Cimarron - 01. Big Cimarron Campground to Cimarron Rd. Bridge


Cimarron, Colorado, US

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01. Big Cimarron Campground to Cimarron Rd. Bridge (Big Cimarron)

Usual Difficulty V+ (for normal flows)
Length 10.2 Miles
Avg. Gradient 135 fpm
Max Gradient 240 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CIMARRON RIVER NEAR CIMARRON, CO
usgs-09126000 600 - 1200 cfs V+ 00h37m 11.5 cfs (too low)


River Description

The Big Cimarron is a trip fro those who thrive on epic adventures. The river is intense from the top and then turns it up a notch after a mile or so. When this happens get ready and keep your attention on the rapids because a few might require walking or have poorly place trees. The run is ultra steep in places and this river produces epic trips, broken boats, and broken boaters. The final miles get relatively easier.

There is no easy way to give a mile by mile hit guide for this river.

"Without the dam, the diversion, the wood, and the barbed-wire fences, this would be one of the best day runs in the state." There's a diversion dam that's a mandatory portage.” CRCII

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2013-07-31 21:33:28

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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

CRC II reports that the flow in this reach is approximately half of the flow reported by the gage. They rate the run as V+(P) above 500 cfs (1000 cfs at Cimarron).

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CIMARRON RIVER NEAR CIMARRON, CO
usgs-09126000 600 - 1200 cfs V+ 00h37m 11.5 cfs (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
600 -1200 cfs barely runnable-high runnable V+

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User Comments

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April 15 2009 (3477 days ago)
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Do not use the takeout prescribed in CRC2, the beta is out of date. Thanks to Chris Larsen, the
proper beta is now in the new testament, "Whitewater of the Southern Rockies", it makes it a much
safer run, even if it does make somewhat lengthier of a shuttle.

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Associated News

NEEDED: Paddler Feedback on Uncompahgre, Cimarron, North Fork Gunnison (CO)
August 15, 2013



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