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
Vasquez Creek At Winter Park
USGS 09025000
8 cfs 1.6 ft
East Fork Eagle River Near Climax
USGS 09061600
54 cfs 0.1 ft
Tenmile Creek Bl North Tenmile C
USGS 09050100
42 cfs 2.0 ft
Arkansas River Below Granite
USGS 07087050
221 cfs 3.7 ft
Williams Fork Near Leal
USGS 09036000
46 cfs 1.7 ft
Middle Boulder Creek At Nederland
USGS 06725500
9 cfs 0.6 ft
Lake Creek Above Twin Lakes Reservoir
USGS 07084500
36 cfs 2.3 ft
Illinois Creek Near Rand
USGS 06617500
21 cfs 1.5 ft
S Platte R Ab 11-Mile Canyon Re
USGS 06695000
134 cfs 1.2 ft
Fraser River At Winter Park
USGS 09024000
9 cfs 0.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
red feather 5.9 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-329
5.57" 3.71"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
0.36" 0"
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
33" -1"
bailey
SNOTEL BLYC2
3.18" 1.1"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
57" 6"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
23" 6"
estes park 1.8 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-767
6.5" 3.31"
Brooklyn Lake
SNOTEL 367
66" 1"
ward 4.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-202
11.48" 6.42"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
59" 6"
Michigan Creek
SNOTEL 937
36" 0"
georgetown
SNOTEL GEOC2
4.14" 2.84"
estes park 1.8 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-987
6.43" 3.25"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
24" 3"
silverthorne 21 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-35
0.37" 0"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
49" 4"
nederland 2.61 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-75
6.13" 3.25"
North French Creek
SNOTEL 668
68" 0"
laramie 7sse
SNOTEL CMBW4
0.93" 0.33"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
20" 3"
rollinsville 1.1 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-17
12.99" 2.67"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
15" 0"
evergreen 6.5 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CC-1
6.02" 4.06"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
48" 4"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
57" 8"
Med Bow
SNOTEL 1196
94" 4"
rollinsville 1.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-25
3.69" 2.36"
nathrop 3.3 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CF-19
1.31" -0.06"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
63" 4"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
26" 0"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
39" 3"
estes park 3.3 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-247
7.49" 3.73"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
28" 1"
allens park 1.5 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-22
12.21" 7.12"
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
13.4" 0.36"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
41" 6"
grant
SNOTEL GRTC2
7.58" 2.98"
aspen springs amrad
SNOTEL ASIC2
3.7" 2.65"
buena vista,co
SNOTEL BNVC2
1.88" -0.11"
Beaver Ck Village
SNOTEL 1041
17" 2"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
43" 0"
laramie 1se
SNOTEL ADFW4
0.79" 0.21"
estes park 1.7 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1115
6.41" 2.99"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
33" 2"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
16.4" 0.01"
South Colony
SNOTEL 773
51" -4"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
2.29" 2.25"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
58" 3"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
40" 4"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
48" 2"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
10" 4"
south platte river
SNOTEL ANTC2
2.42" -0.32"
fairplay 2.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-15
26.53" 1.43"
nathrop 1.9 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CF-54
1.28" -0.1"
estes park,co
SNOTEL ETSC2
5.8" 2.92"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
20.91" 4.1"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
60" 5"
lake george 7.2 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-39
1.35" 0.15"
nederland 3.7 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-296
5.43" 2.94"
nederland 0.4 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-322
5.74" 3.27"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
91" 12"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
24" 0"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
30" 1"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
38" 4"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
46" 1"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
17" 2"
Never Summer
SNOTEL 1031
49" 7"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
33" -3"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
55" 4"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
36.92" 0.39"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
39" 6"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
35" 0"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
14" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Willow Creek 35 8,201 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Prospector 107 9,105 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Peak One 74 9,030 ft
Selkirk 15 10,488 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Blue River 24 8,472 ft
Pine Cove 56 9,022 ft
Beaver Creek Unti - Hot Sulphur State Wildlife Area 10 7,592 ft
Heaton Bay 81 9,072 ft
Sugar Loaf 11 8,989 ft
Lowry 24 9,068 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Breckenridge Ski Resort 29" 34° 10.28"
Arapahoe Basin 60" 18° 10.29"
SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch 42" 26° 11.52"
Copper Mountain Resort 29" 34° 10.28"
Keystone Resort 39" 27° 12.48"
Loveland 60" 18° 10.29"
Vail 28" 31° 7.52"
Ski Cooper 33" 27° 10.52"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 221.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Silverthorne Town Run 37.5cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 55.7cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 322.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Fractions 221.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 322.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Gore Canyon 853.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+
Upper Gore Creek 57.6cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Middle Ten Mile 42.9cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 322.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 322.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 246.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Milk Run 233.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.2cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Lower Snake 9.91cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Numbers 233.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Lower Ten Mile 41.7cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 233.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Upper Ten Mile 42.9cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper Gore Creek 57.6cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 42.9cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-