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Hundreds expected at Gore Canyon this weekend

DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT

KREMMLING ” Hundreds of racers and spectators expected to attend the Gore Canyon Race, a national whitewater race on the Colorado River southwest of Kremmling.

The Confluence Road to the put-in for the Gore Canyon run will be closed to traffic Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Race organizers are providing a free shuttle between Pumphouse Campground and the Gore Canyon put-in.

Camping will be allowed at Pumphouse in both developed campsites and at designated dispersed camping areas. No more than two cars will be allowed at each developed campsite.

On Friday night, dispersed camping will be allowed in a designated walk-in area adjacent to the group campsite in the Launch #3 area.

Saturday night dispersed camping will be allowed in both the walk-in area and in the group campsite. Campfires will only be allowed in the developed campsites.

Developed campsites are $10 per site, and dispersed camping is $1 per person.

Additional dispersed camping will be allowed as usual along the Trough Road. BLM encourages using sustainable camping practices, such as camping in established areas, keeping vehicles on roads and packing out trash.

“We’re reminding everyone to stay off of the railroad tracks and keep their dogs leashed,” said Dave Stout, Kremmling BLM Field Manager.

Stout also points out that the Pumphouse Recreation Area will be occupied by high numbers of racers and spectators this weekend.

For those looking to camp away from the race activity, a limited number of campsites are available farther down river at BLM’s Radium Site.

This will be the 19th year for the race. Race organizers obtain a special recreation use permit from BLM to hold the race and coordinate closely with BLM, Union Pacific and Grand County.

For more information on the Gore Canyon Race, visit http://gorecanyon.com.


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