Crystal - 03. Marble to Redstone

Crystal, Colorado, US


03. Marble to Redstone (Bogan Canyon)

Usual Difficulty III-IV (for normal flows)
Length 3 Miles
Avg. Gradient 80 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
hads-RCXC2 500 - 3000 cfs III-IV cfs

River Description

This run undergoes a dramatic character change over the runnable levels. Over 2000, it's clearly in the class IV range, with some great waves, a few somewhat hidden holes, and it's very continuous. We did laps in ~ 45 minutes from the putin to the camp at 2200 => great fun! Go there:--- John Gross, 2014.

See Colorado Rivers and Creeks II, by Banks and Eckardt
See also Avalanche Creek to BRB Campground (Class III),
Penny Hot Springs to Avalanche Creek (Class IV+),
Redstone to Penny Hot Springs (Class V+),
above Beaver Lake (Class V+), and
North Fork Crystal (Class V+).

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2014-04-30 22:32:30


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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July 4 2015 (1298 days ago)
circuitmonkey (151431)
If you start in Marble and go all the way to Redstone, this is actually a 10 mile run. Though you
have many opportunities to make it shorter.

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