Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park


In winter 2014 the wave was reworked. The Wave now features a beautiful kayaker wave river left and a fun surfers wave on river right.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Colorado River are between a bare minimum of 1,600cfs and a high of 20,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09085100, the Colorado River Below Glenwood Springs Remember only watercraft are permitted at Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
North Fork Gunnison River Near Somerset
USGS 09132500
252 cfs 2.0 ft
E Fork Terror Cr Blw Cottonwood Stomp Nr Bowie
USGS 09132985
0 cfs ft
Fryingpan River Near Ruedi
USGS 09080400
216 cfs 1.9 ft
Roaring Fork River At Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085000
715 cfs 2.1 ft
Elkhead Creek Near Craig
USGS 09246500
30 cfs 2.1 ft
Fryingpan River At Meredith
USGS 09080100
96 cfs 2.2 ft
Eagle River Below Gypsum
USGS 09070000
216 cfs 4.4 ft
White River Above Coal Creek
USGS 09304200
170 cfs 1.6 ft
Yampa River Above Elkhead Creek Near Hayden
USGS 09244490
194 cfs 1.5 ft
Colorado River Below Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085100
2,030 cfs 4.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Bogan Flats 36 7,609 ft
Marvine 22 8,164 ft
Redstone 17 7,299 ft
East Marvine 7 8,114 ft
Trappers Lake 35 9,747 ft
Himes Peak 11 8,794 ft
McClure 8 8,187 ft
Deep Lake 35 10,475 ft
White Owl 6 10,705 ft
Supply Basin 7 10,767 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Sunlight Mountain Resort 22" 73° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Avalanche Down 152.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
Cemetery 901.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 2290.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
Barrel Springs 1350.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 901.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
Oh Be Joyful 653.0cfs 1.0 Mi V
New Castle to Silt 2290.0cfs 7.6 Mi II
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Waterfall to Confluence 401.0cfs 1.0 Mi V-
Crystal Mill Falls 310.0cfs None Mi V- to V
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Catherine Store Section 401.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 1380.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
Two Rivers to South Canyon 2290.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III
Barrel Springs 1350.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Bogan Canyon 152.0cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II