Colorado, Texas, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||4 fpm|
|Colorado Rv nr San Saba, TX|
|usgs-08147000||500 - 5000 cfs||I-II||00h30m||97 cfs (too low)|
Scenic float trip alongside some steep cliffs, with a few light rapids sprinkled throughout. This is the last stretch of the natural Colorado River before it enters the Highland Lakes system.
Difficulty rating and recommended flow are taken from Texas Whitewater. Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|0.0||FM 580 Bridge||N/A|
|2.0||Cherokee Creek Confluence||N/A|
|5.0||Barefoot Fishing Camp||N/A|
|8.0||Sulphur Springs Camp||N/A|
|14.9||Colorado Bend State Park||N/A|
Parking situation is unknown (beta needed.)
Private campground at river right (fee required)
Private campground at right right (fee required)
Scenic waterfall in Colorado Bend State Park, at river right
Park and take out near the park office (fee required.)
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