Crystal, South Fork - 01. Schofield Pass to Crystal


Crystal, South Fork, Colorado, US

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01. Schofield Pass to Crystal (Punchbowls)

Usual Difficulty V+ (for normal flows)
Length 0.25 Miles
Avg. Gradient 600 fpm
Max Gradient 600 fpm

Devil's Punchbowls


Devil's Punchbowls
Photo of Max

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CRYSTAL RIVER ABV AVALANCHE CRK, NEAR REDSTONE, CO
usgs-09081600 250 - 500 cfs V+ 01h13m 230 cfs (too low)


River Description

The Devil's Punchbowls are a spectacular set of waterfalls in a drainage with more than it's fair share of spectacular whitewater and vistas. The Punchbowls can be accessed from below via the town of Crystal, or from Crested Butte via Schofield Pass. The Punchbowls are right beside this road (4X4 is required, and a vehicle your not fond of reccomended) and very obvious, a few other smaller drops are also runnable in this reach.

Check out the excellent pics by Jered Johnson at Vagabond Images.

1st punchbowl, 1st punchbowl again, 2nd punchbowl, and below the punchbowls.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-02-27 10:56:55

Rapid Descriptions

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