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
Williams Fork Below Steelman Creek
USGS 09035500
4 cfs 3.0 ft
Gore Creek At Upper Station
USGS 09065500
3 cfs 2.1 ft
Fraser River At Upper Sta
USGS 09022000
6 cfs 0.7 ft
St. Louis Creek Near Fraser
USGS 09026500
10 cfs 1.4 ft
Piney River Below Piney Lake
USGS 09058500
2 cfs 3.0 ft
Joe Wright Creek Below Joe Wright Reservoir
USGS 06746110
40 cfs 2.1 ft
Clear Creek Abv West Fork Clear Creek Nr Empire Co
USGS 06715000
30 cfs 3.7 ft
Muddy Crk Blw Wolford Mtn Reser. Nr Kremmling
USGS 09041400
258 cfs 5.7 ft
Blue River Near Dillon
USGS 09046600
39 cfs 4.4 ft
Colorado River Bl Shadow Mountain Reservoir
USGS 09015000
36 cfs 1.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
10" 0"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
1" 1"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
1" 1"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
1" 1"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
6" 0"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
1" 0"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
1" 0"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
1" 0"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
1" 0"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
1" 1"
Brooklyn Lake
SNOTEL 367
1" 0"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
1" 1"
Never Summer
SNOTEL 1031
1" 0"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
1" 0"
South Brush Creek
SNOTEL 772
1" 0"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
1" 0"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
1" 0"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
11" 0"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
1" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Willow Creek 35 8,201 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Lowry 24 9,068 ft
Sugar Loaf 11 8,989 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Blue River 24 8,472 ft
Beaver Creek Unti - Hot Sulphur State Wildlife Area 10 7,592 ft
Prospector 107 9,105 ft
Pine Cove 56 9,022 ft
Selkirk 15 10,488 ft
Peak One 74 9,030 ft
Heaton Bay 81 9,072 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Copper Mountain Resort -1" 64° 0"
Arapahoe Basin 1" 51° 0"
Keystone Resort 1" 59° 0"
Breckenridge Ski Resort -1" 64° 0"
Loveland 1" 51° 0"
Ski Cooper 0" 58° 0"
SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch 0" 61° 0"
Vail 1" 63° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 103.0cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 159.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Ten Mile 25.4cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 130.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Lower Ten Mile 25.4cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
Gore Canyon 646.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+
Lower Snake 21.9cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 159.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Numbers 130.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Middle Ten Mile 25.4cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 109.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Silverthorne Town Run 39.4cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Upper Gore Creek 12.8cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 159.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Fractions 130.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 11.0cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Milk Run 130.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 25.4cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
Upper Gore Creek 12.8cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 159.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 130.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-