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BARREL SPRINGS

Whitewater River Run





Colorado Colorado River

Barrel Springs

Class IV+ TO V+ Easy

1,370 CFS

Runnable
69°, Sunny

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Colorado River are between a bare minimum of 500cfs and a high of 8,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09070500, the Colorado River Near Dotsero Remember only watercraft are permitted at Barrel Springs.

Status Runnable
Class Level IV+ to V+
Elevation 6,113 ft
Run Length 4.0 Mi
Gradient 85 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 1370 cfs
Gage Height 2.7 ft
Reporting Streamgage Colorado River Near Dotsero
USGS 09070500

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Castle Creek At Aspen
USGS 09075400
43 cfs ft
Lincoln Creek Bl Grizzly Reservoir
USGS 09073005
1 cfs 1.1 ft
East River Bl Cement Creek Nr Crested Butte
USGS 09112200
135 cfs 1.3 ft
Yampa River Below Craig
USGS 09247600
224 cfs 1.2 ft
Yampa River Below Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237500
41 cfs 2.6 ft
Crystal River Ab Avalanche C
USGS 09081600
138 cfs 1.1 ft
Hunter Creek Near Aspen
USGS 09074000
8 cfs 1.1 ft
Hubbard Creek At Highway 133 At Mouth Nr Bowie
USGS 09132960
2 cfs 0.5 ft
Yampa River Above Elkhead Creek Near Hayden
USGS 09244490
240 cfs 1.6 ft
Fish Cr At Upper Sta Nr Steamboat Springs
USGS 09238900
7 cfs 0.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Zirkel
SNOTEL 1033
2" 1"
Columbine
SNOTEL 408
1" 1"
Old Battle
SNOTEL 673
5" -1"
Divide Peak
SNOTEL 449
1" 0"
Wager Gulch
SNOTEL 1188
1" 0"
Bison Lake
SNOTEL 345
1" 0"
Ripple Creek
SNOTEL 717
1" 1"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
1.23" -0.48"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
10" -1"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
1" 1"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Avalanche 13 7,320 ft
Redstone 17 7,299 ft
Supply Basin 7 10,767 ft
Sweetwater Lake 9 7,739 ft
Coffee Pot Spring 10 10,084 ft
Trappers Lake 35 9,747 ft
Upper Colorado Rec Area None 6,158 ft
Bogan Flats 36 7,609 ft
White Owl 6 10,705 ft
Deep Lake 35 10,475 ft
Lyons Gulch Dispersed 4 6,209 ft
Himes Peak 11 8,794 ft
McClure 8 8,187 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Buttermilk Mountain 10" 52° 0.9"
Crested Butte Mountain Resort 0" 56° 0"
Sunlight Mountain Resort 0" 56° 0"
Snowmass 10" 52° 0.9"
Aspen Highlands 10" 52° 0.9"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Bogan Canyon 138.0cfs 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
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Oh Be Joyful 653.0cfs 1.0 Mi V
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 2290.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
Cemetery 901.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Waterfall to Confluence 401.0cfs 1.0 Mi V-
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 1380.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
Barrel Springs 1370.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- 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+
Crystal Mill Falls 310.0cfs None Mi V- to V
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Barrel Springs 1370.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
New Castle to Silt 2290.0cfs 7.6 Mi II
Avalanche Down 138.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
Burns to Dotsero 1370.0cfs 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
Two Rivers to South Canyon 2290.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III

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