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Colorado Clear Creek

Clear Creek Of The Arkansas

Class IV+ TO V-


Too High
54°, Slight Chance Rain/Snow Then Showers Likely

The Clear Creek of the Arkansas River in Colorado is a Class IV-V river run with steep drops, tight turns, and significant obstacles such as boulders, undercuts, and strainers. The best time to float this section of water is during the spring runoff season from May to early June, with recommended CFS levels between 600-2000. This run is not recommended for beginners, as it requires experienced paddling skills and the ability to navigate technical rapids. With its challenging and exhilarating rapids, the Clear Creek of the Arkansas River is a favorite among advanced and expert-level kayakers and rafters.

Weather today, A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 8am, then rain showers likely. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Status Too High
Class Level IV+ to V-
Elevation 8,895 ft
Run Length 2.5 Mi
Gradient 180 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 316 cfs
Gauge Height 4.2 ft
Reporting Streamgage Clear Creek Above Clear Creek Reservoir
USGS 07086500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
East River At Almont Co.
USGS 09112500
1,920 cfs 5.7 ft
Arkansas River Near Nathrop
USGS 07091200
2,000 cfs 6.2 ft
Taylor River Below Taylor Park Reservoir
USGS 09109000
457 cfs 4.8 ft
Clear Creek Above Clear Creek Reservoir
USGS 07086500
311 cfs 4.2 ft
Lincoln Creek Bl Grizzly Reservoir
USGS 09073005
0 cfs 1.0 ft
Lake Creek Above Twin Lakes Reservoir
USGS 07084500
994 cfs 4.9 ft
Taylor River At Taylor Park
USGS 09107000
520 cfs 2.8 ft
East River Bl Cement Creek Nr Crested Butte
USGS 09112200
1,890 cfs 4.1 ft
Ef Arkansas R At Us Hiway 24
USGS 07079300
198 cfs 3.8 ft
Arkansas River Near Leadville
USGS 07081200
349 cfs 6.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Father Dyer 26 9,953 ft
Belle of Colorado 19 9,924 ft
Angel of Shavano 20 9,147 ft
Lakeview - Twin Lakes 27 9,511 ft
Quartz 10 9,849 ft
Hornsilver 7 8,843 ft
Gold Creek 6 10,005 ft
Halfmoon 7 10,294 ft
Needle Creek Reservoir None 8,889 ft
Baby Doe 50 9,913 ft
Iron City 15 9,928 ft
Camp Hale Memorial 21 9,318 ft
Halfmoon West 16 9,932 ft
Rivers End 15 9,356 ft
Snowblind 23 9,278 ft
Dinner Station 22 9,613 ft
Matchless 17 9,903 ft
Garfield 8 9,912 ft
Cascade 22 9,033 ft
Mount Princeton 19 8,618 ft
Gore Creek 25 8,720 ft
Tigiwon 9 9,994 ft
Monarch Park 37 10,478 ft
North Fork Reservoir 9 11,459 ft
Mirror Lake - Almont 10 11,007 ft
Collegiate Peaks 56 9,837 ft
Halfmoon East 6 9,923 ft
Lakeview - Almont 35 9,556 ft
Chalk Lake 19 8,743 ft
Parry Peak 26 9,430 ft
Elbert Creek 17 10,095 ft
Dexter 24 9,271 ft
Silver Dollar 43 9,905 ft
Middle Quartz 7 10,230 ft
Gold Park 11 9,246 ft
Blodgett 6 8,836 ft
White Star 66 9,256 ft
Molly Brown 49 9,897 ft
Twin Peaks 37 9,615 ft
Tabor 44 9,897 ft
Pitkin 22 9,362 ft
Cottonwood Lake 24 9,586 ft
Mayqueen 27 9,884 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class

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