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
Surface Creek Near Cedaredge
USGS 09143000
131 cfs 3.3 ft
East River Bl Cement Creek Nr Crested Butte
USGS 09112200
1,830 cfs 4.0 ft
Hubbard Creek Above Iron Point Gulch Nr Bowie
USGS 09132940
6 cfs ft
N.F. Gunnison R Blw Leroux Cr
USGS 09135950
3,570 cfs 11.2 ft
Yampa River Below Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237500
40 cfs 2.7 ft
Surface Creek At Cedaredge
USGS 09143500
94 cfs 1.7 ft
Yampa River Above Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237450
43 cfs 2.1 ft
Colorado River Near Dotsero
USGS 09070500
3,520 cfs 4.9 ft
Muddy Creek At Bardine
USGS 09131500
404 cfs 5.2 ft
Uncompahgre River At Delta
USGS 09149500
138 cfs 2.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
10.47" -2.15"

Outdoor Recreation

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