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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Arkansas River

Salida To Rincon

Class II+ TO III


59°, Chance Showers Then Showers Likely

The Salida to Rincon river run on the Arkansas River in Colorado offers Class II to III rapids and is suitable for intermediate to advanced paddlers. The run features several obstacles, including the "Mill Falls" and "Seidels Suckhole" rapids, which require precise maneuvering. The best time to float this section is in the spring and early summer when the water flow is between 800-1200 CFS. This river run provides stunning views of the Collegiate Peaks and is a popular choice for both locals and tourists.

Weather today, A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 3pm and 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 59. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Status Runnable
Class Level II+ to III
Elevation 8,629 ft
Run Length 10.0 Mi
Gradient 28 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 1470 cfs
Gauge Height 13.5 ft
Reporting Streamgage Arkansas River Below Granite
USGS 07087050

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Ef Arkansas R At Us Hiway 24
USGS 07079300
198 cfs 3.8 ft
Clear Creek Above Clear Creek Reservoir
USGS 07086500
311 cfs 4.2 ft
Taylor River At Taylor Park
USGS 09107000
520 cfs 2.8 ft
Lincoln Creek Bl Grizzly Reservoir
USGS 09073005
0 cfs 1.0 ft
South Platte River Near Lake George
USGS 06696000
50 cfs 0.7 ft
Arkansas River Near Leadville
USGS 07081200
349 cfs 6.3 ft
Lake Creek Above Twin Lakes Reservoir
USGS 07084500
994 cfs 4.9 ft
Taylor River Below Taylor Park Reservoir
USGS 09109000
457 cfs 4.8 ft
S Platte R Ab 11-Mile Canyon Re
USGS 06695000
39 cfs 0.6 ft
Arkansas River Near Nathrop
USGS 07091200
2,000 cfs 6.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Popular Destinations

Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Keystone Resort 0" 52° 0.98"
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 6" 45° 0.3"
Ski Cooper 3" 49° 2.11"
Arapahoe Basin 19" 46° 0.94"
Vail 0" 51° 0"
Copper Mountain Resort 1" 52° 2.03"
Loveland 19" 46° 0.94"
Echo Mountain Park 2" 53° 0.43"
Breckenridge Ski Resort 1" 52° 2.03"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 518.0cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 928.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Salida to Rincon 1470.0cfs 10.0 Mi II+ to III
Fractions 1470.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge to Salida WW Park) 1470.0cfs 12.0 Mi II to III
Salida Whitewater Park 1470.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
Milk Run 1470.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 1470.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 111.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 111.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 111.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Gore Creek 815.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Middle Ten Mile 518.0cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 1470.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 311.0cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 111.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower (Bottom Four) 994.0cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Upper Gore Creek 815.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Lower Snake 266.0cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Dowd Chute 494.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 103.0cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Numbers 1470.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 1470.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Silverthorne Town Run 276.0cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Upper Ten Mile 518.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Lower Ten Mile 518.0cfs 3.0 Mi II to III

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