|Runnable Min||500 cfs|
|Runnable Max||8000 cfs|
|Class||IV+ to V+|
71° Mostly Sunny
Barrel Springs is currently
TOO HIGH to be paddled
with large holes and dangerous drops. We don't recommended paddling Barrel Springs today.
Paddlers are advised to exercise caution
with streamflow levels at 10600cfs,
runnable rate of 2000cfs.
These are very high river levels for this section of the Colorado River, and even expert paddlers should use extreme caution.
Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Colorado River are between a bare minimum of 500cfs and a high of 8000cfs.
Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Barrel Springs are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Colorado River Near Dotsero, Co..
This class IV+ to V+ journey is accessible from
Access - Hanging Lake Exit
along the Colorado River.
Paddlers should prepare for
the 4 class IV+ to V+ whitewater rapids
Barrel Springs is the run from the Hanging Lake exit to Shoshone. Weather on the river today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 71. west southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
|Upper Death||Class V to VI||6072.55 Feet|
|Life after Death||Class IV+ to V||6033.91 Feet|
|Barrel Springs Rapid||Class IV+ to V||5973.29 Feet|
|Last Rapid||Class IV to V||5922.97 Feet|
Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. increasing clouds, with a high near 75. breezy, with a west southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between