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
Gore Creek At Upper Station
USGS 09065500
148 cfs 3.5 ft
Lake Creek Near Edwards
USGS 09067200
362 cfs 2.4 ft
Eagle River Below Gypsum
USGS 09070000
2,430 cfs 6.7 ft
Yampa River Below Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237500
40 cfs 2.7 ft
Muddy Creek Above Antelope Creek Nr. Kremmling
USGS 09041090
453 cfs 6.0 ft
Black Gore Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09066000
95 cfs 3.9 ft
Booth Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09066200
77 cfs 4.0 ft
Yampa River At Steamboat Springs
USGS 09239500
2,860 cfs 5.4 ft
Twin-Lakes Tunnel At E Portl
USGS 09073000
523 cfs 4.7 ft
Fryingpan River At Meredith
USGS 09080100
751 cfs 3.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
3.21" -2.63"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Little Mattie 22 7,911 ft
Pinball Point None 6,457 ft
Stagecoach State Park 100 7,307 ft
Catamount None 6,563 ft
Gypsum None 6,286 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Howelsen Hill Ski Area 42" 66° 13.97"
Buttermilk Mountain 30" 61° 8.42"
Snowmass 30" 61° 8.42"
Aspen Highlands 30" 61° 8.42"
Aspen Mountain 37" 60° 10.81"
Steamboat Ski Resort 42" 66° 13.97"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Barrel Springs 4040.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Avalanche Down 1840.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 250.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Lower Fish Creek 35.6cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V
Pumphouse to Double Bridges 1300.0cfs 12.5 Mi I to II-
Barrel Springs 4040.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Castle Creek 203.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
State Bridge to Burns 552.0cfs 20.0 Mi I to II+
State Bridge to Two Bridges 552.0cfs 4.8 Mi I to II+
Burns to Dotsero 4040.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 901.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
Catherine Store Section 401.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 250.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+