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AVALANCHE DOWN

Whitewater River Run





Colorado Crystal River

Avalanche Down

Class III Easy

81 CFS

Too Low
74°, Mostly Sunny Then Slight Chance T-Storms

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Crystal River are between a bare minimum of 500cfs and a high of 1,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09081600, the Crystal River Ab Avalanche C Remember only watercraft are permitted at Avalanche Down.

Status Too Low
Class Level III
Elevation 6,920 ft
Run Length 12.0 Mi
Gradient 54 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 81.3 cfs
Gage Height 0.9 ft
Reporting Streamgage Crystal River Ab Avalanche C
USGS 09081600

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Cochetopa Creek Below Rock Creek Nr Parlin
USGS 09118450
29 cfs 2.1 ft
N.F. Gunnison R Blw Leroux Cr
USGS 09135950
71 cfs 7.5 ft
Surface Creek Near Cedaredge
USGS 09143000
26 cfs 2.6 ft
North Fork Gunnison River Near Somerset
USGS 09132500
74 cfs 1.5 ft
Gunnison River Near Gunnison
USGS 09114500
197 cfs 1.0 ft
Taylor River Below Taylor Park Reservoir
USGS 09109000
101 cfs 3.6 ft
Taylor River At Almont
USGS 09110000
147 cfs 1.6 ft
Fryingpan River Near Ruedi
USGS 09080400
253 cfs 2.1 ft
Hubbard Creek Above Iron Point Gulch Nr Bowie
USGS 09132940
6 cfs ft
White River Near Meeker
USGS 09304500
244 cfs 2.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Vallecito
SNOTEL 843
2" 1"
Molas Lake
SNOTEL 632
1" 0"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
10" 0"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
McClure 8 8,187 ft
Lost Lake 19 9,621 ft
Coffee Pot Spring 10 10,084 ft
Redstone 17 7,299 ft
Paonia State Park 13 6,467 ft
Bogan Flats 36 7,609 ft
Avalanche 13 7,320 ft
Lake Irwin 32 10,400 ft
Erickson Springs 18 6,830 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Sunlight Mountain Resort 0" 62° 0"
Crested Butte Mountain Resort 0" 62° 0"
Snowmass 10" 56° 0.17"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Barrel Springs 1270.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Avalanche Down 81.3cfs 12.0 Mi III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Waterfall to Confluence 401.0cfs 1.0 Mi V-
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 1380.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Cemetery 901.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Bogan Canyon 81.3cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Barrel Springs 1270.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 2290.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Catherine Store Section 401.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 901.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
New Castle to Silt 2290.0cfs 7.6 Mi II
Two Rivers to South Canyon 2290.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III
Crystal Mill Falls 310.0cfs None Mi V- to V
Oh Be Joyful 653.0cfs 1.0 Mi V
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Burns to Dotsero 1270.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV

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