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Colorado Clear Creek

Clear Creek Of The Arkansas

Class IV+ TO V- Difficulty


Too High
72°, Mostly Sunny Then T-Storms 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, Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 72. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Status Too High
Class Level IV+ to V-
Elevation 8,895 ft
Run Length 2.5 Mi
Gradient 180 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 269 cfs
Gauge Height 4.2 ft
Reporting Streamgage Clear Creek Above Clear Creek Reservoir
USGS 07086500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Grand Lake Outlet Blw Chipmunk Ln At Grand Lk
USGS 09014050
72 cfs 8.5 ft
Muddy Creek Above Antelope Creek Nr. Kremmling
USGS 09041090
60 cfs 3.3 ft
Colorado River Bl Shadow Mountain Reservoir
USGS 09015000
91 cfs 1.8 ft
Carnero Creek Near La Garita
USGS 08230500
13 cfs 2.4 ft
North Crestone Creek Near Crestone
USGS 08227500
36 cfs 1.5 ft
Colorado River Below Lake Granby
USGS 09019000
493 cfs 5.1 ft
Willow Creek Below Willow Creek Reservoir
USGS 09021000
128 cfs 3.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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