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
East River At Almont Co.
USGS 09112500
1,650 cfs 5.4 ft
White River Above Coal Creek
USGS 09304200
1,840 cfs 4.1 ft
Terror Creek At Mouth Near Bowie
USGS 09132995
2 cfs ft
N.F. Gunnison R Blw Leroux Cr
USGS 09135950
3,570 cfs 11.2 ft
North Fork Gunnison River Near Somerset
USGS 09132500
2,380 cfs 4.0 ft
Minnesota Creek Near Paonia
USGS 09134000
4 cfs ft
North Fk Gunnison River Above Mouth Nr Lazear
USGS 09136100
2,440 cfs 5.7 ft
Big Creek At Upper Station
USGS 09099500
160 cfs 2.4 ft
Hubbard Creek At Highway 133 At Mouth Nr Bowie
USGS 09132960
2 cfs 1.9 ft
Crystal River Ab Avalanche C
USGS 09081600
1,620 cfs 3.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
gothic
SNOTEL GTHC2
10.47" -2.15"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
East Marvine 7 8,114 ft
Meadow Lake 10 9,574 ft
Marvine 22 8,164 ft
White Owl 6 10,705 ft
Supply Basin 7 10,767 ft
McClure 8 8,187 ft
Deep Lake 35 10,475 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Sunlight Mountain Resort 22" 70° 3.93"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Bogan Canyon 1620.0cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
Avalanche Down 1620.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Barrel Springs 3520.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Cemetery 901.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Waterfall to Confluence 401.0cfs 1.0 Mi V-
Crystal Mill Falls 310.0cfs None Mi V- to V
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 901.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
Two Rivers to South Canyon 2290.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Catherine Store Section 401.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
New Castle to Silt 2290.0cfs 7.6 Mi II
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 2290.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2290.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1380.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 1380.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2290.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Barrel Springs 3520.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+