Gangster rap, rowdy college kids, and a beautiful polished granite canyon.
Life continues to amaze me, after traveling across the country I stopped into Durango CO for a quick visit and immediately was given a tour of the local goods. Vallecito Canyon might be the best mile of creek boating in CO, the drops are plentiful, the access is just tedious enough to keeps mobs out, and the quality is a good as it gets.
Hiking a mile into the wilderness
The hike into the canyon is a mile long stroll up every inch of gradient you are about to paddle down. A good kayak backpack system is strongly recommended, and making more then one lap in a day takes determination.
Joel Cameron, heading deeper into Vallecito canyon
The Canyon is pretty and pretty remote, there are only a few ok options for hiking out. Make sure the crew is strong and that someone has the lines dialed. I personally like getting super vague beta from Tony Miely.
Cruise Quenelle, buried in Trash Can
Even the best boaters get crushed, come prepared. Cody Beach got rolled in Trash Can, and destroyed his helmet and sprained his neck. It took the rest of the crew close to an hour to help Cody out of the canyon. Thankfully he was beat up but alright.
Reece Hanson finding his stroke on Entrance Falls
When it’s good it’s great, Vallecito usually puts on a show. Amazing boaters in an amazing setting.
Dealing with the mank and logs in Trash Can
The boys finishing up another evening lap, enjoying cold beers and another amazing sunset
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