Crystal, Colorado, US
|Usual Difficulty||III-IV (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||80 fpm|
|CRYSTAL RIVER ABV AVALANCHE CRK, NEAR REDSTONE, CO|
|usgs-09081600||500 - 3000 cfs||III-IV||00h29m||49.4 cfs (too low)|
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+).