Tenmile Creek - 01. Near Copper Mountain Ski Area to Dillon Reservoir

Tenmile Creek, Colorado, US


01. Near Copper Mountain Ski Area to Dillon Reservoir

Usual Difficulty III-V (for normal flows)
Length 4.2 Miles
Avg. Gradient 130 fpm
Max Gradient 200 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09050100 600 - 800 cfs III-V 31d02h10m 27.1 cfs (too low)

River Description

See Banks & Eckardt, Colorado Rivers & Creeks II. They break it up into three short runs, with the first mile a Class-V section. Roadside access is available via I-70, but they caution against parking your car alongside the interstate at the uppermost putin. Getting towed kinda sux.

Lat/longitude coords of the putin and takeout are approximate, from TopoZone.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-04-19 12:40:44


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User Comments

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May 29 2014 (1694 days ago)
Jonathan HareDetails
Several avalanche paths on the Northwest side of the Ten Mile Range ran this winter and brought
significant woody debris into Ten Mile Creek. There is a strainer about halfway between Officers
Gulch and Frisco. There is a 4 boat eddy above the strainer on the river left and a passage at 600
cfs. As the water level rises I imagine wood will continue to move around on this run until the end
of the high water season.

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