Norwood Canyon


This canyon is where the San Miguel drains out of the western side of the San Juan mountains.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the San Miguel River are between a bare minimum of 700cfs and a high of 1,200cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09172500, the San Miguel River Near Placerville Remember only watercraft are permitted at Norwood Canyon.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Animas River At Durango
USGS 09361500
153 cfs 2.2 ft
Dolores River Near Bedrock
USGS 09171100
14 cfs 2.1 ft
Mcelmo Creek Above Trail Canyon Near Cortez
USGS 09371520
22 cfs 2.2 ft
North Fork Gunnison River Below Paonia
USGS 09134100
82 cfs 1.0 ft
Mud Creek At State Highway 32
USGS 09371492
0 cfs 1.3 ft
E Fork Terror Cr Blw Cottonwood Stomp Nr Bowie
USGS 09132985
0 cfs ft
Uncompahgre River Near Ridgway
USGS 09146200
43 cfs 1.8 ft
Cement Creek At Silverton
USGS 09358550
143 cfs 0.8 ft
Surface Creek Near Cedaredge
USGS 09143000
9 cfs 2.3 ft
Gunnison River At Delta
USGS 09144250
455 cfs 1.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
rifle 3.2 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-GF-28
5.96" -0.04"
colona 4nw
SNOTEL CLNC2
0.05" -0.01"
Columbus Basin
SNOTEL 904
49" 0"
Mineral Creek
SNOTEL 629
23" 1"
Scotch Creek
SNOTEL 739
27" 0"
bayfield 7n
SNOTEL BYFC2
12.02" 2.8"
collbran 2sw
SNOTEL CBRC2
7.55" -0.08"
silverton 0.3 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SJ-4
23.46" 0.16"
Spud Mountain
SNOTEL 780
47" 0"
bayfield 6.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LP-98
12.19" 2.93"
El Diente Peak
SNOTEL 465
32" 0"
Lizard Head Pass
SNOTEL 586
31" 0"
montrose 7.3 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-MT-31
2.82" -0.05"
Cascade #2
SNOTEL 387
23" -1"
Red Mountain Pass
SNOTEL 713
45" 0"
Sharkstooth
SNOTEL 1060
39" 0"
cedaredge 3e
SNOTEL CEDC2
1.28" 0.09"
Park Reservoir
SNOTEL 682
66" 0"
cedaredge 1.3 e, co
SNOTEL CO-DL-54
1.15" 0.11"
Molas Lake
SNOTEL 632
39" 2"
Black Mesa
SNOTEL 1185
48" -1"
Mesa Lakes
SNOTEL 622
41" 0"
Cascade
SNOTEL 386
24" 0"
Mancos
SNOTEL 905
29" 0"
Overland Res.
SNOTEL 675
30" 0"
Columbine Pass
SNOTEL 409
47" 0"
Stump Lakes
SNOTEL 797
34" 0"
Idarado
SNOTEL 538
26" 0"
ouray .23 nnw, co
SNOTEL CO-OR-2
1.32" 0.54"