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BUENA VISTA WHITEWATER PARK

Whitewater River Run





Colorado Arkansas River

Buena Vista Whitewater Park

Class II+ TO III+ Easy

204 CFS

Runnable
57°, Sunny Then Mostly Sunny And Breezy

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Arkansas River are between a bare minimum of 200cfs and a high of 5,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 07087050, the Arkansas River Below Granite Remember only watercraft are permitted at Buena Vista Whitewater Park.

Status Runnable
Class Level II+ to III+
Elevation 8,629 ft
Run Length 1.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 204 cfs
Gage Height 11.2 ft
Reporting Streamgage Arkansas River Below Granite
USGS 07087050

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Blue River Below Dillon
USGS 09050700
86 cfs 1.0 ft
Halfmoon Creek Near Malta
USGS 07083000
5 cfs 1.3 ft
Lake Fork Below Sugar Loaf Reservoir
USGS 07082500
4 cfs 0.3 ft
Arkansas River Near Leadville
USGS 07081200
324 cfs 4.8 ft
Bemrose-Hoosier Diversion Near Hoosier Pass
USGS 09044300
0 cfs 0.0 ft
Booth Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09066200
1 cfs 3.0 ft
Missouri Creek Near Gold Park
USGS 09063900
2 cfs 1.4 ft
Williams Fork Above Darling Creek
USGS 09035700
18 cfs 4.6 ft
Clear Creek Above Clear Creek Reservoir
USGS 07086500
-999 cfs 3.6 ft
Cotton Creek Near Mineral Hot Springs
USGS 08226700
-999 cfs 0.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
45" -1"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
65" 0"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
41" -1"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
38" -1"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
33" 0"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
47" -1"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
35" -1"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
58" -1"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
24" -2"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
11" 1"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
119" -4"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
53" -2"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
40" 0"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
35" -1"
Joe Wright
SNOTEL 551
60" -1"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
34" 0"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
47" -1"
Cumbres Trestle
SNOTEL 431
64" 3"
Lily Pond
SNOTEL 580
38" -1"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
18" 0"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
45" -1"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
48" -1"
Copper Mountain
SNOTEL 415
41" -1"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
56" -1"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
40" 0"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
41" -1"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
33" 0"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
36" 0"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
37" 0"
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
20" 0"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
43" -1"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
32" -1"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
16" 0"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
41" 0"
Beaver Ck Village
SNOTEL 1041
38" -2"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
32" 0"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
53" -1"
Long Draw Resv
SNOTEL 1123
45" 0"
Grayback
SNOTEL 1058
6" -1"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
32" 0"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
30" 0"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
40" -4"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
31" 0"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
33" -1"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
38" -1"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
69" -3"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
69" 0"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
36" 0"
Porphyry Creek
SNOTEL 701
45" -3"
South Colony
SNOTEL 773
36" -1"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
64" -2"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
40" 2"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
20" 0"
Rough And Tumble
SNOTEL 939
11" 0"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Railroad Bridge - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 8,039 ft
Ruby Mountain - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,651 ft
Mount Princeton 19 8,618 ft
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Angel of Shavano 20 9,147 ft
Buffalo Springs 18 9,187 ft
Cascade 22 9,033 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Ohaver Lake 35 9,218 ft
Chalk Lake 19 8,743 ft
Hecla Junction - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,415 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Keystone Resort 32" 27° 0.52"
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 49" 18° 0"
Vail 64" 19° 0"
Copper Mountain Resort 42" 27° 1.09"
Arapahoe Basin 48" 21° 1.25"
Ski Cooper 21" 23° 0"
Breckenridge Ski Resort 33" 26° 0.56"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Numbers 183.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Dowd Chute 150.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge to Salida WW Park) 183.0cfs 12.0 Mi II to III
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 85.9cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Salida Whitewater Park 183.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
Middle Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Milk Run 183.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Salida to Rincon 183.0cfs 10.0 Mi II+ to III
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
Lower (Bottom Four) 38.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Lower Snake 14.2cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Silverthorne Town Run 42.4cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Fractions 183.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 204.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Upper Ten Mile 60.5cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 183.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 204.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
Lower Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi II to III

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