Colorado River Weekend 2021

  • 09/10/2021
  • 09/12/2021
  • Pumphouse Campground, Kremmling CO

Registration

  • This registration is for members who live in the area, are staying elsewhere for the weekend, have reserved their own campsite or making a day trip. If the group camping is full, please don't show up hoping to camp with the group but registered as a Day Participant. Instead, please sign up on the waitlist.
  • This registration is for members camping in the group camping area. Everyone needs to be registered including significant others and children and it is $10 per person. Camping sites are first come, first served. There probably is not enough room for large campers but raft trailers should be okay. Please do not arrive before 3:00 on Friday.
  • This registration is for members volunteering to lead or sweep a cruise but NOT camping with the group.
  • This registration is for members camping in the group camping area AND volunteering to lead or sweep a cruise. Everyone needs to be registered including significant others and children. Camping sites are first come, first served. There probably is not enough room for large campers but raft trailers should be okay. Please do not arrive before 3:00 on Friday.

Registration is closed

Colorado River Weekend - September 10 - 12, 2021!

Join us for the last river weekend of 2021 on the Colorado River! 

CAMPING: We will be camping at the Pumphouse Campground (Co Hwy 106, Kremmling, CO 80459) in group campsites A & B. From Dillon take Hwy 9 North 36 miles to miles to Grand County Road 1 (Trough Road). Go west on Trough Road for about 11 miles, and turn right onto Pumphouse access road. Take the road to the river. The campground has pit toilets but no running water so bring whatever you need. We have reserved the group campsites for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights so 1) vehicles can be left at the site on Sunday while you boat and 2) you can camp there Sunday night if desired. There probably isn't room for large campers but raft trailers should be fine. There are also 20 individual campsites that may be better for campers but are probably all first come first served.  There is a day-use fee of $5 per day, payable to the BLM on entry for each vehicle.

Pumphouse Map

Link to BLM Pumphouse Site

CRUISES: Cruises from here are downstream on the Colorado from Pumphouse, the Lower Blue if it is running, Gore Canyon, and the play wave at the campground. If you're interested in leading or sweeping a cruise register as such but also email the organizer (Gail Tubbs) to let him know what you'd like to do. 

REGISTRATIONS: The group campground is limited to 60 people. Everyone participating in the weekend must be a CW member and registered regardless of whether they are boating or just a fun hog reading a book on the side of the river for the day. This includes significant others and children. We have four types of registrations. If you are volunteering to lead or sweep a cruise and want to join the group camp the weekend is FREE. Day participants and volunteers (either traveling in for the day or camping at an individual site) are also free. For all other participants the cost for the camping will be $10 per person for the weekend. 

ACA Membership: CW encourages our members to also be members of the American Canoe Association (ACA). Not only does your $40/year individual membership support the mission and programs of the ACA, it also saves CW $10 per participant per event that we have to otherwise pay ACA for insurance, which frees up your CW membership dues for other CW programs. You can join here if interested Join ACA.

SOME GUIDELINES:

  • Registration / Membership / COVID: All participants must be a member of Colorado Whitewater and must have registered prior to the event. This is, in part, to facilitate COVID contact tracing if necessary. We will need full contact information for all participants regardless of whether you're camping with the group, staying elsewhere, boating, or not boating. Participation in camping and all activities will be subject to compliance all local guidelines and Colorado Whitewater's current COVID Policy, which can be found at this link: CW COVID Policy.   
  • Release Forms: Upon check-in you will be asked to sign two release forms (ACA and COVID) for the entire weekend. This will be required for camping as well as participating on any cruises. You will receive a wristband so that cruise leaders know you have registered and signed all paperwork. 
  • Skills / Gear: As a reminder, river weekends are not instructional events and are not suitable for those who have not had instruction or experience in whitewater kayaking or rafting. Although we're all there to support one another, plan on boating within your skill level. Minimum necessary equipment for all boaters includes helmet, river shoes, type 3 or type 5 personal flotation device, and appropriate dry top or other layers. Kayakers should also have their float bags and skirt. Inflatable kayaks and rafts must be intended for whitewater use - not the vulnerable ones from department or sporting goods stores. 


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