Roaring Fork Weekend 2021

  • 06/11/2021
  • 06/13/2021
  • Ami's Acres Campground, Glenwood Springs

Registration

  • This registration is for people camping in the group camping area. Camping is for tent or pickup/van camping only. No trailers (raft or campers). Camping sites are first come, first served. Camping cost includes Friday and Saturday nights. You will need to leave camp on Sunday morning before boating.
  • This registration is for those who have made their own reservations at Ami's Acres because you're bringing your camper or raft trailer. This is not the cost of your camping. This is just for participating in the event.
  • This registration is for our friends who live in the area, are staying elsewhere for the weekend or making a day trip.

Registration is closed

Welcome Back! CW is once again planning a Roaring Fork Weekend for June 11 - 13, 2021!

Because of the continuing COVID pandemic, this weekend may look a little different than some river weekends in the past but we are excited to get together again safely. Participation in camping and all activities will be subject to compliance with Colorado Whitewater's new COVID Policy, which can be found at this link: CW COVID Policy. If complying with these policies is not okay with you, please do not register or attend. If you do not comply with the policies while at the event, you may be asked to leave for the remainder of the weekend.  Sorry for the buzz-kill but it is critical that we do all we can to comply with current guidelines and even more importantly keep one another safe. 

We'll be doing runs on the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers. There are also tons of other great activities in the Glenwood Springs area, including the famous hot springs. (Some hot springs, including Iron Mountain, are limiting capacity and requiring reservations during COVID.) Please note that some access points on the Roaring Fork are Colorado State Wildlife Areas (SWA) and anyone 16 or older now need either a fishing license or the new "SWA Pass" to access the river from those points. Either a fishing licenses or SWA Pass costs $46.48 for the year and can be bought at www.cpwshop.com.  Daily SWA passes are also available online for $9/day.

As a reminder, river weekends are not instructional events. Although we're all there to support one another, plan on boating within your skill set. That said,  Colorado River School (Colorado River School) will have beginner kayaking instruction available on Saturday!  This will be a separate event and registration is directly with Colorado River School CRS Registration.

CAMPING / REGISTRATIONS: We will be camping at Ami's Acres Campground in Glenwood Springs. The address is 50235 US 6, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. CW has reserved the group camping areas Friday and Saturday evenings. Because of the tight site areas on a hillside these are for tent and pickup/van camping only. We are limited to only 50 registrants for the group camping areas. Areas for pickup/van camping are limited so please indicate what you'll be camping in when you register. If you want to bring you camper or raft trailer, please make a reservation directly by calling Ami's Acres at 970-945-5340. 

AS OF 5/22, IT APPEARS WE ARE AT CAPACITY IN THE CAMPGROUND. ALTHOUGH THERE IS MORE WALK-IN TENT SPACE THE VEHICLE SPACE IS LIMITED AND ASSUMING EACH REGISTRANT BRINGS A CAR FOR THEMSELVES AND ANY GUESTS IT IS GOING TO BE TOUGH FOR ANY MORE PEOPLE TO PARK. PLEASE GO AHEAD AND SIGN UP ON THE WAITLIST WHILE WE ASSESS WHETHER THERE IS ENOUGH ROOM FOR MORE PEOPLE OR NOT. PLEASE ALSO CONSIDER CARPOOLING AND LET THE ORGANIZER KNOW IF SO. 

UPON ARRIVAL: We are going to be cozy at camp so plan on making new friends when you're there. This is especially true with regards to parking since it looks like few people are carpooling. If you can carpool, please do so. There are three camping areas and upon arrival I plan to direct you to one of the three depending on your camping style. If you arrive after hours or when I'm not around, please park in the most appropriate area that still has space.

  • Purple (sites 51 – 56): This area can accommodate pickup/van camping as well some tent spots so we're going to try to put mixed groups there. Although there are officially only 6 sites, we're going to be putting more than that there.
  • Blue (sites 63 – 65): This area is best for those camping in their pickups or vans. Similarly, we're going to put more vehicles in there than the three sites might suggest.
  • Yellow (sites 71 – 80): This is the walk-in tent camping area. There are a variety of sites, some of which will hold 3 or 4 tents. If you want privacy, you'll want to arrive early, walk farther and select a site with room for only one tent. If you select a large site, you'll need to share.
  • Group / Common Area: We've reserved site 67 near the entrance as a group social area. Look for the CW canopy there.

SOME GUIDELINES:

  • Release Forms: Upon check-in I'm going to ask everyone to sign a release form for the entire weekend. This will be required for camping as well as participating on any cruises.
  • Fires: We all remember the fire in Glenwood Canyon last year and want to do everything we can to avoid a similar tragedy. Assuming there is not a fire restriction (which there isn't currently), the only open fires allowed will be one campfire at the group social area (site 67). At your individual campsites, provided they are allowed by any fire restrictions, you can have propane fires and stoves so long as they can be switched off if needed.
  • Dogs: Our hosts welcome dogs as long as they're under your control and don't leave our camping area. If this means a leash for your dog, please keep them on a leash. We absolutely can't have dogs roaming into other camping areas. You also cannot leave your dog tied up or in your tent while you go boating. Obviously, you have to pick up after your dog, too.
  • Sunday Departure: We need to vacate the campground on Sunday morning. This means we can't leave vehicles in the campground when we go to boat because our hosts have new guests coming in.

Because of COVID and to facilitate contact tracing if necessary, all participants are required to register for this event regardless of whether you are in the group camping area, have your own camping reservation, or are staying elsewhere and just participating for the day. Similarly we will need full contact information for all participants including guests. This event is limited to Colorado Whitewater members only. When you register you'll see three types of registrations depending on your circumstances. Participants will also be required to sign a new release form at the event that covers both the usual ACA release as well as special COVID provisions. Unfortunately, we don't think we will be able to have the potluck on Saturday night this year. 

DIRECTIONS: From Denver take I-70 to Glenwood springs, take exit 114 Hwy 6, take the 3rd exit for the traffic circle to follow Hwy 6, campground is down 1.1 miles on the right.

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    CRUISES: We're meeting at 9:30am on Saturday and Sunday at Two Rivers Park (740 Devereux Rd, Glenwood Springs, CO). Have your gear, food/drinks, dog, etc. with you so we can organize the cruise groups and depart for the river. I will have signup sheets for cruises at camp on Friday evening so you can see who is running what and if you can workout a carpool, go for it! Tentatively we're planning the following cruises but if you want to lead a different cruise, GREAT! Let me know.

    Saturday:

    • Grizzly Creek to South Canyon: A beginner run on the Colorado downstream of Shoshone.
    • Cemetery: An intermediate run on the Roaring Fork. Note: you will need a fishing license or SWA Pass for access to the Roaring Fork put-in.
    • Shoshone: A class III run - either lap it twice or run it through South Canyon.
    • Crystal River / Bogan Canyon: A class III/IV run ending with pizza at a local pub.
    • Beginner Instruction: If you want beginner instruction, you can sign up with Colorado River School for a class on Saturday.

    Sunday:

    • Shoshone: A class III run - either lap it twice or run it through South Canyon.
    • SUP Shoshone: If anyone is interested. Must bring your own stand-up paddle board.
    • Raft Cruise: Either starting at Shoshone or Grizzly Creek and continuing to South Canyon. Ideally working on some skills.
    • Slaughterhouse: Class III/IV run on the Roarking Fork. Note: you will need a fishing license or SWA Pass for access to the Roarding Fork put-in.

    NO GROUP POTLUCK DINNER:  Sorry, there will be no group potluck this year due to COVID concerns.

    The weather forecast looks awesome so plan on having a great time on the river. But know the water is always a bit chilly in Colorado so dress appropriately.

    Questions? Email Gail at gail80220@gmail.com. Include "Roaring Fork Weekend" in the subject line.


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