State Bridge To Burns


This stretch on the Colorado River is mainly Class I water with a few Class II+ sections at above-average levels. This area doesn't see nearly as much traffic as the upstream Pumphouse section. For boaters looking to do multi-day or overnighters in this area this is a good link of Pumphouse to Dotsero.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Colorado River are between a bare minimum of 500cfs and a high of 6,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09058000, the Colorado River Near Kremmling Remember only watercraft are permitted at State Bridge to Burns.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Beaver Creek At Avon
USGS 09067000
46 cfs 2.7 ft
Gore Creek At Upper Station
USGS 09065500
148 cfs 3.5 ft
Lake Fork Below Sugar Loaf Reservoir
USGS 07082500
17 cfs 0.5 ft
Fish Cr At Upper Sta Nr Steamboat Springs
USGS 09238900
446 cfs 2.3 ft
Blue River At Blue River
USGS 09046490
90 cfs 1.5 ft
Gore Creek At Mouth
USGS 09066510
873 cfs 8.8 ft
Columbine Ditch Near Fremont Pass
USGS 09061500
16 cfs 0.8 ft
Gore Creek Abv Red Sandstone Creek At Vail
USGS 09066325
619 cfs 8.1 ft
Blue River Below Dillon
USGS 09050700
56 cfs 0.9 ft
Lake Creek Above Twin Lakes Reservoir
USGS 07084500
1,080 cfs 5.1 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
3.21" -2.63"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Dearhamer 13 7,792 ft
Gore Pass 12 9,554 ft
Lynx Pass 11 8,987 ft
Wolcott None 6,979 ft
Yeoman Park 24 9,062 ft
Blacktail Creek 8 8,997 ft
Fulford Cave 7 9,422 ft
Sylvan Lake State Park 44 8,535 ft
Radium - Kremmling RMA - Rafting ramp None 6,867 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Aspen Highlands 30" 61° 8.42"
Snowmass 30" 61° 8.42"
Steamboat Ski Resort 42" 66° 13.97"
Howelsen Hill Ski Area 42" 66° 13.97"
Aspen Mountain 37" 60° 10.81"
Vail 40" 62° 12.35"
Buttermilk Mountain 30" 61° 8.42"
Beaver Creek Resort 37" 72° 8.64"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 250.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Lower (Bottom Four) 38.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Fish Creek 35.6cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Pumphouse 552.0cfs 14.0 Mi II- to III+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
State Bridge to Burns 552.0cfs 20.0 Mi I to II+
Gore Canyon 552.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 250.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Dowd Chute 150.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
The Upper 38.3cfs 8.0 Mi V to V+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
State Bridge to Two Bridges 552.0cfs 4.8 Mi I to II+
Castle Creek 203.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Burns to Dotsero 4040.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV