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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Colorado River

Burns To Dotsero

Class I TO IV Difficulty


Too High
90°, Sunny Then Sunny And Breezy

The Burns to Dotsero river run on the Colorado River is a Class II-III float with some moderate rapids and obstacles. The best time to float this section is during the late spring and early summer when the water levels are higher, with a recommended minimum flow of 1,000 cfs. One of the main obstacles on this run is the Burns Rapid, a Class III rapid that requires some maneuvering. Overall, this run offers scenic views and some fun rapids for intermediate paddlers.

Weather today, Sunny, with a high near 90. Breezy, with a light south southwest wind becoming west southwest 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

Status Too High
Class Level I to IV
Elevation 6,113 ft
Run Length 29.0 Mi
Gradient 15 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 9650 cfs
Gauge Height 8.8 ft
Reporting Streamgage Colorado River Near Dotsero
USGS 09070500

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