Silverthorne Town Run


At flows above 1,000cfs this can offer up fun play for locals via the fish weirs visible at lower water. While many surf options exist at these flows, there isn't one with a service eddy! Mind the bridge at these flows. Although this run can be done down to 250cfs it isn't recommended much below 400cfs due to negative interaction with fisherman in this crowded fishing section. You can also continue past the takeout all the way down to the putin for the upper blue for miles and miles of class II drifting with frequent low bridges.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Blue River are between a bare minimum of 400cfs and a high of 2,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09046600, the Blue River Near Dillon Remember only watercraft are permitted at Silverthorne Town Run.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Colorado River Near Granby
USGS 09019500
23 cfs 1.1 ft
Gore Creek At Mouth
USGS 09066510
19 cfs 5.3 ft
Willow Creek Below Willow Creek Reservoir
USGS 09021000
9 cfs 2.5 ft
Arkansas River Near Nathrop
USGS 07091200
260 cfs 3.7 ft
Straight Cr Blw Laskey Gulch Nr Dillon
USGS 09051050
6 cfs 4.2 ft
Blue River Near Dillon
USGS 09046600
46 cfs 4.5 ft
Homestake Creek At Gold Park
USGS 09064000
8 cfs 4.0 ft
Grand River Ditch At La Poudre Pass
USGS 09010000
0 cfs 0.0 ft
Twin-Lakes Tunnel At E Portl
USGS 09073000
1 cfs 0.1 ft
Middle Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09066300
0 cfs 2.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
1" 0"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
6" 0"
Long Draw Resv
SNOTEL 1123
4" -1"
North French Creek
SNOTEL 668
4" -1"
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
4" -1"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
4" -1"
Sand Lake
SNOTEL 731
6" -2"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
8" 0"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
2" 0"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
4" -1"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
2" 0"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
3" 0"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
1" 0"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
1" -1"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
1" 0"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
1" -1"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
2" -1"
South Colony
SNOTEL 773
3" 0"
South Brush Creek
SNOTEL 772
2" -1"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
2" 0"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
4" -2"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
3" 0"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
4" -2"
Cinnabar Park
SNOTEL 1046
1" -2"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
1" -1"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
10" 0"
Med Bow
SNOTEL 1196
7" -1"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
4" -2"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
1" 0"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
1" -1"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
13" -1"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
1" 0"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
3" 0"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
6" -2"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
2" -2"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
2" -1"
Roach
SNOTEL 718
5" -2"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
1" -1"
Brooklyn Lake
SNOTEL 367
1" -1"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
1" 0"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
1" -1"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
0.03" -2.86"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
3.22" -0.96"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
0.04" -1.56"
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
0.65" -1.5"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
1" 1"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
2" -1"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
1" -1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Beaver Creek Unti - Hot Sulphur State Wildlife Area 10 7,592 ft
Prospector 107 9,105 ft
Blue River 24 8,472 ft
Pine Cove 56 9,022 ft
Heaton Bay 81 9,072 ft
Lowry 24 9,068 ft
Peak One 74 9,030 ft
Willow Creek 35 8,201 ft
Sugar Loaf 11 8,989 ft
Selkirk 15 10,488 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Ski Cooper -182" 43° 0.62"
Breckenridge Ski Resort -1" 51° 1.39"
Loveland 8" 37° 0.6"
Copper Mountain Resort -1" 51° 1.39"
Keystone Resort 3" 46° 0.44"
Arapahoe Basin 8" 37° 0.6"
Vail 1" 48° 1.91"
SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch 2" 48° 0.96"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 148.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 352.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Ten Mile 29.9cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 352.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Gore Creek 18.8cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Lower Snake 28.9cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 29.9cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 352.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Ten Mile 29.9cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 124.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Numbers 148.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Middle Ten Mile 29.9cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 352.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Gore Canyon 650.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 10.4cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 148.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Silverthorne Town Run 45.6cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Milk Run 148.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Fractions 148.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Upper Gore Creek 18.8cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 124.0cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III