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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Arkansas River

Milk Run

Class II+ TO III- Difficulty


73°, Slight Chance T-Storms Then T-Storms Likely

The Milk Run section of the Arkansas River in Colorado is a great option for beginners and families looking for a mellow float. This section offers Class I-II rapids with no major obstacles to navigate. The best time to float this section is during the summer months when the water flow is between 500-1,500 cfs. It's important to note that the water temperature can be chilly, so bringing proper gear is recommended. Overall, the Milk Run is a fun and easy float for those looking for a relaxing day on the water.

Weather today, Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 73. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Status Runnable
Class Level II+ to III-
Elevation 8,629 ft
Run Length 4.0 Mi
Gradient 30 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 2150 cfs
Gauge Height 14.3 ft
Reporting Streamgage Arkansas River Below Granite
USGS 07087050

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Arkansas River At Salida
USGS 07091500
2,340 cfs 5.3 ft
Fryingpan River At Meredith
USGS 09080100
397 cfs 3.1 ft
Tarryall Creek At Upper Station
USGS 06696980
79 cfs 6.1 ft
Arkansas River Near Wellsville
USGS 07093700
2,470 cfs 6.4 ft
Wurtz Ditch Near Tenneessee Pass
USGS 09062500
18 cfs 0.8 ft
Fryingpan River Near Thomasville
USGS 09078600
253 cfs 2.9 ft
North Fork Fryingpan River Near Norrie
USGS 09078500
131 cfs 3.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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