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
89 cfs 3.3 ft
Taylor River At Almont
USGS 09110000
366 cfs 2.3 ft
Roaring Fork River Ab Difficult C Nr Aspen
USGS 09073300
36 cfs 1.3 ft
Yampa River At Steamboat Springs
USGS 09239500
102 cfs 1.3 ft
Eagle River Near Minturn
USGS 09064600
432 cfs 4.4 ft
Piney River Below Piney Lake
USGS 09058500
14 cfs 3.3 ft
Homestake Creek At Gold Park
USGS 09064000
196 cfs 5.1 ft
Eagle River At Red Cliff
USGS 09063000
37 cfs 3.1 ft
Yampa River Below Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237500
41 cfs 2.7 ft
Colorado River Near Dotsero
USGS 09070500
1,840 cfs 3.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
1" 0"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
1" 0"
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
182" 0"
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
1" 0"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
189" 0"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
1" 0"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
1" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Wolcott None 6,979 ft
Chapman 84 8,598 ft
Blacktail Creek 8 8,997 ft
Yeoman Park 24 9,062 ft
Dearhamer 13 7,792 ft
Elk Wallow 7 8,829 ft
Gore Pass 12 9,554 ft
Pumphouse 14 7,491 ft
Lynx Pass 11 8,987 ft
Fulford Cave 7 9,422 ft
Sylvan Lake State Park 44 8,535 ft
Radium - Kremmling RMA - Rafting ramp None 6,867 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Aspen Highlands 0" 63° 0"
Snowmass 0" 63° 0"
Beaver Creek Resort 1" 76° 0"
Vail -1" 64° 0"
Ski Cooper 182" 58° 0"
Buttermilk Mountain 0" 63° 0"
Crested Butte Mountain Resort 0" 66° 0"
Steamboat Ski Resort 0" 73° 0"
Aspen Mountain 0" 64° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
State Bridge to Burns 590.0cfs 20.0 Mi I to II+
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 1100.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Castle Creek 366.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
The Upper 231.0cfs 8.0 Mi V to V+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 244.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Gore Creek 137.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Pumphouse 590.0cfs 14.0 Mi II- to III+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 244.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower (Bottom Four) 231.0cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Dowd Chute 432.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
State Bridge to Two Bridges 590.0cfs 4.8 Mi I to II+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 244.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 1100.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Upper Gore Creek 137.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 76.7cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Burns to Dotsero 1840.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 244.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Gore Canyon 590.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+