Gore Canyon Festival 2022 Event
Gore Fest is on! The classic downriver races through Gore Canyon are scheduled for August 27 and freestyle and SUP events are TBD. We intend on going back to a more complete festival than last year. Location TBD. All racers MUST register online - registration forms forthcoming. 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 a Colorado's favortie race event. Please stay tuned for more event information in the coming weeks.
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.