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
South Fork Of Williams Fork Near Leal
USGS 09035900
10 cfs 2.5 ft
Hunter Creek Near Aspen
USGS 09074000
8 cfs 1.1 ft
Williams Fork Near Leal
USGS 09036000
17 cfs 1.4 ft
Ranch Creek Blw Meadow Cr Nr Tabernash Co
USGS 09033100
17 cfs 6.9 ft
Castle Creek At Aspen
USGS 09075400
43 cfs ft
Lincoln Creek Bl Grizzly Reservoir
USGS 09073005
1 cfs 1.1 ft
Kerber Cr Abv Little Kerber Cr Nr Villa Grove
USGS 08224500
-999 cfs 0.0 ft
Booth Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09066200
1 cfs 3.0 ft
Black Gore Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09066000
4 cfs 2.7 ft
Vasquez Creek At Winter Park
USGS 09025000
10 cfs 1.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Porphyry Creek
SNOTEL 701
37" -1"
Zirkel
SNOTEL 1033
55" -1"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
36" -1"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
6" 0"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
32" 0"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
42" -1"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
29" -1"
pitkin 1.1 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-59
22.7" -0.37"
fairplay 2.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-15
4.43" -0.38"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
14" 0"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
47" -1"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
36" 0"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
9.43" -0.43"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
25" 0"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
26" 0"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
32" 0"
Upper San Juan
SNOTEL 840
57" -1"
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
24.45" -0.48"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
29" 1"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
25" -1"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
16.88" -0.29"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
42" 0"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
21" 0"
Grayback
SNOTEL 1058
3" 0"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
32" 0"
vail 2.6 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-19
21.05" -0.35"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
35" 0"
Long Draw Resv
SNOTEL 1123
45" -1"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
35" 0"
dillon 2.3 se, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-16
14.77" -0.33"
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
42" 0"
dillon,co
SNOTEL DLLC2
11.03" -0.26"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
47" 0"
steamboat springs 0.7 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-53
22.55" -0.32"
Roach
SNOTEL 718
41" 0"
Copper Mountain
SNOTEL 415
35" -2"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
37" 0"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
49" -1"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
54" -1"
yampa 5.1 s, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-26
15.8" -0.27"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
4" 0"
silverthorne 21 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-35
12.79" -0.11"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
44" -1"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
36" 0"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
48" -1"
wolcott 2.3 n, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-8
17.13" -0.2"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
29" -1"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
20.56" -0.45"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
37" -1"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
22" 0"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
36" 1"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
16.01" -0.21"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
24" -1"
frisco 0.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-4
16.82" -0.35"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
39" -1"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
6" -1"
Joe Wright
SNOTEL 551
50" -2"
Rough And Tumble
SNOTEL 939
5" -1"
Lily Pond
SNOTEL 580
27" 0"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
25" -1"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
22.97" -0.36"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Lakeview - Twin Lakes 27 9,511 ft
White Star 66 9,256 ft
Mount Princeton 19 8,618 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Angel of Shavano 20 9,147 ft
Blodgett 6 8,836 ft
Dexter 24 9,271 ft
Father Dyer 26 9,953 ft
Halfmoon West 16 9,932 ft
Parry Peak 26 9,430 ft
Camp Hale Memorial 21 9,318 ft
Halfmoon East 6 9,923 ft
North Fork Reservoir 9 11,459 ft
Iron City 15 9,928 ft
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Hornsilver 7 8,843 ft
Cascade 22 9,033 ft
Chalk Lake 19 8,743 ft
Belle of Colorado 19 9,924 ft
Matchless 17 9,903 ft
Baby Doe 50 9,913 ft
Garfield 8 9,912 ft
Molly Brown 49 9,897 ft
Silver Dollar 43 9,905 ft
Cottonwood Lake 24 9,586 ft
Tabor 44 9,897 ft
Railroad Bridge - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 8,039 ft
Collegiate Peaks 56 9,837 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Breckenridge Ski Resort 35" 26° 1.69"
Ski Cooper 1" 19° 1.33"
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 37" 19° 2.48"
Beaver Creek Resort 29" 31° 1.82"
Keystone Resort 8" 22° 2.44"
Vail 36" 24° 1.69"
Copper Mountain Resort 35" 26° 1.69"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper Ten Mile 31.9cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper Gore Creek 15.7cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Middle Ten Mile 31.9cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Dowd Chute 53.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Salida to Rincon 148.0cfs 10.0 Mi II+ to III
Numbers 148.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 221.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Upper Gore Creek 15.7cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 79.2cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge to Salida WW Park) 148.0cfs 12.0 Mi II to III
Lower (Bottom Four) 121.0cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 148.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
The Upper 121.0cfs 8.0 Mi V to V+
Silverthorne Town Run 24.8cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Lower Snake 24.4cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Salida Whitewater Park 148.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
Lower Ten Mile 31.9cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 148.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 31.9cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 148.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Fractions 148.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Milk Run 148.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-