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
Colorado River Below Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085100
3,590 cfs 5.1 ft
Roaring Fork River At Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085000
1,530 cfs 3.1 ft
Hubbard Creek Above Iron Point Gulch Nr Bowie
USGS 09132940
6 cfs ft
West Divide Creek Near Raven
USGS 09089500
19 cfs 1.9 ft
Yampa River Above Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237450
49 cfs 2.3 ft
Minnesota Creek Near Paonia
USGS 09134000
4 cfs ft
North Fk Gunnison River Above Mouth Nr Lazear
USGS 09136100
169 cfs 3.2 ft
Gunnison River At Delta
USGS 09144250
587 cfs 1.6 ft
East River Bl Cement Creek Nr Crested Butte
USGS 09112200
402 cfs 2.1 ft
Taylor River At Almont
USGS 09110000
425 cfs 2.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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 22" 69° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Cemetery 901.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+
Barrel Springs 1870.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
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
New Castle to Silt 2290.0cfs 7.6 Mi II
Barrel Springs 1870.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
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
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 2290.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 1380.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 901.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
Bogan Canyon 528.0cfs 6.85 Mi III 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
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Avalanche Down 528.0cfs 12.0 Mi 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+