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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Roaring Fork River

Catherine Store Section

Class II TO II+


Too High
66°, Chance Showers Then T-Storms Likely

The Catherine Store section of the Roaring Fork River in Colorado is a Class III river run with a moderate difficulty level. The best time to float this section is during the spring when the snowmelt increases the water flow to around 1,000-2,000 cfs. The river has several obstacles including rocks, boulders, and small rapids that require some maneuvering skills. Kayakers and rafters can enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding mountains and trees while navigating through the river. Overall, this section provides a thrilling yet safe river adventure.

Weather today, Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 3pm and 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Status Too High
Class Level II to II+
Elevation 6,479 ft
Run Length 4.0 Mi
Gradient 20 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 1860 cfs
Gauge Height 7.6 ft
Reporting Streamgage Roaring Fork River Near Emma
USGS 09081000

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Muddy Creek At Bardine
USGS 09131500
1,220 cfs 6.6 ft
Taylor River At Taylor Park
USGS 09107000
520 cfs 2.8 ft
N.F. Gunnison R Blw Leroux Cr
USGS 09135950
2,170 cfs 10.5 ft
East River Bl Cement Creek Nr Crested Butte
USGS 09112200
1,890 cfs 4.1 ft
Terror Creek At Mouth Near Bowie
USGS 09132995
2 cfs ft
East River At Almont Co.
USGS 09112500
1,920 cfs 5.7 ft
Hubbard Creek At Highway 133 At Mouth Nr Bowie
USGS 09132960
271 cfs 2.5 ft
Minnesota Creek Near Paonia
USGS 09134000
4 cfs ft
North Fk Gunnison River Above Mouth Nr Lazear
USGS 09136100
3,960 cfs 6.2 ft
North Fork Gunnison River Below Paonia
USGS 09134100
4,350 cfs 4.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
McClure 8 8,187 ft
Gypsum None 6,286 ft
White Owl 6 10,705 ft
Coffee Pot Spring 10 10,084 ft
Vaughn Lake 6 9,474 ft
Bogan Flats 36 7,609 ft
Upper Colorado Rec Area None 6,158 ft
Trappers Lake 35 9,747 ft
Lyons Gulch Dispersed 4 6,209 ft
Pinball Point None 6,457 ft
Erickson Springs 18 6,830 ft
Gothic 4 9,657 ft
Sweetwater Lake 9 7,739 ft
Paonia State Park 13 6,467 ft
Avalanche 13 7,320 ft
Deep Lake 35 10,475 ft
Supply Basin 7 10,767 ft
Lost Lake 19 9,621 ft
Himes Peak 11 8,794 ft
Lake Irwin 32 10,400 ft
Redstone 17 7,299 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class

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