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
S Clear Cr Abv Lwr Cabin Cr Res Spilwy Nr Georgtwn
USGS 06714500
30 cfs 1.4 ft
Clear Creek Above Clear Creek Reservoir
USGS 07086500
-999 cfs 4.0 ft
Blue River At Blue River
USGS 09046490
27 cfs 0.9 ft
Taylor River Below Taylor Park Reservoir
USGS 09109000
275 cfs 4.3 ft
Saguache Creek Near Saguache
USGS 08227000
63 cfs 1.6 ft
Missouri Creek Near Gold Park
USGS 09063900
6 cfs 1.7 ft
Williams Fork Above Darling Creek
USGS 09035700
45 cfs 5.4 ft
Cochetopa Creek Below Rock Creek Nr Parlin
USGS 09118450
28 cfs 2.1 ft
Clear Creek Near Lawson
USGS 06716500
287 cfs 3.9 ft
Lake Fork Below Sugar Loaf Reservoir
USGS 07082500
16 cfs 0.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ruby Mountain - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,651 ft
Hecla Junction - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,415 ft
Angel of Shavano 20 9,147 ft
Railroad Bridge - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 8,039 ft
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Garfield 8 9,912 ft
Mount Princeton 19 8,618 ft
Cascade 22 9,033 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Chalk Lake 19 8,743 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Camp Hale Memorial 21 9,318 ft
Ohaver Lake 35 9,218 ft
Cottonwood Lake 24 9,586 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Keystone Resort 36" 63° 0"
Vail 40" 65° 0"
Breckenridge Ski Resort 48" 68° 0"
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 36" 58° 0"
Loveland 57" 60° 0"
Arapahoe Basin 57" 60° 0"
Ski Cooper 29" 61° 0"
Copper Mountain Resort 48" 68° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Silverthorne Town Run 42.4cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Lower Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
Lower (Bottom Four) 38.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 57.4cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Salida Whitewater Park 183.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Fractions 183.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge to Salida WW Park) 183.0cfs 12.0 Mi II to III
Salida to Rincon 183.0cfs 10.0 Mi II+ to III
Middle Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Lower Snake 14.2cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Numbers 183.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Milk Run 183.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 730.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 183.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Upper Ten Mile 60.5cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 730.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 179.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Dowd Chute 150.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-