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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Colorado River

Barrel Springs

Class IV+ TO V+ Difficulty


81°, Sunny

The Barrel Springs River Run on the Colorado River in Colorado is a Class III-IV whitewater section with rapids such as Skull and Wall Slammer. This run can be challenging for beginners and requires experienced rafting skills. The best time of year to float this section is during the spring and early summer months when the water level is high, with recommended CFS levels ranging from 2,000-5,000. Obstacles to watch out for include tight turns, large rocks, and strong currents, so it's important to have a knowledgeable guide and proper safety equipment.

Weather today, Sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Status Runnable
Class Level IV+ to V+
Elevation 6,113 ft
Run Length 4.0 Mi
Gradient 85 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 1490 cfs
Gauge Height 2.9 ft
Reporting Streamgage Colorado River Near Dotsero
USGS 09070500

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