HWY 6. Right by the river, and there are a couple large rocks there that folks boulder on (fun for the kids?). A little more than 30 minutes to Glenwood, but far less than 1 hour.
 

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Anyone know about rates/availability at the No Name campground?

Also - something to consider is that if you'll be boating before June in any weather short of a heat wave, you'll likely want wetsuits for anyone that will be paddling duckies.

Have fun!

--Andy
 
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