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
Yampa River Above Elkhead Creek Near Hayden
USGS 09244490
178 cfs 1.4 ft
Elk River Near Milner
USGS 09242500
273 cfs 2.4 ft
Terror Creek At Mouth Near Bowie
USGS 09132995
2 cfs ft
Roaring Fork River Ab Difficult C Nr Aspen
USGS 09073300
36 cfs 1.3 ft
Yampa River Above Stagecoach Reservoir
USGS 09237450
74 cfs 2.4 ft
Big Creek At Upper Station
USGS 09099500
15 cfs 1.3 ft
North Fork Gunnison River Near Somerset
USGS 09132500
257 cfs 2.0 ft
Muddy Creek At Bardine
USGS 09131500
136 cfs 4.4 ft
Roaring Fork River At Glenwood Springs
USGS 09085000
814 cfs 2.9 ft
Roaring Fork River Near Emma
USGS 09081000
513 cfs 5.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Sandstone Rs
SNOTEL 732
1" 0"
Overland Res.
SNOTEL 675
1" 1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Marvine 22 8,164 ft
White Owl 6 10,705 ft
Supply Basin 7 10,767 ft
Deep Lake 35 10,475 ft
McClure 8 8,187 ft
Meadow Lake 10 9,574 ft
East Marvine 7 8,114 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Sunlight Mountain Resort -1" 68° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park 2270.0cfs 0.25 Mi II to IV-
Barrel Springs 1840.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Barrel Springs 1840.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2270.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Avalanche Down 227.0cfs 12.0 Mi III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2270.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park 1840.0cfs 6.0 Mi II to III
Catherine Store Section 513.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1840.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2270.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2270.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Riverbend (Tibbet's) to New Castle 2270.0cfs 3.25 Mi II
Crystal Mill Falls 227.0cfs None Mi V- to V
Bogan Canyon 227.0cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2270.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
New Castle to Silt 2270.0cfs 7.6 Mi II
Two Rivers to South Canyon 2270.0cfs 5.0 Mi II+ to III
Waterfall to Confluence 513.0cfs 1.0 Mi V-
Carbondale to Westbank (Pink to Black) 814.0cfs 7.0 Mi II
South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) 2270.0cfs 3.5 Mi II to III
Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) 1840.0cfs 1.7 Mi III- to IV
Cemetery 814.0cfs 12.0 Mi II+ to III+