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
Halfmoon Creek Near Malta
USGS 07083000
113 cfs 2.4 ft
South Fork Of Williams Fork Near Leal
USGS 09035900
101 cfs 2.9 ft
Monte Cristo Diversion Near Hoosier Pass
USGS 09041900
7 cfs 0.6 ft
Williams Fork Above Darling Creek
USGS 09035700
149 cfs 6.3 ft
Ef Arkansas R At Us Hiway 24
USGS 07079300
124 cfs 3.5 ft
Straight Cr Blw Laskey Gulch Nr Dillon
USGS 09051050
45 cfs 4.7 ft
Arkansas River Below Empire Gulch Near Malta
USGS 07083710
344 cfs 3.8 ft
Hunter Creek Near Aspen
USGS 09074000
8 cfs 1.1 ft
Missouri Creek Near Gold Park
USGS 09063900
37 cfs 2.4 ft
Roaring Fork River Near Emma
USGS 09081000
1,400 cfs 7.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
4.73" -3.55"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
10.47" -2.15"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Blacktail Creek 8 8,997 ft
Elk Wallow 7 8,829 ft
Gore Pass 12 9,554 ft
Sylvan Lake State Park 44 8,535 ft
Fulford Cave 7 9,422 ft
Yeoman Park 24 9,062 ft
Lynx Pass 11 8,987 ft
Pumphouse 14 7,491 ft
Dearhamer 13 7,792 ft
Radium - Kremmling RMA - Rafting ramp None 6,867 ft
Wolcott None 6,979 ft
Chapman 84 8,598 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Crested Butte Mountain Resort 25" 60° 1.68"
Beaver Creek Resort 37" 74° 3.94"
Aspen Mountain 37" 63° 2.9"
Vail 40" 66° 3.91"
Steamboat Ski Resort 42" 72° 5.23"
Ski Cooper 29" 59° 6.11"
Snowmass 30" 63° 2.43"
Aspen Highlands 30" 63° 2.43"
Buttermilk Mountain 30" 63° 2.43"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
State Bridge to Two Bridges 552.0cfs 4.8 Mi I to II+
Burns to Dotsero 3520.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower (Bottom Four) 38.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 250.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
State Bridge to Burns 552.0cfs 20.0 Mi I to II+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Dowd Chute 150.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Pumphouse 552.0cfs 14.0 Mi II- to III+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 250.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Castle Creek 203.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
The Upper 38.3cfs 8.0 Mi V to V+
Gore Canyon 552.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+