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
Mcelmo Creek Above Trail Canyon Near Cortez
USGS 09371520
11 cfs 2.0 ft
Animas River Blw Durango Pump Plant Nr Durango
USGS 09362520
376 cfs 3.5 ft
Dallas Creek Near Ridgway
USGS 09147000
0 cfs 1.9 ft
Smith Fork Near Lazear
USGS 09129600
0 cfs 4.4 ft
Mineral Creek At Silverton
USGS 09359010
40 cfs 0.9 ft
Gunnison River At Delta
USGS 09144250
485 cfs 1.5 ft
San Miguel River At Brooks Bridge Near Nucla Co
USGS 09174600
218 cfs 2.5 ft
South Fork San Miguel River Near Ophir
USGS 09171310
33 cfs 1.6 ft
La Plata River At Hesperus
USGS 09365500
38 cfs 3.7 ft
Gunnison River Near Grand Junction
USGS 09152500
679 cfs 2.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Lizard Head Pass
SNOTEL 586
22" 0"
Sharkstooth
SNOTEL 1060
26" 1"
Red Mountain Pass
SNOTEL 713
54" 2"
Idarado
SNOTEL 538
26" 3"
Stump Lakes
SNOTEL 797
34" -1"
Columbus Basin
SNOTEL 904
46" 0"
Cascade
SNOTEL 386
1" 1"
Scotch Creek
SNOTEL 739
3" -1"
Mancos
SNOTEL 905
12" 0"
Mesa Lakes
SNOTEL 622
31" 2"
Park Reservoir
SNOTEL 682
53" 2"
Lone Cone
SNOTEL 589
10" 1"
Black Mesa
SNOTEL 1185
47" -2"
Cascade #2
SNOTEL 387
1" 0"