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BARREL SPRINGS

Whitewater River Run





Colorado Colorado River

Barrel Springs

Class IV+ TO V+ Easy

1,170 CFS

Runnable
36°, Patchy Fog Then Slight Chance Snow Showers And Breezy

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 1170 cfs
Gage Height 2.1 ft
Reporting Streamgage Colorado River Near Dotsero
USGS 09070500

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
North Fork Gunnison River Below Paonia
USGS 09134100
82 cfs 1.0 ft
Muddy Creek At Bardine
USGS 09131500
-999 cfs 3.7 ft
Yampa River Above Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237450
48 cfs 3.7 ft
Elk River Near Milner
USGS 09242500
27 cfs 1.4 ft
East River Bl Cement Creek Nr Crested Butte
USGS 09112200
98 cfs 0.8 ft
Crystal River Ab Avalanche C
USGS 09081600
45 cfs 0.6 ft
Minnesota Creek Near Paonia
USGS 09134000
4 cfs ft
Yampa River At Steamboat Springs
USGS 09239500
86 cfs 1.2 ft
Fish Cr At Upper Sta Nr Steamboat Springs
USGS 09238900
10 cfs 0.3 ft
White River Above Coal Creek
USGS 09304200
250 cfs 1.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Whiskey Park
SNOTEL 859
86" -1"
Zirkel
SNOTEL 1033
68" -2"
colona 4nw
SNOTEL CLNC2
1" -1"
Overland Res.
SNOTEL 675
50" 0"
hayden coop
SNOTEL HAYC2
40" -2"
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
58" 2"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
40" 0"
North Lost Trail
SNOTEL 669
61" -1"
Schofield Pass
SNOTEL 737
86" -2"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
42" 0"
Burro Mountain
SNOTEL 378
52" 0"
Red Mountain Pass
SNOTEL 713
59" 0"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
71" -2"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
42" -1"
Webber Springs
SNOTEL 852
68" 0"
Battle Mountain
SNOTEL 317
46" 0"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
36" 0"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
45" 0"
Bear River
SNOTEL 1061
32" -1"
Crosho
SNOTEL 426
45" -41"
Butte
SNOTEL 380
44" -1"
Old Battle
SNOTEL 673
94" 0"
Bison Lake
SNOTEL 345
75" -1"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
76" 0"
Divide Peak
SNOTEL 449
63" -3"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
16" 0"
Little Snake River
SNOTEL 1047
90" -1"
Mineral Creek
SNOTEL 629
38" 0"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
35" -1"
Elk River
SNOTEL 467
58" 0"
Idarado
SNOTEL 538
39" 0"
Mc Clure Pass
SNOTEL 618
51" -1"
Ripple Creek
SNOTEL 717
87" -1"
Blackhall Mtn
SNOTEL 1119
88" -3"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
120" 0"
Wager Gulch
SNOTEL 1188
24" 0"
Trapper Lake
SNOTEL 827
23" 0"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
McClure 8 8,187 ft
Supply Basin 7 10,767 ft
Coffee Pot Spring 10 10,084 ft
Bogan Flats 36 7,609 ft
Lyons Gulch Dispersed 4 6,209 ft
White Owl 6 10,705 ft
Himes Peak 11 8,794 ft
Upper Colorado Rec Area None 6,158 ft
Avalanche 13 7,320 ft
Redstone 17 7,299 ft
Deep Lake 35 10,475 ft
Sweetwater Lake 9 7,739 ft
Trappers Lake 35 9,747 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Snowmass 45" 27° 2.19"
Sunlight Mountain Resort 51" 31° 1.86"
Aspen Highlands 45" 27° 2.19"
Crested Butte Mountain Resort 44" 27° 1.93"
Buttermilk Mountain 45" 27° 2.19"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Avalanche Down 51.9cfs 12.0 Mi III
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
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
Waterfall to Confluence 401.0cfs 1.0 Mi V-
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 2290.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
Oh Be Joyful 653.0cfs 1.0 Mi V
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 1380.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- 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
Bogan Canyon 51.9cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 901.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
Crystal Mill Falls 310.0cfs None Mi V- to V
Barrel Springs 1170.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
New Castle to Silt 2290.0cfs 7.6 Mi II
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Catherine Store Section 401.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
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
Burns to Dotsero 1170.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV
Barrel Springs 1170.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II

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