South Canyon To Riverbend (Tibbet's)


Splashy waves and a few holes to hit.  Crossing under the train tracks is the biggest hazard.  Stay close to the left column to avoid the downriver right column.  Some sharp metal on the columns.  Over 20,000 cfs it gets ugly, but still is runnable.  Dinosaur hole should be avoided, run right.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Colorado River are between a bare minimum of 1,200cfs and a high of 30,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09085100, the Colorado River Below Glenwood Springs Remember only watercraft are permitted at South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's).

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Dinosaur Hole
Class II to III

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Hubbard Creek At Highway 133 At Mouth Nr Bowie
USGS 09132960
2 cfs ft
E Fork Terror Cr Blw Cottonwood Stomp Nr Bowie
USGS 09132985
0 cfs ft
North Fk Gunnison River Above Mouth Nr Lazear
USGS 09136100
101 cfs 3.0 ft
Uncompahgre River At Delta
USGS 09149500
249 cfs 3.3 ft
Roaring Fork River At Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085000
440 cfs 2.3 ft
White River Below Meeker
USGS 09304800
280 cfs 4.5 ft
White River Near Meeker
USGS 09304500
255 cfs 2.4 ft
Colorado River Near Dotsero
USGS 09070500
785 cfs 2.1 ft
East River Bl Cement Creek Nr Crested Butte
USGS 09112200
71 cfs 0.9 ft
Minnesota Creek Near Paonia
USGS 09134000
4 cfs ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
North Lost Trail
SNOTEL 669
6" 0"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
10.3" -0.43"
Red Mountain Pass
SNOTEL 713
14" 0"
crested butte 6.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-18
4.75" -0.85"
Elk River
SNOTEL 467
5" -1"
Crosho
SNOTEL 426
12" 0"
Butte
SNOTEL 380
6" 0"
Slumgullion
SNOTEL 762
8" 0"
Park Reservoir
SNOTEL 682
18" 0"
Mineral Creek
SNOTEL 629
3" 0"
Mesa Lakes
SNOTEL 622
7" 0"
Bison Lake
SNOTEL 345
14" 0"
Divide Peak
SNOTEL 449
4" 1"
Ripple Creek
SNOTEL 717
16" 0"
yampa 5.1 s, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-26
2.73" -0.29"
Webber Springs
SNOTEL 852
8" -1"
Trapper Lake
SNOTEL 827
2" 0"
Old Battle
SNOTEL 673
22" -1"
Idarado
SNOTEL 538
7" 1"
Burro Mountain
SNOTEL 378
2" 0"
Mc Clure Pass
SNOTEL 618
2" 0"
Little Snake River
SNOTEL 1047
8" 1"
crested butte coop
SNOTEL CBUC2
0.69" -1.18"
Whiskey Park
SNOTEL 859
20" 4"
Bear River
SNOTEL 1061
3" 1"
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
3" 0"
Overland Res.
SNOTEL 675
1" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
East Marvine 7 8,114 ft
Meadow Lake 10 9,574 ft
Marvine 22 8,164 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Sunlight Mountain Resort 2" 47° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 1190.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Cemetery 440.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+
New Castle to Silt 1190.0cfs 7.6 Mi II
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 785.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 785.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1190.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1190.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1190.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1190.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 1190.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Bogan Canyon 61.2cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
Two Rivers to South Canyon 1190.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 785.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 1190.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
Catherine Store Section 233.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1190.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 440.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
Avalanche Down 61.2cfs 12.0 Mi III
Barrel Springs 785.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Barrel Springs 785.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+