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.