Too Low to be paddled
and you could find yourself bottoming out on rocks.
Paddlers are advised to exercise caution
with streamflow discharge 13%
the seasonal average of 193 cfs.
Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 69. breezy, with a south southwest wind 11 to 16 mph becoming west 19 to 24 mph in the morning. winds could gust as high as 37 mph.
Temps are expected to range between
over the next 5 days
Classified as a
river surfing location
along the Blue River,
is best paddle when discharge levels are
between 400.0 cfs to 2000.0 cfs
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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