Clear Creek - Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park

Colorado-US  

Description

Class II+ to III run near Golden. Good for beginners at most flows as long as you put in downstream of tunnel 1. At higher flows it can be a solid class III run.

If you put in just upstream of tunnel 1, this adds 2 class III drops.

1/3 of a mile from the put in take the right channel, left channel is unrunable. Stay clear of large cottonwood tree on river right. (Edit: cottonwood tree is no longer an issue, it is gone. There is a small pine tree river right that is easily avoided on river left.)

 Put in: Pullout on the east side of tunnel 1

Take out: Golden Whitewater Park

Statistics

Joshua Darnell
Class III- to III+
Current Flow 189.0 CFS
08-16-2017 14:45


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Recommended Flow Minimum: 300.0
Average: 500.0
Maximum: 1300.0
Typical Season Begins: May
Ends: July
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: No
Canoeing: No
SUP: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: No
Primary Gauge CLEAR CREEK AT GOLDEN, CO
Length Mile(s)
Gradient FPM