Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant To Eagle)


This is another good beginner kayak run unless the river is at high water or flooding.  The scenery is scenic mixed with mainly class II rapids with a few class III's mixed in.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Eagle River are between a bare minimum of 750cfs and a high of 5,500cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09067020, the Eagle R Bl Wastewater Treatment Plant At Avon Remember only watercraft are permitted at Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle).

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
I-70 Rapid
Class II+ to III
Dead Cow
Class II+ to III
Dead Cow
Class II+ to III
Rodeo Rapid
Class III- to IV-
Trestle Rapid
Class II+ to III+

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Ef Arkansas R At Us Hiway 24
USGS 07079300
13 cfs 2.6 ft
Bemrose-Hoosier Diversion Near Hoosier Pass
USGS 09044300
1 cfs 0.1 ft
Castle Creek At Aspen
USGS 09075400
43 cfs ft
Roaring Fork River Near Emma
USGS 09081000
213 cfs 4.8 ft
Illinois Creek Near Rand
USGS 06617500
4 cfs 1.2 ft
Williams Fork Near Leal
USGS 09036000
40 cfs 1.7 ft
Blue River Below Dillon
USGS 09050700
54 cfs 0.8 ft
Fish Cr At Upper Sta Nr Steamboat Springs
USGS 09238900
20 cfs 0.8 ft
East Fork Eagle River Near Climax
USGS 09061600
54 cfs 0.1 ft
Straight Cr Blw Laskey Gulch Nr Dillon
USGS 09051050
7 cfs 4.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Roach
SNOTEL 718
43" -2"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
38.7" -0.41"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
25" -2"
Beaver Ck Village
SNOTEL 1041
18" -1"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
46" 0"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
11" -2"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
19" -1"
Slumgullion
SNOTEL 762
37" -1"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
22" -3"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
34" -1"
Old Battle
SNOTEL 673
78" -1"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
38" 1"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
31" -1"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
20" 0"
crested butte 6.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-18
33.42" -1.14"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
25" -1"
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
13.77" -0.87"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
32" -1"
fairplay 2.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-15
18.93" -0.64"
Porphyry Creek
SNOTEL 701
35" -2"
Sage Creek Basin
SNOTEL 1015
34" -1"
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
28" 0"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
54" -1"
Webber Springs
SNOTEL 852
46" -2"
Little Snake River
SNOTEL 1047
50" -2"
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
25" -3"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
1.41" -1.46"
pitkin 1.1 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-59
2.17" -1.29"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
35" -1"
Blackhall Mtn
SNOTEL 1119
69" -4"
Columbine
SNOTEL 408
39" -2"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
34.33" -0.77"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
46" 0"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
25" -2"
South Brush Creek
SNOTEL 772
19" -2"
Elk River
SNOTEL 467
31" -2"
Whiskey Park
SNOTEL 859
56" -3"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
39" -2"
frisco 0.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-4
2.52" -1.29"
Cinnabar Park
SNOTEL 1046
45" -2"
yampa 5.1 s, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-26
5.28" -1.24"
Trapper Lake
SNOTEL 827
12" -1"
North Lost Trail
SNOTEL 669
29" -2"
Divide Peak
SNOTEL 449
38" -2"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
39" -1"
Copper Mountain
SNOTEL 415
32" -1"
Rough And Tumble
SNOTEL 939
28" -1"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
30" -1"
Butte
SNOTEL 380
26" 0"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
26" -3"
North French Creek
SNOTEL 668
69" -1"
Crosho
SNOTEL 426
18" -50"
Lost Dog
SNOTEL 940
44" -1"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
39" -1"
Zirkel
SNOTEL 1033
38" -3"
Brooklyn Lake
SNOTEL 367
60" -2"
Med Bow
SNOTEL 1196
91" -3"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
21" -2"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
82" -1"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
20.25" -0.79"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
27" -1"
Bear River
SNOTEL 1061
27" 0"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
9" -2"
Schofield Pass
SNOTEL 737
57" -1"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
36" -2"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
47" 0"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
18" -2"
Sand Lake
SNOTEL 731
82" -4"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Sylvan Lake State Park 44 8,535 ft
Chapman 84 8,598 ft
Elk Wallow 7 8,829 ft
Radium - Kremmling RMA - Rafting ramp None 6,867 ft
Lynx Pass 11 8,987 ft
Gore Pass 12 9,554 ft
Pumphouse 14 7,491 ft
Wolcott None 6,979 ft
Blacktail Creek 8 8,997 ft
Dearhamer 13 7,792 ft
Fulford Cave 7 9,422 ft
Yeoman Park 24 9,062 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Aspen Mountain 39" 45° 11.37"
Ski Cooper 28" 42° 9.32"
Steamboat Ski Resort 26" 43° 4.21"
Aspen Highlands 30" 45° 11.69"
Crested Butte Mountain Resort 26" 42° 10.75"
Snowmass 30" 45° 11.69"
Buttermilk Mountain 30" 45° 11.69"
Vail 31" 41° 10.93"
Beaver Creek Resort 22" 53° 9.58"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower (Bottom Four) 16.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Pumphouse 701.0cfs 14.0 Mi II- to III+
Upper Gore Creek 57.6cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
The Upper 16.3cfs 8.0 Mi V to V+
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 144.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
State Bridge to Two Bridges 701.0cfs 4.8 Mi I to II+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 265.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Dowd Chute 67.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Castle Creek 140.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 144.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 265.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Gore Canyon 701.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 15.0cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 265.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
State Bridge to Burns 701.0cfs 20.0 Mi I to II+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 265.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Gore Creek 57.6cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Burns to Dotsero 1290.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV