Crystal - 04. Redstone to Penny Hot Springs

Crystal, Colorado, US


04. Redstone to Penny Hot Springs (Meatgrinder)

Usual Difficulty V+ (for normal flows)
Length 2 Miles
Avg. Gradient 96 fpm
Max Gradient 111 fpm

in the Meat

in the Meat
Photo of Dave Broer running the bottom middle of Meatgrinder as Paul Lang and Brent Laubaugh look on by JoAnn Lang (KHCC) taken 06/23/01 @ 650-700 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09081600 500 - 3000 cfs V+ 01h13m 42.4 cfs (too low)

River Description

See Colorado Rivers and Creeks II, by Banks and Eckardt (The Bible), for info on this and most of the other kewl runs of Colorado.

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.

See also Avalanche Creek to BRB Campground (Class III),
Crystal Mill Falls to before Crystal Gorge (Class III-IV(V)),
Penny Hot Springs to Avalanche Creek (Class IV+),
Marble to Redstone (Class III-IV), and
above Beaver Lake (Class V+),
North Fork Crystal (Class V+).

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-02-27 10:47:52


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Associated Projects

  • Basin Non-Consumptive Needs Assesments (CO)
    AW is working to define stream-flows that meet recreational boating needs across Colorado. In both the Colorado and Yampa River Basin's, AW has helped develop baseline data for whitewater recreation