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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Arkansas River

Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge To Salida Ww Park)

Class II TO III Difficulty


Too Low
57°, Slight Chance T-Storms Then Chance Showers And Breezy

The Salida Town Run on the Arkansas River in Colorado is a popular river run that covers the section from the Stone Bridge to the Salida WW Park. This section of water is rated Class II-III, and features several exciting rapids such as the "Cottonwood" and "Spikebuck" rapids. The best time to float this section of water is during the spring and early summer months when water levels are typically higher, with flow rates between 900-2000 cfs. There are several river obstacles to watch out for, including rocks and small drops, and paddlers should exercise caution when navigating through these areas.

Weather today, A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Status Too Low
Class Level II to III
Elevation 8,629 ft
Run Length 12.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 144 cfs
Gauge Height 11.0 ft
Reporting Streamgage Arkansas River Below Granite
USGS 07087050

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
North Clear Creek Above Mouth Nr Blackhawk
USGS 06718550
3 cfs 3.8 ft
Fall River Near Idaho Springs
USGS 06717000
-999 cfs -1,310.7 ft
Clear Creek Near Lawson
USGS 06716500
24 cfs 2.5 ft
West Fork Clear Creek Abv Mouth Nr Empire
USGS 06716100
11 cfs 4.0 ft
Clear Creek Abv West Fork Clear Creek Nr Empire Co
USGS 06715000
16 cfs 3.6 ft
South Fork Of Williams Fork Near Leal
USGS 09035900
23 cfs 2.3 ft
Williams Fork Above Darling Creek
USGS 09035700
14 cfs 4.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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