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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Arkansas River

Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge To Salida Ww Park)



60°, Showers Likely

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 chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Light and variable wind becoming east northeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Status Runnable
Class Level II to III
Elevation 8,629 ft
Run Length 12.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 1640 cfs
Gauge Height 13.7 ft
Reporting Streamgage Arkansas River Below Granite
USGS 07087050

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
North Fork Fryingpan River Near Norrie
USGS 09078500
125 cfs 3.8 ft
Tarryall Creek At Upper Station
USGS 06696980
55 cfs 5.9 ft
Arkansas River At Parkdale
USGS 07094500
2,500 cfs 5.2 ft
Wurtz Ditch Near Tenneessee Pass
USGS 09062500
31 cfs 1.2 ft
Arkansas River Near Wellsville
USGS 07093700
2,060 cfs 5.8 ft
Fryingpan River Near Thomasville
USGS 09078600
279 cfs 2.9 ft
Taylor River At Taylor Park
USGS 09107000
450 cfs 2.6 ft
Fryingpan River At Meredith
USGS 09080100
364 cfs 3.0 ft
South Platte River Near Lake George
USGS 06696000
46 cfs 0.6 ft
Arkansas River At Salida
USGS 07091500
1,820 cfs 4.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Railroad Bridge - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 8,039 ft
Ruby Mountain - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,651 ft
Angel of Shavano 20 9,147 ft
Rincon - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area 10 6,788 ft
Chalk Lake 19 8,743 ft
Cottonwood Lake 24 9,586 ft
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Mount Princeton 19 8,618 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Cascade 22 9,033 ft
Penitente Canyon None 7,929 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Hecla Junction - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area None 7,415 ft
Ohaver Lake 35 9,218 ft
Buffalo Springs 18 9,187 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class

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