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
Columbine Ditch Near Fremont Pass
USGS 09061500
-999 cfs -0.1 ft
East River At Almont Co.
USGS 09112500
74 cfs 2.7 ft
Wurtz Ditch Near Tenneessee Pass
USGS 09062500
-999 cfs -0.6 ft
Illinois Creek Near Rand
USGS 06617500
4 cfs 1.1 ft
Arkansas River At Granite
USGS 07086000
109 cfs 2.3 ft
Gore Creek At Upper Station
USGS 09065500
4 cfs 2.2 ft
Lake Creek Above Twin Lakes Reservoir
USGS 07084500
69 cfs 2.7 ft
Williams Fork Above Darling Creek
USGS 09035700
14 cfs 4.7 ft
Colorado River Near Kremmling
USGS 09058000
420 cfs 4.0 ft
Piney River Below Piney Lake
USGS 09058500
2 cfs 3.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
20" 0"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
13" 0"
Old Battle
SNOTEL 673
23" 0"
South Brush Creek
SNOTEL 772
3" 0"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
6" 0"
gunnison 3wsw
SNOTEL GUXC2
0.47" 0.22"
Sand Lake
SNOTEL 731
21" 0"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
6" -1"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
11" 0"
Brooklyn Lake
SNOTEL 367
11" 1"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
3.13" 1.62"
Porphyry Creek
SNOTEL 701
8" 0"
Roach
SNOTEL 718
9" 0"
Whiskey Park
SNOTEL 859
17" 1"
creede 0.2 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-MN-4
0.06" 0"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
12" 0"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
6.32" 2.61"
Zirkel
SNOTEL 1033
10" -1"
frisco 0.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-4
2.68" 0"
silverthorne 21 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-35
1.48" 0"
cimarron 8nw ham
SNOTEL CKDC2
0.47" 0.22"
Elk River
SNOTEL 467
6" 0"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
1" 0"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
2" -1"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
19" 0"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
11.25" 2.14"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
35" 0"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
10" 0"
North French Creek
SNOTEL 668
20" 0"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
8" 0"
Crosho
SNOTEL 426
12" -1"
Webber Springs
SNOTEL 852
9" 0"
Columbine
SNOTEL 408
11" 0"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
19" 0"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
5" 1"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
2" 0"
Bear River
SNOTEL 1061
2" 0"
Lost Dog
SNOTEL 940
11" 0"
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
4" 1"
vail 2.6 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-19
4.92" 1.84"
Trapper Lake
SNOTEL 827
2" -1"
Divide Peak
SNOTEL 449
4" 2"
gunnison coop
SNOTEL GUNC2
0.78" 0.46"
dillon 2.3 se, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-16
2.18" 0"
fairplay 2.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-15
4.75" 0"
crested butte 6.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-18
7.02" 3.19"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
24" -4"
Blackhall Mtn
SNOTEL 1119
21" 0"
crested butte coop
SNOTEL CBUC2
4.07" 3.6"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
11.93" 0.69"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
11" -2"
yampa 5.1 s, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-26
3.49" 2.71"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
6" 0"
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
7.01" 6.4"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
16" -1"
Med Bow
SNOTEL 1196
27" -1"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
1" 2"
Cinnabar Park
SNOTEL 1046
13" 0"
North Lost Trail
SNOTEL 669
7" 0"
Butte
SNOTEL 380
6" 0"
bonanza 6.6 s, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-61
1.17" 0"
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
1" 0"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
11" 0"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
16" 1"
pitkin 1.1 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-59
4.06" 3.01"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Gore Pass 12 9,554 ft
Yeoman Park 24 9,062 ft
Elk Wallow 7 8,829 ft
Radium - Kremmling RMA - Rafting ramp None 6,867 ft
Fulford Cave 7 9,422 ft
Pumphouse 14 7,491 ft
Wolcott None 6,979 ft
Chapman 84 8,598 ft
Dearhamer 13 7,792 ft
Sylvan Lake State Park 44 8,535 ft
Lynx Pass 11 8,987 ft
Blacktail Creek 8 8,997 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Crested Butte Mountain Resort 6" 40° 0"
Aspen Highlands 0" 42° 0"
Snowmass 0" 42° 0"
Beaver Creek Resort 2" 49° 0"
Buttermilk Mountain 0" 42° 0"
Steamboat Ski Resort 11" 42° 0"
Ski Cooper 1" 40° 0"
Vail 10" 39° 0"
Aspen Mountain 16" 42° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Gore Canyon 420.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+
Pumphouse 420.0cfs 14.0 Mi II- to III+
Upper Gore Creek 15.7cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 66.4cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 162.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 162.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 162.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Dowd Chute 53.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
State Bridge to Burns 420.0cfs 20.0 Mi I to II+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 162.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
The Upper 68.8cfs 8.0 Mi V to V+
Upper Gore Creek 15.7cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Lower (Bottom Four) 68.8cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Castle Creek 97.8cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
State Bridge to Two Bridges 420.0cfs 4.8 Mi I to II+
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 66.4cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Burns to Dotsero 887.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV