South Platte River - Deckers

Colorado-US  

Description

Beginner stretch  on the South Fork of the South Platte from Deckers to confluence.  One class IIIish rapid- 'The Chutes' is about three miles upstream of the confluence.  Flows are hit/miss based upon releases, not runoff.

 

A full run from Deckers is roughly 16 miles. There are numerous campgrounds, parking areas, and picnic spots for put-in or take-out between the confluence and Deckers; rapids are gentle and sparse the closer you get to the town of Deckers.

Statistics

Mark
Class II to II+
Current Flow 167.0 CFS
12-13-2017 12:45
Recommended Flow Minimum: 200.0
Average: 400.0
Maximum: 1000.0
Typical Season Begins: April
Ends: September
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: No
Canoeing: No
SUP: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: No
Primary Gauge SO. PLATTE R. BLW BRUSH CR. NR TRUMBULL CO
Length 3.0 Mile(s)
Gradient 20.0 FPM