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
Clear Creek Above Clear Creek Reservoir
USGS 07086500
-999 cfs -2.4 ft
Ewing Ditch At Tennessee Pass
USGS 09062000
-999 cfs -0.4 ft
Elk Creek At Upper Station
USGS 09025300
0 cfs 4.6 ft
Gore Creek At Upper Station
USGS 09065500
3 cfs 2.1 ft
Vasquez Creek At Winter Park
USGS 09025000
8 cfs 1.6 ft
Williams Fork Below Steelman Creek
USGS 09035500
2 cfs 2.9 ft
Cotton Creek Near Mineral Hot Springs
USGS 08226700
-999 cfs 2.7 ft
Arkansas River At Granite
USGS 07086000
242 cfs 2.8 ft
Columbine Ditch Near Fremont Pass
USGS 09061500
-999 cfs 0.0 ft
Blue River Near Dillon
USGS 09046600
23 cfs 4.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
10" -1"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
33" -1"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
32" -124"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
38" 0"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
37" -2"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
18" 1"
del norte,co
SNOTEL DLNC2
1.52" 0.54"
estes park 1.7 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1115
9.21" -0.48"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
26" -2"
alamosa 2ssw
SNOTEL ASWC2
0.6" 0.45"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
30" 0"
south platte river
SNOTEL ANTC2
0.36" -0.04"
nathrop 1.9 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CF-54
0.76" 0.06"
wolcott 2.3 n, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-8
17.09" -0.13"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
38" 2"
Wolf Creek Summit
SNOTEL 874
72" 0"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
10" 0"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
18.8" -0.24"
Rough And Tumble
SNOTEL 939
11" 0"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
49" 1"
Lily Pond
SNOTEL 580
30" 0"
frisco 0.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-4
17.77" -0.2"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
26" 1"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
23" -1"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
27" 0"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
32" 3"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
43" 0"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
41" -1"
Joe Wright
SNOTEL 551
53" 0"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
13.32" -0.59"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
25" 0"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
37" 0"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
51" 2"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
19.18" -0.23"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
32" 0"
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
24.46" -0.24"
dillon,co
SNOTEL DLLC2
11.8" -0.15"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
12" 0"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
25" -2"
alamosa 1.1 n, co
SNOTEL CO-AM-31
0.33" 0.26"
silverthorne 21 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-35
16.35" -0.15"
vail 2.6 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-19
23.03" -0.22"
georgetown
SNOTEL GEOC2
3.14" -0.49"
Grayback
SNOTEL 1058
6" 2"
dillon 2.3 se, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-16
15.54" -0.17"
crestone,co
SNOTEL CSTC2
0.2" -0.08"
crestone 5.3 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-66
0.15" -0.06"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
41" -1"
buena vista,co
SNOTEL BNVC2
1.36" 0.29"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
30" 0"
pitkin 1.1 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-59
21.04" -0.11"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
42" 0"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
44" 0"
grant
SNOTEL GRTC2
1.92" -0.29"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
37" 0"
la garita 5.6 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-11
1.66" 0.35"
Porphyry Creek
SNOTEL 701
43" -1"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
25.48" -0.24"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
51" -1"
fairplay 2.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-15
7.6" -0.24"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
26" -1"
saguache 0.4 e, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-59
0.64" 0"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
57" -1"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
13" 0"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
36" -1"
bonanza 6.6 s, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-61
0.91" -0.1"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
47" -2"
del norte 3.3 e, co
SNOTEL CO-RG-16
1.53" 0.54"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
42" 1"
nathrop 3.3 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CF-19
0.93" 0.14"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
34" -1"
Michigan Creek
SNOTEL 937
28" 0"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
18.59" -0.21"
Columbine
SNOTEL 408
50" 1"
san luis valley regional
SNOTEL ALS
1" 0"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
37" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Chalk Lake 19 8,743 ft
Mount Princeton 19 8,618 ft
Cottonwood Lake 24 9,586 ft
Camp Hale Memorial 21 9,318 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Hecla Junction - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,415 ft
Garfield 8 9,912 ft
Ruby Mountain - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,651 ft
Angel of Shavano 20 9,147 ft
Cascade 22 9,033 ft
Ohaver Lake 35 9,218 ft
Railroad Bridge - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 8,039 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Vail 38" 16° 1.35"
Loveland 43" 1.81"
Arapahoe Basin 43" 1.81"
Copper Mountain Resort 37" 17° 1.84"
Breckenridge Ski Resort 37" 17° 1.84"
Ski Cooper 1" 19° 1.33"
Keystone Resort 8" 22° 2.44"
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 43" 10° 1.02"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower Snake 24.4cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 242.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge to Salida WW Park) 148.0cfs 12.0 Mi II to III
Upper Gore Creek 15.7cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Upper Ten Mile 31.9cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper Gore Creek 15.7cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Salida Whitewater Park 148.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
Milk Run 148.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 31.9cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
Dowd Chute 53.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 148.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 148.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
Silverthorne Town Run 23.3cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Salida to Rincon 148.0cfs 10.0 Mi II+ to III
Lower (Bottom Four) 121.0cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Lower Ten Mile 31.9cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
Middle Ten Mile 31.9cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 68.8cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Fractions 148.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 148.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Numbers 148.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+