Joe Wright Creek - 01.CR 103 bridge to Big South Campground

Joe Wright Creek, Colorado, US


01.CR 103 bridge to Big South Campground

Usual Difficulty V (for normal flows)
Length 3 Miles
Avg. Gradient 190 fpm
Max Gradient 210 fpm

Carnitos Canyon

Carnitos Canyon
Photo of Randy Ramirez by Evan J Stafford

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-06746110 160 - 1000 cfs V 00h51m 1.4 cfs (too low)

River Description

Joe Wright is a short sweet run with 2 solid class V drops, and a whole lot of really continous IV. Usually combined with Spencer Heights. Check out the description at

See Colorado Rivers and Creeks II, by Banks and Eckardt (The Bible), for info on this and most of the other kewl runs of Colorado.

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.

See also,

Big South (Class V/VI),
Joe Wright Creek (Class V),
Spencer Heights (Class V/VI),
South Fork (Class IV/V),
White Mile Run/Upper Rustic (Class III),
Grandpa's Gorge/Lower Rustic (Class III/IV),
The Narrows (Class IV/V/V+),
Upper Mishawaka (Class III/IV),
Lower Mishiwaka (Class III),
Poudre Park (Class IV),
Bridges (Class III/IV),
Upper North Fork (Class IV/V),
Lower North Fork (Class II/III), and
Filter Plant (Class III).

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-02-16 19:53:29


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