Too Low to be paddled
and you could find yourself bottoming out on rocks.
Paddlers are advised to exercise caution
with streamflow discharge 14%
the seasonal average of 506 cfs.
Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 58. breezy, with a west wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Temps are expected to range between
over the next 5 days
Classified as a
river surfing location
along the Gunnison River,
is best paddle when discharge levels are
between 500.0 cfs to 2000.0 cfs
Oh Be Joyful
If you haven't heard of Oh Be Joyful (OBJ), then (a) let me welcome you to the world of kayaking or (b) please crawl out of the cave you've been living in the for past 20 years. Oh Be Joyful has become so synonymous with creekboating, that it seems to bring out people to brave its massive features who normally don't even consider running class V creeks. Perhaps it's the reputation for big and clean drops with easy moves that brings out the hordes. Or perhaps the stunning location in the high alpine forests just outside of Crested Butte. Or perhaps its the excellent camping adjacent to the run where you're sure to see a few familiar faces from the boating scene and meet a few new ones. Or perhaps its the stunning clusters of wildflowers that tend to be in full bloom when the creeks are running. Or perhaps its the abundant trails perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and dirt biking that make this excellent place to bring nonboating friends or make it a multisport weekend. Most likely, it's all of the above.
Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Oh Be Joyful are between a bare minimum of 500cfs and a high of 2,000cfs.
River conditions sourced from USGS 09114500, the Gunnison River Near Gunnison
Remember only watercraft are permitted
at Oh Be Joyful.
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