Blue, Colorado, US
|Usual Difficulty||III-IV (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||47 fpm|
|Max Gradient||50 fpm|
|BLUE RIVER BELOW DILLON, CO.|
|usgs-09050700||200 - 2000 cfs||III-IV||00h19m||56.9 cfs (too low)|
The Blue River is not the ultimate high end of this river. Boating awaits you further upstream.
The Blue River stream is an overall gravel-filled class II fly fishing stream. At the right flows a few wave trains make for one or two surfs.
The small section from the campground down to the FR 2400 pull off has a small gorge. This is the only cascade of whitewater on the run.
When Boulder Creek (from the Gore Range) flows in on the left you are near the best rapids.
This run of the Blue River = Bible p342 (Stafford/McCutchen: "Whitewater of the Southern Rockies"