Upper Ten Mile


When the upper section runs at flows above 800cfs, it is a solid V. Steep, lots of holes, and of course the menacing threat that if you swim you'll be swimming forever. Swims have gone as far as Frisco, 4 miles downstream. One season both clerks of the local kayak shop, located at the base of the Middle Ten Mile dislocated their shoulders on this run. And then there's the bridge. The bridge at officer's gulch cannot be run at most flows and there are few if any eddies. You'll need to stop at Officer's to scout an eddy above the bridge before putting on. That said, its tremendous fun.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Ten Mile Creek are between a bare minimum of 400cfs and a high of 1,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09050100, the Tenmile Creek Bl North Tenmile C Remember only watercraft are permitted at Upper Ten Mile.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Eagle River Near Minturn
USGS 09064600
50 cfs 3.1 ft
Arkansas River Below Empire Gulch Near Malta
USGS 07083710
85 cfs 3.0 ft
Eagle R Bl Wastewater Treatment Plant At Avon
USGS 09067020
84 cfs 2.8 ft
South Fork Of Williams Fork Near Leal
USGS 09035900
10 cfs 2.3 ft
Ewing Ditch At Tennessee Pass
USGS 09062000
1 cfs 0.1 ft
Fraser River Blw Crooked Cr At Tabernash Co
USGS 09033300
130 cfs 3.5 ft
Elk Creek At Upper Station
USGS 09025300
0 cfs 5.0 ft
Berthoud Pass Ditch At Berthoud Pass
USGS 09021500
0 cfs 0.1 ft
Middle Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09066300
0 cfs 1.9 ft
Clear Creek Near Lawson
USGS 06716500
44 cfs 2.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Never Summer
SNOTEL 1031
1" 0"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
1" 1"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
1" 1"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
1" 0"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
1" 1"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
1" 1"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
6" 0"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
1" 0"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
10" 0"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
1" 0"
Brooklyn Lake
SNOTEL 367
1" 0"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
1" 0"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
1" 0"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
1" 1"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
1" 0"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
11" 0"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
1" 1"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
1" 0"
South Brush Creek
SNOTEL 772
1" 0"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Lowry 24 9,068 ft
Prospector 107 9,105 ft
Fourmile 14 10,824 ft
Prairie Point 33 8,002 ft
Davis Springs 7 7,984 ft
Pine Cove 56 9,022 ft
Peak One 74 9,030 ft
Williams Fork Reservoir - SWA 24 7,848 ft
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Horseshoe 19 10,538 ft
Sugar Loaf 11 8,989 ft
Heaton Bay 81 9,072 ft
Kite Lake 5 12,043 ft
Gore Creek 25 8,720 ft
Blue River 24 8,472 ft
Mcdonald Flats 13 7,955 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Arapahoe Basin 1" 51° 0"
Keystone Resort 1" 59° 0"
Breckenridge Ski Resort -1" 64° 0"
SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch 0" 61° 0"
Copper Mountain Resort -1" 64° 0"
Loveland 1" 51° 0"
Ski Cooper 0" 58° 0"
Vail 1" 63° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 159.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Gore Creek 12.8cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Gore Canyon 646.0cfs 9.0 Mi IV to V+
Silverthorne Town Run 39.4cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
Milk Run 130.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 130.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 159.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Dowd Chute 50.4cfs 1.0 Mi III+ to IV+
Fractions 130.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 159.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Upper Ten Mile 25.4cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
Breckenridge Whitewater Park (Town Run) 103.0cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
Numbers 130.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Upper Gore Creek 12.8cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III
Middle Ten Mile 25.4cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
Lower Snake 21.9cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
Upper-Upper Ten Mile 25.4cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek) 159.0cfs 3.8 Mi II+ to III
Lower Ten Mile 25.4cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 130.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 109.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 11.0cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Lower (Bottom Four) 16.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 130.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+