Milk Run


This is a good section for beginners.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Arkansas River are between a bare minimum of 400cfs and a high of 5,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 07087050, the Arkansas River Below Granite Remember only watercraft are permitted at Milk Run.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Beaver Falls
Class III to IV
Silver Bullet - Boat Chute
Class III to IV

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Wurtz Ditch Near Tenneessee Pass
USGS 09062500
10 cfs 0.6 ft
Eagle River Near Minturn
USGS 09064600
432 cfs 4.4 ft
Carnero Creek Near La Garita
USGS 08230500
17 cfs 2.4 ft
Fall River Near Idaho Springs
USGS 06717000
47 cfs 4.5 ft
Williams Fork Near Leal
USGS 09036000
205 cfs 2.5 ft
Cross Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09065100
447 cfs 4.9 ft
Keystone Gulch Near Dillon
USGS 09047700
5 cfs 2.1 ft
Bobtail Creek Near Jones Pass
USGS 09034900
25 cfs 3.4 ft
La Garita Creek Near La Garita
USGS 08231000
17 cfs 2.1 ft
South Clear Creek Abv Lower Cabin Creek Reservoir
USGS 06714400
21 cfs 5.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
182" 0"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
1" 0"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
1" 0"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
1" 0"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
1" 0"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
189" 0"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
1" 0"
Grayback
SNOTEL 1058
3" 1"
Lily Pond
SNOTEL 580
6" -5"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Railroad Bridge - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 8,039 ft
Buffalo Springs 18 9,187 ft
Mount Princeton 19 8,618 ft
Angel of Shavano 20 9,147 ft
Ohaver Lake 35 9,218 ft
Hecla Junction - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,415 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Cascade 22 9,033 ft
Ruby Mountain - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,651 ft
Chalk Lake 19 8,743 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Breckenridge Ski Resort -1" 67° 0"
Arapahoe Basin 0" 50° 0"
Copper Mountain Resort -1" 67° 0"
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 0" 56° 0"
Ski Cooper 182" 58° 0"
Vail -1" 64° 0"
Keystone Resort -1" 59° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 744.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
Lower Ten Mile 152.0cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 407.0cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Lower (Bottom Four) 231.0cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Silverthorne Town Run 190.0cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Numbers 744.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 152.0cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge to Salida WW Park) 744.0cfs 12.0 Mi II to III
Lower Snake 144.0cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Salida to Rincon 744.0cfs 10.0 Mi II+ to III
Upper Ten Mile 152.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Dowd Chute 432.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Middle Ten Mile 152.0cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Fractions 744.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 76.7cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 744.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 744.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Salida Whitewater Park 744.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
Milk Run 744.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-