Carbondale To Westbank (Pink To Black)


Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Roaring Fork River are between a bare minimum of 600cfs and a high of 8,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09085000, the Roaring Fork River At Glenwood Springs Remember only watercraft are permitted at Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black).

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Minnesota Creek Near Paonia
USGS 09134000
4 cfs ft
Colorado River Near Dotsero
USGS 09070500
1,290 cfs 2.7 ft
White River Above Coal Creek
USGS 09304200
351 cfs 2.1 ft
Muddy Creek At Bardine
USGS 09131500
0 cfs 3.2 ft
Cimarron River Bl Squaw Creek
USGS 09127000
73 cfs 8.1 ft
Yampa River Below Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237500
42 cfs 2.7 ft
Roaring Fork River At Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085000
460 cfs 2.4 ft
Fryingpan River Near Ruedi
USGS 09080400
44 cfs 1.0 ft
West Divide Creek Near Raven
USGS 09089500
17 cfs 1.8 ft
Yampa River Above Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237450
60 cfs 2.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Mc Clure Pass
SNOTEL 618
20" -1"
Blackhall Mtn
SNOTEL 1119
69" -4"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
36" -2"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
39" -1"
Molas Lake
SNOTEL 632
33" -2"
Schofield Pass
SNOTEL 737
57" -1"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
25" -2"
Battle Mountain
SNOTEL 317
6" -7"
Cascade #2
SNOTEL 387
1" 0"
Whiskey Park
SNOTEL 859
56" -3"
Wager Gulch
SNOTEL 1188
22" 0"
Columbine
SNOTEL 408
39" -2"
Overland Res.
SNOTEL 675
18" -2"
Spud Mountain
SNOTEL 780
47" -3"
Mineral Creek
SNOTEL 629
34" -1"
Idarado
SNOTEL 538
27" -2"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
9" -2"
Burro Mountain
SNOTEL 378
26" -2"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
11" -2"
Cascade
SNOTEL 386
5" -3"
Little Snake River
SNOTEL 1047
50" -2"
Lost Dog
SNOTEL 940
44" -1"
Trapper Lake
SNOTEL 827
12" -1"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
82" -1"
Red Mountain Pass
SNOTEL 713
54" -1"
Webber Springs
SNOTEL 852
46" -2"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
38.7" -0.41"
yampa 5.1 s, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-26
5.28" -1.24"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
26" -3"
Ripple Creek
SNOTEL 717
54" -2"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
32" -1"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
18" -2"
Old Battle
SNOTEL 673
78" -1"
Zirkel
SNOTEL 1033
38" -3"
Bison Lake
SNOTEL 345
53" 0"
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
25" -3"
North Lost Trail
SNOTEL 669
29" -2"
Bear River
SNOTEL 1061
27" 0"
Beartown
SNOTEL 327
45" 0"
Elk River
SNOTEL 467
31" -2"
Upper Rio Grande
SNOTEL 839
3" -3"
Butte
SNOTEL 380
26" 0"
Crosho
SNOTEL 426
18" -50"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
30" -1"
Slumgullion
SNOTEL 762
37" -1"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
34" -1"
crested butte 6.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-18
33.42" -1.14"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Coffee Pot Spring 10 10,084 ft
Redstone 17 7,299 ft
Supply Basin 7 10,767 ft
Bogan Flats 36 7,609 ft
Deep Lake 35 10,475 ft
Sweetwater Lake 9 7,739 ft
Avalanche 13 7,320 ft
Erickson Springs 18 6,830 ft
White Owl 6 10,705 ft
Paonia State Park 13 6,467 ft
McClure 8 8,187 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Snowmass 30" 45° 11.69"
Sunlight Mountain Resort 20" 49° 5.77"
Crested Butte Mountain Resort 26" 42° 10.75"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1770.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 1770.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
Cemetery 460.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+
Waterfall to Confluence 213.0cfs 1.0 Mi V-
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 460.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
Barrel Springs 1290.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Barrel Springs 1290.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
New Castle to Silt 1770.0cfs 7.6 Mi II
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1770.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Burns to Dotsero 1290.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1770.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1290.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1770.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 1290.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
Avalanche Down 142.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
Oh Be Joyful 435.0cfs 1.0 Mi V
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1290.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Two Rivers to South Canyon 1770.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III
Bogan Canyon 142.0cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 1770.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Catherine Store Section 213.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 1770.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Crystal Mill Falls 142.0cfs None Mi V- to V
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1770.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III