Castle Creek, Colorado, US
|Usual Difficulty||IV+ (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||158 fpm|
|Max Gradient||162 fpm|
|ROARING FORK RIVER BELOW MAROON CREEK NEAR ASPEN|
|codwr-ROABMCCO0||300 - 900 cfs||IV+||43d04h28m||605 cfs (running)|
|Nearby river which may have similar flow patterns.|
|CASTLE CREEK AT ASPEN, CO|
|usgs-09075400||100 - 500 cfs||IV+||1y169d05h45m||38 cfs (too low)|
Class IV Micro creeking at its best. A fun tight run with a lot of blind corners.
Make sure you know the wood situation before you go in. There is generally one or more logs.
Put this together with slaughterhouse and maybe a trip to the Uppper Fryingpan on your way out.
See Colorado Rivers and Creeks II, by Banks and Eckardt (The Bible), for info on this and many other runs of Colorado.
Other Creeks in the area:
Cemetary (Class II+),
Woody Creek (Class III),
Toothache (Class III),
Slaughterhouse (Class IV),
Fryingpan (Upper) (Class IV+),
Fryingpan (Lower) (Class III+), and
Upper Roaring Fork (Class V+).