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
White River Above Coal Creek
USGS 09304200
409 cfs 2.2 ft
Uncompahgre River At Delta
USGS 09149500
219 cfs 3.1 ft
Elk River Near Milner
USGS 09242500
1,240 cfs 3.6 ft
Elkhead Creek Near Craig
USGS 09246500
6 cfs 1.7 ft
N.F. Gunnison R Blw Leroux Cr
USGS 09135950
149 cfs 8.0 ft
Surface Creek Near Cedaredge
USGS 09143000
69 cfs 2.9 ft
Smith Fork Near Lazear
USGS 09129600
1 cfs 4.5 ft
White River Near Meeker
USGS 09304500
500 cfs 2.9 ft
Hubbard Creek At Highway 133 At Mouth Nr Bowie
USGS 09132960
2 cfs 0.1 ft
North Fork Gunnison River Near Somerset
USGS 09132500
377 cfs 2.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
East Marvine 7 8,114 ft
Meadow Lake 10 9,574 ft
Marvine 22 8,164 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Sunlight Mountain Resort 22" 68° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
New Castle to Silt 2290.0cfs 7.6 Mi II
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Barrel Springs 1890.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Avalanche Down 654.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 901.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Two Rivers to South Canyon 2290.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Bogan Canyon 654.0cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 1380.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Barrel Springs 1890.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 2290.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Cemetery 901.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+