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Colorado River - colorado
Updated Aug. 21, 2019, 9 a.m.
III- to IV
Feet / Mile
Streamflow 1540 cfs
Average 2000 cfs
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Current Weather 91° Sunny
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A solid and fun Class III section with good river access and a paved bike path along the river for hiking rapids to hit over and over again.  Maneater rapid about half way down is a good spot to hike and hit numerous times.  Watch out for commercial rafting traffic which can be heavy during the weekends of July and early August. Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 91. light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

This run is accessible from 2 public boat access points along the Colorado River.

Season Begins: January & Ends: December

Streamflow Conditions

The Shoshone (Power Plant to Grizzly Creek) is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 1540cfs, about -14% below the average runnable rate of 2000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Shoshone (Power Plant To Grizzly Creek) are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Colorado River Near Dotsero, Co.

Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Colorado River are between a bare minimum of 500cfs and a high of 10000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across 4 class III- to IV obstacles as they float down this 2 mile stretch of the Colorado River.

Whitewater Rapids

Obstacle Class Elevation
China Wall Class III to IV 5893.52 Feet
Maneater Class III 5871.69 Feet
Tombstone Class III 5878.43 Feet
All Day Wave Class I 5881.36 Feet

Weather Overview: 91° Today, Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. to sunny, with a high near 92. light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 90° - 92°

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