Blue - 03. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road

Blue, Colorado, US


03. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road (Green Mountain Canyon)

Usual Difficulty III (for normal flows)
Length 3.8 Miles
Avg. Gradient 49 fpm

Scenic Lower Blue

Scenic Lower Blue
Photo by cupcake taken 09/20/15

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09057500 700 - 10000 cfs III 00h50m 159 cfs (too low)

River Description

Green Mountain Canyon is dam powered. The rapids are all Class III pool drop or boulder piles. Most of the rapids are fairly short but a few can be long and are unpleasant to swim. The last drop after leaving the shadow of Green Mountain is a stair stepping flume on the left with a small hole. This is a gentle whitewater run for most Colorado boaters.
Shuttle is easy. Put in at the base of the dam on 30 RD off Hwy 9 and drive back out to HWY 9 go left then take the next left and park where the river and road meet.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-10-08 03:29:30


Rapid Descriptions

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Associated Projects

  • Basin Non-Consumptive Needs Assesments (CO)
    AW is working to define stream-flows that meet recreational boating needs across Colorado. In both the Colorado and Yampa River Basin's, AW has helped develop baseline data for whitewater recreation