Uncompahgre River - Uncompahgre

Colorado-US  

Description

We did a short creek run putting in at the Visitors Center in Ouray, CO and taking out at some old mine property a couple miles out of town. The section in town is mostly class I-II after a mile or so you will reach a rocky diversion looking rapid that drops about 5 feet class IV. Run center right for a manky but doable line. Follow class II until you leave town and the gradient starts to pick up. This section is pretty continous class IV-/IV bouldery read and run and is a lot of fun. If your passing through Ouray and this thing is running, Jump on it and then spend some time at the hot springs in town.

Statistics

Joshua Darnell
Class IV- to IV
Current Flow 24.4 CFS
12-13-2018 17:00
Recommended Flow Minimum: 200.0
Average: 300.0
Maximum: 500.0
Typical Season Begins: June
Ends: July
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: No
Canoeing: No
SUP: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: No
Primary Gauge UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER NEAR OURAY, CO
Length 3.0 Mile(s)
Gradient FPM