Two Rivers To South Canyon


Less crowded than the Shoshone and Grizzly Creek runs.  Some splashy waves including the Glenwood whitewater park and South Canyon rapid.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Colorado River are between a bare minimum of 1,000cfs and a high of 30,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09085100, the Colorado River Below Glenwood Springs Remember only watercraft are permitted at Two Rivers to South Canyon.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
South Canyon Rapid
Class III

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Hunter Creek Near Aspen
USGS 09074000
8 cfs 1.1 ft
Roaring Fork River Near Aspen
USGS 09073400
16 cfs 0.6 ft
Fryingpan River Near Ruedi
USGS 09080400
46 cfs 1.0 ft
East River Bl Cement Creek Nr Crested Butte
USGS 09112200
71 cfs 0.9 ft
Walton Creek Near Steamboat Springs
USGS 09238500
6 cfs 0.4 ft
N.F. Gunnison R Blw Leroux Cr
USGS 09135950
101 cfs 7.8 ft
Elkhead Creek Near Craig
USGS 09246500
2 cfs 1.6 ft
Colorado River Near Dotsero
USGS 09070500
785 cfs 2.1 ft
Big Creek At Upper Station
USGS 09099500
7 cfs 1.1 ft
Roaring Fork River Ab Difficult C Nr Aspen
USGS 09073300
9 cfs 0.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
3" 0"
Elk River
SNOTEL 467
5" -1"
Old Battle
SNOTEL 673
22" -1"
Crosho
SNOTEL 426
12" 0"
Little Snake River
SNOTEL 1047
8" 1"
Idarado
SNOTEL 538
7" 1"
Park Reservoir
SNOTEL 682
18" 0"
Burro Mountain
SNOTEL 378
2" 0"
Bear River
SNOTEL 1061
3" 1"
Mineral Creek
SNOTEL 629
3" 0"
North Lost Trail
SNOTEL 669
6" 0"
yampa 5.1 s, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-26
2.73" -0.29"
Butte
SNOTEL 380
6" 0"
Divide Peak
SNOTEL 449
4" 1"
Red Mountain Pass
SNOTEL 713
14" 0"
Overland Res.
SNOTEL 675
1" 0"
Slumgullion
SNOTEL 762
8" 0"
Webber Springs
SNOTEL 852
8" -1"
Bison Lake
SNOTEL 345
14" 0"
Whiskey Park
SNOTEL 859
20" 4"
Trapper Lake
SNOTEL 827
2" 0"
Ripple Creek
SNOTEL 717
16" 0"
crested butte coop
SNOTEL CBUC2
0.69" -1.18"
Mc Clure Pass
SNOTEL 618
2" 0"
crested butte 6.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-18
4.75" -0.85"
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
10.3" -0.43"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Marvine 22 8,164 ft
Deep Lake 35 10,475 ft
Supply Basin 7 10,767 ft
Meadow Lake 10 9,574 ft
McClure 8 8,187 ft
East Marvine 7 8,114 ft
White Owl 6 10,705 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Sunlight Mountain Resort 2" 47° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Avalanche Down 61.2cfs 12.0 Mi III
Two Rivers to South Canyon 1190.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 785.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 440.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 1190.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 785.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1190.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 1190.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1190.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Waterfall to Confluence 233.0cfs 1.0 Mi V-
Crystal Mill Falls 61.2cfs None Mi V- to V
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 785.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 1190.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Catherine Store Section 233.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1190.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Barrel Springs 785.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
New Castle to Silt 1190.0cfs 7.6 Mi II
Bogan Canyon 61.2cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
Cemetery 440.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1190.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Barrel Springs 785.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 1190.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III