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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Eagle River

Dowd Chute

Class III+ TO IV+ Difficulty


Too Low
66°, Mostly Sunny

The Dowd Chute river run in Colorado is a popular class IV+ whitewater rafting experience. The river features steep drops, technical rapids, and numerous obstacles, including rocks and boulders. The best time to float this section of water is in the late spring or early summer, when the water levels are highest and the rapids are at their most challenging. The recommended flow rate for this section is between 1,200-2,000 cfs. Overall, the Dowd Chute is a thrilling and exciting river run, best suited for experienced rafters looking for a challenge.

Weather today, Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Status Too Low
Class Level III+ to IV+
Elevation 8,095 ft
Run Length 1.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 33.6 cfs
Gauge Height 2.9 ft
Reporting Streamgage Eagle River Near Minturn
USGS 09064600

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Blue River Below Green Mountain Reservoir
USGS 09057500
869 cfs 5.7 ft
Williams Fork Near Parshall
USGS 09037500
38 cfs 2.0 ft
Williams Fork Below Williams Fork Reservoir
USGS 09038500
220 cfs 2.1 ft
Ranch Creek Blw Meadow Cr Nr Tabernash Co
USGS 09033100
11 cfs 6.8 ft
Cabin Creek Near Fraser
USGS 09032100
3 cfs 1.7 ft
Colorado River Near Kremmling
USGS 09058000
1,250 cfs 6.0 ft
Fraser River Blw Crooked Cr At Tabernash Co
USGS 09033300
35 cfs 2.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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