New Castle To Silt


Sunny, lazy run with abundant wildlife.  Concrete boat ramps provide good access.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Colorado River are between a bare minimum of 1,000cfs and a high of 30,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09085100, the Colorado River Below Glenwood Springs Remember only watercraft are permitted at New Castle to Silt.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
North Fk Gunnison River Above Mouth Nr Lazear
USGS 09136100
116 cfs 3.0 ft
Elk River Near Milner
USGS 09242500
273 cfs 2.4 ft
Colorado River Near Dotsero
USGS 09070500
1,840 cfs 3.3 ft
Muddy Creek At Bardine
USGS 09131500
136 cfs 4.4 ft
Gunnison River At Delta
USGS 09144250
907 cfs 2.3 ft
Yampa River Above Elkhead Creek Near Hayden
USGS 09244490
178 cfs 1.4 ft
Surface Creek At Cedaredge
USGS 09143500
17 cfs 1.0 ft
Roaring Fork River At Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085000
814 cfs 2.9 ft
Uncompahgre River At Delta
USGS 09149500
383 cfs 3.7 ft
North Fork Gunnison River Near Somerset
USGS 09132500
257 cfs 2.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
1" 0"
Overland Res.
SNOTEL 675
1" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
East Marvine 7 8,114 ft
Marvine 22 8,164 ft
Meadow Lake 10 9,574 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Sunlight Mountain Resort -1" 68° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
New Castle to Silt 2270.0cfs 7.6 Mi II
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 1840.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
Two Rivers to South Canyon 2270.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1840.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 814.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2270.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2270.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Barrel Springs 1840.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Avalanche Down 227.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2270.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1840.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 2270.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
Bogan Canyon 227.0cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2270.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Cemetery 814.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+
Barrel Springs 1840.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2270.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2270.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2270.0cfs 3.25 Mi II