Too Low to be paddled
and you could find yourself bottoming out on rocks.
Paddlers are advised to exercise caution
with streamflow discharge 17%
the seasonal average of 61 cfs.
Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 72. south southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west northwest in the morning.
Temps are expected to range between
over the next 5 days
Classified as a
river surfing location
along the Eagle River,
is best paddle when discharge levels are
between 300.0 cfs to 6000.0 cfs
The after work special for Eagle County boaters, Dowd Chute serves up sweet class IV play in a neat little 1 mile package. At lower flows Dowd has great eddy hoping down through, with a mini-pool drop feel. As level rise it becomes continuous waves and holes. Combine it with the Upper Eagle and take out at Avon, or run laps from RiverBend bus stop to the USFS access just south of I-70 towards Minturn. Dowd can also be accessed from Gore Creek from Intermountain or above through Vail. When coming from Vail lookout for the railroad bridge which is water level at higher flows.
Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Eagle River are between a bare minimum of 300cfs and a high of 6,000cfs.
River conditions sourced from USGS 09064600, the Eagle River Near Minturn
Remember only watercraft are permitted
at Dowd Chute.
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