Homestake Creek - 01. 1/4 mi above confluence with Eagle River

Homestake Creek, Colorado, US


01. 1/4 mi above confluence with Eagle River

Usual Difficulty V (for normal flows)
Length 0.25 Miles
Avg. Gradient 480 fpm
Max Gradient 480 fpm


Photo of Gordon Dalton by Gordon Dalton taken 07/15/98

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09064000 60 - 200 cfs V 70d15h59m 17.4 cfs (too low)

River Description

Many trips to Gilman Gorge start with a scouting trip to Homestake Creek since Highway 24 provides easy roadside access along the entire run. Homestake Creek's series of half a dozen drops serves as a great little run for steep creekers--CRC2 calls it the "whitewater espresso start" to a run on Gilman Gorge. Just make sure you bring your elbow pads. This creek has has also been the site of an annual extreme creek race.

Logistics: Take exit 171 off I-70 just west of Vail onto Highway 24. Head about 10 miles south up the hill and over the high arch bridge. After crossing this bridge the road drops down to parallel Homsestake Creek. A dirt road leads down to the confluence of Homestake Creek with the Eagle River. You can check out the run by heading upstream along Highway 24. Many trips continue on downstream through the Eagle River's Gilman Gorge .

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-09 22:45:37


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