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Finding a place to put in at Alamo can be a little tricky as much of it is private land. We were given permission by a land owner.
The portion above Alamo from the put in at "State Bridge" is rated as class III. We were floating a double Klepper (AE II) and wanted to keep it below class III.
It's a beautiful canyon trip with lots of bird watching opportunities. We cruised along for quite a while observing a Sandhill Crane. There's a great view from the road that allows a 3rd party observer (driver) to photograph you or just watch. We had a compliments from a complete stranger on the beauty of the perfect cadence of our paddling in the Klepper and the Sandhill Crane gliding along above us.
For shorter trips there's a put in/take out at Anderson Summer Camp at the halfway point. The take out point at Dotsero is ample for plenty of mustering. I haven't floated beyond Dotsero but the Rocky Mt. Sea Kayakers and the Colorado Canoe Association hold their annual race from here to Hanging Lake in the Glenwood Canyon. This is reputedly class I or less. This might be 7 or 8 miles.
Heel and Pegpads™
Hardshell Kayak Sail Rigs
The Kayak Wing
Bent Shaft Canoe Paddles