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Whitewater River Run

Colorado Mineral Creek, South Fork

South Mineral Creek

Class V TO V+


Too High
60°, Chance Showers Then T-Storms

The South Mineral Creek River Run in Colorado is a beautiful, scenic float with a mix of calm pools and exciting rapids. The difficulty level is best suited for intermediate paddlers, with Class II and III rapids and some technical sections. The best time to float this section of the river is in late spring or early summer when the water levels are higher, with a recommended flow of 300-600 cfs. There are several river obstacles to watch out for, including boulder gardens, small drops, and tight turns. Overall, this river run offers a fun and challenging experience for paddlers looking to explore the beauty of Colorado.

Weather today, A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. High near 60. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Status Too High
Class Level V to V+
Elevation 9,242 ft
Run Length 0.5 Mi
Gradient 246 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 557 cfs
Gauge Height 2.5 ft
Reporting Streamgage Mineral Creek At Silverton
USGS 09359010

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Cimarron River Bl Squaw Creek
USGS 09127000
495 cfs 9.7 ft
Surface Creek Near Cedaredge
USGS 09143000
339 cfs 4.0 ft
North Fk Gunnison River Above Mouth Nr Lazear
USGS 09136100
3,040 cfs 5.7 ft
N.F. Gunnison R Blw Leroux Cr
USGS 09135950
1,560 cfs 10.1 ft
Gunnison River Near Grand Junction
USGS 09152500
6,600 cfs 6.9 ft
Minnesota Creek Near Paonia
USGS 09134000
4 cfs ft
North Fork Gunnison River Below Paonia
USGS 09134100
3,780 cfs 4.0 ft
Hubbard Creek Above Iron Point Gulch Nr Bowie
USGS 09132940
6 cfs ft
Gunnison River Below Gunnison Tunnel
USGS 09128000
1,040 cfs 3.4 ft
E Fork Terror Cr Blw Cottonwood Stomp Nr Bowie
USGS 09132985
0 cfs ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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Miller Creek 12 8,171 ft
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Florida 20 8,330 ft
Sunshine 15 9,589 ft
Thistledown 9 8,501 ft
Junction Creek 44 7,275 ft
South Mineral 26 9,849 ft
Transfer Park 25 8,482 ft
Cayton 27 9,449 ft
Purgatory 14 8,827 ft
Ridgway State Park 283 7,062 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
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