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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Arkansas River

Buena Vista Whitewater Park

Class II+ TO III+ Easy

225 CFS

64°, Sunny Then Chance T-Storms

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 225 cfs
Gage Height 11.3 ft
Reporting Streamgage Arkansas River Below Granite
USGS 07087050

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Columbine Ditch Near Fremont Pass
USGS 09061500
0 cfs -0.4 ft
South Clear Creek Abv Lower Cabin Creek Reservoir
USGS 06714400
10 cfs 5.4 ft
Middle Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09066300
0 cfs 2.1 ft
Keystone Gulch Near Dillon
USGS 09047700
2 cfs 2.0 ft
Beaver Creek At Avon
USGS 09067000
4 cfs 1.9 ft
Straight Cr Blw Laskey Gulch Nr Dillon
USGS 09051050
6 cfs 4.2 ft
Clear Creek Above Clear Creek Reservoir
USGS 07086500
-999 cfs 3.2 ft
Williams Fork Below Steelman Creek
USGS 09035500
4 cfs 2.9 ft
Williams Fork Near Leal
USGS 09036000
37 cfs 1.7 ft
Clear Creek Abv West Fork Clear Creek Nr Empire Co
USGS 06715000
36 cfs 3.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Saint Elmo
1" 0"
Wild Basin
12" 1"
Hourglass Lake
1" 0"
Never Summer
1" 0"
Lily Pond
4" 3"
Vail Mountain
1" 0"
Fool Creek
1" 0"
Summit Ranch
1" 1"
Elliot Ridge
1" 0"
Upper Taylor
10" 0"
Jones Pass
12" 0"
Willow Creek Pass
1" 0"
South Colony
10" -1"
Bear Lake
1" 0"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Mount Princeton 19 8,618 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Angel of Shavano 20 9,147 ft
Ohaver Lake 35 9,218 ft
Cascade 22 9,033 ft
Ruby Mountain - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,651 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Buffalo Springs 18 9,187 ft
Railroad Bridge - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 8,039 ft
Hecla Junction - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,415 ft
Chalk Lake 19 8,743 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 0" 50° 0"
Keystone Resort 0" 56° 2.92"
Ski Cooper 0" 53° 1.29"
Breckenridge Ski Resort 0" 59° 1.18"
Arapahoe Basin -1" 52° 2.16"
Vail 1" 57° 0"
Copper Mountain Resort 0" 59° 1.18"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 225.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Fractions 183.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 57.4cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 225.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
Middle Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Upper Ten Mile 60.5cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Dowd Chute 150.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Silverthorne Town Run 42.4cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Lower Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge to Salida WW Park) 183.0cfs 12.0 Mi II to III
Numbers 183.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Milk Run 183.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Salida Whitewater Park 183.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
Lower (Bottom Four) 38.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Lower Snake 14.2cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Salida to Rincon 183.0cfs 10.0 Mi II+ to III
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 183.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-

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