Arkansas, Colorado, US
|Usual Difficulty||III (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||33 fpm|
|ARKANSAS RIVER AT PARKDALE, CO.|
|usgs-07094500||300 - 5000 cfs||III||00h51m||490 cfs (running)|
|Very low boatable. Gauge (2459 sq.mi.drainage) lies just a mile downstream of listed take-out, so should quite accurately reflect flow in this run.|
Description: This run which is located approximtely 40 miles downstream of Salida parallels Highway 50 for its entire length. Much of the run can be seen from the road.
Logisitics: The put-in for this section at Pinnacle Rock is located at Highway 50 mile 258.2. The take-out, which is also the put-in for the popular Royal Gorge section, is located at Highway 50 mile 266.6. Spike Buck is an intermediate access point about a third of the way through the run.
Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.
See also Pinecreek (Class
The Numbers (Class IV),
Fractions/ Frogrock/ Milkrun (Class III),
Buena Vista (Class III),
Browns Canyon (Class III),
Salida (Class III),
Rincon (Class III),
Pinnacle Rock (Class III),
Royal Gorge (Class III/IV).