Arkansas - 09. Pinnacle Rock Launch to Parkdale Launch

Arkansas, Colorado, US


09. Pinnacle Rock Launch to Parkdale Launch (Pinnacle Rock)

Usual Difficulty III (for normal flows)
Length 8.7 Miles
Avg. Gradient 33 fpm


Photo by Tom O'Keefe taken 06/04/04 @ 1000 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-07094500 300 - 5000 cfs III 29d01h26m 696 cfs (running)
Low to low-moderate flows. Gauge (2459 sq.mi.drainage) lies just a mile downstream of listed take-out, so should quite accurately reflect flow in this run.

River Description

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.

See Colorado Rivers and Creeks II, by Banks and Eckardt (The Bible), for info on this and most of the other kewl runs of Colorado.

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.

See also Pinecreek (Class IV/V),
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).

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-09 20:48:36


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