Bell Cord Couloir

A steep, technical descent between two of Colorado's most iconic peaks.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Minnesota Creek Near Paonia
USGS 09134000
4 cfs ft
Middle Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09066300
0 cfs 2.1 ft
Taylor River At Almont
USGS 09110000
121 cfs 1.5 ft
Lake Creek Above Twin Lakes Reservoir
USGS 07084500
15 cfs 2.1 ft
West Divide Creek Near Raven
USGS 09089500
1 cfs 1.0 ft
Beaver Creek At Avon
USGS 09067000
3 cfs 1.9 ft
Roaring Fork River Near Aspen
USGS 09073400
32 cfs 0.8 ft
Gore Creek At Mouth
USGS 09066510
15 cfs 5.2 ft
Twin-Lakes Tunnel At E Portl
USGS 09073000
1 cfs 0.1 ft
Eagle R Bl Wastewater Treatment Plant At Avon
USGS 09067020
68 cfs 2.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Vallecito
SNOTEL 843
1" -1"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
2" 1"
Wolf Creek Summit
SNOTEL 874
10" -1"
carbondale 5.9 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-51
1.68" 0.93"
carbondale 4.6 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-GF-49
1.18" 0.86"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
1" 0"
Ripple Creek
SNOTEL 717
3" -3"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
3" 1"
Lily Pond
SNOTEL 580
2" 0"
Bison Lake
SNOTEL 345
3" -1"
Slumgullion
SNOTEL 762
6" 0"
Upper San Juan
SNOTEL 840
4" -3"
pitkin 1.1 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-59
0.35" -0.04"
cimarron 8nw ham
SNOTEL CKDC2
0.04" 0"
Beartown
SNOTEL 327
3" -1"
North Lost Trail
SNOTEL 669
2" -1"
Wager Gulch
SNOTEL 1188
4" -1"
Columbine
SNOTEL 408
3" 0"
crested butte 6.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-18
7.65" -0.36"
yampa 5.1 s, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-26
1.61" 0.62"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
1" -2"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
4" 1"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
12" 1"
glenwood springs .64 s, co
SNOTEL CO-GF-1
0.15" -1.15"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
1" -1"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
8.49" -0.35"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
4" 0"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
2" 1"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
3" 1"
creede 0.2 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-MN-4
1.24" -0.73"
glenwood springs 7.0 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GF-67
5.05" -0.07"
Zirkel
SNOTEL 1033
7" 0"
gunnison coop
SNOTEL GUNC2
0.03" 0"
crested butte coop
SNOTEL CBUC2
4.74" -0.02"
Lost Dog
SNOTEL 940
6" 0"
Mc Clure Pass
SNOTEL 618
3" -2"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
2" 1"
Grayback
SNOTEL 1058
2" -1"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
4" 0"
Trapper Lake
SNOTEL 827
2" -3"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
3" -153"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
11" 0"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
7" -1"
Burro Mountain
SNOTEL 378
3" -1"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
4" 0"
pagosa springs 9.1 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-MN-1
1.05" -0.43"
steamboat springs 0.7 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-53
1.95" -0.2"
Elk River
SNOTEL 467
4" 0"
gunnison 3wsw
SNOTEL GUXC2
0.04" 0"
Butte
SNOTEL 380
3" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Silver Queen 6 8,682 ft
Silver Bell 14 8,520 ft
Gothic 4 9,657 ft
Almont 10 7,990 ft
Silver Bar 4 8,312 ft
Lake Irwin 32 10,400 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Aspen Highlands -1" 46° 0.88"
Aspen Mountain 4" 48° 0.88"
Buttermilk Mountain -1" 46° 0.88"
Snowmass -1" 46° 0.88"
Crested Butte Mountain Resort 3" 45° 1.19"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Crystal Mill Falls 97.3cfs None Mi V- to V
Waterfall to Confluence 315.0cfs 1.0 Mi V-
Cemetery 640.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+
Avalanche Down 97.3cfs 12.0 Mi III
Castle Creek 121.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
State Bridge to Burns 660.0cfs 20.0 Mi I to II+
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 993.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 640.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
Catherine Store Section 315.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 993.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Barrel Springs 993.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Oh Be Joyful 242.0cfs 1.0 Mi V
Barrel Springs 993.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Bogan Canyon 97.3cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+