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
Roaring Fork River At Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085000
460 cfs 2.4 ft
Taylor River Below Taylor Park Reservoir
USGS 09109000
75 cfs 3.4 ft
Fryingpan River Near Ruedi
USGS 09080400
46 cfs 1.0 ft
North Fork Gunnison River Near Somerset
USGS 09132500
59 cfs 1.4 ft
Roaring Fork River Near Emma
USGS 09081000
248 cfs 4.9 ft
Beaver Creek At Avon
USGS 09067000
3 cfs 1.9 ft
Lincoln Creek Bl Grizzly Reservoir
USGS 09073005
1 cfs 1.1 ft
Castle Creek At Aspen
USGS 09075400
43 cfs ft
Hubbard Creek Above Iron Point Gulch Nr Bowie
USGS 09132940
6 cfs ft
Hunter Creek Near Aspen
USGS 09074000
8 cfs 1.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Zirkel
SNOTEL 1033
10" -1"
Ripple Creek
SNOTEL 717
17" 0"
crested butte 6.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-18
7.02" 3.19"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
6" 0"
Lost Dog
SNOTEL 940
11" 0"
Columbine
SNOTEL 408
11" 0"
Bison Lake
SNOTEL 345
12" -2"
Crosho
SNOTEL 426
12" -1"
Butte
SNOTEL 380
6" 0"
crested butte coop
SNOTEL CBUC2
4.07" 3.6"
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
4" 1"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
11.25" 2.14"
Trapper Lake
SNOTEL 827
2" -1"
Idarado
SNOTEL 538
7" 0"
yampa 5.1 s, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-26
3.49" 2.71"
Mineral Creek
SNOTEL 629
4" 0"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
2" 0"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
11" 0"
Wager Gulch
SNOTEL 1188
1" 0"
Webber Springs
SNOTEL 852
9" 0"
creede 0.2 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-MN-4
0.06" 0"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
19" 0"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
11" -2"
gunnison coop
SNOTEL GUNC2
0.78" 0.46"
Red Mountain Pass
SNOTEL 713
14" -1"
gunnison 3wsw
SNOTEL GUXC2
0.47" 0.22"
Mc Clure Pass
SNOTEL 618
3" 0"
Elk River
SNOTEL 467
6" 0"
Old Battle
SNOTEL 673
23" 0"
Bear River
SNOTEL 1061
2" 0"
silverton 0.3 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SJ-4
0.07" 0"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
16" 1"
pitkin 1.1 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-59
4.06" 3.01"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
1" 2"
cimarron 8nw ham
SNOTEL CKDC2
0.47" 0.22"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
12" 0"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
11" 0"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
16" -1"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
35" 0"
Burro Mountain
SNOTEL 378
2" 0"
ouray .23 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-OR-2
0.77" 0"
Spud Mountain
SNOTEL 780
2" 0"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
1" 0"
Whiskey Park
SNOTEL 859
17" 1"
Blackhall Mtn
SNOTEL 1119
21" 0"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
24" -4"
North Lost Trail
SNOTEL 669
7" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Upper Colorado Rec Area None 6,158 ft
Sweetwater Lake 9 7,739 ft
Coffee Pot Spring 10 10,084 ft
Avalanche 13 7,320 ft
Lyons Gulch Dispersed 4 6,209 ft
Bogan Flats 36 7,609 ft
Erickson Springs 18 6,830 ft
Redstone 17 7,299 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Buttermilk Mountain 0" 42° 0"
Snowmass 0" 42° 0"
Crested Butte Mountain Resort 6" 40° 0"
Aspen Mountain 16" 42° 0"
Aspen Highlands 0" 42° 0"
Sunlight Mountain Resort 3" 47° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1190.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 887.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 460.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
Avalanche Down 62.6cfs 12.0 Mi III
Barrel Springs 887.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Bogan Canyon 62.6cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1190.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Waterfall to Confluence 248.0cfs 1.0 Mi V-
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1190.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Oh Be Joyful 217.0cfs 1.0 Mi V
Barrel Springs 887.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Two Rivers to South Canyon 1190.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III
Burns to Dotsero 887.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1190.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Castle Creek 97.8cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 887.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
Catherine Store Section 248.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 887.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1190.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 1190.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
Crystal Mill Falls 62.6cfs None Mi V- to V
Cemetery 460.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+