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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Yampa River

Cross Mountain Gorge

Class III TO V Difficulty


Too Low
46°, Windy. Mostly Sunny Then Rain/Snow Likely

The Cross Mountain Gorge River Run in Colorado provides an exhilarating experience for experienced rafters. The river run is classified as Class IV, and it features several challenging obstacles such as House of Rocks, Seldom Scene, and Hell's Half Mile. The best time to float this section of water is between May and August when the water levels are between 1,500 and 3,000 cfs. However, caution is advised as water levels can rise quickly, creating hazardous conditions. Overall, the Cross Mountain Gorge River Run is an exciting challenge for experienced rafters seeking to test their skills.

Weather today, Scattered snow showers before 4pm, then snow showers likely, possibly mixed with rain. Increasing clouds, with a high near 46. Windy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Status Too Low
Class Level III to V
Elevation 6,245 ft
Streamflow Discharge 132 cfs
Gauge Height 2.1 ft
Reporting Streamgage Yampa River Above Elkhead Creek Near Hayden
USGS 09244490

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