Blue River - Lower Blue (Green Mountain to Spring Creek)

Colorado-US  

Description

This is a scenic section of the Blue that is good for beginner boaters at the right flows.  At flood flows or higher flows the rating steps up to a solid class III.  Rapids are mainly pool drop here but obstacles and possible wood/strainers would make swimming less than desireable.

This run commonly bumps up in fall to supply downstream agricultural demands. Looks for decent flows in spring and then again in Sept, Oct, and November. 

Statistics

Erik Larsson
Class II+ to III
Current Flow 594.0 CFS
06-27-2017 05:00
Recommended Flow Minimum: 300.0
Average: 800.0
Maximum: 3000.0
Typical Season Begins: April
Ends: September
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: No
SUP: Yes
Packrafting: No
Fishing: Yes
Primary Gauge BLUE RIVER BELOW GREEN MOUNTAIN RESERVOIR, CO.
Length 3.8 Mile(s)
Gradient 50.0 FPM
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Below Wall

05-23-2012 - Boogie water below the wall, above the diversions