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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Crystal River

Bogan Canyon

Class III TO III+ Difficulty


Too Low
47°, Increasing Clouds And Windy

The Bogan Canyon River Run on the Crystal River in Colorado offers a challenging Class IV-V river experience with steep drops, tight chutes, and technical rapids. This run is only recommended for experienced whitewater enthusiasts and requires advanced skills and equipment. The optimal time to float this section of water is during the spring snowmelt season, typically between May and June, with recommended flow levels between 500-1500 CFS. Obstacles include numerous boulders, steep drops, and narrow channels, requiring precise maneuvering and quick reactions. Overall, the Bogan Canyon River Run is an exhilarating and challenging adventure for experienced river runners.

Weather today, Increasing clouds, with a high near 47. Windy, with a south southwest wind 20 to 25 mph increasing to 30 to 35 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

Status Too Low
Class Level III to III+
Elevation 6,920 ft
Run Length 6.9 Mi
Gradient 68 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 43.5 cfs
Gauge Height 0.6 ft
Reporting Streamgage Crystal River Ab Avalanche C
USGS 09081600

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
White River Near Meeker
USGS 09304500
321 cfs 2.6 ft
Lincoln Creek Bl Grizzly Reservoir
USGS 09073005
1 cfs 1.0 ft
Yampa River Below Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237500
39 cfs 2.6 ft
Yampa River Above Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237450
41 cfs 2.6 ft
White River Above Coal Creek
USGS 09304200
300 cfs 2.0 ft
Piney River Near State Bridge
USGS 09059500
18 cfs 2.6 ft
White River Below North Elk Creek Near Buford
USGS 09304115
304 cfs 2.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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