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
Cross Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09065100
6 cfs 2.8 ft
North Crestone Creek Near Crestone
USGS 08227500
6 cfs 0.8 ft
Leavenworth Creek @ Mouth Nr Georgetown
USGS 06714800
1 cfs 3.4 ft
Bemrose-Hoosier Diversion Near Hoosier Pass
USGS 09044300
0 cfs 0.0 ft
Tenmile Creek Bl North Tenmile C
USGS 09050100
42 cfs 2.0 ft
Eagle River At Red Cliff
USGS 09063000
4 cfs 2.7 ft
Piney River Near State Bridge
USGS 09059500
16 cfs 3.2 ft
Ef Arkansas R At Us Hiway 24
USGS 07079300
12 cfs 2.6 ft
Lake Creek Near Edwards
USGS 09067200
22 cfs 0.5 ft
Cottonwood Creek Near Crestone
USGS 08229500
2 cfs 0.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
40" 4"
Beaver Ck Village
SNOTEL 1041
17" 2"
buena vista,co
SNOTEL BNVC2
1.88" -0.11"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
24" 0"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
30" 1"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
57" 8"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
31" 9"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
39" 3"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
43" 0"
south platte river
SNOTEL ANTC2
2.42" -0.32"
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
33" -1"
estes park 1.7 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1115
6.41" 2.99"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
55" 4"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
91" 12"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
33" 2"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
17" 2"
grant
SNOTEL GRTC2
7.58" 2.98"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
57" 6"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
20.91" 4.1"
fairplay 2.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-15
26.53" 1.43"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
33" -3"
Michigan Creek
SNOTEL 937
36" 0"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
48" 2"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
14" 1"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
23" 6"
nathrop 3.3 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CF-19
1.31" -0.06"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
39" 6"
Grayback
SNOTEL 1058
8" 0"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
26" 0"
nathrop 1.9 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CF-54
1.28" -0.1"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
2.29" 2.25"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
38" 4"
Never Summer
SNOTEL 1031
49" 7"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
49" 4"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
0.36" 0"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
35" 0"
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
13.4" 0.36"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
25" 0"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
41" 6"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
24" 3"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
40" 8"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
46" 1"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
63" 4"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
36.92" 0.39"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
58" 3"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
28" 1"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
15" 0"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
60" 5"
Wolf Creek Summit
SNOTEL 874
70" 0"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
10" 4"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
20" 3"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
16.4" 0.01"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
48" 4"
Lily Pond
SNOTEL 580
23" 0"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
59" 6"
silverthorne 21 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-35
0.37" 0"
georgetown
SNOTEL GEOC2
4.14" 2.84"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Cascade 22 9,033 ft
Garfield 8 9,912 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Chalk Lake 19 8,743 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Angel of Shavano 20 9,147 ft
Hecla Junction - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,415 ft
Mount Princeton 19 8,618 ft
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Cottonwood Lake 24 9,586 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Camp Hale Memorial 21 9,318 ft
Ruby Mountain - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,651 ft
Railroad Bridge - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 8,039 ft
Ohaver Lake 35 9,218 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Breckenridge Ski Resort 29" 34° 10.28"
Ski Cooper 33" 27° 10.52"
Loveland 60" 18° 10.29"
Copper Mountain Resort 29" 34° 10.28"
Arapahoe Basin 60" 18° 10.29"
Keystone Resort 39" 27° 12.48"
Vail 28" 31° 7.52"
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 32" 27° 8"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.2cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Lower Snake 9.91cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Salida Whitewater Park 233.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
Fractions 221.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Salida to Rincon 233.0cfs 10.0 Mi II+ to III
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 221.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 221.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 55.7cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 246.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Milk Run 233.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Numbers 233.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Dowd Chute 65.5cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 42.9cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
Upper Gore Creek 57.6cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Middle Ten Mile 42.9cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 233.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Lower (Bottom Four) 36.4cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Silverthorne Town Run 37.5cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Upper Ten Mile 42.9cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge to Salida WW Park) 233.0cfs 12.0 Mi II to III
Upper Gore Creek 57.6cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Lower Ten Mile 41.7cfs 3.0 Mi II to III