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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Blue River

Lower Blue (Green Mountain To Spring Creek)

Class II+ TO III Difficulty


78°, Sunny

The lower section of the Blue River in Colorado, from Rome to Leslie Gulch, is a Class II-III river run that is suitable for intermediate paddlers. The best time to float this section is during the spring runoff, when the water levels are high and the rapids are more challenging. The river has several obstacles, including some tight turns, rocky sections, and small drops. The recommended flow rate for this section of the river is between 200-400 cfs. Overall, this is a fun and scenic river run that offers a good mix of rapids and calm stretches.

Weather today, Sunny, with a high near 78. Light and variable wind becoming west 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

Status Runnable
Class Level II+ to III
Elevation 7,739 ft
Run Length 3.8 Mi
Gradient 50 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 1590 cfs
Gauge Height 7.3 ft
Reporting Streamgage Blue River Below Green Mountain Reservoir
USGS 09057500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Laramie R Bl Pioneer Canal Nr Woods Landing
USGS 06659502
1,010 cfs 3.2 ft
Sand Creek At Colorado-Wyoming State Line
USGS 06659580
3 cfs 0.5 ft
Laramie River Near Glendevey
USGS 06657500
695 cfs 3.1 ft
North Platte River Near Northgate
USGS 06620000
1,820 cfs 4.9 ft
Encampment River Ab Hog Park Cr
USGS 06623800
1,030 cfs 4.4 ft
Pioneer Canal Near Woods
USGS 06659501
174 cfs 1.6 ft
Michigan River At Walden
USGS 06617100
362 cfs 3.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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