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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Roaring Fork River

Carbondale To Westbank (Pink To Black)

Class II Difficulty


Too Low
53°, Mostly Sunny And Breezy Then Showers Likely And Windy

The Carbondale to Westbank Pink to Black River run on the Roaring Fork River in Colorado is a Class II to III river, making it suitable for intermediate paddlers. The best time to float this section of water is from May to September, with a recommended flow of 200-1000 cfs. The river features exciting rapids, including the Cemetery Rapids and the Entrance Exam, but also has sections of calm water allowing for scenic views of the surrounding mountains. Paddlers must navigate around several large boulders and be cautious of low-hanging trees. Overall, this run offers an enjoyable and adventurous experience for intermediate paddlers.

Weather today, Showers likely after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Windy, with a southeast wind 10 to 20 mph becoming southwest 20 to 30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Status Too Low
Class Level II
Elevation 5,726 ft
Run Length 7.0 Mi
Gradient 29 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 433 cfs
Gauge Height 1.7 ft
Reporting Streamgage Roaring Fork River At Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085000

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Elk River Near Milner
USGS 09242500
55 cfs 2.1 ft
White River Above Coal Creek
USGS 09304200
300 cfs 2.0 ft
Elkhead Creek Above Long Gulch
USGS 09246200
4 cfs 3.2 ft
White River Below North Elk Creek Near Buford
USGS 09304115
304 cfs 2.2 ft
Walton Creek Near Steamboat Springs
USGS 09238500
10 cfs 0.5 ft
Yampa River Above Elkhead Creek Near Hayden
USGS 09244490
132 cfs 2.1 ft
Elkhead Creek Near Craig
USGS 09246500
4 cfs 1.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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