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
Joe Wright Creek Below Joe Wright Reservoir
USGS 06746110
60 cfs 2.3 ft
Fraser River At Upper Sta
USGS 09022000
33 cfs 1.4 ft
Leavenworth Creek @ Mouth Nr Georgetown
USGS 06714800
22 cfs 3.9 ft
Bobtail Creek Near Jones Pass
USGS 09034900
34 cfs 3.6 ft
Arkansas River Below Granite
USGS 07087050
796 cfs 12.5 ft
South Clear Creek Abv Lower Cabin Creek Reservoir
USGS 06714400
16 cfs 5.5 ft
Columbine Ditch Near Fremont Pass
USGS 09061500
16 cfs 0.8 ft
Ranch Creek Blw Meadow Cr Nr Tabernash Co
USGS 09033100
204 cfs 8.5 ft
Illinois Creek Near Rand
USGS 06617500
188 cfs 3.2 ft
St. Louis Creek Near Fraser
USGS 09026500
62 cfs 1.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Blue River 24 8,472 ft
Willow Creek 35 8,201 ft
Sugar Loaf 11 8,989 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Selkirk 15 10,488 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Pine Cove 56 9,022 ft
Prospector 107 9,105 ft
Beaver Creek Unti - Hot Sulphur State Wildlife Area 10 7,592 ft
Lowry 24 9,068 ft
Heaton Bay 81 9,072 ft
Peak One 74 9,030 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch 57" 47° 6.06"
Loveland 57" 54° 21.7"
Arapahoe Basin 57" 54° 21.7"
Keystone Resort 36" 60° 24.66"
Ski Cooper 29" 58° 17.23"
Breckenridge Ski Resort 48" 60° 15.68"
Vail 40" 62° 12.35"
Copper Mountain Resort 48" 60° 15.68"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Middle Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Snake 14.2cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 179.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 796.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Milk Run 183.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Lower Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
Gore Canyon 552.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+
Silverthorne Town Run 42.4cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 183.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Numbers 183.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 55.7cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Ten Mile 60.5cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Fractions 183.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-