Blue River - Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing)

Colorado-US  

Description

Because of the many streams and rivers flowing in between the start of this section and Breckonridge (as well as Dillon Reservoir controlling flows), this part of the Blue can be run more reliably.  This is a short technical section where the Blue drops through a small gorge.  The gorge is where the actual harder whitewater is (class III/IV).  The rest of the run is mainly a class II fishing stream (especially if you put in above the Blue River Campground).

Statistics

Erik Larsson
Class III to IV-
Current Flow 95.8 CFS
10-21-2017 13:15


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Recommended Flow Minimum: 250.0
Average: 800.0
Maximum: 2200.0
Typical Season Begins: April
Ends: July
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: No
SUP: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: Yes
Primary Gauge BLUE RIVER BELOW DILLON, CO.
Length 3.0 Mile(s)
Gradient 35.0 FPM