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
Eagle River Near Minturn
USGS 09064600
32 cfs 2.9 ft
Muddy Crk Blw Wolford Mtn Reser. Nr Kremmling
USGS 09041400
83 cfs 4.7 ft
Columbine Ditch Near Fremont Pass
USGS 09061500
0 cfs -0.2 ft
Blue River Below Green Mountain Reservoir
USGS 09057500
394 cfs 4.3 ft
Colorado River Near Dotsero
USGS 09070500
1,030 cfs 2.4 ft
Piney River Below Piney Lake
USGS 09058500
2 cfs 3.1 ft
Blue River Near Dillon
USGS 09046600
57 cfs 4.6 ft
Eagle River At Red Cliff
USGS 09063000
11 cfs 2.6 ft
Yampa River Above Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237450
38 cfs 2.2 ft
East Fork Eagle River Near Climax
USGS 09061600
0 cfs 0.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
1" -1"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
10" -1"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
1" 1"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
1" 0"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
2" 0"
Elk River
SNOTEL 467
1" 0"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
7" 0"
Brooklyn Lake
SNOTEL 367
3" -1"
Cinnabar Park
SNOTEL 1046
1" 0"
Crosho
SNOTEL 426
11" 1"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
15" 0"
Med Bow
SNOTEL 1196
12" -2"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
2" 0"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
2" 0"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
2" 0"
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
2" 1"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
6" 1"
Columbine
SNOTEL 408
1" 1"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
2" -1"
Whiskey Park
SNOTEL 859
3" -1"
Roach
SNOTEL 718
4" 1"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
4.64" -0.34"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
1" 0"
Old Battle
SNOTEL 673
10" -1"
Blackhall Mtn
SNOTEL 1119
8" -1"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
1" 1"
Sand Lake
SNOTEL 731
14" 1"
Lost Dog
SNOTEL 940
1" 2"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
1.39" -0.33"
South Brush Creek
SNOTEL 772
5" 0"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
1" 2"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
6" 1"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
2" 1"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
3" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Dearhamer 13 7,792 ft
Wolcott None 6,979 ft
Blacktail Creek 8 8,997 ft
Sylvan Lake State Park 44 8,535 ft
Lynx Pass 11 8,987 ft
Fulford Cave 7 9,422 ft
Yeoman Park 24 9,062 ft
Gore Pass 12 9,554 ft
Radium - Kremmling RMA - Rafting ramp None 6,867 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Buttermilk Mountain -1" 48° 1.74"
Beaver Creek Resort 0" 55° 1.25"
Steamboat Ski Resort 2" 50° 2.45"
Vail 1" 46° 1.2"
Aspen Mountain 2" 50° 1.3"
Snowmass -1" 48° 1.74"
Aspen Highlands -1" 48° 1.74"
Howelsen Hill Ski Area 2" 50° 2.45"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 394.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 65.4cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Lower Fish Creek 10.6cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 394.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
The Upper 41.3cfs 8.0 Mi V to V+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 394.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Dowd Chute 31.6cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Lower (Bottom Four) 41.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 65.4cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Pumphouse 716.0cfs 14.0 Mi II- to III+
Upper Gore Creek 13.7cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 394.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Gore Canyon 716.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+
Burns to Dotsero 1030.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV
State Bridge to Two Bridges 716.0cfs 4.8 Mi I to II+
Castle Creek 121.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Upper Gore Creek 13.7cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
State Bridge to Burns 716.0cfs 20.0 Mi I to II+