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Bear Creek - colorado
Updated 2019-08-19T11:15:00
IV+ to V
Feet / Mile
Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 16 cfs
Average 400 cfs
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Current Weather 97° Hot
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This is a short but fun run from Idledale to Morrison.  The run is in a rocky creekbed with unrelenting gradient.  Though the rapids are continuous with few eddies, it offers a great introduction to creeking with relatively easy moves and tame consequences compared to solid class V runs, but has enough action to keep even the most seasoned class V creekboaters entertained. Weather on the river today will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. east southeast wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.

This run is accessible from 2 public boat access points along the Bear Creek.

Season Begins: April & Ends: June

Streamflow Conditions

The Idledale to Morrison is currently TOO LOW to be paddled and you could find yourself bottoming out on rocks. Paddlers are advised to exercise caution with streamflow levels at 16cfs, about -96% below the average runnable rate of 400cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Idledale To Morrison are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Bear Creek At Mouth, At Sheridan, Co..

Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Bear Creek are between a bare minimum of 150cfs and a high of 800cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across numerous class IV+ to V obstacles as they float down this 3 mile stretch of the Bear Creek.

Weather Overview: 97° Today, Hot

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. to mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. east southeast wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 87° - 97°

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