Blue, Colorado, US
|Usual Difficulty||III (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||49 fpm|
|BLUE RIVER BELOW GREEN MOUNTAIN RESERVOIR, CO|
|usgs-09057500||300 - 2000 cfs||III||01h13m||288 cfs (too low)|
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.
Comments needed on Lower Blue River Management Plan
February 7, 2008