Cruise - Cottonwood to Dotsero, Colorado River (Class II)

  • 07/23/2016
  • Colorado River, near Dotsero


This cruise will be held on the Cottonwood to Dotsero Run on the Colorado River near Dotsero, Colorado. Contact Annie Matula to sign up and for more information.

Description: (From American Whitewater) :

Usually associated with optimal Burns hole levels, this run is likely a park and play for most kayakers. This feature is not worth a big drive, rather, if you are en-route to other nearby attractions, Burns could dial in a session.

Scene of a few rodeos and epic beat downs, Burns has potential for good surf, and is otherwise a Class II section of the Colorado River.

Important CW Cruise Information:
Please remember you are responsible for yourself on the river.  You are also responsible to the group.  Boat within your ability.  Don't take unnecessary risks.  Don't participate in a rescue if you are likely to become another victim.  Cruise Coordinators have the right to deny inclusion on a trip for any reason and they also have the right to request a participant to leave the river for any reason. Conditions change drastically with water level.

Do not show up to a cruise unannounced.  You must contact the cruise leader in advance as trips have participant limits and ability requirements.  If you are not going to make a scheduled event, you MUST let the leader know.  No-shows are inconsiderate.

Cruises and River Weekends are not instructional events.  You should have the skills necessary to safely navigate the section of river to be run. Only current CW members are allowed to participate in CW events.  Please bring your completed liability waiver to give to the leader for each event. Click here to download the waiver.

Some cruises may be above the ability level for some members and varying water levels can have an impact on the difficulty of the run. Please research the water level and run you are interested in doing. You can find some of this information at the River Levels webpage on our website.  Published resources include Colorado Rivers & Creeks 2 and Whitewater of the Southern Rockies.  If you are unsure if your ability matches the run at the predicted flow, discuss your boating resume with the trip leader.

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