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 01h58m 23 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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Nathan crashing through the cottonwood galleries.

Detail Trip Report  Nathan crashing through the cottonwood galleries.  @Flint Creek Valley Run, (2.95MB .jpeg)


Gauge Information

We have no additional information about how various flows affect runnability (or playability) of this section of river. If you can provide additional information, please either directly contact the StreamTeam member for this reach, or add a 'comment' or a 'report' with your information to help out your fellow boaters.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Boulder Creek at Maxville MT
usgs-12330000 250 - 650 cfs III-IV 01h58m 23 cfs (too low)
Gage is on a major tributary and is the best reflection of flows. Boatable estimates are very rough.
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
250 - 650 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-IV This is a very rough estimate. 475 is a great flow that feels high, fluffy, pushy, and fun.

Report - Reports of Flint Creek Valley Run and related gauges

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Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
7y96d09h26m @Flint Creek Valley Run Nathan crashing through the cottonwood galleries. high runnable Kevin Colburn

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 Valley Run, Flint Creek Montana, US (mobile)