Crystal - 01. Crystal Mill Falls to Crystal Gorge


Crystal, Colorado, US

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01. Crystal Mill Falls to Crystal Gorge

Usual Difficulty III-IV(V) (for normal flows)
Length 3 Miles
Avg. Gradient 110 fpm

Crystal Mills Falls - Bryan


Crystal Mills Falls - Bryan
Photo of Bryan Houle by Paul Hemming taken 06/26/04 @ 750 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CRYSTAL RIVER ABV AVALANCHE CRK, NEAR REDSTONE, CO
usgs-09081600 1000 - 3000 cfs III-IV(V) 00h41m 62.6 cfs (too low)


River Description

See Banks & Eckardt, Colorado Rivers & Creeks II, which has a great picture of the runnable Crystal Mill Falls.

Lat/longitude coords of the putin and takeout are approximate, from TopoZone.
See also Avalanche Creek to BRB Campground (Class III),
Penny Hot Springs to Avalanche Creek (Class IV+),
Redstone to Penny Hot Springs (Class V+),
Marble to Redstone (Class III-IV),
Crystal Gorge (Class V+),and
North Fork Crystal (Class V+).


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-02-27 10:38:04

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