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
Straight Cr Blw Laskey Gulch Nr Dillon
USGS 09051050
7 cfs 4.2 ft
Twin-Lakes Tunnel At E Portl
USGS 09073000
22 cfs 0.6 ft
Missouri Creek Near Gold Park
USGS 09063900
1 cfs 1.4 ft
Lincoln Creek Bl Grizzly Reservoir
USGS 09073005
1 cfs 1.1 ft
Piney River Near State Bridge
USGS 09059500
16 cfs 3.2 ft
Clear Creek Above Clear Creek Reservoir
USGS 07086500
12 cfs 2.8 ft
Muddy Crk Blw Wolford Mtn Reser. Nr Kremmling
USGS 09041400
61 cfs 4.5 ft
Middle Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09066300
0 cfs 2.2 ft
Yampa River Above Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237450
48 cfs 2.3 ft
Colorado River Near Dotsero
USGS 09070500
1,310 cfs 2.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
North Lost Trail
SNOTEL 669
29" 5"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
25" 0"
Med Bow
SNOTEL 1196
94" 4"
yampa 5.1 s, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-26
5.42" 2.55"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
35" 0"
crested butte 6.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-18
29.46" -0.07"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
46" 1"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
40" 8"
nathrop 3.3 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CF-19
1.31" -0.06"
buena vista,co
SNOTEL BNVC2
1.88" -0.11"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
16.4" 0.01"
Dry Lake
SNOTEL 457
31" 9"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
49" 4"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
28" 1"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
26" 0"
Butte
SNOTEL 380
23" 1"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
40" 4"
Beaver Ck Village
SNOTEL 1041
17" 2"
silverthorne 21 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-35
0.37" 0"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
14" 1"
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
33" -1"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
36.92" 0.39"
Divide Peak
SNOTEL 449
39" 0"
Webber Springs
SNOTEL 852
47" 3"
Old Battle
SNOTEL 673
81" 1"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
24" 3"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
17" 2"
Little Snake River
SNOTEL 1047
45" 0"
Trapper Lake
SNOTEL 827
14" 6"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
38" 4"
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
13.4" 0.36"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
91" 12"
nathrop 1.9 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CF-54
1.28" -0.1"
Blackhall Mtn
SNOTEL 1119
71" 4"
North French Creek
SNOTEL 668
68" 0"
Sage Creek Basin
SNOTEL 1015
34" 3"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
36.32" -0.38"
Whiskey Park
SNOTEL 859
53" -1"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
33" 2"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
48" 2"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
24" 0"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
48" 4"
Brooklyn Lake
SNOTEL 367
66" 1"
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
23" 1"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
57" 6"
Bear River
SNOTEL 1061
29" 4"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
30" 1"
Crosho
SNOTEL 426
20" 5"
fairplay 2.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-15
26.53" 1.43"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Blacktail Creek 8 8,997 ft
Lynx Pass 11 8,987 ft
Yeoman Park 24 9,062 ft
Dearhamer 13 7,792 ft
Gore Pass 12 9,554 ft
Fulford Cave 7 9,422 ft
Wolcott None 6,979 ft
Radium - Kremmling RMA - Rafting ramp None 6,867 ft
Sylvan Lake State Park 44 8,535 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Buttermilk Mountain 25" 35° 4.78"
Vail 28" 31° 7.52"
Beaver Creek Resort 18" 42° 6.58"
Steamboat Ski Resort 31" 36° 5.3"
Howelsen Hill Ski Area 31" 36° 5.3"
Aspen Highlands 25" 35° 4.78"
Snowmass 25" 35° 4.78"
Aspen Mountain 40" 34° 5.84"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
The Upper 16.9cfs 8.0 Mi V to V+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 322.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 322.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower (Bottom Four) 36.4cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Pumphouse 739.0cfs 14.0 Mi II- to III+
Castle Creek 135.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Gore Canyon 853.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 134.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 322.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 322.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Gore Creek 57.6cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Upper Gore Creek 57.6cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Dowd Chute 65.5cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Burns to Dotsero 1310.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV
State Bridge to Two Bridges 739.0cfs 4.8 Mi I to II+
Lower Fish Creek 22.5cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V
Lower Eagle (Edwards Water Plant to Eagle) 134.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
State Bridge to Burns 739.0cfs 20.0 Mi I to II+