Arkansas River - Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge to Salida WW Park)

Colorado-US  

Description

If you are looking for a longer run that ends in some of the best play waves in the country then this is for you.  This section has some rapids and flatwater above the town that is good for beginners to lose their training wheels.  See the Salida Whitewater Park on the river listings for info about that.

This section can actually be easier at normal to higher water flows since it will be less bony and less rock maneuvering.

For putin click here

For takeout click here

Statistics

Class II to III
Current Flow 533.0 CFS
08-20-2017 10:45
Recommended Flow Minimum: 500.0
Average: 1800.0
Maximum: 4000.0
Typical Season Begins: April
Ends: August
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: Yes
SUP: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: Yes
Primary Gauge ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR NATHROP, CO
Length 12.0 Mile(s)
Gradient FPM