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
Clear Creek Above Clear Creek Reservoir
USGS 07086500
11 cfs 2.9 ft
Elk River Near Milner
USGS 09242500
52 cfs 1.5 ft
Fryingpan River Near Ruedi
USGS 09080400
288 cfs 2.2 ft
Williams Fork Near Parshall
USGS 09037500
16 cfs 1.7 ft
Arkansas River Near Leadville
USGS 07081200
20 cfs 4.5 ft
Yampa River At Steamboat Springs
USGS 09239500
54 cfs 1.0 ft
Blue River Near Dillon
USGS 09046600
39 cfs 4.4 ft
Walton Creek Near Steamboat Springs
USGS 09238500
5 cfs 0.4 ft
Halfmoon Creek Near Malta
USGS 07083000
7 cfs 1.4 ft
Taylor River At Taylor Park
USGS 09107000
35 cfs 1.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
South Brush Creek
SNOTEL 772
1" 0"
Whiskey Park
SNOTEL 859
1" 1"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
1" 0"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
1" 0"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
1" 1"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
1" 0"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
1" 1"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
1" 0"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
11" 0"
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
3" 1"
Brooklyn Lake
SNOTEL 367
1" 0"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
10" 0"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
1" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Wolcott None 6,979 ft
Fulford Cave 7 9,422 ft
Blacktail Creek 8 8,997 ft
Dearhamer 13 7,792 ft
Lynx Pass 11 8,987 ft
Yeoman Park 24 9,062 ft
Radium - Kremmling RMA - Rafting ramp None 6,867 ft
Gore Pass 12 9,554 ft
Sylvan Lake State Park 44 8,535 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Vail 1" 63° 0"
Steamboat Ski Resort 0" 69° 0"
Howelsen Hill Ski Area 0" 69° 0"
Beaver Creek Resort 0" 71° 0"
Aspen Highlands 1" 59° 0"
Aspen Mountain 1" 62° 0"
Snowmass 1" 59° 0"
Buttermilk Mountain 1" 59° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Castle Creek 163.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
The Upper 16.3cfs 8.0 Mi V to V+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 159.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Gore Canyon 646.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+
State Bridge to Burns 646.0cfs 20.0 Mi I to II+
Dowd Chute 50.4cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 159.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
State Bridge to Two Bridges 646.0cfs 4.8 Mi I to II+
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 84.2cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Pumphouse 646.0cfs 14.0 Mi II- to III+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 159.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 159.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Gore Creek 12.8cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Lower Fish Creek 5.04cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V
Burns to Dotsero 928.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV
Lower (Bottom Four) 16.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Upper Gore Creek 12.8cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 84.2cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+