Gore Fest 2022 is ON!
Gore Fest is on! The classic downriver race through Gore Canyon and Upper Colorado SUP Race is scheduled for Saturday, August 27th with a freestyle rodeo on the morning of Sunday, August 28th. Racer check-in will be at Pumphouse rec area. There will be no camping reserved by the event and will be first come first serve, be sure to pay all fees to BLM. There is no reserved camping associated with Gore Fest. All racers MUST register online - REGISTER HERE. Registration closes 6pm on August 26th. Each race entry includes a discounted one-year membership with American Whitewater, a race bib, t-shirt, insurance, and BLM fees. There will be a cash purse for winners of each class, $10 of each registration will go towards that purse. Each registration is $85.
We are really excited to see you on the water this August and to celebrate all that the Upper Colorado River has to offer with Colorado's favorite race event. New this year, we will have an online silent auction with some amazing items - kayaks, drysuits, gear galore! Stay tuned for more info about that.
Gore Fest provides us with an opportunity to reflect on this iconic stretch of whitewater as well as the important stewardship work that American Whitewater has done for the Upper Colorado River. American Whitewater is heavily invested in the protection of the Colorado River and actively participates in long-term streamflow protection through the BLM and Forest Service management planning, and played a critical role in securing the Gore Canyon whitewater park Recreational In-Channel Diversion (RICD), which gives boating flows on the Colorado River legal protection under State water law. American Whitewater is also the leading representative of the recreational community on the Upper Colorado River Wild and Scenic Stakeholders group where flows for the Colorado River are negotiated by American Whitewater and our stakeholders. Gore Fest is our time to celebrate this beautiful place we work hard to protect, and an opportunity for paddlers, industry, and partners to enjoy and support our cooperative stewardship efforts.
All racers MUST register online - REGISTER HERE. Registration closes 6pm on August 26th.