Flint Creek - Valley Run


Flint Creek, Montana, US

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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 01h33m 338 cfs (running)
This is a very rough estimate. 475 is a great flow that feels high, fluffy, pushy, and fun. Gage is on a major tributary and is the best reflection of flows. Boatable estimates are very rough.


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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