Pine Creek (Granite To Numbers)


Pine Creek was where the most difficult class V water was in the early years of kayaking.  Now you can book a commercial trip on this section and be back in your 5 star hotel before dark.  Even though the hardcore boaters are running Lake Creek and other steep creeks around, the Pine Creek section of the Arkansas still shouldn't be taken lightly if you decide to run this.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Arkansas River are between a bare minimum of 250cfs and a high of 5,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 07087050, the Arkansas River Below Granite Remember only watercraft are permitted at Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers).

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Dam Drop Rapid
Class IV- to IV
Pine Creek Rapid
Class IV- to IV

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Twin-Lakes Tunnel At E Portl
USGS 09073000
2 cfs 0.1 ft
Ewing Ditch At Tennessee Pass
USGS 09062000
1 cfs 0.1 ft
Roaring Fork River Near Aspen
USGS 09073400
25 cfs 0.7 ft
Straight Cr Blw Laskey Gulch Nr Dillon
USGS 09051050
5 cfs 4.1 ft
Middle Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09066300
0 cfs 1.9 ft
Fraser River Blw Crooked Cr At Tabernash Co
USGS 09033300
130 cfs 3.5 ft
Wurtz Ditch Near Tenneessee Pass
USGS 09062500
0 cfs -0.7 ft
Arkansas River Near Wellsville
USGS 07093700
289 cfs 3.1 ft
Beaver Creek At Avon
USGS 09067000
3 cfs 1.8 ft
Lake Creek Above Twin Lakes Reservoir
USGS 07084500
16 cfs 2.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Grayback
SNOTEL 1058
1" -1"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
10" 0"
Lily Pond
SNOTEL 580
2" 1"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
1" 0"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
1" 0"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
1" 1"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
1" 0"
Never Summer
SNOTEL 1031
1" 0"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
11" 0"
Wolf Creek Summit
SNOTEL 874
1" 1"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
1" 0"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
1" 1"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
1" 1"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
1" 0"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
6" 0"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
1" 1"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
1" 0"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
1" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Collegiate Peaks 56 9,837 ft
Chalk Lake 19 8,743 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
White Star 66 9,256 ft
Railroad Bridge - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 8,039 ft
Dexter 24 9,271 ft
Iron City 15 9,928 ft
Belle of Colorado 19 9,924 ft
Tabor 44 9,897 ft
Cottonwood Lake 24 9,586 ft
Parry Peak 26 9,430 ft
Blodgett 6 8,836 ft
Angel of Shavano 20 9,147 ft
Matchless 17 9,903 ft
Mount Princeton 19 8,618 ft
Father Dyer 26 9,953 ft
Halfmoon East 6 9,923 ft
Lakeview - Twin Lakes 27 9,511 ft
Cascade 22 9,033 ft
North Fork Reservoir 9 11,459 ft
Hornsilver 7 8,843 ft
Garfield 8 9,912 ft
Silver Dollar 43 9,905 ft
Molly Brown 49 9,897 ft
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Camp Hale Memorial 21 9,318 ft
Baby Doe 50 9,913 ft
Halfmoon West 16 9,932 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Ski Cooper 0" 58° 0"
Copper Mountain Resort -1" 64° 0"
Keystone Resort 1" 59° 0"
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 0" 57° 0"
Beaver Creek Resort 0" 71° 0"
Vail 1" 63° 0"
Breckenridge Ski Resort -1" 64° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower (Bottom Four) 16.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Fractions 130.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge to Salida WW Park) 130.0cfs 12.0 Mi II to III
Middle Ten Mile 25.4cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 109.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Upper Gore Creek 12.8cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Salida Whitewater Park 130.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 130.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Upper Ten Mile 25.4cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
The Upper 16.3cfs 8.0 Mi V to V+
Milk Run 130.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 130.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Lower Snake 21.9cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 103.0cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 11.0cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 130.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
Numbers 130.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 25.4cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
Salida to Rincon 130.0cfs 10.0 Mi II+ to III
Upper Gore Creek 12.8cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Dowd Chute 50.4cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Silverthorne Town Run 39.4cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Lower Ten Mile 25.4cfs 3.0 Mi II to III