Catherine Store Section


A nice beginner run near Carbondale, CO

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Roaring Fork River are between a bare minimum of 600cfs and a high of 1,200cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09081000, the Roaring Fork River Near Emma Remember only watercraft are permitted at Catherine Store Section.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Lincoln Creek Bl Grizzly Reservoir
USGS 09073005
1 cfs 1.1 ft
Twin-Lakes Tunnel At E Portl
USGS 09073000
2 cfs 0.1 ft
Roaring Fork River Ab Difficult C Nr Aspen
USGS 09073300
9 cfs 0.9 ft
Taylor River Below Taylor Park Reservoir
USGS 09109000
75 cfs 3.4 ft
West Divide Creek Near Raven
USGS 09089500
3 cfs 1.2 ft
Yampa River Below Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237500
41 cfs 2.7 ft
N.F. Gunnison R Blw Leroux Cr
USGS 09135950
83 cfs 7.6 ft
Hubbard Creek Above Iron Point Gulch Nr Bowie
USGS 09132940
6 cfs ft
North Fork Gunnison River Near Somerset
USGS 09132500
40 cfs 1.4 ft
Taylor River At Taylor Park
USGS 09107000
31 cfs 1.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
glenwood springs 7.0 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GF-67
0.04" 0"
Blackhall Mtn
SNOTEL 1119
23" 2"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
2" 1"
creede 0.2 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-MN-4
0.31" -0.2"
pitkin 1.1 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-59
0.09" -0.13"
crested butte 6.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-18
5.72" -0.19"
Mc Clure Pass
SNOTEL 618
5" 1"
ouray .23 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-OR-2
2.02" -0.32"
Ripple Creek
SNOTEL 717
15" 0"
Old Battle
SNOTEL 673
23" 1"
cimarron 8nw ham
SNOTEL CKDC2
0.09" -0.02"
Spud Mountain
SNOTEL 780
8" 3"
Zirkel
SNOTEL 1033
12" 3"
gunnison coop
SNOTEL GUNC2
0.06" 0.01"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
9.17" 0.35"
carbondale 5.9 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-51
0.31" -0.03"
basalt 5.8 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-6
0.31" -0.11"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
32" 0"
wolcott 2.3 n, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-8
0.66" -0.11"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
14" 0"
Trapper Lake
SNOTEL 827
2" -1"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
21" 3"
Idarado
SNOTEL 538
11" -1"
Burro Mountain
SNOTEL 378
1" -1"
yampa 5.1 s, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-26
1.45" -0.28"
montrose 7.3 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-MT-31
1.55" -0.18"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
3" 2"
Webber Springs
SNOTEL 852
9" 0"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
11" -1"
silverton 0.3 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SJ-4
2.05" -0.29"
Lost Dog
SNOTEL 940
13" 2"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
10" 0"
gunnison 3wsw
SNOTEL GUXC2
0.09" -0.02"
Bison Lake
SNOTEL 345
16" 2"
crested butte coop
SNOTEL CBUC2
1.95" 0.15"
Wager Gulch
SNOTEL 1188
1" 1"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
1" 1"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
18" -1"
carbondale 4.6 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-GF-49
0.36" -0.1"
Crosho
SNOTEL 426
12" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Avalanche 13 7,320 ft
Upper Colorado Rec Area None 6,158 ft
Sweetwater Lake 9 7,739 ft
Bogan Flats 36 7,609 ft
Erickson Springs 18 6,830 ft
Redstone 17 7,299 ft
Coffee Pot Spring 10 10,084 ft
Lyons Gulch Dispersed 4 6,209 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Crested Butte Mountain Resort 8" 26° 15.64"
Aspen Highlands 3" 24° 12.4"
Snowmass 3" 24° 12.4"
Sunlight Mountain Resort 5" 30° 20.84"
Aspen Mountain 18" 27° 9.45"
Buttermilk Mountain 3" 24° 12.4"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1180.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Crystal Mill Falls 59.8cfs None Mi V- to V
Bogan Canyon 59.8cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
Barrel Springs 770.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Barrel Springs 770.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Oh Be Joyful 217.0cfs 1.0 Mi V
Avalanche Down 59.8cfs 12.0 Mi III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1180.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Two Rivers to South Canyon 1180.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1180.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1180.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Catherine Store Section 233.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 403.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
Castle Creek 97.8cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Cemetery 403.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+
Burns to Dotsero 770.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 755.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Waterfall to Confluence 233.0cfs 1.0 Mi V-
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 770.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 1120.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 755.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1180.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III