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Colorado River - colorado
Updated Aug. 21, 2019, 8:15 a.m.
Feet / Mile
Streamflow 2910 cfs
Average 3500 cfs
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Current Weather 92° Sunny
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Splashy waves and a few holes to hit.  Crossing under the train tracks is the biggest hazard.  Stay close to the left column to avoid the downriver right column.  Some sharp metal on the columns.  Over 20,000 cfs it gets ugly, but still is runnable.  Dinosaur hole should be avoided, run right. Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 92. south southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

This run is accessible from just a single access point, Access - Riverbend (Tibbet's), located along the Colorado River.

Season Begins: January & Ends: January

Streamflow Conditions

The South Canyon to Riverbend (Tibbet's) is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 2910cfs, about -9% below the average runnable rate of 3500cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for South Canyon To Riverbend (Tibbet's) are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Colorado River Below Glenwood Springs, Co.

Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Colorado River are between a bare minimum of 1200cfs and a high of 30000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across 1 class II to III obstacles as they float down this 4 mile stretch of the Colorado River.

Whitewater Rapids

Obstacle Class Elevation
Dinosaur Hole Class II to III 5597.99 Feet

Weather Overview: 92° Today, Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. to sunny, with a high near 93. east northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 91° - 93°

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