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
Arkansas River Below Granite
USGS 07087050
148 cfs 11.1 ft
Gore Creek Abv Red Sandstone Creek At Vail
USGS 09066325
16 cfs 4.6 ft
West Fork Clear Creek Abv Mouth Nr Empire
USGS 06716100
14 cfs 4.2 ft
Snake River Near Montezuma
USGS 09047500
21 cfs 1.2 ft
Elk Creek At Upper Station
USGS 09025300
0 cfs 5.0 ft
Illinois Creek Near Rand
USGS 06617500
9 cfs 1.2 ft
Arkansas River Below Empire Gulch Near Malta
USGS 07083710
85 cfs 3.0 ft
Lake Creek Near Edwards
USGS 09067200
23 cfs 0.6 ft
Berthoud Pass Ditch At Berthoud Pass
USGS 09021500
-999 cfs 0.0 ft
East Fork Eagle River Near Climax
USGS 09061600
0 cfs 0.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
3" 1"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
3" 0"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
6" 1"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
1" -1"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
3" 1"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
6" 1"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
1" 0"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
3" 0"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
2" -1"
laramie 7sse
SNOTEL CMBW4
0.23" -1.1"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
15" 0"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
2" 1"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
2" 0"
Cinnabar Park
SNOTEL 1046
1" 0"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
1" -1"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
4" 0"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
10" -1"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
1" 0"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
5" 3"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
1" 2"
South Brush Creek
SNOTEL 772
5" 0"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
1" 0"
Long Draw Resv
SNOTEL 1123
4" 1"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
3" -1"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
7" 0"
South Colony
SNOTEL 773
3" 0"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
11" 10"
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
4" -1"
Never Summer
SNOTEL 1031
5" 1"
Med Bow
SNOTEL 1196
12" -2"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
1" 1"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
2" 0"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
1" -1"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
3" 0"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
1.39" -0.33"
Roach
SNOTEL 718
4" 1"
laramie 1se
SNOTEL ADFW4
0.34" -1.21"
Brooklyn Lake
SNOTEL 367
3" -1"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
1" -1"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
1" 0"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
1" 0"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
2" -1"
Columbine
SNOTEL 408
1" 1"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
2" 0"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
1" 1"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
8" -1"
Blackhall Mtn
SNOTEL 1119
8" -1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Blue River 24 8,472 ft
Davis Springs 7 7,984 ft
Heaton Bay 81 9,072 ft
Williams Fork Reservoir - SWA 24 7,848 ft
Beaver Creek Unti - Hot Sulphur State Wildlife Area 10 7,592 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Prospector 107 9,105 ft
Mcdonald Flats 13 7,955 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Peak One 74 9,030 ft
Sugar Loaf 11 8,989 ft
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Pine Cove 56 9,022 ft
Prairie Point 33 8,002 ft
Lowry 24 9,068 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Loveland 8" 35° 0.59"
Copper Mountain Resort -1" 51° 0.67"
Vail 1" 46° 1.2"
Breckenridge Ski Resort -1" 51° 0.67"
Keystone Resort 3" 45° 0.25"
SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch 3" 44° 1.44"
Arapahoe Basin 8" 35° 0.59"
Ski Cooper -182" 44° 0.22"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Gore Canyon 716.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 9.8cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Lower Ten Mile 26.3cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 394.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Gore Creek 13.7cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Dowd Chute 31.6cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 26.3cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 148.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Lower (Bottom Four) 41.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Numbers 148.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 148.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 394.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 119.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 394.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Snake 21.1cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Silverthorne Town Run 57.1cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Milk Run 148.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 394.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Ten Mile 26.3cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Middle Ten Mile 26.3cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 148.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Fractions 148.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 130.0cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Upper Gore Creek 13.7cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III