Colorado Rivers and Creeks (CRC) was first published in 1995 as a whitewater guidebook for the Colorado and Northern New Mexico region. This, the second edition, was created to cover all the "gaps" of the first edition. Like boating itself, it is bigger and better.
This new edition introduces 40 runs. A few runs from the first edition that were rarely boated have been deleted. There are 158 runs described in this book, ranging in difficulty from class II to class VI. On the mellow side of the scale, we created a cut-off point within class II. In general, only class II runs of outstanding scenic value are described. Class III and IV runs comprise a very large and well-covered category. Class V runs form another large category, and there are some VI's as well.
This guide is written from an advanced boater's viewpoint in a style attempting to preserve the adventure of each run. Though offering descriptions of many runs, the book is not meant to give a complete guide to each specific run. The authors do their best to get you to and from the river and to alert you to most major hazards, better surfing waves, desirable campsites, and some of the places to find your next beer.
The runs are grouped by drainage, and the drainages are indexed alpabetically. Some larger drainages have been partitioned into their major tributaries. There is also a color-code around the page number at the bottom of each page visible when leafing through the book to aid in finding a particular drainage without having to scan the index.
Keywords: Colorado Rivers and Creeks by Banks & Eckardt, Colorado Kayaking Guidebook, Colorado Kayak Guide, Guide Book for Colorado Creeks