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GUNNISON GORGE

Whitewater River Run





Colorado Gunnison River

Gunnison Gorge

Class III TO IV- Easy

127 CFS

Too Low
67°, Sunny

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Gunnison River are between a bare minimum of 600cfs and a high of 2,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09132500, the North Fork Gunnison River Near Somerset Remember only watercraft are permitted at Gunnison Gorge.

Status Too Low
Class Level III to IV-
Elevation 6,081 ft
Run Length 14.0 Mi
Gradient 50 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 127 cfs
Gage Height 1.7 ft
Reporting Streamgage North Fork Gunnison River Near Somerset
USGS 09132500

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Roaring Fork River Near Emma
USGS 09081000
530 cfs 5.6 ft
Cimarron River Near Cimarron
USGS 09126000
32 cfs 1.4 ft
Uncompahgre River Near Ridgway
USGS 09146200
136 cfs 2.4 ft
Uncompahgre River At Delta
USGS 09149500
1,360 cfs 6.2 ft
North Fork Gunnison River Below Paonia
USGS 09134100
102 cfs 1.1 ft
E Fork Terror Cr Blw Cottonwood Stomp Nr Bowie
USGS 09132985
0 cfs ft
Smith Fork Near Lazear
USGS 09129600
0 cfs 2.7 ft
Animas River At Silverton
USGS 09358000
82 cfs 0.4 ft
Surface Creek Near Cedaredge
USGS 09143000
46 cfs 2.8 ft
South Fork San Miguel River Near Ophir
USGS 09171310
62 cfs 1.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Mancos
SNOTEL 905
1" -1"
Vallecito
SNOTEL 843
1" 0"
Beartown
SNOTEL 327
1" 0"
El Diente Peak
SNOTEL 465
1" 0"
Black Mesa
SNOTEL 1185
2" 0"
Lone Cone
SNOTEL 589
2" 1"
Bison Lake
SNOTEL 345
1" 0"
Wager Gulch
SNOTEL 1188
1" 1"
Molas Lake
SNOTEL 632
1" 0"
Scotch Creek
SNOTEL 739
10" 1"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
South Rim - Gunnison National Park 88 8,365 ft
Silver Jack 60 9,117 ft
Cimarron - Curecanti National Rec Area 22 6,906 ft
North Rim - Gunnison National Park 13 7,752 ft
Big Cimarron 10 8,667 ft
Beaver Lake 11 8,750 ft
Ridgway State Park 283 7,062 ft
East Portal - Curecanti National Rec Area 15 6,557 ft
Crawford State Park 44 6,560 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Kendall Mountain -1" 49° 0.12"
Telluride -1" 49° 0.12"
Silverton Mountain -1" 49° 0.31"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Gunnison Gorge 1030.0cfs 14.0 Mi III to IV-
South Mineral Creek 80.7cfs 0.5 Mi V to V+

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