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
Colorado River Below Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085100
1,770 cfs 4.1 ft
Roaring Fork River Near Aspen
USGS 09073400
40 cfs 0.9 ft
West Divide Creek Near Raven
USGS 09089500
17 cfs 1.8 ft
Cimarron River Bl Squaw Creek
USGS 09127000
73 cfs 8.1 ft
E Fork Terror Cr Blw Cottonwood Stomp Nr Bowie
USGS 09132985
0 cfs ft
Ohio Creek Above Mouth Nr Gunnison
USGS 09113980
16 cfs 3.0 ft
Piney River Near State Bridge
USGS 09059500
16 cfs 3.2 ft
Lincoln Creek Bl Grizzly Reservoir
USGS 09073005
1 cfs 1.1 ft
Fryingpan River At Meredith
USGS 09080100
462 cfs 3.3 ft
Gunnison River Below Gunnison Tunnel
USGS 09128000
406 cfs 2.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Mineral Creek
SNOTEL 629
34" -1"
Ripple Creek
SNOTEL 717
54" -2"
North Lost Trail
SNOTEL 669
29" -2"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
26" -3"
Lost Dog
SNOTEL 940
44" -1"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
38.7" -0.41"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
30" -1"
Webber Springs
SNOTEL 852
46" -2"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
9" -2"
Red Mountain Pass
SNOTEL 713
54" -1"
crested butte 6.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-18
33.42" -1.14"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
25" -2"
pitkin 1.1 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-59
2.17" -1.29"
Elk River
SNOTEL 467
31" -2"
Overland Res.
SNOTEL 675
18" -2"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
20" 0"
yampa 5.1 s, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-26
5.28" -1.24"
Spud Mountain
SNOTEL 780
47" -3"
Upper Rio Grande
SNOTEL 839
3" -3"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
11" -2"
Zirkel
SNOTEL 1033
38" -3"
Bison Lake
SNOTEL 345
53" 0"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
35" -1"
Little Snake River
SNOTEL 1047
50" -2"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
46" 0"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
22" -3"
Schofield Pass
SNOTEL 737
57" -1"
Crosho
SNOTEL 426
18" -50"
Blackhall Mtn
SNOTEL 1119
69" -4"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
32" -1"
Beartown
SNOTEL 327
45" 0"
Old Battle
SNOTEL 673
78" -1"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
39" -1"
Burro Mountain
SNOTEL 378
26" -2"
Trapper Lake
SNOTEL 827
12" -1"
Butte
SNOTEL 380
26" 0"
Idarado
SNOTEL 538
27" -2"
Battle Mountain
SNOTEL 317
6" -7"
Mc Clure Pass
SNOTEL 618
20" -1"
Wager Gulch
SNOTEL 1188
22" 0"
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
25" -3"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
18" -2"
Columbine
SNOTEL 408
39" -2"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
34" -1"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
27" -1"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
82" -1"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
36" -2"
Slumgullion
SNOTEL 762
37" -1"
Bear River
SNOTEL 1061
27" 0"
Whiskey Park
SNOTEL 859
56" -3"
Molas Lake
SNOTEL 632
33" -2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Avalanche 13 7,320 ft
Lyons Gulch Dispersed 4 6,209 ft
Sweetwater Lake 9 7,739 ft
Coffee Pot Spring 10 10,084 ft
Upper Colorado Rec Area None 6,158 ft
Bogan Flats 36 7,609 ft
Redstone 17 7,299 ft
Erickson Springs 18 6,830 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Snowmass 30" 45° 11.69"
Aspen Highlands 30" 45° 11.69"
Sunlight Mountain Resort 20" 49° 5.77"
Buttermilk Mountain 30" 45° 11.69"
Aspen Mountain 39" 45° 11.37"
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
Barrel Springs 1290.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1770.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Two Rivers to South Canyon 1770.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III
Barrel Springs 1290.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 460.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1290.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Castle Creek 140.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Bogan Canyon 142.0cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
Oh Be Joyful 435.0cfs 1.0 Mi V
Crystal Mill Falls 142.0cfs None Mi V- to V
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
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
Catherine Store Section 213.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
Waterfall to Confluence 213.0cfs 1.0 Mi V-
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 1770.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
Cemetery 460.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+
Avalanche Down 142.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
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