Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge To Salida Ww Park)


If you are looking for a longer run that ends in some of the best play waves in the country then this is for you.  This section has some rapids and flatwater above the town that is good for beginners to lose their training wheels.  See the Salida Whitewater Park on the river listings for info about that.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Arkansas River are between a bare minimum of 500cfs and a high of 4,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 07087050, the Arkansas River Below Granite Remember only watercraft are permitted at Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge to Salida WW Park).

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Squaw Creek Rapid
Class II+ to III
Shavano Hatchery low-head dam
Class III

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Blue River At Blue River
USGS 09046490
3 cfs 0.3 ft
Lincoln Creek Bl Grizzly Reservoir
USGS 09073005
1 cfs 1.1 ft
East Fork Eagle River Near Climax
USGS 09061600
0 cfs 0.3 ft
Carnero Creek Near La Garita
USGS 08230500
-999 cfs 1.7 ft
Halfmoon Creek Near Malta
USGS 07083000
8 cfs 1.3 ft
La Garita Creek Near La Garita
USGS 08231000
4 cfs 1.6 ft
Arkansas River Below Empire Gulch Near Malta
USGS 07083710
85 cfs 3.0 ft
Grape Creek Near Westcliffe
USGS 07095000
9 cfs 0.6 ft
Tarryall Creek At Upper Station
USGS 06696980
7 cfs 5.0 ft
Rio Grande Near Monte Vista
USGS 08221500
241 cfs 3.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
25" 0"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
17" 1"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
28" 2"
frisco 0.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-4
17.97" 0.17"
aspen springs amrad
SNOTEL ASIC2
3.72" 2.23"
nederland 3.7 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-296
9.5" 3.12"
alamosa 1.1 n, co
SNOTEL CO-AM-31
0.07" -0.1"
crestone,co
SNOTEL CSTC2
0.28" 0.1"
Cumbres Trestle
SNOTEL 431
50" 0"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
156" 126"
grant
SNOTEL GRTC2
2.21" 0.5"
San Antonio Sink
SNOTEL 1172
23" 0"
wolcott 2.3 n, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-8
17.22" 0.2"
georgetown
SNOTEL GEOC2
3.63" 1.82"
dillon,co
SNOTEL DLLC2
11.95" 0.04"
bailey
SNOTEL BLYC2
1.91" 1.01"
dillon 2.3 se, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-16
15.71" 0.03"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
27" 1"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
30" 0"
allens park 1.5 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-22
13.61" 2.91"
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
24.7" 0.08"
nathrop 3.3 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CF-19
0.79" 0.24"
bonanza 6.6 s, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-61
1.01" 0.61"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
35" 3"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
11" 4"
buena vista,co
SNOTEL BNVC2
1.07" 0.16"
Rough And Tumble
SNOTEL 939
11" 1"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
37" 1"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
19.04" 0.68"
del norte 3.3 e, co
SNOTEL CO-RG-16
0.99" 0.3"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
42" 5"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
24" 2"
Porphyry Creek
SNOTEL 701
44" 3"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
49" -1"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
25" 1"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
13.91" 1.86"
estes park 1.8 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-987
3.24" 2.35"
vail 2.6 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-19
23.25" 0.91"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
37" 0"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
12" 1"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
23" 0"
pitkin 1.1 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-59
21.15" -0.03"
estes park 1.7 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1115
9.69" 2.29"
crestone 5.3 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-66
0.21" 0.02"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
36" 0"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
37" 0"
great sand dunes natl mon
SNOTEL GSDC2
1.89" 0.53"
silverthorne 21 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-35
16.5" 1.2"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
42" 2"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
25.72" 0.82"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
18.8" 0.78"
y motel
SNOTEL E33
9.9" -0.07"
estes park,co
SNOTEL ETSC2
3.78" 2.16"
south platte river
SNOTEL ANTC2
0.4" 0.14"
del norte,co
SNOTEL DLNC2
0.98" 0.29"
alamosa 2ssw
SNOTEL ASWC2
0.15" -0.08"
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
42" 1"
nederland 2.61 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-75
6.91" 2.68"
lake george 7.2 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-39
0.47" 0"
Hopewell
SNOTEL 532
30" 1"
nathrop 1.9 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CF-54
0.7" 0.23"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
42" 4"
Lily Pond
SNOTEL 580
30" 2"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
43" 1"
rollinsville 1.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-25
7.13" 3.17"
estes park 1.8 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-767
7.72" 2.43"
rollinsville 1.1 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-17
12.79" 2.77"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
42" 2"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
39" 2"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
34" 2"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
58" 3"
fairplay 2.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-15
7.84" 0.58"
South Colony
SNOTEL 773
32" -1"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
38" 1"
Chamita
SNOTEL 394
23" 0"
Michigan Creek
SNOTEL 937
28" 1"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
27" 6"
saguache 0.4 e, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-59
0.64" 0.2"
Grayback
SNOTEL 1058
4" 0"
Copper Mountain
SNOTEL 415
37" 0"
la garita 5.6 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-11
1.31" 0.36"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
52" 6"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
40" 0"
nederland 0.4 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-322
9.01" 2.7"
estes park 3.3 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-247
3.42" 2.72"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
34" 9"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
49" 4"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
32" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 44" 14° 1.16"
Ski Cooper 1" 19° 1.33"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Milk Run 148.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Salida Whitewater Park 148.0cfs None Mi III- to III+
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 148.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Fractions 148.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 148.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
Numbers 148.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge to Salida WW Park) 148.0cfs 12.0 Mi II to III
Salida to Rincon 148.0cfs 10.0 Mi II+ to III
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 148.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+