Flint Creek - Valley Run

Flint Creek, Montana, US


Valley Run

Usual Difficulty III-IV (for normal flows)

Nathan crashing through the cottonwood galleries.

Nathan crashing through the cottonwood galleries.
Photo by Kevin Colburn taken 06/23/11 @ high runnable

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Boulder Creek at Maxville MT
usgs-12330000 250 - 650 cfs III-IV 46d03h09m 163 cfs (too low)

River Description

A cool trip through a unconfined canyon that opens onto a broad valley with cottonwood galleries bordering the creek.  Expect almost continuous class III+ water, but you should be a class IV paddler if you get on this run because of some old mining infrastructure in the river (pipes, cables, etc) and the occassional tree that makes the run a bit more consequential.  Go when the water is up.  Be ready for flows to double at the Boulder Creek confluence.  

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2011-10-10 03:05:34


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