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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Blue River

Lower Blue (Green Mountain To Spring Creek)

Class II+ TO III Difficulty


69°, Sunny

The Lower Blue River run in Colorado is a scenic, high desert float that spans from Green Mountain to Spring Creek. This 7-mile stretch is mostly Class II with some Class III rapids, making it a great option for intermediate paddlers. The river features several obstacles, including a few small drops and boulder gardens, so be sure to scout ahead before running these sections. The best time to float this section is during the spring and early summer when the water levels are at their highest. A recommended flow for this section is between 500-1000 cfs. Overall, the Lower Blue River run is a fun and challenging whitewater experience that offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Weather today, Sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Status Runnable
Class Level II+ to III
Elevation 7,739 ft
Run Length 3.8 Mi
Gradient 50 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 771 cfs
Gauge Height 5.4 ft
Reporting Streamgage Blue River Below Green Mountain Reservoir
USGS 09057500

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