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
N.F. Gunnison R Blw Leroux Cr
USGS 09135950
120 cfs 8.0 ft
E Fork Terror Cr Blw Cottonwood Stomp Nr Bowie
USGS 09132985
0 cfs ft
Gunnison River At Delta
USGS 09144250
529 cfs 1.5 ft
Colorado River Below Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085100
1,770 cfs 4.1 ft
Eagle River Below Gypsum
USGS 09070000
173 cfs 4.2 ft
White River Above Coal Creek
USGS 09304200
351 cfs 2.1 ft
Surface Creek Near Cedaredge
USGS 09143000
12 cfs 2.4 ft
Yampa River Near Maybell
USGS 09251000
776 cfs 2.9 ft
North Fk Gunnison River Above Mouth Nr Lazear
USGS 09136100
165 cfs 3.1 ft
White River Below Meeker
USGS 09304800
350 cfs 4.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Battle Mountain
SNOTEL 317
6" -7"
Wager Gulch
SNOTEL 1188
22" 0"
yampa 5.1 s, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-26
5.28" -1.24"
Crosho
SNOTEL 426
18" -50"
Little Snake River
SNOTEL 1047
50" -2"
Ripple Creek
SNOTEL 717
54" -2"
Burro Mountain
SNOTEL 378
26" -2"
Idarado
SNOTEL 538
27" -2"
crested butte 6.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-18
33.42" -1.14"
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
25" -3"
Slumgullion
SNOTEL 762
37" -1"
Old Battle
SNOTEL 673
78" -1"
Butte
SNOTEL 380
26" 0"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
38.7" -0.41"
Mc Clure Pass
SNOTEL 618
20" -1"
Park Reservoir
SNOTEL 682
53" -1"
North Lost Trail
SNOTEL 669
29" -2"
Webber Springs
SNOTEL 852
46" -2"
Schofield Pass
SNOTEL 737
57" -1"
Trapper Lake
SNOTEL 827
12" -1"
Bison Lake
SNOTEL 345
53" 0"
Elk River
SNOTEL 467
31" -2"
Mineral Creek
SNOTEL 629
34" -1"
Whiskey Park
SNOTEL 859
56" -3"
Bear River
SNOTEL 1061
27" 0"
Divide Peak
SNOTEL 449
38" -2"
Mesa Lakes
SNOTEL 622
32" -2"
Red Mountain Pass
SNOTEL 713
54" -1"
Overland Res.
SNOTEL 675
18" -2"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Meadow Lake 10 9,574 ft
Marvine 22 8,164 ft
East Marvine 7 8,114 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Sunlight Mountain Resort 20" 49° 5.77"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
New Castle to Silt 1770.0cfs 7.6 Mi II
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1770.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1770.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1770.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1290.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Avalanche Down 142.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1290.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Barrel Springs 1290.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 1770.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 1770.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Bogan Canyon 142.0cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1770.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1770.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Cemetery 460.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 1290.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 460.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 1770.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
Barrel Springs 1290.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Two Rivers to South Canyon 1770.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III