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
N.F. Gunnison R Blw Leroux Cr
USGS 09135950
90 cfs 7.8 ft
Roaring Fork River Near Emma
USGS 09081000
513 cfs 5.6 ft
White River Below Meeker
USGS 09304800
264 cfs 4.4 ft
Yampa River Above Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237450
74 cfs 2.4 ft
Yampa River Above Elkhead Creek Near Hayden
USGS 09244490
178 cfs 1.4 ft
Muddy Creek At Bardine
USGS 09131500
136 cfs 4.4 ft
E Fork Terror Cr Blw Cottonwood Stomp Nr Bowie
USGS 09132985
0 cfs ft
Uncompahgre River At Delta
USGS 09149500
383 cfs 3.7 ft
Surface Creek Near Cedaredge
USGS 09143000
22 cfs 2.6 ft
North Fk Gunnison River Above Mouth Nr Lazear
USGS 09136100
116 cfs 3.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
1" 0"
Overland Res.
SNOTEL 675
1" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Marvine 22 8,164 ft
East Marvine 7 8,114 ft
Meadow Lake 10 9,574 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Sunlight Mountain Resort -1" 68° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Avalanche Down 227.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2270.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 1840.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2270.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2270.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2270.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
New Castle to Silt 2270.0cfs 7.6 Mi II
Two Rivers to South Canyon 2270.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 2270.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1840.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Bogan Canyon 227.0cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
Catherine Store Section 513.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2270.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 814.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2270.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1840.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2270.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Cemetery 814.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+
Barrel Springs 1840.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Barrel Springs 1840.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+