Lightning Bolt Couloir

This line makes its way down a steep couloir with a 4 hour approach. This is a fun spring ski.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Los Pinos River Near Ignacio
USGS 09353800
7 cfs 1.4 ft
Uncompahgre River At Delta
USGS 09149500
465 cfs 3.9 ft
Mineral Creek At Silverton
USGS 09359010
38 cfs 0.8 ft
Surface Creek At Cedaredge
USGS 09143500
13 cfs 0.9 ft
Minnesota Creek Near Paonia
USGS 09134000
4 cfs ft
Uncompahgre River Near Ouray
USGS 09146020
55 cfs 0.7 ft
Dallas Creek Near Ridgway
USGS 09147000
20 cfs 2.6 ft
Lake Fork Blw Lake San Cristobal Nr Lake City
USGS 09123450
35 cfs 4.2 ft
Los Pinos River At La Boca
USGS 09354500
32 cfs 3.2 ft
Uncompahgre River At Colona
USGS 09147500
66 cfs 3.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Lone Cone
SNOTEL 589
1" 0"
Slumgullion
SNOTEL 762
5" 1"
Columbus Basin
SNOTEL 904
7" 1"
Upper Rio Grande
SNOTEL 839
1" 1"
Beartown
SNOTEL 327
3" 1"
Red Mountain Pass
SNOTEL 713
5" 1"
Spud Mountain
SNOTEL 780
1" 0"
Stump Lakes
SNOTEL 797
4" 4"
Wager Gulch
SNOTEL 1188
1" 0"
Idarado
SNOTEL 538
4" 2"
Mancos
SNOTEL 905
2" 1"
Sharkstooth
SNOTEL 1060
1" 2"
Park Reservoir
SNOTEL 682
11" 0"
Black Mesa
SNOTEL 1185
5" 0"
Mesa Lakes
SNOTEL 622
3" 0"
Vallecito
SNOTEL 843
1" 0"
Overland Res.
SNOTEL 675
2" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Amphitheater 35 8,254 ft
Sig Creek 9 9,255 ft
Molas Lake Public Park None 10,504 ft
Purgatory 14 8,827 ft
South Mineral 26 9,849 ft
Matterhorn 28 9,466 ft
Ridgway State Park 283 7,062 ft
Haviland Lake 43 8,159 ft
Telluride Town Park 28 8,771 ft
Thistledown 9 8,501 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Durango Mountain Resort 0" 57° 0.45"
Telluride 1" 43° 0.16"
Hesperus Ski Area 7" 38° 0"
Silverton Mountain 5" 42° 0.23"
Kendall Mountain 1" 43° 0.16"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
South Mineral Creek 39.7cfs 0.5 Mi V to V+
Gunnison Gorge 90.6cfs 14.0 Mi III to IV-