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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Arkansas River


Class III TO III+ Difficulty


Too Low
57°, Slight Chance T-Storms Then Chance Showers And Breezy

The Fractions River Run on the Arkansas River in Colorado is a Class III section of water that is best floated from May to August. The water level can range from 700-1300 CFS, with the best flow being around 1000 CFS. This run includes several challenging rapids, including Frog Rock, Tombstone, and Zoom Flume. The most significant obstacle is the Narrows, a narrow chute with large boulders that require precise navigation. Overall, the Fractions River Run is a thrilling adventure for intermediate and experienced paddlers looking for a challenging whitewater experience.

Weather today, A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Status Too Low
Class Level III to III+
Elevation 8,629 ft
Run Length 7.0 Mi
Gradient 45 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 144 cfs
Gauge Height 11.0 ft
Reporting Streamgage Arkansas River Below Granite
USGS 07087050

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