The Pencil

A classic pencil chute with relatively easy access from Crested Butte.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Lincoln Creek Bl Grizzly Reservoir
USGS 09073005
16 cfs 1.6 ft
East River At Almont Co.
USGS 09112500
90 cfs 2.8 ft
Roaring Fork River Near Aspen
USGS 09073400
36 cfs 0.9 ft
Hubbard Creek At Highway 133 At Mouth Nr Bowie
USGS 09132960
2 cfs ft
Uncompahgre River Near Ouray
USGS 09146020
55 cfs 0.7 ft
E Fork Terror Cr Blw Cottonwood Stomp Nr Bowie
USGS 09132985
0 cfs ft
Taylor River Below Taylor Park Reservoir
USGS 09109000
74 cfs 3.3 ft
Piney River Near State Bridge
USGS 09059500
15 cfs 2.7 ft
Roaring Fork River At Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085000
624 cfs 2.6 ft
North Clear Creek Bl Continental Reservoir
USGS 08214500
11 cfs 1.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Crosho
SNOTEL 426
10" 0"
Butte
SNOTEL 380
1" 1"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
2" 1"
Beartown
SNOTEL 327
3" 1"
Wager Gulch
SNOTEL 1188
1" 0"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
1" 0"
crested butte 6.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-18
0.3" 0.27"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
3" 2"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
11" 1"
Vallecito
SNOTEL 843
1" 0"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
2" 1"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
4.98" 0.1"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
2" 0"
Slumgullion
SNOTEL 762
5" 1"
Upper Rio Grande
SNOTEL 839
1" 1"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
2" 1"
Grayback
SNOTEL 1058
3" 1"
Lily Pond
SNOTEL 580
3" 3"
Upper San Juan
SNOTEL 840
3" 4"
Stump Lakes
SNOTEL 797
4" 4"
Ripple Creek
SNOTEL 717
2" 1"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
15" 2"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
1" 1"
Wolf Creek Summit
SNOTEL 874
11" 6"
yampa 5.1 s, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-26
0.45" 0"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
1" 1"
Idarado
SNOTEL 538
4" 2"
Overland Res.
SNOTEL 675
2" 1"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
7" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Palisades Senior RV Park 59 7,680 ft
Gothic 4 9,657 ft
Elk Creek - Curecanti Area 160 7,575 ft
Lake Irwin 32 10,400 ft
Silver Queen 6 8,682 ft
Stevens Creek - Curecanti Recreation Area 54 7,540 ft
Dry Gulch - Curecanti Area 10 7,583 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Snowmass -1" 38° 1.5"
Aspen Mountain 3" 42° 0.89"
Buttermilk Mountain -1" 38° 1.5"
Sunlight Mountain Resort 0" 47° 2.62"
Aspen Highlands -1" 38° 1.5"
Crested Butte Mountain Resort 1" 39° 2.06"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1030.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 1030.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 1700.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
Castle Creek 119.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Catherine Store Section 270.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
Crystal Mill Falls 103.0cfs None Mi V- to V
Avalanche Down 103.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
Oh Be Joyful 267.0cfs 1.0 Mi V
Bogan Canyon 103.0cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 624.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1030.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Cemetery 624.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+
Waterfall to Confluence 270.0cfs 1.0 Mi V-
Barrel Springs 1030.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Barrel Springs 1030.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+