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FRACTIONS

Whitewater River Run





Colorado Arkansas River

Fractions

Class III TO III+ Easy

204 CFS

Too Low
57°, Sunny Then Mostly Sunny And Breezy

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.

Status Too Low
Class Level III to III+
Elevation 8,629 ft
Run Length 7.0 Mi
Gradient 45 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 204 cfs
Gage Height 11.2 ft
Reporting Streamgage Arkansas River Below Granite
USGS 07087050

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Wurtz Ditch Near Tenneessee Pass
USGS 09062500
-999 cfs -0.7 ft
Taylor River At Taylor Park
USGS 09107000
51 cfs 1.3 ft
Arkansas River Near Wellsville
USGS 07093700
342 cfs 3.3 ft
S Clear Cr Abv Lwr Cabin Cr Res Spilwy Nr Georgtwn
USGS 06714500
1 cfs 0.1 ft
Blue River Below Green Mountain Reservoir
USGS 09057500
201 cfs 3.5 ft
Columbine Ditch Near Fremont Pass
USGS 09061500
-999 cfs -0.4 ft
Arkansas River At Granite
USGS 07086000
194 cfs 2.7 ft
Cochetopa Creek Below Rock Creek Nr Parlin
USGS 09118450
31 cfs 2.0 ft
South Clear Creek Abv Lower Cabin Creek Reservoir
USGS 06714400
2 cfs 5.1 ft
Williams Fork Near Leal
USGS 09036000
23 cfs 1.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
35" -1"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
38" -1"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
41" -1"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
58" -1"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
53" -2"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
47" -1"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
41" 0"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
33" 0"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
48" -1"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
69" 0"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
34" 0"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
40" -4"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
64" -2"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
75" 0"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
33" -1"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
47" -1"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
40" 0"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
38" -1"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
45" -1"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
36" 0"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
32" 0"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
36" 0"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
69" -3"
Lily Pond
SNOTEL 580
38" -1"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
65" 0"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
32" 0"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
11" 1"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
30" 0"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
56" -1"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
40" 0"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
40" 2"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
41" 0"
Joe Wright
SNOTEL 551
60" -1"
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
20" 0"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
45" -1"
Grayback
SNOTEL 1058
6" -1"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
31" 0"
Beaver Ck Village
SNOTEL 1041
38" -2"
Wolf Creek Summit
SNOTEL 874
83" -2"
Rough And Tumble
SNOTEL 939
11" 0"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
119" -4"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
20" 0"
Long Draw Resv
SNOTEL 1123
45" 0"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
41" -1"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
53" -1"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
18" 0"
Copper Mountain
SNOTEL 415
41" -1"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
43" -1"
Porphyry Creek
SNOTEL 701
45" -3"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
37" 0"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
16" 0"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
35" -1"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
24" -2"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
33" 0"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ohaver Lake 35 9,218 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Railroad Bridge - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 8,039 ft
Hecla Junction - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,415 ft
Ruby Mountain - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,651 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Cascade 22 9,033 ft
Cottonwood Lake 24 9,586 ft
Camp Hale Memorial 21 9,318 ft
Garfield 8 9,912 ft
Mount Princeton 19 8,618 ft
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Chalk Lake 19 8,743 ft
Angel of Shavano 20 9,147 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Vail 47" 33° 2.34"
Arapahoe Basin 47" 28° 1.36"
Breckenridge Ski Resort 41" 34° 1.44"
Keystone Resort 32" 34° 0.79"
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 45" 22° 1.31"
Copper Mountain Resort 41" 34° 1.44"
Loveland 47" 28° 1.36"
Ski Cooper 20" 34° 1.37"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 183.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Milk Run 183.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Dowd Chute 150.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Middle Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 179.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Salida Whitewater Park 183.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
Lower Snake 14.2cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Silverthorne Town Run 42.4cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 85.9cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Upper Ten Mile 60.5cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 204.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Lower (Bottom Four) 38.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Lower Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
Salida to Rincon 183.0cfs 10.0 Mi II+ to III
Numbers 183.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge to Salida WW Park) 183.0cfs 12.0 Mi II to III
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 204.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Fractions 183.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-

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