South Mineral Creek


This is a short section on a very steep creek with drops, rapids and other class V fun.  Scout and be aware of what you are running.  Above and below this section is class VI or unrunnable water.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Mineral Creek, South Fork are between a bare minimum of 100cfs and a high of 300cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09359010, the Mineral Creek At Silverton Remember only watercraft are permitted at South Mineral Creek.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Salt Creek Near Oxford
USGS 09363100
-888 cfs 1.1 ft
La Plata River At Colorado-New Mexico State Line
USGS 09366500
0 cfs 3.1 ft
Mineral Creek At Silverton
USGS 09359010
26 cfs 0.6 ft
Cimarron River Bl Squaw Creek
USGS 09127000
22 cfs 7.6 ft
Animas River Above Tacoma
USGS 09359500
99 cfs 2.7 ft
Cimarron River Near Cimarron
USGS 09126000
34 cfs 1.4 ft
Cement Creek At Silverton
USGS 09358550
13 cfs 0.8 ft
Los Pinos River At La Boca
USGS 09354500
48 cfs 3.3 ft
San Miguel River Near Placerville
USGS 09172500
68 cfs 3.9 ft
Animas River At Silverton
USGS 09358000
30 cfs 0.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Park Reservoir
SNOTEL 682
1" 1"
Mancos
SNOTEL 905
1" 1"
Sharkstooth
SNOTEL 1060
1" 1"
Spud Mountain
SNOTEL 780
1" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Transfer Park 25 8,482 ft
Molas Lake Public Park None 10,504 ft
Amphitheater 35 8,254 ft
Sunshine 15 9,589 ft
Sig Creek 9 9,255 ft
Florida 20 8,330 ft
Haviland Lake 43 8,159 ft
Junction Creek 44 7,275 ft
Thistledown 9 8,501 ft
Miller Creek 12 8,171 ft
Purgatory 14 8,827 ft
Telluride Town Park 28 8,771 ft
Ridgway State Park 283 7,062 ft
Matterhorn 28 9,466 ft
South Mineral 26 9,849 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Silverton Mountain -1" 59° 0"
Telluride 0" 61° 0"
Kendall Mountain 0" 61° 0"
Durango Mountain Resort 0" 66° 0"
Hesperus Ski Area -1" 56° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
South Mineral Creek 26.0cfs 0.5 Mi V to V+
Gunnison Gorge 46.7cfs 14.0 Mi III to IV-