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
North Fork Fryingpan River Near Norrie
USGS 09078500
3 cfs 1.9 ft
Homestake Creek At Gold Park
USGS 09064000
35 cfs 4.4 ft
Castle Creek At Aspen
USGS 09075400
43 cfs ft
Roaring Fork River Near Emma
USGS 09081000
380 cfs 5.3 ft
Clear Creek Above Clear Creek Reservoir
USGS 07086500
11 cfs 2.9 ft
Eagle R Bl Wastewater Treatment Plant At Avon
USGS 09067020
84 cfs 2.8 ft
Michigan River At Walden
USGS 06617100
9 cfs 1.2 ft
Lake Creek Near Edwards
USGS 09067200
8 cfs 0.3 ft
North Fork Gunnison River Near Somerset
USGS 09132500
47 cfs 1.3 ft
Roaring Fork River Near Aspen
USGS 09073400
25 cfs 0.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
South Brush Creek
1" 0"
Whiskey Park
1" 1"
Saint Elmo
1" 0"
11" 0"
Vail Mountain
1" 0"
10" 0"
Park Cone
1" 1"
Arapaho Ridge
1" 0"
Sandstone Rs
3" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Stagecoach State Park 100 7,307 ft
Little Mattie 22 7,911 ft
Gypsum None 6,286 ft
Pinball Point None 6,457 ft
Catamount None 6,563 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Buttermilk Mountain 1" 59° 0"
Snowmass 1" 59° 0"
Steamboat Ski Resort 0" 69° 0"
Howelsen Hill Ski Area 0" 69° 0"
Aspen Mountain 1" 62° 0"
Aspen Highlands 1" 59° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 84.2cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 572.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
Barrel Springs 928.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Burns to Dotsero 928.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 928.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 84.2cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Barrel Springs 928.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Catherine Store Section 380.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
Lower Fish Creek 5.04cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 928.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Pumphouse to Double Bridges 86.5cfs 12.5 Mi I to II-
State Bridge to Two Bridges 646.0cfs 4.8 Mi I to II+
Avalanche Down 57.1cfs 12.0 Mi III
State Bridge to Burns 646.0cfs 20.0 Mi I to II+
Castle Creek 163.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-