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UPPER BLUE (BLUE RIVER CG TO COLUMBINE LANDING)

Whitewater River Run





Colorado Blue River

Upper Blue (Blue River Cg To Columbine Landing)

Class III TO IV- Easy

194 CFS

Too High
38°, Sunny

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Blue River are between a bare minimum of 250cfs and a high of 2,200cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 07086000, the Arkansas River At Granite Remember only watercraft are permitted at Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing).

Status Too High
Class Level III to IV-
Elevation 8,929 ft
Run Length 3.0 Mi
Gradient 35 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 194 cfs
Gage Height 2.7 ft
Reporting Streamgage Arkansas River At Granite
USGS 07086000

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Colorado River Near Kremmling
USGS 09058000
471 cfs 4.1 ft
Berthoud Pass Ditch At Berthoud Pass
USGS 09021500
-999 cfs 0.1 ft
West Fork Clear Creek Abv Mouth Nr Empire
USGS 06716100
13 cfs 4.1 ft
Williams Fork Below Steelman Creek
USGS 09035500
1 cfs 2.7 ft
Vasquez Creek At Winter Park
USGS 09025000
9 cfs 1.6 ft
Lake Creek Above Twin Lakes Reservoir
USGS 07084500
-999 cfs 3.2 ft
Columbine Ditch Near Fremont Pass
USGS 09061500
-999 cfs -0.4 ft
South Fork Of Williams Fork Near Leal
USGS 09035900
13 cfs 2.4 ft
Monte Cristo Diversion Near Hoosier Pass
USGS 09041900
0 cfs 0.0 ft
Moffat Water Tunnel At East Portal
USGS 09022500
9 cfs 0.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
36" 0"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
69" 0"
Rabbit Ears
SNOTEL 709
69" -3"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
40" -4"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
33" -1"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
24" -2"
Blackhall Mtn
SNOTEL 1119
84" 0"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
31" -1"
Brooklyn Lake
SNOTEL 367
59" -1"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
58" -1"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
56" -1"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
53" -1"
Med Bow
SNOTEL 1196
92" -2"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
49" -1"
Copper Mountain
SNOTEL 415
41" -1"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
32" 0"
Beaver Ck Village
SNOTEL 1041
38" -2"
Long Draw Resv
SNOTEL 1123
45" 0"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
40" 2"
Porphyry Creek
SNOTEL 701
45" -3"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
40" 0"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
32" -1"
Roach
SNOTEL 718
54" -1"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
45" -1"
Sand Lake
SNOTEL 731
68" -2"
Rough And Tumble
SNOTEL 939
11" 0"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
64" -2"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
47" -1"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
18" 0"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
47" -1"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
40" 0"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
34" 0"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
43" -1"
Tower
SNOTEL 825
119" -4"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
33" 0"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
30" 0"
Joe Wright
SNOTEL 551
60" -1"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
35" -1"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
38" -1"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
38" -1"
South Colony
SNOTEL 773
36" -1"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
11" 1"
North French Creek
SNOTEL 668
78" -2"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
36" 0"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
32" 0"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
20" 0"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
41" -1"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
37" 0"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
41" 0"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
31" 0"
Cinnabar Park
SNOTEL 1046
49" -2"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
41" 0"
Zirkel
SNOTEL 1033
73" -2"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
53" -2"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
41" -1"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
48" -1"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
65" 0"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
35" -1"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
45" -1"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
33" 0"
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
20" 0"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
16" 0"
South Brush Creek
SNOTEL 772
26" -1"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Blue River 24 8,472 ft
Mcdonald Flats 13 7,955 ft
Heaton Bay 81 9,072 ft
Sawmill Gulch 5 8,482 ft
Williams Fork Reservoir - SWA 24 7,848 ft
Sugar Loaf 11 8,989 ft
Lowry 24 9,068 ft
Davis Springs 7 7,984 ft
Peak One 74 9,030 ft
Gore Creek 25 8,720 ft
Beaver Creek Unti - Hot Sulphur State Wildlife Area 10 7,592 ft
Prairie Point 33 8,002 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Prospector 107 9,105 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Pine Cove 56 9,022 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch 60" 20° 0"
Vail 64" 19° 0"
Keystone Resort 32" 27° 0.52"
Ski Cooper 21" 23° 0"
Copper Mountain Resort 42" 27° 1.09"
Arapahoe Basin 48" 21° 1.25"
Loveland 48" 21° 1.25"
Breckenridge Ski Resort 33" 26° 0.56"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Lower Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 179.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
Fractions 183.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Silverthorne Town Run 42.4cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Lower Snake 14.2cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 85.9cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 183.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Upper Ten Mile 60.5cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Numbers 183.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Middle Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Dowd Chute 150.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Gore Canyon 552.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Lower (Bottom Four) 38.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+

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