A few minutes below Adrenaline is a 5 foot drop boof right after dodging some holes at the top of the rapid. Then there is some boogie Class III-IV rapids down to the rapid most people portage. Even if you don’t portage this one it is a good idea to hop out and do a quick scout for wood.After a few fun drops the creek heads east and through the s-turns. Keep it straight and avoid the big holes. Next is ‘Dragon’s Back’ noted by a ninety degree turn to the left, and a protruding fin of rock dividing the current. ‘Dragon’s Back’ can be scouted on the left . At lower flows the left slot is a piece of cake. At high flows the backwash coming off this 12 foot drop is a beast. Run right along the wall. A short float along class II brings you to the take-out. Shuttle: Take U.S. Hwy 550 North over Coal Bank Pass to the base of Molas Pass. The put-in is here on Old Lime Creek Road. Drive down Rd. 1 about 3 miles to a small camping area at rivers edge. An alternate takeout near Adrenaline Falls is near the bridge that crosses Coal creek.
For experienced boaters in the Durango area looking to step up past some of the more classic runs, the Second Gorge of Lime Creek offers up large, picturesque drops in a pristine wilderness setting. Groups will be faced with two less than appealing options for access to the falls.