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AVALANCHE DOWN

Whitewater River Run





Colorado Crystal River

Avalanche Down

Class III Easy

48 CFS

Too Low
38°, Sunny

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 48.2 cfs
Gage Height 0.6 ft
Reporting Streamgage Crystal River Ab Avalanche C
USGS 09081600

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Fryingpan River Near Ruedi
USGS 09080400
69 cfs 1.2 ft
Surface Creek Near Cedaredge
USGS 09143000
9 cfs 2.3 ft
West Divide Creek Near Raven
USGS 09089500
2 cfs 1.1 ft
North Fork Gunnison River Near Somerset
USGS 09132500
76 cfs 3.6 ft
Terror Creek At Mouth Near Bowie
USGS 09132995
2 cfs ft
North Fork Fryingpan River Near Norrie
USGS 09078500
21 cfs 2.7 ft
Tomichi Creek At Gunnison
USGS 09119000
112 cfs 2.3 ft
East River At Almont Co.
USGS 09112500
95 cfs 2.9 ft
Colorado River Below Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085100
1,190 cfs 3.7 ft
Hubbard Creek Above Iron Point Gulch Nr Bowie
USGS 09132940
6 cfs ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Trapper Lake
SNOTEL 827
23" -2"
Bison Lake
SNOTEL 345
80" 0"
North Lost Trail
SNOTEL 669
59" -2"
Mc Clure Pass
SNOTEL 618
53" -2"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
45" -1"
Cascade #2
SNOTEL 387
34" 0"
Upper Rio Grande
SNOTEL 839
26" 0"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
69" -3"
Crosho
SNOTEL 426
45" -1"
Molas Lake
SNOTEL 632
53" -1"
Park Reservoir
SNOTEL 682
79" 0"
Elk River
SNOTEL 467
62" -2"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
119" -4"
Mineral Creek
SNOTEL 629
38" -1"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
41" 0"
Whiskey Park
SNOTEL 859
85" -4"
Idarado
SNOTEL 538
38" 0"
Ripple Creek
SNOTEL 717
89" 0"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
38" -1"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
38" -1"
Upper San Juan
SNOTEL 840
76" -2"
Red Mountain Pass
SNOTEL 713
59" -1"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
30" 0"
Overland Res.
SNOTEL 675
51" 0"
hayden coop
SNOTEL HAYC2
44" -1"
Wager Gulch
SNOTEL 1188
23" 0"
colona 4nw
SNOTEL CLNC2
2" 0"
Weminuche Creek
SNOTEL 1160
56" -1"
Burro Mountain
SNOTEL 378
48" -3"
Spud Mountain
SNOTEL 780
70" -2"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
35" -1"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
75" 0"
Middle Creek
SNOTEL 624
48" -2"
Beartown
SNOTEL 327
56" -1"
Bear River
SNOTEL 1061
33" -1"
Schofield Pass
SNOTEL 737
86" -2"
Vallecito
SNOTEL 843
51" 0"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Lost Lake 19 9,621 ft
Avalanche 13 7,320 ft
Coffee Pot Spring 10 10,084 ft
Paonia State Park 13 6,467 ft
Lake Irwin 32 10,400 ft
Erickson Springs 18 6,830 ft
Bogan Flats 36 7,609 ft
McClure 8 8,187 ft
Redstone 17 7,299 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Crested Butte Mountain Resort 47" 28° 2.75"
Snowmass 47" 22° 0.05"
Sunlight Mountain Resort 56" 25° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Catherine Store Section 401.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
Barrel Springs 1170.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Crystal Mill Falls 310.0cfs None Mi V- to V
New Castle to Silt 2290.0cfs 7.6 Mi II
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 2290.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Two Rivers to South Canyon 2290.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Avalanche Down 44.7cfs 12.0 Mi III
Burns to Dotsero 1170.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Cemetery 901.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+
Oh Be Joyful 653.0cfs 1.0 Mi V
Bogan Canyon 44.7cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 901.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 1380.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
Waterfall to Confluence 401.0cfs 1.0 Mi V-
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Barrel Springs 1170.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+

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