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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

111 CFS

Too High
66°, 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 111 cfs
Gage Height 2.4 ft
Reporting Streamgage Arkansas River At Granite
USGS 07086000

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
West Fork Clear Creek Abv Mouth Nr Empire
USGS 06716100
24 cfs 4.3 ft
Clear Creek Abv West Fork Clear Creek Nr Empire Co
USGS 06715000
43 cfs 3.9 ft
Bobtail Creek Near Jones Pass
USGS 09034900
4 cfs 2.6 ft
Arkansas River Below Empire Gulch Near Malta
USGS 07083710
83 cfs 3.0 ft
Eagle R Bl Wastewater Treatment Plant At Avon
USGS 09067020
94 cfs 2.8 ft
Middle Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09066300
0 cfs 2.2 ft
Gore Creek At Mouth
USGS 09066510
29 cfs 5.4 ft
Fall River Near Idaho Springs
USGS 06717000
25 cfs 4.2 ft
Williams Fork Near Parshall
USGS 09037500
30 cfs 1.9 ft
Colorado R Below Baker Gulch
USGS 09010500
16 cfs 4.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
11" 1"
Zirkel
SNOTEL 1033
1" 0"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
1" 0"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
1" 0"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
1" 1"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
12" 0"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
1" 0"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
1" 0"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
10" -2"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
2" 1"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
1" 0"
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
1" 1"
South Colony
SNOTEL 773
11" 0"
Never Summer
SNOTEL 1031
1" 0"
Blackhall Mtn
SNOTEL 1119
4" 1"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
12" 0"
Columbine
SNOTEL 408
1" 0"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
1" 0"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Heaton Bay 81 9,072 ft
Mcdonald Flats 13 7,955 ft
Pine Cove 56 9,022 ft
Prospector 107 9,105 ft
Williams Fork Reservoir - SWA 24 7,848 ft
Sugar Loaf 11 8,989 ft
Prairie Point 33 8,002 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Gore Creek 25 8,720 ft
Beaver Creek Unti - Hot Sulphur State Wildlife Area 10 7,592 ft
Davis Springs 7 7,984 ft
Sawmill Gulch 5 8,482 ft
Peak One 74 9,030 ft
Lowry 24 9,068 ft
Blue River 24 8,472 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Vail 1" 58° 0"
Ski Cooper 1" 55° 0"
SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch 0" 58° 0"
Keystone Resort 0" 57° 0"
Loveland -1" 53° 0"
Arapahoe Basin -1" 53° 0"
Breckenridge Ski Resort 0" 62° 0"
Copper Mountain Resort 0" 62° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower Snake 14.2cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
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-
Gore Canyon 552.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 97.6cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Dowd Chute 150.0cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Upper Ten Mile 60.5cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 12.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Fractions 183.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Middle Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Upper Gore Creek 56.9cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 183.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
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
Lower (Bottom Four) 38.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Numbers 183.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 57.4cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Lower Ten Mile 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
Silverthorne Town Run 42.4cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-

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