with streamflow discharge 14%
the seasonal average of 972 cfs.
Weather on the river today will be showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 4pm. mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 78. light and variable wind becoming east southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. chance of precipitation is 60%. new rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Temps are expected to range between
over the next 5 days
Classified as a
river surfing location
along the Arkansas River,
is best paddle when discharge levels are
between 200.0 cfs to 7000.0 cfs
The Royal Gorge is a classic Colorado run on the Arkansas river. The highlight is entering the heart of the gorge below the famous Royal Gorge Bridge, which tourists flock to during the warm months. The bridge itself makes the dubious claim of being the world's highest suspension bridge. There's little doubt though that the view looking up from this deep and narrow gorge is spectacular. During the tourist season, expect the paparazzi to be out in full force. (bonus tip: They love it when you roll.)
Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Arkansas River are between a bare minimum of 200cfs and a high of 7,000cfs.
River conditions sourced from USGS 07094500, the Arkansas River At Parkdale
Remember only watercraft are permitted
at Royal Gorge.
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