Lower Ten Mile


From the Frisco Wave down to the Lake Dillon Marina is a nice low volume class II/III section. Little play exists due to shallow depths throughout but there are a few boofs and plenty of eddy hoping and rock dodging opportunities for the beginner.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Ten Mile Creek are between a bare minimum of 300cfs and a high of 1,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09050100, the Tenmile Creek Bl North Tenmile C Remember only watercraft are permitted at Lower Ten Mile.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Blue River Below Dillon
USGS 09050700
56 cfs 0.9 ft
Tarryall Creek At Upper Station
USGS 06696980
33 cfs 5.6 ft
Halfmoon Creek Near Malta
USGS 07083000
140 cfs 2.6 ft
Monte Cristo Diversion Near Hoosier Pass
USGS 09041900
9 cfs 0.7 ft
Keystone Gulch Near Dillon
USGS 09047700
11 cfs 2.2 ft
West Fork Clear Creek Abv Mouth Nr Empire
USGS 06716100
149 cfs 5.3 ft
Clear Creek Above Clear Creek Reservoir
USGS 07086500
-999 cfs 4.4 ft
Blue River Below Green Mountain Reservoir
USGS 09057500
75 cfs 2.7 ft
Colorado River At Windy Gap
USGS 09034250
168 cfs 3.9 ft
Colorado R Below Baker Gulch
USGS 09010500
351 cfs 7.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Davis Springs 7 7,984 ft
Prairie Point 33 8,002 ft
Mcdonald Flats 13 7,955 ft
Sugar Loaf 11 8,989 ft
Blue River 24 8,472 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Beaver Creek Unti - Hot Sulphur State Wildlife Area 10 7,592 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Heaton Bay 81 9,072 ft
Prospector 107 9,105 ft
Pine Cove 56 9,022 ft
Peak One 74 9,030 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Lowry 24 9,068 ft
Williams Fork Reservoir - SWA 24 7,848 ft
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Keystone Resort 36" 60° 24.66"
Ski Cooper 29" 58° 17.23"
Copper Mountain Resort 48" 60° 15.68"
Breckenridge Ski Resort 48" 60° 15.68"
Loveland 57" 54° 21.7"
Arapahoe Basin 57" 54° 21.7"
SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch 57" 47° 6.06"
Vail 40" 62° 12.35"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 55.7cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Lower Snake 14.2cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 796.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Ten Mile 60.5cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 796.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Milk Run 183.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 179.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Numbers 183.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Gore Canyon 552.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+
Silverthorne Town Run 42.4cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
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
Lower (Bottom Four) 38.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 183.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Middle Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Fractions 183.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Dowd Chute 150.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Lower Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi II to III