Fractions


A great class III run.  Watch for Frog Rock and House Rock.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Arkansas River are between a bare minimum of 400cfs and a high of 3,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 07087050, the Arkansas River Below Granite Remember only watercraft are permitted at Fractions.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Frog Rock
Class IV
Little Seidels
Class III
Narrows Falls
Class III
House Rock
Class III to IV

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Arkansas River Below Empire Gulch Near Malta
USGS 07083710
85 cfs 3.0 ft
Chicago Creek Blw Devils Canyon Nr Idaho Sprgs Co
USGS 06717400
7 cfs 0.7 ft
Clear Creek Above Clear Creek Reservoir
USGS 07086500
11 cfs 2.9 ft
St. Louis Creek Near Fraser
USGS 09026500
10 cfs 1.4 ft
Fraser River At Upper Sta
USGS 09022000
6 cfs 0.7 ft
South Fork Of Williams Fork Near Leal
USGS 09035900
10 cfs 2.3 ft
Williams Fork Below Steelman Creek
USGS 09035500
4 cfs 3.0 ft
Williams Fork Near Leal
USGS 09036000
33 cfs 1.6 ft
S Platte R Ab 11-Mile Canyon Re
USGS 06695000
118 cfs 1.1 ft
Hunter Creek Near Aspen
USGS 09074000
8 cfs 1.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Lily Pond
SNOTEL 580
2" 1"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
6" 0"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
1" 0"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
1" 1"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
1" 1"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
1" 0"
Grayback
SNOTEL 1058
1" -1"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
1" 0"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
1" 0"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
11" 0"
Never Summer
SNOTEL 1031
1" 0"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
1" 0"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
1" 0"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
1" 0"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
1" 1"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
1" 1"
Wolf Creek Summit
SNOTEL 874
1" 1"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
10" 0"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
1" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Cascade 22 9,033 ft
Mount Princeton 19 8,618 ft
Hecla Junction - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,415 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Ohaver Lake 35 9,218 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Garfield 8 9,912 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Ruby Mountain - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,651 ft
Cottonwood Lake 24 9,586 ft
Camp Hale Memorial 21 9,318 ft
Angel of Shavano 20 9,147 ft
Chalk Lake 19 8,743 ft
Railroad Bridge - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 8,039 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Vail 1" 63° 0"
Breckenridge Ski Resort -1" 64° 0"
Loveland 1" 51° 0"
Arapahoe Basin 1" 51° 0"
Ski Cooper 0" 58° 0"
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 0" 57° 0"
Copper Mountain Resort -1" 64° 0"
Keystone Resort 1" 59° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 103.0cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Upper Gore Creek 12.8cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Silverthorne Town Run 39.4cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Salida to Rincon 130.0cfs 10.0 Mi II+ to III
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 130.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 11.0cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 109.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 130.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Milk Run 130.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 130.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
Lower (Bottom Four) 16.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Salida Whitewater Park 130.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
Upper Gore Creek 12.8cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge to Salida WW Park) 130.0cfs 12.0 Mi II to III
Numbers 130.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Lower Snake 21.9cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Dowd Chute 50.4cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 25.4cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
Lower Ten Mile 25.4cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
Fractions 130.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Middle Ten Mile 25.4cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Upper Ten Mile 25.4cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V