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
White River Below North Elk Creek Near Buford
USGS 09304115
2,140 cfs 4.3 ft
Hubbard Creek At Highway 133 At Mouth Nr Bowie
USGS 09132960
2 cfs 1.9 ft
Hubbard Creek Above Iron Point Gulch Nr Bowie
USGS 09132940
6 cfs ft
White River Near Meeker
USGS 09304500
1,780 cfs 4.4 ft
Big Creek At Upper Station
USGS 09099500
164 cfs 2.4 ft
East River At Almont Co.
USGS 09112500
1,650 cfs 5.4 ft
Roaring Fork River Near Emma
USGS 09081000
1,400 cfs 7.1 ft
N.F. Gunnison R Blw Leroux Cr
USGS 09135950
4,220 cfs 11.7 ft
Roaring Fork River At Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085000
3,470 cfs 4.7 ft
Yampa River Near Maybell
USGS 09251000
6,530 cfs 7.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
10.47" -2.15"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
East Marvine 7 8,114 ft
Marvine 22 8,164 ft
Meadow Lake 10 9,574 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Sunlight Mountain Resort 22" 70° 3.93"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Barrel Springs 3520.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Bogan Canyon 1620.0cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Two Rivers to South Canyon 2290.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III
Catherine Store Section 401.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 901.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
New Castle to Silt 2290.0cfs 7.6 Mi II
Avalanche Down 1620.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 1380.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 2290.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Barrel Springs 3520.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Cemetery 901.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+