Burns To Dotsero


PLEASE READ: the flow for this strech is incorrect. The gauge used is just downstream from Dotsero where the confluence with the Eagle River is. So the flow on the strech from Burns to Dotsero is not what is shown here. Unfortunately I don't know how to edit the gauge, maybe someone else can do this.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Colorado River are between a bare minimum of 500cfs and a high of 6,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09070500, the Colorado River Near Dotsero Remember only watercraft are permitted at Burns to Dotsero.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Rodeo Rapid
Class III- to III
Pinball Rapid
Class III
Horse Creek Riffle
Class II to III-

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Beaver Creek At Avon
USGS 09067000
3 cfs 1.9 ft
Black Gore Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09066000
3 cfs 2.6 ft
Ef Arkansas R At Us Hiway 24
USGS 07079300
17 cfs 2.7 ft
Eagle R Bl Wastewater Treatment Plant At Avon
USGS 09067020
73 cfs 2.7 ft
Yampa River Above Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237450
37 cfs 2.2 ft
Colorado River Near Dotsero
USGS 09070500
984 cfs 2.3 ft
Roaring Fork River At Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085000
656 cfs 2.6 ft
Michigan River At Walden
USGS 06617100
13 cfs 1.3 ft
Gore Creek Abv Red Sandstone Creek At Vail
USGS 09066325
16 cfs 4.6 ft
Eagle River At Red Cliff
USGS 09063000
11 cfs 2.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Blackhall Mtn
SNOTEL 1119
8" -1"
Ripple Creek
SNOTEL 717
2" -1"
North French Creek
SNOTEL 668
4" -1"
Whiskey Park
SNOTEL 859
4" -3"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
2" -1"
Lost Dog
SNOTEL 940
3" -2"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
10" 0"
South Brush Creek
SNOTEL 772
2" -1"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
2" 0"
Old Battle
SNOTEL 673
9" 1"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
1" -1"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
2" -2"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
1" 0"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
1" 0"
Med Bow
SNOTEL 1196
7" -1"
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
2" 0"
crested butte coop
SNOTEL CBUC2
0.07" -2.28"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
1" 1"
crested butte 6.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-18
2.31" -3.27"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
1" 0"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
2" -1"
Bison Lake
SNOTEL 345
1" -2"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
0.04" -1.56"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
6" 0"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
6" -2"
Sand Lake
SNOTEL 731
6" -2"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
13" -1"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
2" 0"
North Lost Trail
SNOTEL 669
1" 0"
glenwood springs 7.0 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GF-67
0.03" -2.66"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
1" -1"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
6" -1.3"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Gypsum None 6,286 ft
Catamount None 6,563 ft
Little Mattie 22 7,911 ft
Pinball Point None 6,457 ft
Stagecoach State Park 100 7,307 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Howelsen Hill Ski Area 2" 52° 1.71"
Aspen Highlands -1" 43° 0.95"
Aspen Mountain 2" 46° 1.09"
Steamboat Ski Resort 2" 52° 1.71"
Snowmass -1" 43° 0.95"
Buttermilk Mountain -1" 43° 0.95"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 984.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Barrel Springs 984.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Avalanche Down 99.2cfs 12.0 Mi III
Catherine Store Section 329.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
Pumphouse to Double Bridges 253.0cfs 12.5 Mi I to II-
State Bridge to Two Bridges 650.0cfs 4.8 Mi I to II+
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 984.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 72.7cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 72.7cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Burns to Dotsero 984.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV
State Bridge to Burns 650.0cfs 20.0 Mi I to II+
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 656.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
Lower Fish Creek 12.6cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V
Barrel Springs 984.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Castle Creek 119.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-