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
Muddy Crk Blw Wolford Mtn Reser. Nr Kremmling
USGS 09041400
61 cfs 4.5 ft
Homestake Creek At Gold Park
USGS 09064000
5 cfs 4.0 ft
Lincoln Creek Bl Grizzly Reservoir
USGS 09073005
1 cfs 1.1 ft
Arkansas River At Granite
USGS 07086000
238 cfs 2.8 ft
North Fork Gunnison River Near Somerset
USGS 09132500
248 cfs 2.0 ft
Blue River Below Green Mountain Reservoir
USGS 09057500
322 cfs 4.1 ft
Gore Creek At Upper Station
USGS 09065500
11 cfs 2.3 ft
Arkansas River Below Empire Gulch Near Malta
USGS 07083710
105 cfs 3.1 ft
Colorado River Near Dotsero
USGS 09070500
1,310 cfs 2.7 ft
Lake Fork Below Sugar Loaf Reservoir
USGS 07082500
3 cfs 0.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Crosho
SNOTEL 426
20" 5"
Butte
SNOTEL 380
23" 1"
silverthorne 21 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-35
0.37" 0"
North French Creek
SNOTEL 668
68" 0"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
40" 8"
Ripple Creek
SNOTEL 717
57" 6"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
33" 2"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
30" 1"
Whiskey Park
SNOTEL 859
53" -1"
Mc Clure Pass
SNOTEL 618
18" 3"
Bear River
SNOTEL 1061
29" 4"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
24" 0"
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
23" 1"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
28" 1"
Sage Creek Basin
SNOTEL 1015
34" 3"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
38" 4"
yampa 5.1 s, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-26
5.42" 2.55"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
24" 3"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
36.32" -0.38"
Old Battle
SNOTEL 673
81" 1"
Med Bow
SNOTEL 1196
94" 4"
crested butte 6.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-18
29.46" -0.07"
Divide Peak
SNOTEL 449
39" 0"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
31" 9"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
16.4" 0.01"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
25" 0"
North Lost Trail
SNOTEL 669
29" 5"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
91" 12"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
49" 4"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
40" 4"
glenwood springs 7.0 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GF-67
0.32" 0"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
57" 6"
Blackhall Mtn
SNOTEL 1119
71" 4"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
48" 4"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
26" 0"
Webber Springs
SNOTEL 852
47" 3"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
14" 1"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
35" 0"
Little Snake River
SNOTEL 1047
45" 0"
Trapper Lake
SNOTEL 827
14" 6"
Beaver Ck Village
SNOTEL 1041
17" 2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Stagecoach State Park 100 7,307 ft
Pinball Point None 6,457 ft
Gypsum None 6,286 ft
Little Mattie 22 7,911 ft
Catamount None 6,563 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Buttermilk Mountain 25" 35° 4.78"
Snowmass 25" 35° 4.78"
Aspen Mountain 40" 34° 5.84"
Howelsen Hill Ski Area 31" 36° 5.3"
Steamboat Ski Resort 31" 36° 5.3"
Aspen Highlands 25" 35° 4.78"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
State Bridge to Two Bridges 739.0cfs 4.8 Mi I to II+
Barrel Springs 1310.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1310.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
State Bridge to Burns 739.0cfs 20.0 Mi I to II+
Lower Fish Creek 22.5cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 134.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Castle Creek 135.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Barrel Springs 1310.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Burns to Dotsero 1310.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1310.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 134.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Pumphouse to Double Bridges 573.0cfs 12.5 Mi I to II-
Catherine Store Section 304.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 564.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
Avalanche Down 138.0cfs 12.0 Mi III