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Whitewater River Run

Colorado San Miguel River

Norwood Canyon

Class III Difficulty


81°, Slight Chance T-Storms

The Norwood Canyon River Run in Colorado offers a thrilling experience for rafters of all levels. With Class II and III rapids along the way, the river run is moderate in difficulty. The best time to float this section of water is during the spring months, when the water levels are higher and the rapids are more challenging. It is recommended to float this section of water at a flow rate between 500-1,500 CFS. Some of the specific river obstacles to look out for include the "Pinball" section, "S-Turn" rapid, and the "Toilet Bowl" rapid. Overall, the Norwood Canyon River Run is a fun and exciting adventure for anyone looking to explore the beautiful Colorado wilderness.

Weather today, A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming west northwest in the morning.

Status Runnable
Class Level III
Elevation 7,011 ft
Run Length 16.0 Mi
Gradient 50 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 1170 cfs
Gauge Height 6.5 ft
Reporting Streamgage San Miguel River Near Placerville
USGS 09172500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Minnesota Creek Near Paonia
USGS 09134000
4 cfs ft
N.F. Gunnison R Blw Leroux Cr
USGS 09135950
1,570 cfs 9.5 ft
North Fk Gunnison River Above Mouth Nr Lazear
USGS 09136100
1,200 cfs 4.2 ft
North Fork Gunnison River Below Paonia
USGS 09134100
96 cfs 0.7 ft
Surface Creek At Cedaredge
USGS 09143500
105 cfs 1.7 ft
Colorado River Near Cameo
USGS 09095500
12,700 cfs 8.8 ft
Terror Creek At Mouth Near Bowie
USGS 09132995
2 cfs ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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