Clear Creek (Arkansas Tributary) - 01. Missouri Creek TH to Dirt Road

Clear Creek (Arkansas Tributary), Colorado, US


01. Missouri Creek TH to Dirt Road (Clear Creek Ark)

Usual Difficulty V (for normal flows)
Length 3.3 Miles
Avg. Gradient 163 fpm
Max Gradient 220 fpm

Clear Creek of the Arkansas

Clear Creek of the Arkansas
Photo by Alex Harvey

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
codwr-CCACCRCO0 150 - 1000 cfs V 69d09h17m 12.9 cfs (too low)

River Description

Clear Creek is high quality non-threatening Class V creeking. The rapids are very continuous but generally not too technical. The 1st and 2nd gorges are where the best whitewater is; the gorges are fairly deep and narrow with mostly vertical walls in the meat of the rapids. There is definite potential for wood getting wedged in there due to the narrowness as well as lots of big avalanche paths crossing the creek just upstream of the put-in. In short: unless you know for sure, scout for wood before putting on.

There's a notable move needed at the top (left) turn going into the first gorge and at high water the first of very few eddies will be on river right, at this turn. If it's your first run, this is worth a careful scout. 

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2016-11-06 14:57:15


Rapid Descriptions

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