Blue - 03. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road


Blue, Colorado, US

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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
BLUE RIVER BELOW GREEN MOUNTAIN RESERVOIR, CO
usgs-09057500 300 - 2000 cfs III 00h36m 178 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

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Late summer flows

Detail Trip Report  Late summer flows  @Blue 03. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road, CO(1.19MB .jpeg)

Lower Blue River

Detail Trip Report  Lower Blue River  @Blue 03. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road, CO(511.34KB .jpeg)

Lower Blue

Detail Trip Report  Lower Blue  @Blue 03. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road, CO(5.07MB .jpeg)

Scenic Lower Blue

Detail Trip Report  Scenic Lower Blue  @Blue 03. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road, CO(7.30MB .jpeg)

Class V put in

Detail Trip Report  Class V put in   @Blue 03. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road, CO(5.55MB .jpeg)

Weir number 1

Detail Trip Report  Weir number 1  @Blue 03. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road, CO(6.46MB .jpeg)

Lower Blue

Detail Trip Report  Lower Blue  @Blue 03. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road, CO(6.28MB .jpeg)


Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

You migth get away with 200-250 cfs.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
BLUE RIVER BELOW GREEN MOUNTAIN RESERVOIR, CO
usgs-09057500 300 - 2000 cfs III 00h36m 178 cfs (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
300 -2000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III

Report - Reports of Blue 03. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Blue03. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road [CO] Lower Blue River n/a Nathan Fey
3y85d00h04m /Blue-2. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road [CO] Lower Blue n/a Kirsten Frickle
3y85d00h11m /Blue-2. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road [CO] Weir number 1 n/a Kirsten Frickle
3y85d00h13m /Blue-2. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road [CO] Class V put in n/a Kirsten Frickle
3y85d00h16m /Blue-2. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road [CO] Scenic Lower Blue n/a Kirsten Frickle
3y85d00h23m /Blue-2. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road [CO] Lower Blue n/a Kirsten Frickle
7y61d19h21m /Blue-2. Green Mountain Reservoir to Spring Creek Road [CO] Late summer flows n/a Chad Stone

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