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
Colorado River Below Lake Granby
USGS 09019000
21 cfs 3.2 ft
Ranch Creek Blw Meadow Cr Nr Tabernash Co
USGS 09033100
10 cfs 6.7 ft
Clear Creek Abv West Fork Clear Creek Nr Empire Co
USGS 06715000
16 cfs 3.6 ft
Fryingpan River At Meredith
USGS 09080100
462 cfs 3.3 ft
S Platte R Ab 11-Mile Canyon Re
USGS 06695000
168 cfs 1.4 ft
Williams Fork Below Williams Fork Reservoir
USGS 09038500
162 cfs 1.8 ft
Williams Fork Near Leal
USGS 09036000
40 cfs 1.7 ft
Colorado River Near Granby
USGS 09019500
30 cfs 1.1 ft
Muddy Crk Blw Wolford Mtn Reser. Nr Kremmling
USGS 09041400
60 cfs 4.5 ft
Illinois Creek Near Rand
USGS 06617500
4 cfs 1.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
13.77" -0.87"
Cinnabar Park
SNOTEL 1046
45" -2"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
46" 0"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
46" 0"
Copper Mountain
SNOTEL 415
32" -1"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
54" -1"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
48" -2"
Beaver Ck Village
SNOTEL 1041
18" -1"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
2.18" -0.74"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
25" -2"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
82" -1"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
20.25" -0.79"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
38" -2"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
30" -1"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
39" -2"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
56" -4"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
19" -1"
Blackhall Mtn
SNOTEL 1119
69" -4"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
61" -2"
South Brush Creek
SNOTEL 772
19" -2"
Never Summer
SNOTEL 1031
44" -1"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
50" -2"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
11" -2"
North French Creek
SNOTEL 668
69" -1"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
22" -3"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
54" -2"
Joe Wright
SNOTEL 551
54" -4"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
39" -1"
Med Bow
SNOTEL 1196
91" -3"
rollinsville 1.1 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-17
10.42" -1.24"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
20" 0"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
53" 0"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
13.79" -0.8"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
38" -2"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
34.33" -0.77"
Roach
SNOTEL 718
43" -2"
fairplay 2.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-15
18.93" -0.64"
Zirkel
SNOTEL 1033
38" -3"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
46" -1"
pitkin 1.1 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-59
2.17" -1.29"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
31" -1"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
25" -1"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
33" -1"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
36" -2"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
55" -1"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
35" -1"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
47" 0"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
18" -2"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
21" -2"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
34" -1"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
38" 1"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
9" -2"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
25" -2"
Rough And Tumble
SNOTEL 939
28" -1"
South Colony
SNOTEL 773
53" -2"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
39" -1"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
35" -2"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
27" -1"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
32" -1"
Columbine
SNOTEL 408
39" -2"
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
28" 0"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
36" -2"
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
40" -2"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
19" -2"
Brooklyn Lake
SNOTEL 367
60" -2"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
1" -1"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
28" -1"
Porphyry Creek
SNOTEL 701
35" -2"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
33" -1"
frisco 0.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-4
2.52" -1.29"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
39" 2"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
1.41" -1.46"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
44" -1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Peak One 74 9,030 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Williams Fork Reservoir - SWA 24 7,848 ft
Blue River 24 8,472 ft
Beaver Creek Unti - Hot Sulphur State Wildlife Area 10 7,592 ft
Mcdonald Flats 13 7,955 ft
Davis Springs 7 7,984 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Prairie Point 33 8,002 ft
Lowry 24 9,068 ft
Pine Cove 56 9,022 ft
Sugar Loaf 11 8,989 ft
Heaton Bay 81 9,072 ft
Prospector 107 9,105 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Copper Mountain Resort 32" 48° 8.08"
Ski Cooper 28" 42° 9.32"
Arapahoe Basin 53" 30° 9.61"
Breckenridge Ski Resort 32" 48° 8.08"
Vail 31" 41° 10.93"
SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch 46" 40° 10.67"
Keystone Resort 33" 43° 9.12"
Loveland 53" 30° 9.61"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 265.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Middle Ten Mile 40.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Upper Gore Creek 57.6cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Numbers 233.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 256.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 233.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
Upper Ten Mile 40.5cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 15.0cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 233.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Gore Canyon 701.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 265.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 40.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
Lower Snake 10.9cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
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
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 53.9cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 233.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Lower (Bottom Four) 16.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Milk Run 233.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Lower Ten Mile 40.5cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
Fractions 233.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Dowd Chute 67.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 265.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Silverthorne Town Run 36.5cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-