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
Fryingpan River Near Thomasville
USGS 09078600
24 cfs 1.7 ft
Missouri Creek Near Gold Park
USGS 09063900
2 cfs 1.4 ft
Saguache Creek Near Saguache
USGS 08227000
122 cfs 2.1 ft
Lake Creek Near Edwards
USGS 09067200
8 cfs 0.3 ft
Williams Fork Below Steelman Creek
USGS 09035500
1 cfs 2.7 ft
Eagle R Bl Wastewater Treatment Plant At Avon
USGS 09067020
55 cfs 2.5 ft
Williams Fork Above Darling Creek
USGS 09035700
14 cfs 4.7 ft
East Fork Eagle River Near Climax
USGS 09061600
0 cfs 0.3 ft
Arkansas River At Granite
USGS 07086000
235 cfs 2.8 ft
Clear Creek Abv West Fork Clear Creek Nr Empire Co
USGS 06715000
12 cfs 3.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Copper Mountain
SNOTEL 415
37" 0"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
42" 4"
silverthorne 21 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-35
16.5" 1.2"
vail 2.6 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-19
23.25" 0.91"
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
42" 1"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
32" 0"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
42" 2"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
13.91" 1.86"
Porphyry Creek
SNOTEL 701
44" 3"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
27" 6"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
29" 1"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
36" 0"
nathrop 3.3 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CF-19
0.79" 0.24"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
12" 1"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
37" 0"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
23" 0"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
35" 3"
pitkin 1.1 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-59
21.15" -0.03"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
156" 126"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
49" -1"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
17" 1"
la garita 5.6 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-11
1.31" 0.36"
crestone,co
SNOTEL CSTC2
0.28" 0.1"
nathrop 1.9 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CF-54
0.7" 0.23"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
34" 2"
buena vista,co
SNOTEL BNVC2
1.07" 0.16"
del norte,co
SNOTEL DLNC2
0.98" 0.29"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
49" 4"
alamosa 1.1 n, co
SNOTEL CO-AM-31
0.07" -0.1"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
39" 2"
saguache 0.4 e, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-59
0.64" 0.2"
Rough And Tumble
SNOTEL 939
11" 1"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
37" 0"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
28" 2"
Michigan Creek
SNOTEL 937
28" 1"
dillon,co
SNOTEL DLLC2
11.95" 0.04"
georgetown
SNOTEL GEOC2
3.63" 1.82"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
40" 0"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
52" 6"
estes park 1.7 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1115
9.69" 2.29"
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
24.7" 0.08"
frisco 0.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-4
17.97" 0.17"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
25" 1"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
27" 2"
south platte river
SNOTEL ANTC2
0.4" 0.14"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
19.41" 0.1"
bonanza 6.6 s, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-61
1.01" 0.61"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
19.04" 0.68"
Lily Pond
SNOTEL 580
30" 2"
alamosa 2ssw
SNOTEL ASWC2
0.15" -0.08"
fairplay 2.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-15
7.84" 0.58"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
38" 1"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
11" 4"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
42" 2"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
58" 3"
crestone 5.3 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-66
0.21" 0.02"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
25.72" 0.82"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
37" 0"
wolcott 2.3 n, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-8
17.22" 0.2"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
27" 1"
dillon 2.3 se, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-16
15.71" 0.03"
Grayback
SNOTEL 1058
4" 0"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
24" 2"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
43" 1"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
18.8" 0.78"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
42" 5"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
37" 1"
grant
SNOTEL GRTC2
2.21" 0.5"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
25" 0"
del norte 3.3 e, co
SNOTEL CO-RG-16
0.99" 0.3"
Joe Wright
SNOTEL 551
53" 2"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
30" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Hecla Junction - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,415 ft
Railroad Bridge - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 8,039 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Cascade 22 9,033 ft
Ruby Mountain - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,651 ft
Cottonwood Lake 24 9,586 ft
Chalk Lake 19 8,743 ft
Ohaver Lake 35 9,218 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Mount Princeton 19 8,618 ft
Camp Hale Memorial 21 9,318 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Angel of Shavano 20 9,147 ft
Garfield 8 9,912 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 44" 14° 1.16"
Copper Mountain Resort 37" 22° 1.75"
Vail 36" 22° 1.77"
Keystone Resort 8" 22° 2.44"
Ski Cooper 1" 19° 1.33"
Breckenridge Ski Resort 37" 22° 1.75"
Loveland 43" 13° 2.16"
Arapahoe Basin 43" 13° 2.16"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper Gore Creek 15.7cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 148.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Salida Whitewater Park 148.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 31.9cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
Fractions 148.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Silverthorne Town Run 32.0cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Lower Ten Mile 31.9cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
Dowd Chute 53.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge to Salida WW Park) 148.0cfs 12.0 Mi II to III
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 148.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Middle Ten Mile 31.9cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Numbers 148.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Milk Run 148.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Upper Ten Mile 31.9cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 68.8cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Salida to Rincon 148.0cfs 10.0 Mi II+ to III
Lower (Bottom Four) 121.0cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Lower Snake 24.4cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 235.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Upper Gore Creek 15.7cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 148.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-